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Community Involvement Logsheet and Information

Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities as part of the diploma requirements.  The purpose of this requirement is to encourage students to develop an awareness and understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities. 

 Community Involvement hours must fall into one of these categories:        

  • Not-for-profit: includes voluntary activities for any not-for-profit institution or foundation that would not displace a paid worker.  
  • For-profit: includes voluntary activities that are charitable-based for any business or organization that would not displace a paid worker. If volunteers are enhancing a product/service being sold/provided by a for-profit business designed to make it more attractive and/or a better experience for clients, then it is not in keeping with the spirit of community service and would not be an approved activity.
  • Other: community support that you feel warrants consideration.  In this case, please submit a brief written summary that explains how this experience meets the spirit and expectations of Community Involvement as identified above.

If students are considering any of the activities that would fall into the second or third category above, approval by the principal or a designate at your high school is required.

Note:  Incoming grade 9 students can begin earning community service hours in the summer between grade 8 and grade 9. However, if you choose to do this it is important you carefully select an activity that would be approved.

For more detailed information as well as the Community Involvement Hours Log Sheet, please visit the OCDSB website using this link:

https://ocdsb.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=55478&pageId=237979

 At west Carleton most students participate in the following Community Service Activities: 

  • service to non-profit schools, religious or cultural institutions and programs
  • events organized through local community associations such as Canada Day festivities, BBQs, community cleanups, Winterlude, Jazz Festival, Bluesfest, Fringe Festival, Chamber Music, etc
  • service to charities and non-profit organizations
  • coaching or scorekeeping minor sports
  • community service organizations such as the Royal Canadian Legion, Horticultural Society or Garden Club, local libraries, Lion’s Club, etc.

While this is not a complete list of eligible activities, adhering to this list will help to ensure hours are not rejected.  Students and parents are encouraged to visit the website of their local community association to learn of upcoming events requiring volunteers.  In September students are reminded to frequently check the Community Service bulletin board located outside Student Services for opportunities.


Community Service Opportunities below:


Constance
 Bay Community Market 
Market dates for 2019: July 13th, August 10th, September 14th, October 12, November 9th, December 7th

Volunteers are essential to operating a successful market. Opportunities include:
  • setting up (7 to 9 am)
  • tearing down (1 to 2 pm)
  • assisting vendors (7 am to 2 pm)
  • welcoming & assisting visitors (9 am to 1 pm)
  • staffing fundraising tables (9 am to 1 pm)
Please click this link to volunteer Community Market 

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Somersault Event Series -  Events that support various charities and groups and vary event by event

Friday/Saturday July 26/27, 2019 (Terry Fox Athletic Facility/Mooney’s Bay – Riverside Drive)  
Friday/Saturday August 30/31, 2019 (Terry Fox Athletic Facility/Mooney’s Bay – Riverside Drive)

If you interested in volunteering, please see further information about each event in the Community Service binder in Guidance!  Or contact info@somersault.ca


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West Carleton Community Sustainability Plan - West Carleton Community Complex Carp Road - Tuesday June 11th from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Recruiting volunteers to lead discussion groups for community sustainability planning for West Carleton.  Share your ideas!   All welcome! Beverages & snacks will be provided!


For further details and to register to volunteer, please click  HERE.  Details also available in Guidance - Community Service binder.


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Almonte Celtfest Gemmill Park July 5th - 7th, 2019 

Recruitment and orientation night at the Almonte Old Town Hall on Tuesday June 25, where volunteers can meet the board and their fellow volunteers, ask questions, and learn about how they can help. 

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please click this link Celtfest 2019 for more details.

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Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival Mooney's Bay Park - June 20 - 23, 2019 

Registration for the Tim Horton's Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival is now!

For more information about volunteer positions, please check out this link Dragon Boat


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2019 U19 Elimination Fastball Tournament in Carp June 28th, 29th & 30th

The tournament involves boys aged 16 - 17 years of age and will be held in Carp on June 28th - June 30th.  Student volunteers are needed to help out during the tournament in many areas - admission gate, carrying water to benches, clean up and tear down etc.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sharon by email at sharonshouldice@icloud.com


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Canada Day - Corkery Community Centre July 1st from 4 p.m. to dusk

Multiple positions available, please email KAT at woodward.kat@gmail.com for more information. 

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Canada Day in the Capital Region

The Canada Day volunteer recruitment campaign is in full swing. This year, Canada Day festivities will be held from June 30th  to July 1st . We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly students who would like to take part in the biggest party in Canada. 

Please click this link Canada Day if you are interested in volunteering.

Deadline to submit your application to volunteer is June 15th.


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CHEO RACE for the KIDS Sunday September 15, 2019 

Our next event is coming up on September 15th – RBC Race for the Kids, which is in support of youth mental health.  And once again we are asking for help from the students to volunteer.

Here is the link to our volunteer page on the event CHEO Race

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2019 Canada Army Run Friday September 21st and Saturday September 22nd 

VOLUNTEER to help make this year’s event the best one yet!   You will be able to choose the area you’d like to volunteer in and you can volunteer with family and friends. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please click 2019 Army Run 

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Carp Agricultural Society 

Please send an email to info@carpfair.ca if you are interested in volunteering for the Carp Agriculture Society for their upcoming events!

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Volunteer opportunities at the Richcraft Recreation Complex


Please contact Jordan Little @ jordan.little@ottawa.ca if you have questions!


Volunteer at Richcraft


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Government Volunteer Opportunity 

The office of Member of Parliament, David Yurdiga, is looking for bright, self-motivated students to assist with various communications, policy and administrative tasks in the M.P.'s Parliamentary office.

