COVID-19 Update

VO is recruiting and deploying volunteers to respond to the volunteer needs specific to COVID-19 in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Lanark County and Renfrew County while ensuring proper screening and training protocals to safeguard the health of those volunteering and those they are assisting. Please see the intake portals for volunteers, for members, and for other agencies on our hompage. VO’s COVID 19 volunteer deployment program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Ottawa Community Foundation.

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Are you a retired or working individual looking for an exciting volunteer opportunity?

Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa is a not-for-profit seniors’ residence affiliated with Abbeyfield International, with 1,100 houses in 25 countries worldwide.

The cleaner assists with necessary cleaning services in all common areas to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for the residents of the house in accordance with all health, safety and fire regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Tidy common areas including halls, entry ways, living room, dining room, activity room, short stay room and laundry room;
Disinfect commonly touched surfaces as instructed by the House Manager;
Sweep and wash ceramic or hardwood floors;
Vacuum carpets including the hallways, stairs, foyer, front office, kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry and activity room and laundry room on the lower level;
Dust all surfaces in public and common areas;
Clean public washroom on main level including cleaning toilet, hand basin and floor; ensuring that hand towels are clean and replaced regularly and that toilet paper is available;
Maintain cleanliness of outdoor entrances, verandas, reachable windows;
Clean elevator surfaces, inside and outside;
Collection of garbage through regular emptying of waste baskets, recycle bins in kitchen, laundry room and upper level; storing well bundled garbage/recyclables in outside shed;
Place garbage, recycle bins, and compost bins on front curb on scheduled pick-up days;
Assist in clean-up after meals including clearing plates, loading and unloading dishwasher, wiping down kitchen counters and sweeping floors.

Qualifications:

Previous or relevant experience;
Knowledge of Health & Safety regulations;
Excellent interpersonal skills to interface with seniors in a caring and tactful manner;
Ability to take direction and to function in an organization operated by volunteers;
Cannot be currently working at any other seniors' residence or long-term care facility.

Location: 425 Parkdale Avenue
Deadline: Oct 31, 2020
Volunteer Position: Sewing Volunteer

Location: 900 Merivale Road
Team: Health Promotion and Counselling Team
Days: Flexible
Time: Flexible
Minimum commitment: Minimum 3 months
Volunteer will report to: Hilary Rose

Goal of the position:

The volunteer will prepare resuable cloth masks for Carlington Community Health Centre (CCHC) staff, clients and community members.

Description of Volunteer Role:

• Prepare reusable cloth face masks following a CCHC preapproved design and Ottawa Public Health (OPH) standards and guidelines.
• Collect materials and fabric from CCHC.
• Deliver completed masks to CCHC.
• Advises supervisor of any developments, concerns, or supplies needed.

Qualifications:

• Must have a sewing machine.
• Previous experience in the use of sewing machines.
• Reliable, flexible, dependable.
• Forward thinking, creative, positive attitude.
Location: 900 Merivale Road
Deadline: Oct 9, 2020
Meals on Wheels Ottawa is looking for volunteer drivers to help deliver meals to isolated seniors and adults with disabilities. We are particularly looking for volunteer drivers who:

• have a valid Driver’s Licence
• have access to a vehicle with minimum liability insurance
• have or be willing to apply for a Police Record Check - Level 3 Vulnerable Sector Check (less than 12 months)
• can deliver a route on their own OR with someone from their social bubble (must also go through volunteer training)
• can commit to helping over a few months, at minimum
• can follow all new health and safety meal delivery protocols put in place due to COVID-19

NOTE: the Ontario Public Health COVID-19 self assessment recommends that those over age 70 years reduce their time outside the home.

Meals are delivered from our office located at 670 Albert St as well as other partner kitchens throughout central Ottawa.

Join our team and give back to your community. The volunteer commitment is flexible and is usually once a week for 2 hours. Volunteer training provided.

