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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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

PwC MS Bike - Ottawa to Cornwall (Saturday, August 17th & Sunday, August 18th, 2019)

We can’t wait to see you at PwC MS Bike – Ottawa to Cornwall!

MS Bike is the largest cycling series in North America. Since 1989, cyclists of all ages and fitness levels fundraise and cycle together to end Canada’s disease.  This unique event series provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country.

Join us at this event full of excitement, challenge and community and we know you’ll leave with a sense of great accomplishment.

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Bike Rack Set-up - Cornwall, NAV Centre 1 8/15/2019 8/15/2019
Bike Storage Volunteers - Cornwall, NAV Centre 2 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Bike Storage Volunteers - Cornwall, NAV Centre 1 8/18/2019 8/18/2019
Breakfast Volunteers - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Cheering Day #1 - Cornwall, NAV Centre 2 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Cheering Day #2 - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 2 8/18/2019 8/18/2019
Event Set-up Volunteers on Saturday, Aug 17 - Cornwall, NAV Centre 1 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Green Team - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Greeter Volunteers - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Luggage Volunteers Day #1 - Cornwall, NAV Centre 3 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Luggage Volunteers Day #1 Start - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Luggage Volunteers Day #2 - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/18/2019 8/18/2019
Luggage Volunteers Day #2 Start - Cornwall, NAV Centre 1 8/18/2019 8/18/2019
Lunch Station Volunteers - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/18/2019 8/18/2019
Lunch Supervisor Volunteer - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
MS Boutique and Scrambler Volunteers - Cornwall, NAV Centre 2 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
MSTeams Photographer - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Parking and Directional Volunteers - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Photographer at Finish Line - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/18/2019 8/18/2019
Photographer Volunteer - Cornwall, NAV Centre 2 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Photographer Volunteer - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Post-Event Volunteers - Located at the MS Ottawa office 2 8/19/2019 8/20/2019
Pre-event Prep - Located at the MS Ottawa office 1 8/6/2019 8/15/2019
Pre-event Set-up Volunteers on Friday, Aug 16 - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/16/2019 8/16/2019
Rest Sop Volunteers - Crysler Day #1 (Crysler Community Centre at 16 Third St.) 1 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Rest Stop Volunteers - Crysler Day #2 (Crysler Community Centre at 16 Third St.) 1 8/18/2019 8/18/2019
Rest Stop Volunteers - Finch Day #1, South Nation Conservation Authority 2 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Rest Stop Volunteers - Finch Day #2, South Nation Conservation Authority 1 8/18/2019 8/18/2019
Rest Stop Volunteers - Lost Villages Museum Day #1 2 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Rest Stop Volunteers - Lost Villages Museum Day #2 1 8/18/2019 8/18/2019
Rest Stop Volunteers - Marionville Day #1 (Marionville Community Centre) 1 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Rest Stop Volunteers - Marionville Day #2 (Marionville Community Centre) 2 8/18/2019 8/18/2019
Rest Stop Volunteers - Newington Day #2 (Evans Bus Lines) 1 8/18/2019 8/18/2019
Rest Stop Volunteers - Woodlands Beach Day #1 (Lunch Spot) 2 8/17/2019 8/17/2019
Tear Down on Sunday, Aug 18 - Cornwall, NAV Centre 1 8/18/2019 8/18/2019
Tear Down on Sunday, Aug 18 - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/18/2019 8/18/2019
Volunteer Check-in - Metcalfe, Larry Robinson Arena 1 8/17/2019 8/17/2019

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!