Volunteer Roundup: Ottawa’s Latest Volunteer Opportunities

Help spread joy after Christmas well into the New Year. As always, Volunteer Ottawa has many volunteer positions to fill; there is an array of postings and they are even more so in need to fill this time of year. Please visit our website.

Use your people skills to your best ability: The Colonel By Retirement Residence is located in Ottawa south, and is looking to fill a variety of positions: a porter (bringing physically or cognitively challenged residents to activities/meals), feeding aids (simply cuing or assisting with feeding), and a leader of the music appreciation program (background/knowledge in variety of music genres required). Police check required for all positions. Please contact Mary Farell 613-730-2002 or mary.farrell@reveraliving.com for more information.

Lots of variety! Extendicare New Orchard Lodge is located in Ottawa’s west end, and has an array of opportunities to choose from. Such opportunities include friendly visitors, feeding assistants, spa moments/manicure assistants, musicians, exercise assistants, activity room assistants, scrapbooking assistant, art therapy assistants, hair dresser assistant, and more! Police check required for certain positions. For more information, please contact Nancy Wornoff at nwornoff@extendicare.com or 613-820-2053 x243.

Helping out in the West End: Longfields Manor in Barrhaven is looking to fill a variety of volunteer positions: activities assistant, outings assistant, beauty aide, feeding assistant, friendly visitor, kitchen helper, laundry assistant, nourishment assistant, and garden helper. Please contact Monty Domingo at monty.domingo@reveraliving.com or 613-823-8999 x225 for more information.

Glee in the Glebe – The Glebe Centre is a non-profit Long Term Care Facility situated in the heart of the Glebe, that provides full time care to residents, as well as providing activities and programming in an integrated community setting. Volunteers are needed as drivers, in the Mom and Tot program, for Tea time, as a Manicurist, as a Baking Assistant, as a Day Away volunteer, Spanish/French speaking volunteers, in the Beading group (Friday afternoons), in the Baking/Social Group, and as an Art Group facilitator. Contact Lonelle Butler at volunteer@glebecentre.ca, or 613 238-2727.

Glebe Centre

Empowerment through companionship: The Good Companions is a not-for-profit organization that offers programs and services in partnership with volunteers, to promote, enhance and support the well-being, independence and zest for living of both seniors and of adults with physical disabilities in the Ottawa area. Their mission is accomplished primarily through volunteers like yourself and are seeking persons available to volunteer in the following capacities: drivers to Medical Appointments, friendly visitors, dining room volunteer, friendly visitor (by phone), day program assistant, chapel pianist, arts and crafts leader (Wed), food preparation & kitchen volunteer, ballroom dance instructor, boutique sales assistant, fundraising assistant, telephone reception volunteer, connect call volunteer, sewing instructor, scrapbooking instructor, and cribbage assistant. Contact Robyn Macdonald, Volunteer Services Coordinator at 613-236-0428 ext 230, or volunteer@thegoodcompanions.ca.

Lend a listening ear: Distress Centre of Ottawa are the people who, 24/7, are here to answer the calls from those who are reaching out for help. With over 200 volunteers answering over 39,000 calls a year, they provide an integral, important and vital service in the community. Are you non-judgemental and able to listen to those in emotional need? Are you available for 16 hours a month and able to provide a minimum commitment of one year? The Distress Centre is looking for English and Bilingual Crisis Line Volunteers. Contact Leslie Scott 613-238-1089 ext 222 lscott@dcottawa.on.ca

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