Volunteer Roundup: Ottawa’s latest volunteer opportunities

June has finally arrived and that means summer is creeping in! What better way to enjoy the nice weather than to get out and get involved within your community? As always, Volunteer Ottawa offers a variety of volunteer positions for non-profit organizations throughout the city. Visit www.volunteerottawa.ca  or call 613-735-5270 to see the many opportunities! All ages and experience levels are welcome. Note, some of this week’s postings are time-sensitive so please act today!

Come spend a beautiful day volunteering on Petrie Island! Come lend a hand to clean the island on June 1st, between 10am and 3pm. There will be a barbeque for lunch along with a special exhibit on local plants and animals and the nature centre will be open to the public! Please contact orleans@ecologyottawa.ca.

Help out with this special event! It’s time for the annual CHEO BBQ which will take place on Saturday June 8th at 813 Shefford Road. There will be a Family Walk, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball Tournament, Family Zone, and a lunch! They ask that if you are interested, please register online at www.cheobbq.com/volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Hiemstra at emily@cheobbq.com or 613-784-0811.

Maison Tucker House is a sustainable environmental learning and retreat centre and they are currently looking for assistance with the planning and implementation of the Green Gala, a fundraising event for their organization and will be held on September 14th, 2013. Tasks include: contacting local businesses for sponsorships and auction items, helping with set-up the day before and day of, and assistance on-site at the event. Please contact Leslie-Ann Roberston at thvicechair@gmail.com or 613-446-2117 x3 for more information.

Go green!  On July 1, be a volunteer with the National Capital Commission’s (NCC)  Green Team and experience CANADA DAY a whole new way.  They are looking for Environmental Assistants to provide support by picking up recyclable materials such as water bottles and cans and placing them in the proper bin, and more. The NCC is also looking for a volunteer gardener to assist with the Maplelawn Garden in Westboro.  For more information, please contact the NCC Volunteer center at volunteer_benevoles@ncc-ccn.ca or 613-239-5373.

Use your organizational skills: The Ottawa Power Wheelchair Hockey League is a floor hockey league that was established for people who use power wheelchairs and they are currently in need of an on-going administrative assistant to perform general office duties such as filing, database management, printing, mailings, email, internet research, and to assist the Chairman of the Board and Treasurer. Interested? Contact Donna Haycock at recruitment@opwhl.com or 613-225-9204.

Get On Board: CENTRE 507, a drop-in and direct social service agency needs someone whose heart is with the marginalised people of our city.  Contribute to our volunteer Board of Directors with energy and advice to bring more funds for our programs. We depend on donors for many activities, including purchasing computers to provide participants with Internet access and for preparing documents for employment. Do you have experience or a background in appealing to and communicating with prospective donors? Could you use your time and talents to enhance our donations from the community? We are a mission of the Ottawa Presbytery of the United Church of Canada. Many faith communities, individuals and private organisations support us financially and through gifts and volunteers. Staff works with over 100 participants daily, providing food, support, counselling and a place to be community, street outreach and fostering artistic expression. 2013 is their 30th anniversary. Visit http://www.centre507.org. Contact Paul Durber pdurber@rogers.com or 613-237-5337.

 

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