Volunteer RoundUp!

Nearly exam time -have you met your Community Service requirement yet? There’s no shortage of volunteer opportunities this month. Find yours at Volunteer Ottawa, an agency supported by the United Way. Call 613-736-5270 or visit www.volunteerottawa.ca.

Behind the scenes:
Doors Open Ottawa, June 4 and 5, needs volunteers with a special love of Ottawa’s history and architecture and who like interacting with people. Greet visitors as they tour the various sites. A registration session will be held on May 17. Contact Daniele.hamonic@ottawa.ca or call 613-580-2424 ext. 19042 for more information.

Supply staff:
Centre 507 has clients with varied needs to be met. One such requirement is for supplies for the artists’ studio. Keeping an inventory of these supplies is the task of a volunteer, along with seeking donors of artistic materials. This task occupies about four hours a month. If you have a car and a couple of free hours Wednesday afternoon, they’re looking for someone to pick up and deliver bread to the Centre. Call Chris at 613-233-5626.

Legal aid:
The Eastern Ontario Youth Justice Agency provides counselling and alternatives to custody programs for young people found guilty under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The agency is looking for a lawyer to join their volunteer Board of Directors. Besides attending a board meeting for a couple of hours a month, the member can also become a member of one of their committees. Call Lisa Bevington at 613-789-0123 ext. 0.

Getting On Board:
The In Community provides opportunities for persons with disabilities to realize their full capacity for membership in the community, through a variety of programs and services. The agency is calling for nominations to their Board of Directors, by Friday, May 6. Experience and/or training in Public Relations, Health Care or Mental Health are especially desirable. The board will be elected at the annual meeting June 15 at Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre. Call Teena Tomlinson at 613-724-5886 ext. 227.

Welcome -bienvenue:
Are you a bilingual woman with an outgoing personality, a pleasant telephone manner and the ability to work a few hours a week as an individual within a team? The Immigrant Women Services Ottawa is looking for a volunteer just like you to be their receptionist. Call 613-729-3145.

Homework:
It doesn’t take much time, you can do it from home, and you can help sustain the environment and support immigrant women. Eco-Equitable Inc. is looking for someone versed in joomla to update and maintain its website, beginning immediately. They’d like to see samples of your work. Call Tara Templin at 613-562-1739.

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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