Please note: if you have already submitted a volunteer application through the Meals on Wheels website or the Community Support COVID Response website, there is no need to apply here too. You will be contacted shortly and we thank you for supporting Meals on Wheels. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

For more info:
• please email volunteer@mealsonwheels-ottawa.org
Location: 670 Albert St. Ottawa, ON. K1R 6L2
Deadline: Dec 16, 2020
Volunteers are needed to sort and pack.

Under the supervision and directives of the project officer.

Location: 815 St. Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, ON, K1K 3A7
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
This candidate will assist the current Lead Volunteer
* Developing and overseeing the SOG Program carrying out our Mission & Strategic Plan;
* Reporting to monthly meeting of the COG OSO Steering Committee under the umbrella of COG a national charity;
* Leading the SOG Program with support from the SOG Advisory Group
* Developing SOG budgets and ensuring fundraising plans and liaising with funders of the SOG program ;
* Overseeing financial affairs, programming, community relations and communications.
This volunteer opportunity would involve about 10-12 hours monthly on a flexible basis but would require at least a one-year commitment with availability for one monthly evening meeting in person or virtually. SOG is currently active in the City of Ottawa but our geographic location depends to some extension on the sources of our funding. We expect the successful candidate to live in the city of Ottawa.
Location: HQ- COG, 56 Sparkes Street, Suite 600, Ottawa, ON K1P 5B1
Deadline: Oct 21, 2020
Do you have a passion for Home Improvement, DIY projects, landscaping or gardening? Are you working in this field or do you pursue it as a hobby? Looking for a creative individual- you could be a painter, a hobbyist, a "maker" or someone who dabbles in many creative areas. If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you! Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has an interest in hands-on projects(particularly simple wood projects, but open to other ideas) to build on knowledge/skills and to possibly learn more about roles in this field.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region (Open to Mentors from other regions since this opportunity is virtual)
Deadline: Oct 13, 2020
The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region provides a free and confidential telephone service offering suicide prevention, crisis intervention, psychological stabilization, emotional support, information and referrals to individuals of all ages. We help people in varying degrees of distress or crisis who are experiencing a wide range of problems including suicidal thoughts, abuse or violence, mental or physical illness, bereavement, addictions, sexuality and interpersonal problems, youth-related issues, unemployment and more. Our volunteer Crisis Line Responders are trained in active listening techniques, communication skills, crisis intervention and suicide prevention techniques. They help our clients assess their own situations, to establish goals and priorities, and they can link the callers to appropriate resources in the community if needed.

If interested, please visit www.dcottawa.on.ca to fill out an application!
Location: Confidential. Located within the Ottawa area. Accessible by OC Transpo or personal vehicle with parking.
Deadline: Oct 15, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Cyber-Seniors is an intergenerational program that trains young people to be tech mentors for senior citizens. The ability to use online communication applications to stay connected is vital for older adults and other vulnerable people. Helping a senior learn to use transactional websites to order groceries, pharmaceuticals, food delivery, etc., will make a big difference in allowing them to remain self-sufficient from the safety of their home. In the best of times, digital literacy can be life-altering; in times like these, it can be life-saving.Also, please help us by letting any Seniors you know that they can:
• register online for a group session or one-on-one tech-support by visiting our website at www.cyberseniors.org; or
• access the over 1200 training tutorials (soon available in Spanish and French) and the Cyber-Seniors discussion forum by calling us at 1-844-217-3057 to register.

To register, please go directly to the Cyber Seniors website to sign-on to be a mentor: https:/cyberseniors.org/volunteers



Location: virtual - national organization
https:/cyberseniors.org/volunteers.
Deadline: Oct 2, 2020
Have you ever wished that city streets and sidewalks were safe and accessible for seniors and people with disabilities year-round?

