Each week the Ottawa Citizen publishes the Volunteer Roundup for Volunteer Ottawa. Read the complete article from this past Saturday July 31, below:
Just another month of summer and then it’s back to work, back to school and back to normal. Does your “normal” include volunteering? You can help by calling Volunteer Ottawa, an agency supported by the United Way, at 613-736-5270 or www.volunteerottawa.ca.
Moving day: The weekend of Sept. 4, 5,and 6 will see about 3,000 students moving into on-campus housing from across the country and abroad. The University of Ottawa’s Housing and Convention service is looking for friendly volunteers to ease the process by directing traffic and controlling parking, and providing information in English and/or French. Call Monique Boucher at 613-562-5800, ext. 3165.
Parking lot: The Ottawa-Kemptville Rona Bike Tour is a fundraiser for the Multiple Sclerosis Society Ottawa branch, and it runs Aug. 7 and 8. The Saturday starting point is Carleton University and they’re looking for 200 volunteers, 18 and over, to handle the parking and information beginning at 10 a.m. Call Nadene Lee at 613-728-1583, ext. 228.
Welcome!: Volunteer Ottawa has a new home, and with it, a requirement for a part-time volunteer receptionist. Opportunities are available on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m., for someone who is fluent in English. French is highly desirable, but not mandatory. You could do additional shifts during the week occasionally if you are available. A six-month commitment is required. Duties include: greeting clients, answering the telephone, tracking calls and messages and assisting staff with photocopies, making phone calls and other administrative tasks. The primary computer applications used are Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, and Microsoft Outlook. Contact Joan Anderson, 613-736-5266, ext. 154.
English-French translator: The ME/FM action network is dedicated to support, advocacy, education and research for persons affected by fibromyalgia and related disorders.
At present their website is mainly English-language. They’re seeking a volunteer who can develop a French-language component of the website and translate brochures and other documents. Call Lydia Neilson at 613-829-6667.
Pick a spot: TELCI provides a variety of services to adults with visual impairments and intellectual challenges, and does it with the help and skill of a host of volunteers. Some of the needs are for drivers and guides, gardeners, public education advocates, event co-ordination and office help. Contact Pamela Johnson at 613-226-6237.
Going to The Source: For 26 years, The Well/La Source has provided a safe and supportive place for women and their children, along with such services as a free clothing boutique, hot meals, showers and laundry room, crisis intervention and social programs. All these services are administered by a volunteer board of management dealing with fundraising, financial management, government relations and human resources. Meetings are once a month and they ask a minimum one-year commitment. Call Heather Thomson at 613-233-9765.
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