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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an integral part of the way centres succeed in getting their work done!  
 

Current volunteer openings

The Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa encourages and supports the involvement of volunteers in a variety of programs, services and activities. Volunteers are an integral part of the way centres succeed in getting their work done!

Are you interested in finding out more about volunteer opportunities within individual CHRCs? Each centre has their own unique process, application form and screening requirements.

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 To apply for a volunteer opportunity, contact the relevant centre as indicated in each volunteer posting. To find out what is currently available please browse the current openings below.

Carlington Community Health Centre

 6 Grief and Bereavement Peer Facilitators Needed

 

 Please click here for details.  

Centretown Community Health Centre


Good Food Box Packing Day Volunteers  

The Good Food Box Packer packs boxes of fresh fruit and vegetables once a month for delivery to neighbourhood sites.
Note : Packing day takes place in a warehouse in an East end industrial park, accessible by bus.

Requirements  

  • 6 hours per month
  • Team player
  • Reliability
  • Physical fitness                         

What you Gain    

  • A tasty light lunch
  • A share of any surplus fruits and vegetables
  • Leadership qualities
  • Meet other people in your community 
  • Satisfaction that everyone has equal access to nutritious food
  • New skills. Use the Good Food Box as a job reference
  • Annual volunteer recognition events

Bryana Katz

613-233-4443  Ext. 2133

goodfoodbox@centretownchc.org


 


Parent and Child Drop-In Volunteer

The Parent Child Drop-in is a free playgroup for families, caregivers and children. and provides the opportunity to discover new toys, develop skills and make new friends. As a valuable volunteer you will provide a welcoming and supportive environment for children and parents/caregivers. 

Requirements

  • Friendly, outgoing and enjoys interacting with parents/caregivers and children
  • Respect the goals set out for the group by facilitator
  • Comfortable working in a busy child play environment
  • Respectful of parents and children of other cultures and traditions
  • Available on: Wednesday-9:00 am - 12:30 pm

What you Give   

  • Assist with set up, clean up and maintenance of playroom
  • Prepare and tidy up snack
  • Greet, welcome and sign in/register participants
  • Facilitate clients accessing Toy         Lending

Kristina Blundon

613-233-4443 Ext. 2510

VolunteerProgram@centretownchc.org



        

   Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre


Meals Driver

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Pick up meals at Résidence Saint-Louis or Bridlewood Retirement Home (Hunt Club) and deliver to client’s homes.


Client Driver

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To provide transportation for clients to appointments for essential services.


Friendly Visitor

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To visit a client who is lonely or shut-in on a regular basis.

    

  Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre


                                     Outdoor Rink Attendant 

                                                                      NROCRC is looking for...

1- Volunteer Outdoor Rink Attendant to help Rink Coordinator maintain, clean and supervise the operations of outdoor rink at Parkwood Hills between Merivale Road and Fisher off Meadowlands Drive.

                                                         For details, please click here

                                             Please contact Brad Spooner @ bspooner@nrocrc.org

     2- Volunteer Income Tax Filer to complete income tax returns for low income clients.

                                                           For details, please click here.

                                                 Please contact Deborah Holohan at 613 596 56 26

   

         Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Important Message!

 Please note that we are currently in transition with staff in the Volunteer and Student Services program. As a result, all volunteer applications and placements have been put on hold at this time. We hope to be able to re-open our acceptance of applications in May 2016. Student requests and placements are also being put on hold until mid-summer.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.


Sandy Hill Community Health Centre


Board members 

  Get Involved as volunteers on our Board of Directors and/or Board Committees.    

Requirements

  • Are aware of SHCHC’s role in the community
  • Support our mission
  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Have awareness of current health and social issues
  • Have links with the community we serve
  • Can commit to monthly meetings, advocacy and
  • Networking activities for a two-year term


Click here to find out how to sign up

 

 

Seaway Valley Community Health Centre

Jobs

Details

 

1. Volunteer

 Room and kitchen set up as well as greeting clients for various group sessions. 

