A ‘Volunteer Rendezvous’ at City Hall

In exactly one week, Volunteer Ottawa will be hosting its Volunteer Rendezvous at City Hall – connecting prospective volunteers with a wide selection of organisations looking for help. On September 22nd between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Volunteer Ottawa welcomes one and all to come join the fun, learn about volunteer opportunities available in Ottawa, and make lasting connections with people and organisations in our community.

Cleverly dubbing this event a sort of “volunteer speed-dating,” the organisers at Volunteer Ottawa are excited to be hosting this free event. Shelley Ann Morris, Volunteer Ottawa’s Membership Coordinator, says that the event is for anyone and everyone looking for volunteer work. This event is the perfect opportunity for families to come together to find a cause they would like to support as a team, for new Canadians to learn about Ottawa and make friends, or for new graduates to make connections in their field and build up their resume.

Since there will be about 40 different associations at the Rendezvous, there will be an organisation in attendance to suit everyone’s interests, whether you would like to work with kids or seniors, focus on environmental issues or the arts, or help people with disabilities or those new to Canada. Some confirmed attendees are the Canadian Cancer Society, Free the Falls, Vanier Museoparc, and City of Ottawa Volunteer Services.

Ms. Morris says that attendees of the Rendezvous should bring “an open mind, curiosity and a willingness to explore all kinds of volunteer opportunities.” This event is the first step in starting a conversation about helping others in our community and creating lasting memories for all involved. It’s going to be a fun, enlightening event, and we hope to see you there!