Volunteer Roundup: Ottawa’s Latest Volunteer Opportunities

This edition of the Round Up is filled with plenty of volunteer opportunities that you can get involved in to make our community a better place to live. Find something you like at Volunteer Ottawa on our website. Need more help? Contact 613-736-5270 or info@volunteerottawa.ca

Help make a difference! Garry J. Armstrong’s City of Ottawa Long Term Care organization is looking to fill a variety of volunteer positions: palliative care, hairdressing escort, and mealtime assistant. Each of these positions requires a police record check and are on-going from 6 months to a year. Working in this environment at 200 Island Lodge Rd., you will help in the transition in palliative care and the quality of life of the residents through socializing, providing your skills, and sharing your company. Please contact Julien Roberge at 613-789-5100 or julien.roberge@ottawa.ca for more information.

Create Family Fun: Enjoy working with children or planning on being a teacher? The Nepean Museum holds monthly ‘Family Zone’ and ‘Kids Crossing’ programs in which games, crafts, and activities are held for children ages 4-12. Dynamic and dedicated special assistants are needed to help with program materials, instructions, and marketing. Police check required. For more information, please contact Katie Graham at 613-723-7936 or reception@nepeanmuseum.ca.

Nepean Museum Family Zone
Go green! Tucker House Renewal Centre is a charitable retreat and environmental learning centre that promotes sustainable living and they are looking to fill two positions: event tracker and sustainability presenter. In the first, you will research network members/partners, maintain up-to-date information about energy events, and much more. In the second, you will research, plan, and coordinate workshops across Ottawa and possible marketing. For more information, please contact Laura Leet at sustainableeasternontario@gmail.com or 613-446-2117 x 7.

Build your creative resume! Insight Theatre is Planned Parenthood Ottawa‘s very hip youth-led sex ed program and are looking for a videographer/photographer to create a trailer that can be distributed to schools and the community. This project will require you to visit several performances and rehearsals, performing interviews, etc. If interested, please e-mail Rachel Horsley at director@ppottawa.ca and provide a description and/or links to your previous work experience if possible.

Help out with special projects! Media Action promotes gender equity through media action and analysis. First, there is a need for a Campus Outreach Coordinator; you will contact (from home – 10 hours per week) post-secondary groups and organizations as well as provide weekly updates and briefs of campus work and success. Media Action is also looking for a Video Contest Coordinator (work from home as well – 10 hours per week) in which your role will be to manage video contest submissions, promote views, build media panel list, and more. For these and many other great volunteer opportunities please contact Amanda at 613-523-8993 or amanda@media-action-media.com.

Feed those in need! The Emergency Food Program at the Overbrook-Forbes Community Resource Centre serves approximately 10,000 individuals a year and need volunteer food distributors, sorters, and packers. You will be trained by the Coordinator and can choose your own hours in accordance with their hours of operation. Police check required for the Food Distributor position. Please contact Tracey Moore at emergencyfoodprogram@ofcrc.org or 613-745-0073 x 126 for more information.

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