Current Volunteer Opportunities

Friendly Callers Needed

Volunteers are needed for Connect Friendly Callers, a pilot project aiming to reduce social isolation for seniors living with disabilities during the pandemic. The Connect project matches a senior with a volunteer, for a virtual social visit using the senior’s preferred platform (phone, FaceTime, Zoom WhatsApp etc.).

If you are interested in sharing a few minutes of your time with an isolated senior, please connect with us by email at tjean-baptiste@able2.org or by phone at 613-761-9522 ext. 228

Evening in the Maritimes Committee Member (Various Positions)

Position Summary:

Event committee members assist with planning and preparing for ABLE2’s premier fundraising event. On the day of the event, they provide on-site leadership to ensure smooth delivery in keeping with the established plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

This will include, but not limited to:

  • Attendance at scheduled committee meetings
  • Ensuring that all pre-event, day-of event and post-event duties are complete
  • Take part in the post-event debrief, during which event successes, challenges and opportunities for improvement are discussed
  • Being familiar with the organization, the event and the way in which proceeds from the event will be used to further the organization’s mandate
  • Help to promote the event, including recruiting participants/attendees
  • Soliciting in-kind donations and sponsorships
  • Supporting the set-up and take-down of the event.

Requirements

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work as a team and share ideas
  • Ability to work independently on tasks assigned outside of scheduled meetings
  • Enthusiasm for event planning
  • Experience with fundraising or soliciting gifts-in-kind and /or comfort in doing so
  • Ability to attend at least on monthly meetings, typically scheduled for evening hours
  • Event planning experience is an asset
  • Having a large social network that can be engaged as potential event attendees, donors or sponsors is an asset

Positions Available:

  • Co-chair
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Silent Auction Coordinator

Please contact Susan Campbell scampbell@able2.org

Evening in the Maritimes Corporate Sales and Sponsorship Committee Member

Position Summary:

The EiTM Corporate Sales and Sponsorship Committee assists in the sale of corporate tables and sponsorship for ABLE2’s premier fundraising event. Members of the committee also steward relationships with high-value guests. In addition, this committee will ensure that all table purchasers and sponsors receive proper recognition.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This will include, but not limited to:

  • Ensures that EiTM’s brand as one of Ottawa’s premier galas is upheld and expanded.
  • Ensures that EiTM is as successful as possible in raising funds for ABLE2.
  • Supports ABLE2 and EiTM by selling corporate tables and sponsorship opportunities and where possible securing high-quality auction Items.
  • Completes Action Items as assigned in planning committee minutes.
  • Identifies new opportunities to increase revenue and/or attendee experience.
  • Helps develop the ticket price for corporate tables in conjunction with the EiTM Planning Committee.
  • Initiates interactions with sponsors and funders including obtaining funds or in-kind services.

Requirements:

  • The Committee members should be strongly committed to ABLE2 Ottawa’s vision, mission and values and be willing to use their expertise to help the agency.

If interested please contact Susan at scampbell@able2.org

Consumer Action Committee Members

Do you want to change the lives of people with disabilities? Do you like to stand up for others? Do you want your voice heard? The Consumer Action Committee is now recruiting new members. If you have used ABLE2 services, or are on the waitlist then you are invited to join our committee.

If interested please contact Sari at smusta-white@able2.org

Bingo Volunteer

Position Summary:

The Bingo Volunteer is responsible for representing ABLE2 through a customer service role during Bingo charity sessions. The position works with the Bingo Coordinator.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This will include, but not limited to:

  • Follow the rules for volunteers, including adhering to the uniform policy and being on time for each shift
  • Greet and hold doors open for bingo hall patrons
  • Clear and wipe down tables
  • Help call out/identify winners
  • Knowledgeable about ABLE2 when occasional asked to attend marketing events at local malls

Requirements:

  • Be age 18 or older
  • A personal and friendly manner
  • Confidence to interact with the public
  • Completed training session
  • Obtained a vulnerable sector check
  • Ability to stand/walk for a minimum of two hours

If interested please contact Susan at scampbell@able2.org