Eastern Ontario: Ottawa Chapter

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The Ottawa Chapter is actively seeking volunteers just like you! 

We have many opportunities available including but not limited to:

  • Fundraising
  • Being a Community Ambassador
  • Friendly Visiting Program
  • Office work and more!

For more information or to get involved, please contact Jessica at jessica.wallace@mssociety.ca or 613-728-1583 ext. 3326.

If you're interested in being involved with the Friendly Visiting Program, please contact Jen directly at jennifer.horvath@mssociety.ca or 613-728-1583 ext. 3327.

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Chapter/Community Council and Council Committees

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Fundraising Committee 1
Government Relations & Advocacy Committee 1
Public Awareness Committee 1
Research, Programs & Services Committee 1

Friendly Visiting Program - Ottawa

To sign up to volunteer for the Friendly Visiting Program please CLICK HERE

The purpose of the program is to improve the quality of life of isolated persons with MS living in long term care, by fostering supportive relationships between a resident and a volunteer. With your help, our goals are:

  • To reduce social isolation
  • To provide support, companionship and appropriate activities to residents
  • To provide information about MS, the MS Society and appropriate community resources
  • To increase the MS Society’s awareness of the needs/issues of individuals living in continuing care

The responsibilities of the volunteer include:

  • Completing all applicable training and forms including a vulnerable sector check
  • Complying with the MS Society and care centre’s policies, procedures and protocols
  • Providing friendly visiting to a resident at least once per month
  • Tracking activity and follow up with the program coordinator on a monthly basis or as agreed
  • Communicating urgent needs and issues immediately to the program coordinator and/or the long term care centre
  • Offering a one year commitment once trained and matched with a resident
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Friendly Visiting Volunteer 1

MS Mandarin Walk - Ottawa (Saturday, May 2, 2020)

The MS Walk is a celebration of the power we have to change the lives of Canadians with MS. Every year more than 40,000 Canadians in more than 160 communities across our country gather to fundraise and walk together to show support and fight to end MS.

From event day roles to MS Walk committee positions and everything in between, there is a volunteer position that will utilize your skills and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS - right in your community.

Activity Shifts Start End
Checkpoint Volunteers 1 5/2/2020 5/2/2020
Finish Line Volunteers 1 5/2/2020 5/2/2020
Floater Volunteers 2 5/2/2020 5/2/2020
Food Area Volunteers (Sunday breakfast and/or Sunday lunch) 2 5/2/2020 5/2/2020
Green Team Volunteers 1 5/2/2020 5/2/2020
Kids Area Volunteers 1 5/2/2020 5/2/2020
MS Boutique Volunteers 1 5/2/2020 5/2/2020
Photographer Volunteer 1 5/2/2020 5/2/2020
Pre-Event: Inventory Volunteers 2 4/25/2020 4/26/2020
Pre-Event: Packing and Sorting Volunteers 4 4/28/2020 5/1/2020
Route Marshall Volunteers 1 5/2/2020 5/2/2020
Site Set-up Crew - Friday, May 1, 2020 1 5/1/2020 5/1/2020
TeamMS Volunteers 1 5/2/2020 5/2/2020
Traffic Management Volunteers 1 5/2/2020 5/2/2020
Volunteer Check-in 0 5/2/2020 5/2/2020

Mission Statement

The MS Society provides services to people with multiple sclerosis and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. Our missions is to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life. 

Our vision is to provide a culture of excellence that supports meaningful volunteer engagement that in turn provides exceptional experiences for our patients, volunteers and staff.


Welcome and thank you for your interest in volunteering with the MS Society of Canada!

Are you ready to start your volunteering journey with us?

Check out our General Interests for information on the volunteer opportunities and programs at the MS Society and when you are ready, click on the 'Fill in an application' link to the right!

 We hope to see you volunteering soon!