Volunteer Roundup: Ottawa’s Latest Volunteer Opportunities

Hooray for the VOscars! Volunteer Ottawa invites you to come celebrate and honour our volunteers on Thursday, September 20th at the Hilton Garden Inn. This fundraising gala evening is an opportunity for our community to show appreciation for our unsung and selfless heroes. if you’re part of a Jazz Quartet, you could volunteer at this great event! For further information see our website or call 613-736-5270 or info@volunteerottawa.ca.

VOscars Highlights

Join this fun-filled day! Capital Vélo Fest is holding a bike rally through the streets of Ottawa on Saturday, September 15 (rain date September 16) and is looking for volunteers to help with registration, checkpoints, greeting, and assessing completion of tasks. There is also a need for photographers and videographers! Call time would be 8:30am-3:00pm with various 3-4 hour shifts. A bonus: all volunteers receive a volunteer t-shirt and a food/drink voucher for the day. Please contact Dick Louch at 613-680-4061 or dlouch@capitalvelofest.ca to get involved or for more information.

Back to School: The Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre offers a variety of services to their west-end community. The Pathways to Education is an innovative community-based program designed to support high school students from low-income neighbourhoods to succeed in high school and move on to post-secondary education. Our tutoring sessions take place from 4:30 to 8:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at three locations in Ottawa’s west end. Tutors are needed to help High School students with a variety of subjects including math, English, business, science and civics. Are you interested in supporting and tutoring school-age children (age 7 to 13) with their homework, in a supportive multicultural learning environment? Do you enjoy helping with math, science, history, writing, French and presentation skills. Great opportunities to plan, develop and implement theme based activities (e.g. peacemaking, cooking etc) to complement their homework. A number of our homework clubs offer academic support in French. All programs are held in community based environments throughout the school year. To learn more about these and other volunteer opportunities, contact Mariana Rodriquez 613-613-820-4925 ext 3458 orm.rodriguez@pqchc.com

Help make a difference. Lanark County Interval House is a women’s shelter that is seeking on-going volunteers for many different tasks such as working in the second hand clothing shop, organizing or helping out at special events, assisting in the office, and more. A Police Check required. For more information, please contact Heather Whiting at 613-257-3569 ext 27 or heather@lcih.com.

Tutors Needed! The Ottawa Orleans Somali Community Organization has a homework and social recreation program for students of all ages. Volunteers are needed to help with one-to-one tutoring and social recreation for students. You’ll help by developing a unique way of tutoring from one to three students and provide academic tutoring and social best practices. Tutoring will take place at the C3 Center 1155 Lola Street in the evening. Contact Nasir Hagi 613-683-8010 or nasirhagi@yahoo.ca.

Get on board: One World Arts is a volunteer-based charitable organization with a mandate to raise awareness on global issues through the arts with programs designed to engage citizens of all ages–education through the arts is the most powerful and effective method of public engagement. They are currently looking for board members. They need support in a variety of areas like grant writing, communications and governance. If you are passionate about making a difference and being part of a dynamic team contact Caroline John at 613-795-4322 or Caroline.John@oneworldarts.ca

Helping Inside and Out: The Perley Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre is a long-term care home with many veterans living there. Inside, volunteers help the hair stylist with bringing seniors to and from scheduled appointments and offering general assistance in the salon. Outside, volunteers are needed to accompany residents on medical appointments to out-patient clinics at hospitals or to a physicians’ office within the city. The volunteer travels with the resident by Para Transpo or taxi providing assistance and companionship. A Police Records Check is required and orientation/training will be provided. Contact Elia Touesnard at etouesnard@prvhc.com.


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