Volunteer Round Up!

No tricks, just treats when you’re a volunteer. Find out what goodies are in store for you at Volunteer Ottawa, an agency supported by the United Way. Call 613-736-5270 or visit http://www.volunteerottwa.ca.

Your cup of tea:

Consider this a trial run for volunteering at the Billings Estate. Dec. 18 and 19 there’ll be a Christmas tea at the museum, and they would like you to help with food preparation, meeting and greeting guests, collecting surveys, and running kids’ activities and crafts. And you might want to attend one of the information sessions in January for next year’s program. Call Daniele Hamonic at 613-580-2424 ext. 19042.

As you like it:

Centre 454 serves the 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.

Saturday help:

LiveWorkPlay is looking for someone who could come in on Saturdays to assist staff with a variety of administrative tasks and prepare mail outs. Potential candidates must speak and write English fluently and be proficient in using the Microsoft Office Suite and the internet. If you would like more information, or are interested in scheduling an interview, please contact Fran at 613-683-8016.

Calling All Theatre Lovers!:

Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa’s only professional mask theatre company is seeking enthusiastic, hands-on Board members to help support and promote Odyssey’s unique contribution to the performing arts in Canada. A two-year commitment is desired. Volunteers should have a college or university degree or equivalent experience, several years work experience, and an interest in the performing arts. Prior experience on a board or committee in a not-for-profit organization would be an asset. Areas of activity include, but are not limited to: fundraising, marketing, events organizing, PR and media relations. The Board meets on the third Monday of each month Contact Dana Uzarevic at 613-232-8407.

Congo Yetu Initiative:

Congo Yetu Initiative is a grass-roots non-profit organization of passionate, dynamic, and energetic volunteers working in Ottawa and in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help women and children, victims of sexual violence and children soldiers through advocacy and education. In order to accomplish our objectives and to better sensitize the Canadian community to these situations CYI is looking for a Graphics and Web Designer to modernize our Web site Web design/graphic design skills, fluent in English and French, creativity. Experience in web page design; image and graphics skills A plus; HTML, PHP and Flash, Dream weaver experience also A+. Flexible hours available. Contact: Desire Kilolwa desirekilolwa@yahoo.fr Phone:613-421-0461 Mobile: 613-600-2421.

Be a catalyst for change:

Leadership Ottawa invites you to join a dynamic group of volunteers to help bring together and inspire a better future where dreams turn into reality. Our 3i Summit event will be held at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Saturday, November 27. We need people to help with all aspects of logistics from making pre-event group sales calls, to day-of activities and post-event clean up. Contact Lola Dube Quibel at 613-580-6744 ext. 23724. Lola.dube-quibel@ottawa.ca.

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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