Volunteer Roundup!

February is the shortest month with plenty to do. Find out where you’re needed by calling Volunteer Ottawa, an agency supported by the United Way. Call 613-736-5270 or www.volunteerottawa.ca.

Never too Early!
The Christmas Exchange is hard at work all year to make sure that those in need enjoy the holiday season. They need some hockey fans to help sell 50/50 tickets at Ottawa 67’s games on March 4, 6 and 11.  Volunteers must be 18 years of age and older, able to work in a noisy, busy environment. Volunteers would be selling tickets at the tables and on the concourse – Total time commitment is about 3.5 hours per game. Contact Sui-Ling Leung at 613-226-6434.

Planning Ahead:
Camp Quality, a summer camp for children with cancer, is gearing up for another season. They need a Webmaster to update and maintain their existing website.  They also need Camp Companions;  in this special role, you’ll be matched one-on-one with a camper whom you will spend time with at the camp, and maintain contact with the camper and their family throughout the year.  Both positions require an interview and Police Check.  Call Glen Mooney at 1-800-294-7841.

Behind the Scenes:
The Ottawa Japanese Language School helps learners of all ages, cultures and skill levels to learn about the Japanese language and culture for business or interest. An auditor is required to audit financial records, work closely with treasurer and Board of Directors and OJLS staff to perform the yearly audit, verify financial transactions and make sure that generally accepted accounting practices.  Previous auditing and book-keeping experience preferred. Contact Timothy Folkins 613-739-7802

Calling All Youths!
Volunteer Ottawa is looking for some keen young people to help lead this year’s youth advisory team for the ChangeTheWorld Challenge! We’d like for you to come out, discuss, and help plan activities for volunteer week that you find meaningful and fun. We’ll start holding sessions in a couple of weeks, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a difference in the community. Leave a message for Tom at (613) 736-5266 ext.: 419.

Volunteers needed ASAP!
Are you friendly, speak English and French,  and enjoy working in a busy environment?  Volunteer Ottawa needs a part-time Volunteer receptionist.  We are looking for someone who is comfortable answering phones, greeting visitors, tracking calls and messages, providing basic guidance on our website, and assisting with administrative tasks.  Urgent need for volunteers on Tuesdays and Friday mornings.  If you are familiar with MS Office products and can make a 6-month commitment, we’d love to hear from you.  Contact Joan Anderson 613-736-5266 ext 154

Calling All Crafters!
Can you knit, crochet, felt, sew or weave? Would you like to learn how?  CPAWS is helping to create a woodland landscape out of fibre creatures for Earth Day.  Craft a creature for the display. Drop off your creations from March 1-31.  Eastern Wolf, Snowy Owl and Garter Snakes as well as native trees and the Ottawa River are just some of the pieces needed. Check out www.cpaws-ov-vo.org. Contact Jocelyn Lougheed 613-232-7297.

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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