Volunteer Roundup: Ottawa’s Latest Volunteer Opportunities

Community Action Days, a collaboration between Volunteer Ottawa and United Way Ottawa, brings community agencies and workplaces together to get all kinds of projects done. If your workplace is interested in helping out, visit the website! or call 613-736-5270 for more information. Don’t delay.

Urgent! Writers needed: Writing an annual report is critical to an organization and Media Action, an agency promoting gender equality through media analysis and action, needs your assistance. They are looking for a dedicated person to help write our annual report as soon as possible. Apply with a resume detailing your writing skills. You can write from home and the entire project will take about a month starting in early November. You’ll gain some valuable writing experience, too. To learn more about this and other interesting volunteer opportunities, contact Amanda Parriag 613-523-8993 or amanda@media-action-media.com

Chill Out and Warm Up!!! Are you interested in event planning and/or film? As part of Winterblast Weekend (a weekend of events created for and by youth during the 3rd weekend of Winterlude 2013), the National Capital Commission (NCC) is planning Chill Out and Warm Up, an evening of heart-warming, inspiring or simply charming short films created by youth. Youth (16 to 24 years old) are needed to take part in a brainstorming event where we’ll screen films and plan the evening on Tuesday, November 13, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Hub Ottawa (71 Bank Street, 6th Floor). Help us figure out what films will be screened, how will the evening run, how to best use the Hub Ottawa space for the event and what kind of volunteers will be needed at the event itself? Interested? Please register by contacting youth-jeunesse@ncc-ccn.ca or call Yumi Webster 613- 613-239-5263

Girl huggin the Winterlude mascot

Have a field day: Volunteers are needed to cover garlic fields with hay, around the forth week in November. On the job training is offered. Silver Spring Garlic Project, run primarily by volunteers, amasses funds for the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. This is a great activity within the city for groups and families. Contact Debbie Blasutti at 613-569-8993, x243, or at dblasutti@ocapdd.on.ca

Care to offer a ride? Bruce House is a community-based organization that provides housing, compassionate care and support in Ottawa for people living with HIV and AIDS, based on the belief that everyone has the right to live and die with dignity. A Driver for our Rides Program allows clients to get to appointments without worrying about the expense and stress around coordinating a ride which minimizes the chance of the client missing their appointment. Do you: possess a valid Ontario G driver’s license and safe driving record, have a liability insurance, possess a current vehicle registration and insurance, and are 21 years of age or older? If so, contact Linda Truglia at 613-729-0911 or at linda@brucehouse.org. Please note that orientation and training will be provided.

It’s a wrap: Volunteer Ottawa, an organization linking people with community organizations that need volunteers’ energy to deliver their critical community services, is calling for individuals aged 16 or over, families or groups to staff its Wrap and Raise booth at Billings Bridge Shopping Centre, at Bank and Riverside. All wrapping supplies are donated by the shopping centre and the fun lasts from December 1 to Christmas Eve. Contact Joan Anderson, at 613-736-5266, x154, or at joan@volunteerottawa.ca

Singing and health: Are you interested in helping others lead a healthier lifestyle? Carlington Community Health Centre is in need of a dynamic volunteer choir director for our Seniors Choir and a volunteer interested in physical activities for adults. Some experience and skill with choirs as well as supervising/motivating senior fitness is an asset and a police check is necessary. Contact Rosetta at 613-722-4000 ext.265.




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