As Chair of this committee, you would work with a COA staff member and a team of dedicated volunteers to coordinate the Snow Moles Program and assessments (audits) of the walking conditions in Ottawa neighbourhoods.
Location: city-wide
Deadline: Oct 30, 2020
Organization: Shelter Movers Ottawa
We are looking for volunteer Movers! Shelter Movers Ottawa is a non-profit that offers free moving and storage for those fleeing abuse. Access to moving and storage services are a significant barrier to fleeing abuse. Movers use their time and energy to help our clients overcome these barriers. They are the ‘helping hands’ and ’boots on the ground’ that support our clients at a critical moment.

Description et détails

Transit Secours offre des services gratuits de déménagement et d’entreposage pour les femmes et les enfants victimes de violence. Nous sommes la seule organisation de ce genre au Canada, et nos bénévoles n’en sont pas moins exceptionnels.
Chaque année, en collaboration avec des partenaires communautaires, nos équipes de bénévoles consacrent plus de 15 000 heures à aider les personnes pendant leur transition vers un environnement sans violence ni mauvais traitements.

Shelter Movers’ volunteer move teams are a grassroots response to Violence Against Women in our communities. Join us!
Location: Our moves happen all over the city of Ottawa, however we meet at one secure location before each move.
Deadline: Nov 15, 2020
The volunteer will be responsible for picking up food and delivering itto SWCHC (55 Eccles). Food Delivery volunteers are needed to any orall of support the following shifts:
Pick up at ‘The Well’ and deliver to 55 Eccles:
Monday 9:45-10:15
Tuesday 9:45-10:15
Thursday 9:45-10:15
Friday 9:45-10:15
Pick up at St. Paul’s and deliver to 55 Eccles:
Monday 11:00-11:30
Tuesday 11:00-11:30
Thursday 11:00-11:30

Volunteers must have access to a vehicle and secure 2,000,000 in liability insurance to support this role. This is a light-touch volunteer role
Location: 55 Eccles Street
Deadline: Nov 25, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Monitor registration process at the Front Desk, take temperatures, ask screening questions, provide basic information about the HUB.

Training and orientation will be provided, along with regular supervision.

Weekdays (7.00 - 5.00) - multiple shifts
Location: 815 St Laurent Blvd
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Dress for Success is in dire need of volunteers for our flagship clothing program. Volunteers in our "suiting" program are called Wardrobe Consultants and they work 1-on-1 with women who are in need of clothing for interviews or new employment opportunities. Wardrobe Consultants help women find the right outfits for them either in-person or virtually (depending on what the client chooses). All volunteers will be working in our boutique. Volunteer shifts are 2.5 hours long. We have implemented COVID safety measures to ensure physical distancing as much as possible as well as PPE and enhanced cleaning.

No specific skills/experience is required - only a desire to help women find outfits and personal care products that make them feel professional and confident for their new endeavours! Specific and detailed training will be provided before starting in the role.

A level 2 police check is required.
Location: 200 Catherine Street, Suite L100 Ottawa ON K2P 2K9
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Organization: FCDEE
CESOC is a non-profit organization. It works to help ethnocultural Francophone newcomers to settle well, adapt well and better integrate into the Canadian living environment. To do so, it needs, among other things, volunteers who can help them practice and strengthen their English, teach them about Canadian culture, help them know how to do research and apply to a job, as well as help them better. succeed in their community connection.
Location: CESOC : 107-815 St-Laurent Boulevard Ottawa ON K1K 3A7
Deadline: Oct 30, 2020
Are you a people person? Do you like to promote a fun place to work and encourage everyone to work well together? If so, we need your help! We are blessed daily with donations that need to be sorted before we can sell it. This is a fast paced environment filled with lots of interesting finds in many departments and a wide range of volunteers to make this all work harmoniously!

Responsibilities:
Help Volunteers to find their sweet spot and help them thrive in their roles. Foster a great working area promoting everyone working together towards the common goals. Work on schedule to ensure all spaces are filled, retained and thriving.

