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Community Service Hours Form

Students must accumulate a total of 40 hours of eligible community service before the end of grade 12 in order to graduate high school.  Changes to this legislation now allows incoming grade 9 students to begin earning community service hours in the summer between grade 8 and grade 9.  We would encourage all students to complete this requirement early to avoid stress in their final year.  Examples of eligible activities include :

  • service to religious or cultural institutions and programs
  • events organized through local community associations such as Canada Day festivities, BBQs, community cleanups
  • 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.
  • any of the Ottawa area festivals held over the summer (Rideau Canal Festival, Jazz Festival, Bluesfest, Fringe Festival, Chamber Music, 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.

The OCDSB prohibits door to door canvassing except where the student is 16 years or older or is accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. 

Ineligible activities also include those that would pay the student or any placement with “for profit” organizations, businesses or family members.  If in doubt about the eligibility of an activity do not begin the activity until contacting the principal or Student Services.  In addition, City of Ottawa policy prohibits volunteers under the age of 14 in any of their programs unless they are volunteering with a parent.


Community Service Opportunities below:


Carp Christmas Craft Sale on Saturday November 17th at the Carp Agriculture Hall

Student volunteers are needed to help out at the Craft Sale from noon - 4 p.m.

If you are interested in helping out the Food Access Centre for this event, please call Karen at 613-404-2663.

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Somersault Event Series

 

Night Lights Run – Saturday November 17, 2018

(Gatineau – 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa)https://somersault.ca/night-lights/

 

We are looking for volunteers on race day to help with set up and registration, marshaling, and finish line/water station.  This is an early evening event.  Volunteer hours are 3 p.m. – 8 or 9 p.m.

Chili bowl included and we invite volunteers to bring an offering to our dessert-sharing table so that they can partake as well.     Free onsite parking.

 

Contact info@somersault.ca if interested in volunteering. 

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Children's Christmas Party in Fitzroy Harbour - Saturday December 1st
from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Looking for volunteers to help at the Christmas Party - musicians to play classic Christmas Carols, Face painter, Elves, Craft helpers, Gift wrappers & hot chocolate servers.  

Please contact Brittany at 613-601-8819 if interested in volunteering!


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Santa Claus Parade in Constance Bay Community Centre on Saturday December 1st

To volunteer for this fun event, please use this link Santa Claus
Event is from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 


Constance Bay Community Market - Saturday December 1st 

Some of the tasks will be: set-up (7 a.m. to 9 a.m.), tear down (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.), welcoming & assisting visitors (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and staffing fundraising table (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Saturday: December 1st (last market for the year).

Please use this link to apply to volunteer Community Markets.  Information is also available in the Community Service binder in Guidance. 


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Kanata Food Cupboard 'Unload The Buses'  - Saturday December 1st


To volunteer for this fun event, please use this link 
Kanata Food Cupboard or email info@kanatafoodcupboard.ca 


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Christmas Craft Fundraiser at St. Isidore Catholic School on Saturday December 8th

(Money raised will go towards the families of the Tornado)

Volunteers needed to: help vendors bring in items into the school, taking admission from the visitors, raffle table and more. 

Please contact Kristie at kristie.lajeunesse@ocsb.ca if you are interested in volunteering. 


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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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Music and Beyond's Youth Council 

This is open to all high school students. The Youth Council will participate in the following tasks:
Governance, marketing, programming, finance, volunteerism, event planning and productions etc. 

If you would like more information, please contact Taryn Mader, Young People's Coordinator at volunteer@musicandbeyond.ca or call 613-241-0777  x 512.  Please reply by the end of November if interested. 

See flyer in Community Service binder in Guidance. 

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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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City of Ottawa - Richcraft Recreation Complex Kanata 

New volunteer opportunities this fall at the Richcraft Recreation Complex 

Special Events Volunteer Positions 

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

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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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Somersault Event Series

Winterman Marathon – Saturday/Sunday February 16/17, 2019

(Canada War Museum)https://somersault.ca/winterman-run/

 

Saturday would be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Indoor – Registration

Outside – Site Set Up

 

Sunday would be from 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. (or whatever time you can spare)

Indoor – registration *come prepared to rotate outside positions after 8:30 am

Outside (rotating) – Course Marshals, Aid Stations, Finish Line

 

Volunteers will receive an event souvenir. 

 

Lunch is NOT provided due to the catering rights at the Museum and that we are technically not allowed food in the main registration area (There is a volunteer room nearby for lunch and breaks, as well as the Museum Cafeteria).  We encourage volunteers to bring food/drink to get them through their time with us or purchase food at the Museum Cafeteria.

 

Paid parking onsite Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday buses run near the Museum.  Sunday - suggest being picked up and dropped off at the Museum

 

Contact info@somersault.ca if interested in volunteer. 

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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 Ski Marathon: http://www.csm-mcs.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 Commission: http://www.canadascapital.gc.ca/bins/index.asp

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/

 

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