Volunteer Roundup: Ottawa’s Latest Volunteer Opportunities

Reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. Back to school means back to some great volunteer opportunities. Find these as well as a variety of volunteer jobs at Volunteer Ottawa, family of agencies. Contact us at 613-736-5270 or info@volunteerottawa.ca

A great chance to win prizes! Calling High School, College and University students! Village Link Tanzania is an organization aiming to connect Tanzanian villagers and is in need of ticket sellers for a Spelling Bee fundraiser, in which proceeds will go to buy books for the library in Ikolo, Tanzania. Sell tickets within your school for this event, taking place on October 19. A bonus: prize will be awarded for the most number of tickets sold! Contact Tony at 613-890-0297 or tony@villagelinktanzania.com for more information.

Back to school: The Carlington Community Centre needs After School Program Assistants on Tuesdays and every second Wednesday and Thursday from 2:45 pm- 5:45 p.m. from mid-September 2012 to July 2013. You’ll help the after school program coordinator implement a program promoting healthy lifestyle choices among children aged 10-12 at a satellite location. Assist with set-up, clean up, snack preparation, physical activity and homework completion. The After the Bell Program also needs volunteers at All Saints Church, starting September 4th on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm This program, for students aged 6-13 focuses on recreational activities, homework help, and includes a healthy snack. Its purpose is to help children/youth develop self-esteem and healthy habits. Must be knowledgeable in school curriculum from Grades 1 to 8. Are you patient, open-minded, non-judgmental and have excellent interpersonal skills and awareness of issues related to low income families? Do you have experience working with children, are you reliable and able to work independently? Contact Rosetta Foti 613-722-4000 ext.265 or rfoti@carlington.ochc.org

Students in Ottawa need your help! Create tomorrow’s leaders by joining one or more of the Ottawa Network for Education volunteer programs. As a Junior Achievement™ volunteer, bring your real world experience to students while facilitating hands-on and interactive learning. Boost your company’s profile while having fun and developing your leadership and presentation skills. Contact Albert B. Wong, CA awong@onfe-rope.ca.

Ottawa Volunteers in Education

OttawaReads program is a unique school/business partnership drawing volunteers from the corporate and public sectors to read one-on-one with students in Kindergarten and Grade 1. Contact Carey Carty ccartey@onfe-rope.ca. The Volunteers in Education program needs volunteers of all ages and cultures. Tutors help once a week assisting students to understand new concepts in language or math. Mentors can boost a child’s self-esteem. Sharing your passion for a career or hobby can influence a child’s career aspirations. A current Police Records Clearance is required for all volunteer positions. Contact Anne Brouillard abrouillard@onfe-rope.ca or call 613-366-3085.

Be a volunteer tutor and mentor! Sage Youth needs volunteers to work one-on-one and in small groups with marginalized children and youth. Commit 2-2.5 hours/week. Inspire, engage, and learn! Sage Youth runs three programs in the city. Volunteers are needed for morning, afternoon and evening programs. Please join us and support students with their literacy and life skills. You’ll help in a supervised setting, and be provided with all training and materials. Come with your patience and good will to teach, mentor and become a hero! Contact Tamba Dhar 613-838-5539 or sageyouth@hotmail.com

Walkies! The Wiggle Waggle Walkathon is the Ottawa Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser taking place on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at Bruce Pit on Cedarview Road, off West Hunt Club Road. Volunteers are needed to fulfill roles both the day of the event and the days leading up to the Walk. Register walkers, help with parking and giving directions, help set up the event, and meet many, many dogs! All volunteers receive a WWW t-shirt, lunch on event day and a chance to meet and greet 2- and 4-legged OHS supporters. Contact Keri Abella 613-725-3166 ext 231 or volunteer@ottawahumane.ca.

Get on Board: The EnviroCentre is seeking Board members. The Board has a unique role in establishing policy and strategy to help EnviroCentre continue to be a leading-edge organization focused on energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gases and community sustainability. EnviroCentre is a Not-For-Profit organization with a number of multiple-year contracts to provide energy and transportation demand management related programs. Directors should expect to spend 4 to 10 hours per month, varying depending on the level of involvement in sub-committees and other Board activity. Successful candidates will serve a three-year term. Do you have experience in professional services, social/non-profit services, business planning and business management and sustainable development? Contact Paul McDonald 613-565-0100 ext 102 or paul.mcdonald@envirocentre.ca

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