Volunteer Roundup: Ottawa’s Latest Volunteer Opportunities

Start 2013 off by resolving to do some volunteer work.  Your time, skills, experience and enthusiasm can benefit others.  Let Volunteer Ottawa show you how.

Never too early!  It may be cold outside but Friends of the Central Experimental Farm requires coordinators for three fundraising events – Craft Sale, Rare and Unusual Plant Sale, and Art on the Farm – which take place at the Central Experimental Farm on selected weekends from April to August 2013. The coordinators are responsible for planning and delivering each event. Duties include reviewing and selecting vendor applications, determining vendor table assignment, and scheduling volunteers to assist at each event. Position requires excellent communication and organizational skills, and ability to work well in a group setting. English/French and previous event planning experience an asset. Please contact Donna by phone 613-230-3276 or email her at volunteer@friendsofthefarm.ca.

Excellence in service: St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa is a Catholic, registered, charitable, non-for-profit long term care facility, serving persons of all religious and ethnic origins. The Home provides excellent care and services through a holistic resident-centered, interdisciplinary approach. It also provides a variety of outreach services to seniors living in the community. Are you interested in becoming a. . . Wheelchair escort? Sunday Tea Hostess? Palliative Care Visitor? Meal Assistant? Manicure Assistant? Special Needs Companion? Friendly Visitor? Games Assistant? Rehabilitation Assistant? Contact Kathy Thompson at 613-791-0094 ext.235 at kthompson@stpats.ca.

Winterlude!  Are you an active person who loves winter and is looking for a good challenge? Join the National Capital Commission’s Winterlude 2013 volunteer team. Winterlude runs from February 1-18, 2013. Needed are Information Officers, as well as Activity and Environmental Assistants at Jaques-Cartier Park.  If you speak both English and French, and don’t mind volunteering outdoors, this is the place for you!  Contact the Volunteer Centre 613-239-5373 or volunteer_benevoles@ncc-ccn.ca

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.

Let There be Music: Music for Life Fundraising Concerts‘ focus is to provide cancer benefit concerts across Canada to raise funds to help local cancer or hospital foundations and provide a venue to help local artists & entertainers to donate their time and talents. A whole team of volunteers is needed, including a communications assistant, translator (English to French), IT tech support, web services director, photo editor, entertainment coordinator, an entertainment lawyer, outreach coordinator and administrative support. Contribute your skills and beat cancer at the same time!  Contact Dee Dick (613) 435-6352 or dee.dick@musicforlifeconcerts.com

Music for Life Fundraising Concert

Take the bus:  Do you love taking the bus? Like trying out new routes or visiting new parts of the city? A person with an intellectual disability is seeking someone to explore the city with via OC Transpo. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Fran at LiveWorkPlay for more info or to set up an interview. You’ll be helping to create a community where everyone belongs. This is a great opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to someone’s life and have fun doing it. For these and other interesting volunteer opportunities, contact  fran@liveworkplay.ca or 613-702-0329.


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