 2. Exercise Group Lead

 Volunteers who are certified to lead group exercise classes for older adults.  

3. "Get W.I.T.H. it!" Walking Leaders

  • Indoor winter walking program.
  • Tuesday and Thursday - Mornings 

Corrie
613-936-0306 
Ext. 152.

    

   Somerset West Community Health Centre

Jobs

Details

 

Mandarin and Cantonese Speaking Volunteer 

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Ms Veronique Chu
613-232-6695
613-238-8214 Ext. 2264

 Please click here to find out more details about volunteering (In Chinese and English) 

    

    

South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre

Jobs

Details

 

SEOCHC

Jessica-Rae Linzel 
613-737-7195 Ext. 2294
jessica-rael@seochc.on.ca 

Please click here to find out more details about volunteering

    

  

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre


Friendly Visitor

Volunteer needed for a nice conversation and a pleasant visit.

You will Gain

  • Meaningful client contact
  • Developing positive new relationships
  • Generously offering your time
  • Increased health and well-being
  • Contribution to the overall autonomy and resilience of our more isolated members of the community


Volunteer
 

Early Years Centre
(Carp Memorial Hall)
434 Donald B. Munro Dr.

Please complete our volunteer application found online at www.wocrc.ca

Requirements

  • Assist with day-to-day activities of the drop-in program
  • Set up and clean up
  • Assist in making participants feel welcome and comfortable.
  • Available on: Tuesdays and Thursdays - 9:00 -11:30 am.
  • An interview
  • A Police Records Check
  • A reference check
  • Training

Adult Day Program Volunteer

 The Adult Day Program provides clients with Alzheimer's and other related dementia with a day of stimulating activities.

Requirements

  • Provide companionship, encouragement and guidance
  • Demonstrate patience and dependability; sense of humour; respect and compassion
  • A Police Records Check
  • Guiding Beliefs Training
  • Minimum of 6-month commitment
  • Available on: Tuesdays and Thursdays - 8:30 am-2:45 pmTo be considered you must complete our volunteer application form found online at www.wocrc.ca.


Driver

Provide transportation to seniors and adults with disabilities to medical appointments, shopping and various social activities and programs.

Reimbursed competitively at .50/km.

If interested, please complete our volunteer application found online www.wocrc.ca

What you Gain

  • You will provide an opportunity to promote assisted independent living
  • Foster and maintain full capacity functioning for those who might otherwise not access the services and activities that we can.
  • You have the opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with the person you are assisting, and to contribute to the livelihood of your community.


Drivers

(Nepean/Bell’s Corners) 
 

Provide transportation to seniors and adults with disabilities to medical appointments, shopping and various social activities and programs.

Reimbursed competitively at .50/km. 

If interested, please complete our volunteer application found online at http://www.wocrc.ca/

Laine Johnson 
613-591-3686 Ext. 280

What you Gain

  • Provide an opportunity to promote assisted independent living
  • To foster and maintain full capacity functioning for those who might otherwise not access the services and activities that we can. 
  • Have the opportunity to develop a meaningful relationship with the person you are assisting, and to contribute to the livelihood of your community

Adult Day Program Support

Components of the Adult Day Program include planned social, recreational and physical activities, as well as meals and companionship.

Laine Johnson
613-591-3686 Ext. 280
Johnson@wocrc.ca

Responsibilities

  • Patience, dependability, sense of humour, and compassion
  • Must be age 15 or older
  • Services for Seniors & Adults with Physical Disabilities
  • Provide assistance, companionship and encouragement in a group setting for adults with varying degrees of dementia and Alzheimer’s, to help them achieve and maintain their maximum level of functioning
  • To prevent premature and inappropriate institutionalization
  • Provide respite for caregivers.
  • Available on: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 am-2:30pm