Volunteer Roundup: Ottawa’s Latest Volunteer Opportunities

Are you skilled in Accounting, Human Resources, Legal Matters, Funding Development and Grant Writing? Come to Volunteer Ottawa on Tuesday, October 30 from noon-1:30 p.m. Meet with representatives from 8-10 VO organisations to speak for 3-5 minutes about the expertise they require. An excellent opportunity to network with other professionals, hear about the skills our members are looking for, and facilitate identification of potential matches. Participants must call or email in advance, Joan Anderson at 613-736-5270 or joan@volunteerottawa.ca

For the benefit of present and future generations: The Muséoparc Vanier is the only francophone museum in Ottawa and one of the rare Canadian museums outside of Quebec dedicated to the French-speaking community. The Muséoparc Vanier Museopark currently has two exciting volunteer opportunities. The first is a graphic designer for the creation of a logo for the Maple Sugar Festival, and the second is to evaluate and make recommendations for cabinetry. Interested persons are invited to contact Dorine Drolet at 613-580-2424 x 32001 or benevoles@museoparc.ca

Empower families to grow and thrive: Mothercraft Ottawa is a charitable, non-profit organization that offers innovative programs to parents with infants and young children and providers in the community. Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with another family, reap the rewards of mentoring and supporting the healthy development of children in their community? Parent Companions (PCs) assist parents with developing their parenting skills and resources. There’s 3-evening (3 hours/evening) training for Parent Companion volunteers twice a year, in May and November. Also needed are Birth Companion Program (BCP) volunteers that provide one-on-one support, information, companionship, and mentoring to mothers who are alone, marginalized, or otherwise “at risk”. Thirty hours of training as well as matching are provided. Call 613-728-1839 or carol-ann@mothercraft.com.

Mothercraft Ottawa

Office work for a worthy cause: Turner Syndrome (TS) Society of Canada is a non-profit charitable organization that shares up-to-date medical information on TS to families, physicians and the public, and that provides mutual support groups. Are you available one half day or full day per week to assist with administrative work, such as database updates, correspondence, organizing files, membership outreach and volunteer/chapter coordination? Training will be provided on the use of membership database and office procedures. Or, come join us on Saturday November 10, 2012 – from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or part of that time to prepare the mail out for our annual fundraising appeal. Our annual donation appeal is a key part of our fundraising activities, and supports the core activities of the organization. Contact Mary Edwards at 613-321-2267 or info@turnersyndrome.ca

ESL Teaching: English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community (ELTOC) is a non-profit organization that provides English language tutoring at home for adult newcomers who cannot attend classes. Are you highly competent in using the social media network particularly as it connects with donors and well-wishers? ELTOC is seeking a Social Media Marketing Manager for their renovation project. ELTOC is also looking for a volunteer ESL teacher who can teach a small group of newcomers twice a week during the day in the Gloucester area (Carver Place). Contact Elizaveta Lisovskaya at 613-232-8566 or esl@eltoc.ca

Preparing for winter: Like working outdoors? Want to spend a morning or afternoon doing outside work at Abbeyfield House (a not-for-profit seniors’ residence) in Ottawa’s west end? The work should take place during the first weekend of November. Jobs include emptying the water barrel and composter, cleaning bins, water barrel and putting the furniture away for the winter. Also some garden clean-up (weeding and cutting back perennials) needs attention. They’ll provide the tools for the jobs. Great opportunity for groups! Contact Jo-ann Ashford 613-729-4187. Leave message for Jo-ann

Does JENGA fill you with joy? Are you sorry when SORRY ends? No clue why someone would avoid CLUE? Then you’re a perfect candidate to be a Board Games Assistant. Once a month Families Matter Co-op holds a Saturday afternoon board games event for adults with intellectual disabilities. Your job – help set up, play games with them and have fun. Contact Heidi Lachance 613-733-0112 or admin@familiesmattercoop.ca

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