Volunteer Round Up!

Like Indian Summer, volunteering brings warmth and light to your days. You can share it by calling Volunteer Ottawa, an agency supported by the United Way. Just call 613-736-5270 or visit www.volunteerottawa.ca.

Meeting the need:
The Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre serves its community with programs and services, under the guidance of a volunteer board of directors. That board is looking for candidates to fill two positions on the board, with skills in fundraising, communications/marketing and community relations. Meetings are held monthly except for the months of July and August. Call Sandy Woolley at 613-596-5626.

A Tribute to Human Rights:
The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights is a statue that symbolizes Canada’s commitment to upholding the human rights of all people. There is an organization that ensures the upkeep of the monument, staffed by volunteers. If you have a mind for math, their board of directors is looking for a treasurer who can keep the books, receive donations, issue receipts and provide advice to the organization on financial matters. Contact Richard Rutherford at 613-733-4960.

TAG team:
The Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library is forming a Teen Advisory Group to help staff create and offer teen-oriented programs and services. The age limit is from 12 to 17 years and community service hours are available for those in grades nine and above. Meetings are from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month, in the Teen Zone of the library. Call Catherine Flegg at 613-725-2449, ext. Adult Information.

As you like it:
Centre 454 serves the needs of street people in the Market area every day, including weekends. The program is wide-ranging and includes cards and board games, arts and crafts, preparing and sharing snacks and coffee, and just hanging out. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. One special need right now: a volunteer to run a drumming session once a month. Call Elizabeth Tyrwhitt at 613-688-3322.

Meet Your Match!:
Citizen Advocacy matches volunteers to people of all ages living with a wide range of disabilities to promote inclusion within our community, provide practical support and to ultimately enhance their quality of life. Matches participate three to four times a month in activities they both enjoy on a mutually agreed schedule. For more information, visit http://www.citizenadvocacy.org, or call Hilary Albers at (613) 761-9522, ext. 233.

Soft job:
Victoria’s Quilts is an organization of volunteer quilters who create and donate handcrafted quilts for people living with cancer. The quilts are made in members’ homes and then collected, packed and sent to the end recipient. All work is done by volunteers. Now there’s a need for a virtual volunteer who can assist with administrative duties — this job can be done from home. For more information, call Betty Griffin at 613-843-9212.

Special thanks to the Ottawa Citizen for publishing Volunteer Ottawa’s Volunteer Roundup! weekly in the City Section! Great community organizations and people are benefiting from this great column! www.ottawacitizen.com


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