Qualifications:
Great for retired people wanting to give back to the community.
Great for youth looking for volunteer/work experience (8-15 years with an adult)
Group volunteer opportunity up to 20 people/group

Benefits:
Gain great experience in the retail industry
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
The Volunteer Driver is responsible for the pickup of donations and deliveries of purchased furniture as well as receiving donations at the store. The volunteer must be willing to advocate for the Mission Thrift Store and maintain a positive and professional working atmosphere.

Responsibilities
· Drive the Mission Thrift Store vehicle for pickups and deliveries
· Load & unload donated goods
· Screen for product usability
Experience Requirements
· Must have a valid driver’s license
· Acceptable Drivers Abstract
· 10+ years driving experience
Desired Skills
· Professional driving skills
· Communicate in a professional manner
· Ability to life 50+ Lbs
· Able to work with others and instruct others to assist in pickup and deliveries
· Health and Safety awareness
· Operate moving equipment safely
· Moving skills
· Provide exceptional customer service
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
BFM Foundation (Canada) is a national Christian organization with over 50 Mission Thrift Stores across Canada. The net revenue from all Mission Thrift Stores is devoted to the Joint Ministry of BFM Foundation (Canada) and Bible League Canada. These funds are used to establish adult literacy programs, provide church planter training, children’s ministry programs, and distribute Bibles in many places around the world. The stores are operated primarily by dedicated volunteers.

Mission Thrift Store Orleans is currently seeking an individual who understand and support the vision and purpose of BFM Foundation (Canada).
The Retail Assistant will report to and assist the Store Manager.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Experience working with volunteers
· Strong organizational and prioritizing skills
· Ability be on your feet for extended periods and lift items
· Excellent verbal communication skills
· Professionalism and respect
· Displays a high level of trustworthiness and integrity
· Proven ability to show initiative and leadership

Experience:
Experience in a retail setting; experience with non-profit/voluntary sector would also be considered an asset.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
This is a job that requires speed and an extra ordinary passion for organization! Donations arrive daily in boxes and bags that need to be emptied, pre-sorted and sent to the various departments for sorting, pricing and stocking in store. You will be required to greet and thank everyone who brings a donation.

Responsibilities:
Donations must be sorted by category, and taken to the correct department. The receiving area must be kept clear, and the recycle items, cardboard and garbage taken to the appropriate locations.
Training is provided.

Qualifications:
Physically fit to carry out the responsibilities of the job.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Cashiers have one of the busiest jobs in our store! If you like a fast paced environment & like to stay busy, this volunteer role is for you!
*Training provided

Responsibilities:
Accept payment for goods
Greet & thank our customers

Experience Requirements:
Past retail experience an asset
Must be 16 years+

Desired Skills:
Mathematically inclined
Customer service skills

Qualifications:
Responsible and reliable
Location: 1777 Tenth Line rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Do you like to be busy & organize? If so, we need your help! We are blessed daily with donations that need to be sorted before we can sell it. This is a fast paced environment filled with lots of interesting finds in many departments!

Responsibilities:
Sort donations into appropriate categories
Training provided

Qualifications:
Great for retired people wanting to give back to the community.
Great for youth looking for volunteer/work experience (8-15 years with an adult)
Group volunteer opportunity up to 20 people/group

Benefits:
Gain great experience in the retail industry
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
The Merchandiser is responsible in keeping the store beautiful by finding ways to improve how the products are presented to the customers. There is a need to position products and maintain a visually pleasing display in all departments throughout the day as customers continuously changes it. Making sure the racks and shelves are full but not over flowing.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· An ability in knowing how to make products look appealing
· Experience working with volunteers
· Good organizational and prioritizing skills
· Ability to be on your feet and active
· Good verbal communication skills
· Professionalism and respect
· Displays a level of trustworthiness and integrity
· Proven ability to show initiative

Experience: Experience in a retail setting; experience with non-profit/voluntary sector would also be considered an asset.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
We need people that could test the electrical and electronic products that we receive as donations to make sure they work properly for resale. If they do not work, if they can be repaired for resale or sent for our recycling program.