Please contact Marisa Breeze, Executive Assistant
Email: David.Yurdiga.A1@parl.gc.ca

Phone; 613-992-1154
Address: Justice Building, Room 810, Ottawa Ontario

Details also available in the Community Service binder in Guidance 

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re-Cycle Community Bike Shop Volunteer Opportunity 

No bike repair experience needed!
   There are a few different roles for student volunteers.  The main ongoing task for us is overhauling the donated bikes, which range in condition from excellent to heavily used, and getting them ready for sale.  

If you are interested in bikes this would be a great way to complete your community service hours! Click this link re-Cycle Bike Shop to volunteer. Details also available in the Community Service binder in Guidance. 


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Royal Canadian Legion TGIF Dinners 

Where: Royal Canadian Legion  - Allbirch Road Constance Bay

When: Every Friday evening from 4:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Duties: Set up, serve and clean-up for community dinners

To volunteer, please call George Dolan at 613-832-2917

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Diefenbunker Volunteer Opportunities - Canada's Cold War Museum

The Diefenbunker is always looking for new volunteer's on the weekend and/or during the summer. If you would like to help with events, kids' camps, etc and dress up like a zombie then this is a great experience for you!

Contact: r.wilson@diefenbunker.ca or call 613-839-0007.  facebook.com/diefenbunker

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ONGOING Community Service Opportunities


City of Ottawa

Please click HERE for the link to many volunteer opportunities!

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Habitat for Humanity

Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity GO gives you an opportunity to get involved and share your talents to achieve its very worthy cause – building homes and building hope.

Please click on this link Habitat for Humanity for all the details!

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Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge (Registered Charity)

Looking for student volunteers to help with several tasks:

Loading trucks and unloading truckloads of hay

Repairing fences

Cleaning up the property  

Mucking and repairing the farm sanctuary  

Preparing the wildlife centre for spring intake 

For more information please contact Lynne Rowe by email at: lynne@ccwr.ca  – information also available in the Volunteer binder in Student Services.

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Canadian Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/volunteering/ways-to-volunteer/youth-volunteer-opportunities/?region=on

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 Kanata Food Cupboard Weekly Opportunities

The Kanata Food Cupboard is a non-profit charitable organization providing food assistance to Kanata individuals and families in need. 

Please use this link to volunteer Kanata Food Cupboard or email info@kanatafoodcupboard.ca 

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Volunteer Binder/Volunteer Bulletin Board/Ottawa Area Websites

Reminder to students that there is a Volunteer binder located in Guidance also check out the Volunteer bulletin board in the hall outside our door.  You will find current and on-going community service opportunities.

Local Community Associations located near West Carleton Secondary School.  These local community centres have opportunities throughout the year.

Constance/Buckhams Bay Community Association 

http://cbbca.ca/cms/

Corkery Community Association  

http://www.corkerycommunity.ca/

Galetta Community Association  

http://www.galettaca.org/

Kinburn Community Association 

http://www.kinburn.ca/

Dunrobin Community Association  

http://www.dunrobincommunity.com/

Fitzroy Harbour Association  

http://fitzroyharbour.com/fitz/

Huntley Community Association  

http://www.hca-carp.ca

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Discover Volunteer Opportunities in Ottawa

Not all opportunities on these websites may fall under OCDSB Guidelines. Unsure?  Ask us in the Main Office or Guidance. 

Bell Capital Cup Hockey Tournament: http://bellcapitalcup.ca/view/capitalcup/

Bluesfest: https://ottawabluesfest.ca/

Canada Day in Kanata: http://www.canadadayinkanata.com/

​Canadian Cancer Society: ​http://www.cancer.ca

CHEO BBQ: https://cheobbq.com/

City of Ottawa: https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/get-know-your-city/volunteering#volunteering-city-ottawa

Friends of the Central Experimental Farm: http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/young.htm      

Hope Volleyball Summerfest: www.hopehelps.com​

Kanata Food Cupboard: http​s​://www.kanatafoodcupboard.ca/

Mothers Against Drunk Driving: http://maddchapters.ca/ottawa/ 

National Capital Race Marathon: http://www.ncm.ca

Ottawa Dragon Boat Race Festival:​http://www.dragonboat.net/

Ottawa Folk Festival: https://cityfolkfestival.com/volunteer/

Ottawa Food Bank:​​http://www.ottawafoodbank.ca/

Ottawa Fringe Festival: https://​www.ottawafringe.com

Ottawa Hospitals:  http://www.ottawahospital.on.ca/wps/portal/Base/TheHospital/CareersAndVolunteering/Volunteering

Ottawa Volunteer Lounge: http://www.ottawavolunteerlounge.ca

Snowsuit Fund: http://www.snowsuitfund.com/

Toy Mountain: http://salvationarmyottawa.ca/ways-you-can-help/volunteer/volunteer-with-toy-mountain/

Volunteer Ottawa: http://www.volunteerottawa.ca/

 

The Canada Day volunteer recruitment campaign is in full swing. This year, Canada Day festivities will be held from June 30th  to July 1st . We are looking for serious, enthusiastic, friendly students who would like to take part in the biggest party in Canada. We believe that your students would enjoy participating in the various activities while completing their community service hours.
The Canada Day volunteer recruitment campaign is in full swing. This year, Canada Day festivities will be held from June 30th  to July 1st . We are looking for serious, enthusiastic, friendly students who would like to take part in the biggest party in Canada. We believe that your students would enjoy participating in the various activities while completing their community service hours.
The Canada Day volunteer recruitment campaign is in full swing. This year, Canada Day festivities will be held from June 30th  to July 1st . We are looking for serious, enthusiastic, friendly students who would like to take part in the biggest party in Canada. We believe that your students would enjoy participating in the various activities while completing their community service hours.
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