Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to sustain the COA’s many events and activities. Volunteering offers opportunities to meet fellow peers, expand your network, make a contribution and gain valuable skills and experience.

We are Growing! and We’re Looking for both English & French Volunteers!

At the end of the following list of opportunities, click on the Volunteer Application, to indicate your areas of interest and then you will be directed to a page to complete your contact information. We’ll be in touch with you soon.

We are currently looking for both English and French volunteers in the following areas:

BOARD MEMBERS

Our Board Members meet monthly to guide the activities of the organization collectively and through their individual roles.

Chair, Resources & Development – The Chair of our Resources & Development Committee will act as a Board Member and will work with the Executive Director and the Board to provide leadership in the area of fundraising.  This would involve strategic thinking about a wide range of ways to bring money into the organization.

Please contact us for further details by emailing: l-m.bouchard@coaottawa.ca.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Our committee members play an important role in guiding the actions of both our issues committees and our administrative committees.  We are always seeking both professionals and community members who are passionate about seniors’ issues and desiring change.

Issues Committees – Our issues committees include housing, transportation, health and more.  At this time, we are particularly seeking individuals to take on leadership roles within our Education Committee.  Please do contact us if any of our committees are of interest to you!

Administrative Committee Members – Our administrative committees deal with specific issues in the growth and development the organization.  We are currently seeking individuals with skills in the areas of Communications, Membership, Sponsorship and Resources & Development.

 

OTHER VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Circle Facilitator – Our Volunteer Circle Facilitator will get to know the interests and abilities of the event volunteers, contact newly interested volunteers, assign tasks and provide guidance, support, resources and tools as needed. The ideal individual would have good communication, listening, and organizational skills

Event Volunteers – Led by our Volunteer Coordinator, our event volunteers take care of all the details!  Opportunities include greeting people, registration, setting up the coffee, and preparing handouts. These volunteers ensure that everyone is well taken care of at our events.  We have an amazing team already but we are always looking for others to join this team.

Community Exhibits Ambassadors – Promoting the Council on Aging at local events is vital to creating awareness of the Council and the needs of seniors in Ottawa.  Led by our Volunteer Coordinator, these volunteers would organize materials, inform themselves on the Council on Aging and its activities, and represent the organization at our exhibits at community events and expositions.

Videography Coordinator – Someone with skills in the area of filming and editing would be amazing!  We are hoping to start videotaping our educational sessions to make them more accessible to a wider audience who may not be able to attend.  Someone with the skills to edit them to be placed on our web site would be terrific!

Graphic Designer –  An individual with skills in Photoshop, InDesign, and other creative media who could help with the production of communications materials from time to time.

Electronic Archivist –  Someone who could assist with the development of a system for our electronic file management.  This would be an ideal task for someone who is very organized, detail oriented and comfortable with electronic filing.

Writers – individuals with superior writing skills who are comfortable writing short articles on various topics related to aging.

Administration – Supporting the Council with administrative skills is a wonderful way to volunteer! There are opportunities with minute taking for committees, database updates, membership updates, phone calling, small translation, creative design work, and more.

Click on the Volunteer Application to indicate your areas of interest and then be directed to a page to complete your contact information. We’ll be in touch with you soon.


NOTE: Information will not be shared and will only be used to contact you about volunteering opportunities. We respect your privacy.

Questions? 
Contact:
l-m.bouchard@coaottawa.ca

613-789-3577 Ext 101