Qualifications:
Knowledge in electrical devices and/or electronic devices to be able to test effectively the products.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
The Recycler is someone that is responsible for the recycling program that we have in the store. There are 7 categories of recycling that this position could either focus on 1 or all of the categories depending on their abilities. The categories are: metal, e-waste, plastics, glass, clothing, cardboard and fiber.

Training is provided.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Provide cleaning services to the store to keep the premises safe for customers, staff and volunteers.

There are several areas of cleaning that can be shared between volunteers such as carts, counters, change rooms, kitchen, floors, windows, bathrooms, garbage, shelves and racks.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
The Silent Auction Specialist is responsible in recognizing gems found in the vast amount of donations and knowing how to display them to capitalize on the value of the items and making sales for the store.

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· Recognizing value in antiques, vintage and other specialty items that could get attention and higher bids.
· An ability in knowing how to make products look appealing
· Experience working with volunteers
· Good organizational and prioritizing skills
· Ability to be on your feet and active
· Good verbal communication skills
· Professionalism and respect
· Displays a level of trustworthiness and integrity
· Proven ability to show initiative

Experience: Experience in a retail setting; experience with non-profit/voluntary sector would also be considered an asset.
Location: 1777 Tenth Line Rd
Orleans, On
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
The Ottawa Rape Crisis Center will provide training Prior to volunteers working on the crisis line. The role of the crisis line counselor is to provide crisis intervention to community members who are survivors of sexual violence.
Location: This office site is confidential
Deadline: Oct 30, 2020
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is dedicated to providing meaningful resources and support for people impacted by dementia in our communities.

Our new Remote and Online Programming initiatives allow clients to arrange a weekly curbside pickup of meaningful activities to enjoy safely from the comfort of their own home.

We are currently seeking 1-2 reliable volunteers to provide support to the Education and Program Coordinator in fulfilling our weekly curbside pickup and drop-off dates, recording inventory of materials, and potentially serving as a secondary curbside pickup location. Although minimal client interaction is required for this role, volunteers would also be responsible for occasionally providing delivery services to clients’ homes in the event of special circumstances.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

The Curbside Pickup and Delivery volunteer will be responsible for the following:

• Communication with Education and Program Coordinator via phone and e-mail
• Develop an understanding of DSORC services offered via Remote and Online Programming initiatives
• Coordination of weekly pickup and drop-off dates and times with supervisor
• Provide weekly curbside pickup/drop-off services from your home (minimal client interaction)
• Maintain a small stock of program items and resources at your home
• Clean and disinfect all items in line with DSORC Cleaning Guidelines
• Leave items in a clearly marked location for pickup/drop-off (ex. your driveway)
• Record inventory of items and provide updates to a member of the DSORC staff
• Provide delivery/direct pick-up of items, resources, and materials in the event of special circumstances
• Most clients will be able to arrange for the set weekly curbside pickup time, but accommodations may be made to ensure accessibility of services
• Follow Cleaning Guidelines and inventory processes for delivered/returned items

Qualifications and Skills:

• Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
• Professionalism and a positive disposition with excellent interpersonal skills
• Compassion, understanding and awareness of dementia
• Maintain confidentiality of all participants
• Reliability and punctuality
• Bilingualism in English and French is an asset
• Basic knowledge of DSORC programs and services (training provided)

Screening:

Successful applicants will submit a volunteer application form. An interview and reference checks will be conducted as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator. A valid Vulnerable Sector Check with the Ottawa Police Service is required for this position.

