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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: 15

Location: Virtual

Deadline: Mar 31, 2021


Friends of the Family is looking for volunteers, families and individuals who have lived in Ottawa for a while. This is an excellent opportunity to make new friends and share daily joys and struggles virtually at first, and in person, once the COVID is behind us. Friends of the Family is a community development program where newly arrived Canadians are matched with locally established families. Usually, the matched families would meet online once per week and learn about each others, connect over activities and share practices. For the new Canadians, the local volunteers are insiders, local system and culture liaisons and for the local volunteers the new Canadians share practices from across the world and expanding internationality.


Taima Alkinani


Volunteer Opportunity Address
959 Wellington St. West


Good for people interested in: Mentoring; COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering

You will be working with: Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Men; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Women; Youth (19-24 years)

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - Families

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

Police record check required: Yes