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.
Organization: Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region
Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)
Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 50
Location: Ottawa - Central
Deadline: Mar 31, 2021
Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region
Volunteer Opportunity Address
Confidential. Located within the Ottawa area. Accessible by OC Transpo or personal vehicle with parking.
Good for people interested in: Counselling; Emergency Services; Health Care; COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering
You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers with the Distress Centre will gain extensive training that not only prepares them for work on the lines but is also relevant to work experience in a similar field and general life. After a one year commitment, volunteers can receive a credible reference for their efforts. Also, many if not all of our volunteers feel that this work is rewarding and know that they make a difference to those who need our support in our community every single day!
How will the organization benefit?
We are able to maintain our commitment to offer our service 24/7 to those who need it in our community by ensuring that there is always someone to answer the call.
Organization category: Health
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week
This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); Seniors (65+); Persons with a disability; New Canadians
Public transportation available: Yes
Vulnerable sector check required: Yes
This position can accommodate persons with a disability: YesApply