Successful applicants will be provided with Orientation Training in addition to role-specific training from their supervisor. Volunteers will be required to agree to DSORC Safety Policies for Volunteering during COVID-19 in advance to beginning work in this role.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their interest to volunteer@dsorc.org.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Organization: FCDEE
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Le CESOC est un organisme à but non lucratif. Il oeuvre pour aider les nouveaux arrivants ethnoculturels francophones à bien s'installer, bien s'adapter et mieux intégrer le milieu de vie canadien. Pour se faire, il besoin entre autres, de bénévoles pouvant les aider à pratiquer et renforcer leur anglais, leur faire apprendre sur la culture canadienne, les aider à bien savoir faire des recherches et appliquer à un emploi, ainsi que de les aider à mieux réussir leur connexion communautaire.

CESOC is a non-profit organization. It works to help ethnocultural Francophone newcomers to settle well, adapt well and better integrate into the Canadian living environment. To do so, it needs, among other things, volunteers who can help them practice and strengthen their English, teach them about Canadian culture, help them know how to do research and apply to a job, as well as help them better. succeed in their community connection.
Location: 107-815 St-Laurent Bd. Ottawa ON K1K 3A7
Mais pour le moment c'est en ligne ou par téléphone
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (DSORC) is pleased to be developing virtual solutions in an effort to continue providing support to caregivers and persons living with dementia while we are not able to do so in person.

Volunteers in this role will provide invaluable support to our Take a Break program, providing caregiver respite through virtual “visits” to persons living with dementia. Visits will be tailored to each individual’s interests/hobbies, and could take the form of simple chatting, or sessions based on personal interest (for example, if a participant really enjoys fishing, photos and stories, the volunteer could plan to screen share photos or read out stories).

Virtual Visits may take place on a variety of different platforms depending on personal preference and technical capability of the client, and may include telephone, Zoom, Facetime, or another mutually agreed upon technology.

Primary Role and Responsibilities:

• Maintain regular communication via e-mail and telephone
• Work with DSORC staff to arrange a mutually agreed upon Virtual Visit time, and prepare virtual activities to suit the client's needs
• Communicate with caregiver to arrange the details surrounding individual visits (date and time, materials needed, etc.)
• Maintain communication with Supervisor to provide updates on clients, forward questions, and offer feedback
• Prepare and host Virtual Visit materials as needed
• Ensure you are comfortable using the technology best suited for your visit
• Coordinate and prepare any particular items needed for your visit (photos, music, videos, a list of the client’s interest, etc.)
• Caregivers will be able to schedule Virtual Respite for periods of typically 20 minutes to 1 hour
• Meet and engage with client on the preferred platform (phone, Zoom, etc.)
• Respond to inquiries from caregivers and persons living with dementia
• Provide troubleshooting support to those experiencing technical difficulty
• Coordinate questions to your Supervisor following the visits
• Engage with participants and maintain enthusiasm, compassion, and patience

Qualifications and Skills:

• Tech-savvy, with the ability to independently troubleshoot common/minor technical issues such as audio/visual connectivity disruptions
• Access to a computer with reliable access to both internet and email
• Knowledge of/experience with Zoom or other online platforms is an asset
• Patience and compassion when working with others who are not tech-savvy
• Professionalism and a positive disposition with excellent interpersonal skills
• Compassion, understanding and awareness of dementia
• Experience working with persons with dementia and their care partners
• A valid (within last 6 months) Vulnerable Sector Check is required for this role
• Reliability – able to honour scheduled commitments
• Discretion - must maintain confidentiality of all participants
• Bilingualism an asset
• Basic knowledge of DSORC programs and services (training provided)

Screening:

Successful applicants will submit a volunteer application form. An interview and reference checks will be conducted as part of the application process with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Successful applicants will be provided with Orientation Training in addition to role-specific training from their supervisor.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their interest to volunteer@dsorc.org.
Location: 1750 Russell Road
Suite 1742
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
We are looking for LGBTQ individuals to provide tech support for LGBTQ+ seniors(65+) engaging with the MAX tablet rental program. The Tablet Rental Support Worker will actively support the program participants by assisting with the delivery and setup of the device.

