East side, west side — no matter where you live in Ottawa, there’s a volunteer spot for you. To find a variety of volunteer opportunities to suit you, call Volunteer Ottawa, an agency supported by the United Way, at 613-736-5270 or http://www.volunteerottawa.ca.
Reaching out en français: Centre des Services Guigues provides social, recreational and community support to francophone seniors and people with disabilities. If you speak French, you can help in person and over the phone. Visit a senior on a regular basis to talk about current events, play cards, enjoy music or go for walks. Or, if you are a good listener and like talking on the phone, volunteer in the “tele-jas” program. Contact Monique Olivier 613-241-1266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Grow your club!: LiveWorkPlay would like to connect their members — adults with an intellectual disability — with clubs and groups that welcome diversity. This could be any clubs that bring together people with a common interest like photography, cooking, sports, games and more! Call Fran Childs at 613-235-9550 ext. 231 or e-mail email@example.com.
Leading the way: Leadership Ottawa identifies, develops and supports inspired, informed and skilled leaders from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in our community, building on diverse backgrounds, passions and talents and co-creates Ottawa as the most vibrant, healthy and compassionate National Capital Region. Volunteers play an important role, and a volunteer co-ordinator is needed to recruit, train, supervise and recognize their volunteers. In preparation for the 3i Summit this November, volunteers are also needed to do fundraising and to write and edit web content. This is a great opportunity to create, collaborate and connect with others. Contact Martin Krajcik: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help inside and out: Extendicare Laurier Manor provides a variety of services to its residents. If you have some time to spare, they would love to hear from you. Some require assistance and coaching at mealtimes while others need someone to go with them to medical appointments. Compassionate, caring, palliative care volunteers are also needed to give emotional and spiritual support. Training and support can be provided to volunteers. Contact Wanda Carrigan at 613-741-5122 ext. 110.
Getting it together: Office administration volunteers keep everything, from people to paperwork, organized. Abbeyfield House, a unique retirement residence in Ottawa’s west end needs a seasoned admin volunteer who can help out for three half-days per week. Seeking experienced person who is skilled at developing processes for expense claims, managing mail distribution, minute-taking and other administrative tasks. Contact Dianne Taylor 613-898-6379.
Back to School: Eagle Training Centre Operates Homework Clubs in Partnership With Various Branches of the Ottawa Public Library. They are in Need of Approximately 20 Volunteer Tutors to Help Elementary and High School Students With Their Homework. the Main Focus Is Math, and the Ability to Speak English and French Is Necessary. You Can Choose a Time and a Location That’s Best for You. Contact Rosalyn Thomas 613-745-3977 Ext. 203.