Volunteer Roundup: Ottawa’s latest opportunities

1297310134817_ORIGINALBored yet? Find something new and different in a volunteer opportunity – indoors, outdoors, alone or in a group. Call Volunteer Ottawa, an agency supported by the United Way. We’re at 613-736-5270 and http://www.volunteerottawa.ca.

Make connections: Volunteer Ottawa, an organization that links volunteers with community organizations, is in need of a bilingual Volunteer Receptionist (Tuesday AM; Wednesday AM; and Thursday PM), who can commit for a minimum of 6 months. As a Receptionist you will greet visitors, answer the telephone, offer guidance in finding suitable volunteer opportunities, track calls and messages, and assist staff with photocopies/filing and other administrative tasks. Training will be provided. Contact Vasilinka Tsar at (613) 736-5266 Ext 114, or at  vasilinka@volunteerottawa.ca

Friendly volunteers needed: Extendicare-Medex, a long term care, 193 bed facility, located in the west end of Ottawa has an immediate need for volunteers to come and visit with our residents who speak Greek, Armenian, and German, and to come and play Euchre. We are also looking for friendly and personable volunteers to fill a number of other roles. Contact Mary-Ellen Dore at: 613 225 5650 ext 401 or at mdore@extendicare.com for more information.

VOSCAR Time!  Volunteer Ottawa celebrates its 3rd  annual VOSCARS, a fundraiser and opportunity to honour some dedicated volunteers.  The event takes place in a new location, the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum on Thursday, September 26th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Volunteer positions include: Technology manager: Manage all technical requirements of the event. Movie Actor look-a-likes: Walk the red carpet. Silent Auction: Manage silent auction tables and take payments.  Also needed are parking attendants, registration volunteers, greeters, ushers, and help with set-up/take-down. Contact Vasilinka Tsar 613-736-5266 ext 114 or Vasilinka@volunteerottawa.ca

All Around the House:  Abbeyfield House is a non-profit organization that provides accommodation for 10 independent older adults. Are you retired and living in the Parkdale area? Needed is an experienced volunteer to head its House Committee. Responsibilities are primarily for the hiring and performance of a small staff, together with meal planning. Also required is a Volunteer Coordinator who can assist us with the following: updating volunteer opportunities on specific websites; recruiting/interviewing/training possible volunteers and creating a strategy for volunteer recognition. Green Thumb?  A gardener is also needed once a week to maintain the flower beds (including pruning, weeding and replanting), help keep the grounds tidy and maintain the indoor plants.  Police check required and training/orientation provided. Contact Jo Ashford (613) 729-4817 (leave message) or  abbeyfot@magma.ca

SuperWalk time:  Parkinson Society Eastern Ontario will be hosting its 18th Annual SuperWalk fundraising event on Saturday September 7 at Britannia Beach.  A variety of volunteers are needed before and during the event.  Volunteers are needed to distribute posters and pledge forms to promote the walk now.  Are you creative? Do you enjoy face-painting? Can you tie balloons into cool animals/shapes? Do you love to entertain children and families? Are you in a family-friendly band? Do you love performing in front of people? Would you like to put your musical talents towards a great cause? Entertainers are also needed to help create a fun, family-friendly atmosphere on event-day.  For these and other great volunteer opportunities, contact Alan Muir 613-722-9238 or  amuir@toh.on.ca.

Help organize an event: The Canadian Hearing Society is seeking a volunteer coordinator(s) to organize a one day event to recycle used electronics in October 2013. Much of the preliminary work has been done. The volunteer would be expected to advertise the event, coordinate two teams of volunteers to helps that day and to follow all procedures in our event guide. The event is only 1 day in October and we expect that the volunteer will be committing 1-3 hours per week for 6 weeks leading up the event day. The organization will maintain full responsibility for this event and provide insurance coverage for its volunteers. As a charitable non-profit organization, the volunteer will help us raise funds to continue our non-profit services to the hearing loss community. A great way to build skills for your resume and contribute to an environmentally friendly event.  Contact Michel David 613-521-0509 (Voix/Voice)1-888-697-3650 (ATS/TTY) or mdavid@chs.ca.

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