Volunteer Roundup: Ottawa’s latest opportunities

indexThe end of summer is quickly approaching! What better way to finish it off than to volunteer within your community? As always, Volunteer Ottawa features a variety of organizations that are in need or volunteers, some urgent, some on-going, but all for various age groups! Please visit www.volunteerottawa.ca or call 613-736-5270 today to see many more listings in addition to this week’s post.

Become part of a great team! The Well is a spiritual and justice-based gathering place for women and women with children and they are looking for a volunteer computer room assistant. You will help women become familiar with the internet, e-mail, and various software applications for about 2 hours per week. Police check required. Please contact Rosy at rosy@the-well.ca or 613-594-8861 x77.

Outgoing Volunteers Needed! The YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region is looking for a strong candidate looking to help with a campaign to bring the Y to the Carlingwood Mall. This individual will be helping at the information booth, answering questions and registering memberships. This position also involves working with our computer system to ensure new members’ information has been entered correctly. Do you have a background in sales and looking to build on this experience? Are you an outgoing, positive individual who isn’t afraid to get the attention of mall walkers! Training will be provided. Booth is open during Mall hours (Friday and Saturday 9:30am- 9:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm). Commitment of 25 hours a week needed. Contact Amanda Romozzi 613-237-1320, ext. 2999 or amanda.pooli@ymcaywca.ca

Strong volunteers needed:  The Ottawa Neighbourhood Services is looking for volunteers for a fundraising auction for Saturday August 24th. We received an important donation of great furniture and are looking to sell it in an auction to raise funds to buy a new truck for the organization. We are looking for 2-3 strong people (to move furniture) to set up and help out during and after the event and load furniture onto a truck.   Please contact us at 613-728-3737 or at ottawaneighbourhoodservices@hotmail.com

Supporting Our Troops @ The Army Run:  Be at the coolest water station during the Army Run! Bell Media and the Ontario Lung Association invite you to be part of the “ I Love Lungs”  Waterstation Crew on Sunday September 22nd .  Volunteers can enjoy great music while handing  out water and Gatorade, and cheering on thousands of people doing the 5km or 21km distance.  Contact melanie@on.lung.ca

Urgent Need for a Board Secretary: Helping with Furniture (HWF) Board of Directors seeks an interim Secretary from September 2013 to January 2014. HWF is a non-profit charity serving the Ottawa area whose primary purpose is to furnish the homes of individuals and families in need. Duties include  calling and organizing Board meetings, in collaboration with the HWF President, preparing and distributing agendas for monthly Board meetings, in collaboration with the HWF President, facilitating Board meetings, taking/distributing meeting minutes, creating, updating, and distributing documents as necessary, serving the central point contact for Board business and helping to organize the date, call and help to organize HWF’s Annual General Meeting. This position requires approximately 5-10 hours of work per month.  Are you 18+, available in the evenings, fluent in English, have excellent communication skills, excellent organizational, administrative and multi-tasking skills.  Do you have experience taking, editing and distributing meeting minutes, leading meetings and helping to plan events?  To apply, please send a concise cover letter and resume to nmaione@hwfottawa.org by Friday August 23rd or call 613-612-6228.

Voscar Time Again:  Volunteer Ottawa will be hosting its 3rd Annual VOscar fund raising gala on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.  A strong team of ‘supporting cast’ (volunteers) is needed to make this event a success.  Videographer,paparazzi, entertainers, event helpers, people to help manage the talent, Social Media Promoter during the event, VOscar Helper, movie star look-alikes, someone to hand out parking vouchers, door greeters, registrars, ushers, set-up and take-down crews.  Interested in joining the star-studded cast?  Contact Vasilinka Tsar 613-736-5266 ext 114 or vasilinka@volunteerottawa.ca

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