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Welcome to Pay It Forward - Ottawa Volunteering!

Do you want to meet other people where you'll be engaged in meaningful, inclusive and fun activities which make a difference where you live?

If you do . . . then you've found the right place and the right group of new friends!
This is where conscious people come to take action.

The idea is simple: WE PAY IT FORWARD. We meet at a local event, fundraiser, organization or agency, roll up our sleeves, and then volunteer.

Our group is aimed at creating a place for like-minded people to meet while helping their community.

Bring yourself, your friends and spread the word.

We look forward to meeting you SOON!

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Upcoming events (5)

OTTAWA FOOD BANK - SORTING

Ottawa Food Bank — Warehouse

As so many members have their messaging turned off, instead of attempting to email this information, I'm publicly posting it. There are so far 5 spots reserved in the Ottawa Food Bank's calendar for this activity. The last 3 will be first come first served per your registration on the OFB's website. Moving forward, I will post everything openly. Here's the necessary information for the registration, as drafted by the Ottawa Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator... Thank you for reserving your space for the Team Meetup group volunteer shift for food sorting at the Ottawa Food Bank on: September 30th, 9:30 to 11:30 am Next steps: To ensure reliable COVID contact tracing, participants must individually register via the Ottawa Food Bank volunteer site. Unregistered volunteers will be turned away. 1. Go to your group's Team Meetup personalized registration page found here: http://vhub.at/TeamMeetup 2. Create, or sign into, your OFB volunteer account 3. Select your shift, September 30th, 9:30 to 11:30 am and follow the prompts to register 4. Once registered, please carefully read your confirmation email and watch the instructional video 5. Bookmark the link for future use. Important points: • This opportunity involves unpacking donated food and sorting into 29 categories in our warehouse. • Please note, that this will involve bending, lifting and carrying boxes weighing up to 20 lbs. • Minimum age is 18 years During the COVID-19 crisis, the Ottawa Food Bank will: • Maintain a mandatory mask policy • Ensure participant registration to support contact tracing • Limited the total number of volunteers per shift to 8 participants • Limit the minimum age of volunteers to 18 years • Provide physical distancing • Ensure hand washing protocols • Track and execute cleaning of work areas and tables and tools • Asking each scheduled volunteer to do a COVID-19 self assessment prior to volunteering and cancel immediately should you have any signs of illness Questions? Contact Jo-Anne via [masked] Jo-Anne Turple Coordinator of Volunteers 1317 Michael Street Ottawa, ON K1B 3M9 Phone:[masked] ex 120 Fax:[masked] www.ottawafoodbank.ca

Ottawa Community Housing - Overgrowth removal

2 Finland Private

The Lavigne Court Ottawa Community Housing community is in need of some help to remove overgrowth in their area. Tools to be used will be loppers (hedge clippers) and secateurs (the smaller hand trimmers). Volunteers are welcome to bring their own, but we will have more than enough on hand. We ask that any volunteers dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. We also ask that they bring their own mask and water bottle if possible, as well as any other PPE, safety items, or other necessities they may need. We will have additional PPE (masks, gloves, safety glasses) as well as individual snacks and water bottles available for the volunteers also. Each volunteer will need to sign a copy of our online waiver that includes COVID screening questions, which will also be asked the day before the event. See below: English Waiver: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5eebe9d45d31c/web/ French Waiver: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5eebea6a7d30b/web/

Shepherds of Good Hope - Soup Kitchen

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RSVPs open about 2 weeks before the event Shepherds of Good Hope is the largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to the needs of the homeless and impoverished in the city of Ottawa. It was founded 30 years ago, and today supports over 1600 people on a daily basis. In this activity we will help prepare and serve food to some of the poor and the homeless in our community. Some guidelines: - Please arrive at 233 Murray Street at 1:00 pm; parking is available in the parking lot at 233 Murray Street. Volunteer entrance is at the back of the build ing in the parking lot - We ask that volunteers stay until 5:00 pm to help with serving during dinner meal and cleaning up - Please sign the Group Release and Waiver upon arrival (see below for minors) - Volunteers are urged to leave valuables at home. We suggest locking purses and other items of value in the trunk of your vehicle where possible. - There is a closet to lock jackets and other items in; please ensure the door to this closet is closed at all times - Volunteers are asked to maintain boundaries with those we serve; off site contact is not permitted, please refrain from sharing personal information such as phone numbers, email addresses, etc. - Volunteers are asked to refrain from intervening in any situation of physical or verbal aggression and that all incidents are reported to staff - Volunteers are asked to follow universal safety precautions by wearing latex gloves, closed toed shoes, and being cautious when handling bags of donations - Please dress appropriately – keep shoulders, midriff, and knees covered. Refrain from wearing items that have explicit pictures or language. - Youth 14+ are welcomed to join a group. Minors may provide assistance in the soup kitchen during meal preparation then can assist in organizing the clothing program in the basement of 233 Murray with the supervision of an adult. - Minors can not be on the main floor of 233 Murray Street during the hours that we are open to serve to the community. Minor Waiver forms are available with staff. THIS EVENT IS A COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTEERING AND CONTRIBUTING. There are limited spots for participation in this event and your Pay it Forward team is counting on your commitment. Therefore, ATTENDANCE WILL BE MONITORED at this event. If you are a Yes and you cancel the same day as the event or do not show up, your RSVP may be removed from future events where attendance is monitored.

Shepherds of Good Hope - Soup Kitchen

Shepherds of Good Hope

RSVPs open about 2 weeks before the event Shepherds of Good Hope is the largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to the needs of the homeless and impoverished in the city of Ottawa. It was founded 30 years ago, and today supports over 1600 people on a daily basis. In this activity we will help prepare and serve food to some of the poor and the homeless in our community. Some guidelines: - Please arrive at 233 Murray Street at 8:30 am; parking is available in the parking lot at 233 Murray Street. Volunteer entrance is at the back of the build ing in the parking lot - We ask that volunteers stay until 1:00 pm to help with serving during dinner meal and cleaning up - Please sign the Group Release and Waiver upon arrival (see below for minors) - Volunteers are urged to leave valuables at home. We suggest locking purses and other items of value in the trunk of your vehicle where possible. - There is a closet to lock jackets and other items in; please ensure the door to this closet is closed at all times - Volunteers are asked to maintain boundaries with those we serve; off site contact is not permitted, please refrain from sharing personal information such as phone numbers, email addresses, etc. - Volunteers are asked to refrain from intervening in any situation of physical or verbal aggression and that all incidents are reported to staff - Volunteers are asked to follow universal safety precautions by wearing latex gloves, closed toed shoes, and being cautious when handling bags of donations - Please dress appropriately – keep shoulders, midriff, and knees covered. Refrain from wearing items that have explicit pictures or language. - Youth 14+ are welcomed to join a group. Minors may provide assistance in the soup kitchen during meal preparation then can assist in organizing the clothing program in the basement of 233 Murray with the supervision of an adult. - Minors can not be on the main floor of 233 Murray Street during the hours that we are open to serve to the community. Minor Waiver forms are available with staff. THIS EVENT IS A COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTEERING AND CONTRIBUTING. There are limited spots for participation in this event and your Pay it Forward team is counting on your commitment. Therefore, ATTENDANCE WILL BE MONITORED at this event. If you are a Yes and you cancel the same day as the event or do not show up, your RSVP may be removed from future events where attendance is monitored.

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Shepherds of Good Hope - Soup Kitchen

Shepherds of Good Hope

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