Volunteer Roundup: Ottawa’s Latest Volunteer Opportunities

Still aching to get out and get involved in your community? Volunteer Ottawa’s listings are growing and growing and there is much to offer for volunteers this season. Please visit our website to browse all listings or call 613-736-5270 to learn more on how to get involved.

In the wild or behind the scenes: Enjoy being around wildlife? You’re in luck! The Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is looking to fill a variety of positions, arraying from a writer, website manager, and various roles in helping with the donor recognition and stewardship program (drafting thank you notes, helping with events, newsletter, inquiries, and more). In each of these positions, you will have the opportunity to learn more about wildlife rehabilitation, use your skills, obtain a reference, and much more! Please contact Linda Laurus at info@rideauwildlife.org or 613-258-9840 for more information.

Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore your talents! The City of Ottawa Peter D. Clark Long Term Care facility is offering a large amount of volunteer positions. Many different skills are required: bingo assistants, hairdresser assistant, companion, feeding assistants, musicians, spiritual visitors, card players, palliative care visitors, indoor gardeners, bartenders, and pet therapy assistants. Speak different languages? You could visit someone who would love to speak with you in their native language, too. Police check required for all positions. For more information, please contact Tony Sponza at tony.sponza@ottawa.ca or 613-580-2424 x 30011.

Think Green! Canadian Organic Growers, a national membership-based education and networking organization representing farmers, gardeners and consumers in all provinces, is looking to fill a few different positions: event planning team members, promotion team group, accounting assistant, and an editor for e-news items. Each position offers a space for creativity, learning opportunities, and more. Police check requirement varies per position; enquire to learn more. Please contact Margaret Tourond-Townson at ottawachapter@cog.ca or 613 244 4000 x 2 for more information.

Speaking up: Are you passionate about volunteering? Would you like to spread the word about it and its importance to our community? Would you like to learn more about Volunteer Ottawa? We’re looking for people to staff a variety of information booths to tell the community about volunteerism, to encourage the use of volunteer Ottawa’s website and provide information about our programs and services. These booths will be at various events in the community. Enjoy working with the public? You’ll be providing information, answering questions and giving information about getting involved. Training is provided. Contact Shelley Ann Morris 613-736-5266 ext 152 or membership@volunteerottawa.ca

Get On Board: Want to join a growing organization that provides excellent support, educational, research and advocacy services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, two-spirit and queer (GLBTTQ) persons in the greater Ottawa area? The PTS Board of Directors is a policy and governance board providing vision, leadership and oversight for the Association through the strategic plan. We are looking for people with a background in legal services, health care, fundraising, social justice, communications and anti-racist work. If you are enthusiastic, dynamic and committed to community work, please contact the nominations committee at executive.director@ptsottawa.org.

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