Volunteers may also be asked to configure devices to the specific needs of program participants prior to delivery
Training will be online by Connected Canadians to be a trainer. You will receive a Digital certificate upon completion with the qualification of Connected Canadians Volunteer Technology Mentor, Remote

Learn more about us. https://maxottawa.ca
Location: 400 Cooper Street, Suite 904
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Canadian Parents for French is looking for volunteers to act as online French tutors for children enrolled in our pilot program. Tutors will help children by speaking in French and working to improve the child's French in conversation, reading, and writing. Volunteers must be comfortable working with young kids and in both French and English.

We are recruiting for volunteers who can dedicate 1 to 2 hours per week for our fall program. Volunteers choose their own times each week. This program will run from September 14 to mid-December.

Application to volunteer : https://form.jotform.com/201173726906253

Must be okay with using zoom via computer with headphone and webcam.
Will tutor 2-3 hours per week with kids ages 6-14.
Location: online via Zoom
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Organization: Rise
Are you a seasoned entrepreneur with business experience to share? Have you always wanted to give back? Here’s your chance to make a difference and guide an aspiring business owner. Help support people who are overcoming mental health and addictions challenges. Your support helps end stigma and change lives.
Location: 22 O'Meara St, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4N6
Deadline: Oct 12, 2020
Organization: Shelter Movers Ottawa
Access to moving and storage services are a significant barrier to fleeing abuse. Drivers use their time and energy to help our clients overcome these barriers. They are the ‘helping hands’ and ’boots on the ground’ that support our clients at a critical moment.

Responsibilities
Meet the volunteer team (including other Movers) at an arranged time and place
Transport belongings to a predetermined location
Maintain communication with Lead Mover and Movers
Respect client confidentiality
Uphold Shelter Movers’ protocols and procedures
Be aware of trauma-informed care when interacting with clients (training will be provided)
Work with private security and law enforcement (led by Lead Mover) when necessary
Children may accompany clients on a move, but volunteers do not provide child care and have limited interaction with children. Child care and supervision is provided by clients or our agency partners.

Shelter Movers’ volunteer move teams are a grassroots response to Violence Against Women in our communities. Join our team!

Time Commitment
We offer flexible scheduling. Drivers can join us on moves based on their own availability by signing up for moves, as their schedules permit.

Most moves average around 4 hours, depending on distance and complexity. A minimum of 2 moves a month is encouraged.

Requirements
No previous experience or education is required
Access to e-mail and phone
Must be 21 years old and have a class 5 or equivalent license.
Maturity and good judgement
Ability to remain calm in potentially stressful situations
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes
Drivers are expected to maintain confidentiality and provide trauma-informed care to clients (training is provided), and have regular check-ins with staff to support continuous improvement.

Responsabilités :
● Rencontrer l’équipe de bénévoles (y compris les autres conducteurs) à un moment et un endroit convenu;
● Faire entrer et sortir les effets personnels du client dans les véhicules;
● Conduire un véhicule de location et transporter des biens à un endroit prédéterminé;
● Maintenir la communication avec le responsable des déménagements et les autres déménageurs;
● Respecter la confidentialité des clients;
● Respecter les protocoles et les procédures de Transit Secours;
● Être conscient de l’importance de la prise en charge des traumatismes lors des interactions avec les clients (une formation sera offerte);
● Le cas échéant, travailler avec les services de sécurité privée et les services de police (sous la direction du responsable des déménagements);
● Être capable de soulever un minimum de 20 lb.
Les enfants peuvent accompagner les clients lors d’un déménagement, mais les bénévoles ne fournissent pas de services de garde et ont une interaction limitée avec les enfants. La garde et la surveillance des enfants sont assurées par les clients ou nos agences partenaires.

