Volunteer Opportunities 2019

With over 150 volunteers supported by 3 staff, volunteers are the very foundation of the Council on Aging! They are essential to sustain the COA’s leadership role through various initiatives, activities and events. Volunteering at the COA offers opportunities to meet fellow peers, expand your network, make a contribution and both utilize and gain valuable skills and experience.
 
We are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas:
 

Board Members

Board Members provide leadership and direction to the organization overall. They steer the organization toward a sustainable future through sound governance and financial management policies and ensure that the organization has adequate resources to advance its mission.
 
We are currently seeking the following:
Secretary
Treasurer
Business minded individuals
 

Committee Chairs

Committee Members support the Committee Chair and play an active and engaged role on their committee by contributing relevant knowledge, skills and expertise, and by carrying out specific activities toward determining and furthering the priorities of their committee. We are currently seeking committee members for the following committees:
 
Communications – This committee sets priorities and works on all aspects of communications, including our e-newsletter, website, social media and more.
 
Comité des affaires francophones – This committee works to improve the quality of life of Francophone seniors in Ottawa through education and policy recommendations to and through the COA.  We are also seeking additional committee members.
 

Committee Members

Committee Members support the Committee Chair and play an active and engaged role on their committee by contributing relevant knowledge, skills and expertise, and by carrying out specific activities toward determining and furthering the priorities of their committee. 
 
We are currently seeking committee members for the following committees:
 
Communications – This committee sets priorities and works on all aspects of communications, including our e-newsletter, website, social media and more.
 
Comité des affaires francophones – This committee works to improve the quality of life of Francophone seniors in Ottawa through education and policy recommendations to and through the COA.  This committee is also seeking a Chair.
 
Spirituality – This committee holds an annual Aging & Spirituality Conference on various dimensions of spirituality in human aging.
 
Special Events – This committee looks after the various aspects of our special events such as our Member Orientation, Christmas Party, Volunteer Appreciation, Spring Luncheon and more.
 

Education

Educational Event Volunteers – Our educational event volunteers take care of all the details! From greeting people, to setting up the coffee, preparing handouts, room set up, AV needs and more, these volunteers ensure that everyone is well taken care of at our educational events. We have an amazing team already but we are always looking for others to join this team. 
 
We are currently seeking event volunteers for the following positions:
 
Greeters
Hospitality (food & beverage)
AV set-up
Overall set-up
Registration
 

Additional Positions

Volunteer Facilitator – Our Volunteer Facilitator will get to know the interests and abilities of the volunteers, contact newly interested volunteers, assign tasks and provide guidance, support, resources and tools as needed. The ideal individual would enjoy people and have good communication, listening, and organizational skills. 
 
Videographer / Photographer – Someone with skills in the area of filming, editing and photography 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!
 
Community Ambassadors – Promoting the Council on Aging at local events is vital to creating awareness of the Council and the needs of seniors in Ottawa. 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.
 
Reception – Individuals in this role would be in the office 4-8 hours a week to respond to the public and assist the staff with a variety of tasks which could include data entry, making and answering phone calls, stocking and ordering supplies, photocopying, organizing mail outs, typing, and more, as each individual would like.
 
 

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

Questions? 
Contact:
coa@coaottawa.ca

613-789-3577 Ext 102