Volunteer

Can you volunteer
to help your neighbours during Covid-19?

Can you deliver food from the Food Bank to residents?

Your community association hope you reply yes! 

 

OttawaCares cares for Cardinal Glen, Castle Heights, Lindenlea, New Edinburgh, Manor Park, Overbrook, Rockcliffe Park and Vanier. 

Together, we are organizing community- and Ward-wide responses to support the most vulnerable in our communities. Through this new website – OttawaCares.ca – we have created an online destination especially for our communities.

Ottawa Cares is here to support friends and neighbours impacted by the spread of COVID-19. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Food Bank Delivery Drivers   

Now delivering from Vanier, Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre and Parkdale Food Centre Food Banks!

Volunteer drivers are needed to deliver food hampers from the Ottawa Food Bank to residents in and around Wards 12 and Ward 13.  Food Banks include:  Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (RRCRC) at 815 St. Laurent Blvd., Vanier Food Bank (Partage Vanier) at 161 Marier Avenue, and Parkdale Food Centre at 30 Rosemount Ave.

 

Volunteers will be scheduled in advance for deliveries, going out to residents on: ​

CSC Vanier 

Tuesdays: 12:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m.

Thursdays: 12:00 p.m.

Fridays: 10:30 a.m.

RRCRC 

Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m.

Fridays: 8:30 a.m.

Parkdale Food Centre

Tuesdays between 11:30 and 5:00 p.m.

Wednesdays between 11:30 and 5:00 p.m.

Thursdays between 11:30 and 3:00 p.m.

Volunteer drivers require:

  • A smart phone with cellular data

  • A personal vehicle

  • Driver's license

  • Car insurance 

  • Comfortable lifting boxes up to 20 pounds.

If you can help, please register through the link below and we will be in touch with further instructions. 

 

Helping from Home

 

Lots that you can do!

  • Call your neighbours, friends and family.  Your friendly voice can make all the difference to someone’s day.

  • Donate to the Ottawa Food Bank.  The need for food in our community is growing weekly.

  • Explore this website for useful resources. This website is full of information and resources especially for our community.

  • Print and post.  Print copies of these posters (Help is Available  or Volunteers Needed).  While on a walk, tape it to lampposts. Place it in the rear window of your car. Share it on social media. Email it to your friends and family.

  • Help someone who needs help.  Guide anyone who needs food or social services to 2-1-1 (phone call), the Food Bank (food delivery) or OttawaCares.ca (community-based resources).

Ottawa Cares first project is to recruit volunteers and coordinate systems for Food Bank deliveries.  Once this project is underway, we will expand to meet additional community needs.  (New volunteer opportunities!) 

If you are unable to volunteer as a Food Box Delivery Driver, we still invite you to register so that we may be in touch with additional opportunities when they become available.