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Friends of the Family


Organization: Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 100

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Sep 24, 2021


Friends of the Family program at OCISO is looking for volunteers who have lived in Ottawa for 5+ years and who would like to meet and make friends with newly arrived families. This program matches established individuals and families with newcomer families to spend time together, virtually and in person, to explore activities and do cultural exchange learning from each others. This opportunity is ideal for local families and adult individuals.


Dragana Mrdjenovic


Ext: 325


Volunteer Opportunity Address
959 Wellington St. west


Good for people interested in: Entertainment; COVID-19 Light Touch Volunteering; COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; LGBTTQ; Men; Seniors; Youth (19-24 years); Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The volunteers will enjoy the cultural exchange with the new friends and monthly activities organized by the program where all participants meet.

How will the organization benefit?
This will help our clients learn more about the culture and integrate into Canadian society by building their community and learning one of Canada's official languages by involving in day to day conversations with native speakers.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); Seniors (65+); Families; Groups; New Canadians

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

Police record check required: Yes