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Katherine Neale
Program and Events Coordinator

210-211 Bronson Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1R 6H5

TEL: 613-859-3559

E-mail: program@orkidstra.ca
Web: orkidstra.ca

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Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years)

OrKidstra is a social development program for children aged 5 to 18 living in under-served areas of Ottawa, Canada.

Our mission is to empower children and build community through the universal language of music.

We carry out this mission by providing children from low-income families with free group and individual music lessons and the chance to learn important life skills like respect, compassion, teamwork, and responsibility through playing and singing together.


*Provides children in under-served communities with free group and individual music lessons and the opportunity to perform in an OrKidstra ensemble and/or a KidSingers choir

*Instills and reinforces values and skills that are inherent in music-making – skills like mutual respect, discipline, teamwork, creativity, and self-confidence

*Fosters community participation by encouraging young musicians to become mentors to children in the program

*Broadens the community’s understanding of the value of music and the arts by involving volunteers with diverse backgrounds and skills to establish a vibrant network of music educators, players, and community members to strengthen music programs


Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: OrKidstra
As an After-school Program Volunteer, you will play a key role in fulfilling our mission to Empower Kids & Build Community! Responsibilities include: distributing healthy snacks; monitoring the welcome desk, child safety; interacting with our amazing families; making sure our kids feel loved and welcomed!

Full Program Volunteers are expected to commit to one afternoon a week to establish consistency with the program and children.

Substitute Program Volunteers will be contacted to help cover absences when needed; this position would be a great fit for someone whose school or work schedule does not allow for a regular weekly commitment.

We currently have openings for Full and Substitute Program Volunteers at both our Vanier (485 Donald St) and Centretown (211 Bronson Ave) Hubs.

Please email Katie at: program@orkidstra.ca for more information!
Location: 485 Donald St, Ottawa, ON K1K 1L7


211 Bronson Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6H5
Deadline: Sep 5, 2018