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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
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Volunteer Opportunity:   

Data entry for Huntley Community Association (approx 4 hours per person)

Huntley Community Association recently sent an online survey to  WC residents. The survey was

created to better understand the community's transportation needs and to determine if additional public services are required within the WC area.

They are looking for a number of student volunteers to help with data entry from the survey. The student volunteers would receive training on how to do this.  Volunteers would be required to transpose the data from the PDF file to the online tool.
 They are looking for 4-5 volunteers who would be giving approximately 3-4 hours of their time to
help enter data.  Volunteer opportunity can start immediately and they are hoping to have it
completed by the end of February.

Contact: Ken Holmes, ken.get.involved@gmail.com

 

Co-Op and Volunteers Wanted

House of Commons Offices


MP office David Yurdiga, along with the offices of MP Michael Cooper, Doug Shipley, and 
Bob Saroya are currently looking for volunteers and CO-OP students for the 2020 Winter Term/Semester.

This is a great, rewarding placement for high school students interested in politics
and the workings of government.

 Any interested students should send their resume to: David.Yurdiga@parl.gc.ca

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The Kinburn Community Association

The KCA is looking for volunteers to supervise public skating/help
with rink canteen at the outdoor rink 3045 Kinburn Side Road.

Shifts available:  Friday evening, and during the day Saturday and Sunday.

Contact:  Karen Matt, treasurer@kinburn.ca

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Volunteers Needed for Robotics Tournaments

Dates: Jan 10/11 & Feb 14/15
Time: Many time slots available
Sign up online at

https://tinyurl.com/robotvolunteers


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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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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


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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.  

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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  

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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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Bulletin Board & Announcements

Reminder to students to check the Volunteer bulletin board in the hall outside the guidance room 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. 

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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