Volunteer Roundup: Ottawa’s Latest Volunteer Opportunities

Summer may be flying by, but there are still plenty of opportunities to get out, and get involved! If you’re looking for a way to get out, check out Volunteer Ottawa. Call 613-736-5270 or visit www.volunteerottawa.ca to learn more.

Tech-savvy? Then this is the volunteer opportunity for you! Youville Centre is looking for self-starting and hard-working I.T. Hardware Assistants with strong communication skills who can commit for at least 6 months. You will work alongside the I.T. Manager with computer network functioning and more. Police check required. Contact Heather Heagney at 613-231-5150 Ext. 128 or communications@youvillecentre.org for more information.

Explore your talents! Carleton Lodge in Barrhaven has many volunteer opportunities to offer: from job coach (assisting someone with developmental disabilities to learn new skills), mealtime assistant, to hairdressing assistant – the opportunities are endless! This is a long term care home run by the City of Ottawa and police checks are required to volunteer. For more information please contact Mary Zion at 613-825-3763 or mary.zion@ottawa.ca.

The Face of Volunteering: Are you passionate about volunteering? Want to spread the word and encourage volunteerism in our community? Volunteer Ottawa is looking for dynamic, outgoing volunteer representatives. Staff a display booth and/or make presentations about volunteering. You’ll be providing the public with important information about our programs and services. Training is provided and there are plenty of flexible assignments. English, French and other languages welcome. If you’re a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to tell your story set a good example and inspire others. Interested, contact us at 613-736-5270 or info@volunteerottawa.ca.

Volunteer Ottawa Booth

Enforce healthy living! The South-East Ottawa Community Centre is looking for volunteers to help lead chair and standing exercise programs for seniors; you will be trained to become certified to offer the exercise program called Viactive. Police check required. Please contact Virginia Wolfe at 613-737-5115 or virginiaw@seochc.on.ca for more information on program dates and times.

Enjoy meeting new people? Easter Seals is holding their 3rd annual Drop Zone Ottawa event on Monday September 24th at the National Hotel & Suites on Queen Street and need volunteers to assist with registration, lunch room monitoring, set-up, take-down, parking assistants, and more. Contact Krystal Walters at 613-226-3051 Ext.222 or kwalters@easterseals.org to learn more about getting involved with this great cause in helping children and youth with physical disabilities!

Bike your way over! Bruce House, a community-based organization providing housing, compassionate care and support in Ottawa for people living with HIV and AIDS, is looking for a volunteer bike mechanic. In this role, you will help tune up and repair bikes for the Bike Program that refurbishes donated bicycles given to clients to enhance their health and wellness. Police check required. Contact Linda Truglia at 613-729-0911 or linda@brucehouse.org for more information.

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