Temps nécessaire à l’engagement :
Nous offrons des horaires flexibles. Les conducteurs peuvent nous accompagner lors des déménagements de deux façons :
● en s’inscrivant pour un déménagement à la fois, dans la mesure où leur emploi du temps le permet, et/ou :
● en s’engageant à respecter un horaire hebdomadaire ou mensuel régulier.
La plupart des déménagements durent en moyenne 4 heures, en fonction de la distance et de la complexité. Un minimum de 2 déménagements par mois est encouragé.

Compétences et connaissances essentielles :
● Aucune expérience ou formation antérieure n’est requise;
● Accès au courrier électronique et au téléphone;
● Être en mesure de soulever un minimum de 20 lb;
● Être en mesure de soulever des boîtes et des meubles modérément lourds avec l’aide d’autres déménageurs;
● Les conducteurs doivent être âgés d’au moins 21 ans;
● Posséder un permis de conduire de classe G2 ou G « complet »;
● Être capable de conduire des véhicules de location (fourgons de marchandises de taille moyenne à grande);
● La capacité à conduire un camion de 16 pieds est un atout;
● Être une personne sur qui l’ont peut compter au travail;
● Être mature et faire preuve de jugement;
● Capacité à rester calme dans des situations potentiellement stressantes;
● Capacité à être flexible et à s’adapter aux changements;
● Posséder d’excellentes compétences en matière de communication verbale;
● La maîtrise d’une deuxième langue est un atout.
Les conducteurs sont tenus de respecter la confidentialité et de fournir des soins aux clients en tenant compte des traumatismes (une formation sera offerte), et doivent communiquer régulièrement avec le personnel afin de soutenir l’amélioration continue.

Location: Various Locations in Ottawa
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Organization: Results Canada
Results is a global movement of passionate citizens committed to raising our voices for a world without extreme poverty. We leverage resources for programs and improved policies that give people living in poverty the health, education and opportunity they need to thrive.

As an international development advocacy organization, we are looking for people who love to write and are keen on submitting letters to the editor and/or op-eds to the media on issues that touch on international development and global health (access to education for girls, importance of immunization/vaccines, safe water access, tuberculosis, children's and mother's health, etc.). We will provide you with tips and tricks, support, details on issues to write on, etc.

You will become part of a group who either meets virtually or in-person (when it'll be safe to do so). You will support one another in getting published about Results Canada's issues on extreme poverty.

TO APPLY, please fill out this online form on Results Canada's website. We'll send you the steps to becoming a volunteer directly in your email inbox: https://resultscanada.ca/#sign-up
Location: PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE ARE WORKING REMOTELY AND DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO OUR PHONES.

In the comfort of your home - once it'll be safe to do so (due to COVID-19 pandemic), you'll be invited to join the in-person group who meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm. For the time being, the group is meeting virtually and you're invited to join.
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020
Organization: Results Canada
• attend and actively participate in the monthly education & action meetings
• take action alongside fellow group members on the current campaign. Example of actions (but not limited to):
o engaging with your Member of Parliament by writing or meeting with them
o writing letters to the editor
o organizing events
o supporting the logistics of the group
o being active on social media
o taking part in the online community of Results Canada
o fundraising
o tabling at an event to talk about Results Canada
• report on your actions to your Group Leader on a monthly basis

What we're looking for:
• Someone passionate about ending poverty in the Global South and committed to lead by taking action to build the political will to end poverty.
• A “people person”, who is excellent at building relationships and who loves to inspire, develop and motivate others.
• Someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Someone who is able to go out of their comfort zone to create change.

TO APPLY, please fill out this online form on Results Canada's website. We'll send you the steps to becoming a volunteer directly in your email inbox: https://resultscanada.ca/#sign-up
Location: PLEASE EMAIL IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, WE ARE WORKING REMOTELY AND DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO OUR PHONES.

Location varies - please contact. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the group is meeting virtually. The meeting is once a month on the 2nd Tuesday at 7-9pm.
Deadline: Sep 30, 2020