Volunteer Roundup!

Call Volunteer Ottawa, at 613-736-5270 or visit www.volunteerottawa.ca to find your perfect fit.

It’s never too late:
Entraide budgetaire recognizes that there are people who file income tax returns sometimes 10 years late. They have a service that offers volunteer help with these returns, and they want to open the service to low-income, self employed workers. You can help if you’re fluent in French, experienced with software dealing with income tax returns and available a half-day or one evening a week. Call Mara Martin at 613-746-0400 ext. 204.

Do you have a passion for speaking?:

C3 Centre LogoThe C3 Centre is organizing a series of professional development workshops and they need speakers and facilitators to make it work. All you need is a message and the communication skills to present it. The centre provides advertising, support, audience, even refreshments.

Your topic could be anything from dealing with the media, business and the workplace, to marketing and communication. Bilingualism would be a definite asset. This venue is accessible to persons with a disability. Or, if WordPress is more your thing, a volunteer is needed to contribute items in WordPress on the C3 Centre website. Call Teresa O’Neill at 613-736-5270 ext. 118.

Dance with the stars:
On Friday Oct. 28, Easter Seals Ottawa presents the fundraising Dancing with the Stars Gala for Easter Seals Kids. From Sept. 8 to Nov. 8, the agency needs a sales and promo volunteer to confirm ticket orders, follow up with donation and sponsorship requests and organize the silent auction. You’ll need a good phone manner and basic computer capability. Call Rebecca Holzman at 613-226-3051 ext. 227.

Background music:
There’s an international conference in Ottawa from Sept. 22 to 25 for chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and related conditions (The National ME/FM Network) They need music. Part of the conference will include two receptions, Sept. 22 from 5: 30 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m. and Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., both at the Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel. If you’re a musician who could provide background music for both or either of these events, please call. Suggested styles are classical, light jazz or old standards. Call Lydia E. Neilson at 613-829-6667.

Words and pictures:
Banff Avenue Community House needs two special volunteers. One is a board training facilitator, someone who can lead a seminar or leaders in planning, strategy and goal setting for a non-profit community agency. The other request is for a photographer to produce work for a fundraising event. Call Sylvie Manser at 6137395702.

Family farm fare:
Nepean Museum is planning a season of programs at Fairfields, a Victorian farmhouse in Nepean. Some of the programs are The Dairy Dash September 11, Happy Harvest Sunday October 2, and a Victorian Christmas in December.

They need help with setting up, delivery and tearing down. This is a great opportunity for youth and family groups. Call Katie Graham at 613-723-7936.

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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