Volunteering

ICSS welcomes volunteers over 14 years of age for various projects. ICSS is a member of Volunteer Ottawa and greatly appreciates volunteers on all levels. Members of the community are welcome to volunteer for an hour or for years.

The Benefits of Volunteering

Nonprofit and voluntary organizations, individuals, and society as a whole benefit from the activities of volunteers. Volunteers themselves also benefit from their volunteer activities, according to the 2000 National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (NSGVP).1

More than three quarters (79%) of volunteers said that their volunteer activities helped them with their interpersonal skills, such as understanding people better, motivating others, and dealing with difficult situations. Just over two thirds (68%) of volunteers said that volunteering helped them to develop better communication skills. Sixty three percent reported increased knowledge about issues related to their volunteering.

1 NSGVP estimates are based on reports of charitable giving and volunteering
over a one-year period by Canadians aged 15 and older. Statistics above copyright and compiled by the Canadian Centre for Philanthrophy.

Meal Assistant:
Heat and serve lunches to participants, help assist individuals who cannot feed themselves, or require a some assistance with meal time, socialize over good table conversation. Aid in kitchen/dining area clean up, miscellaneous tasks as directed by staff.

Days available:
Monday-Friday, 11:15-1:15 p.m.

Location:
2025 Lanthier Dr., Orleans, Ontario.


Seamstress:
We are looking for a creative seamstress to help us with our Spread the Joy projects. We make pillows, bibs, sensory items, and anything we can dream up. Opportunity allows you to work in a team or by yourself on projects.

Days available
Monday-Friday, 10:00-5:00 p.m.
whole day or just a few hours, everything is appreciated!

Location:
2025 Lanthier Dr., Orleans, Ontario.


Storefront Organizer:
We are looking for volunteers to help organize, sort, display and market our Spread the Joy products at our Lanthier location. Will also help to maintain a neat & clean store. We are looking for volunteers that will come in on a recurring basis each week. They can work as few or as many hours as they can.

Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Craft Fair Volunteer:
We are looking for energetic, and outgoing volunteers to help us set up and manage our sales tables at various craft fairs through out the year. All our craft fairs have a person with a developmental disability present to contribute and learn to this opportunity as well as a staff to start. All proceeds go back into supporting programs and services by ICSS. Duties would include setting up a table and keeping it tidy, conduct sales, and answers questions about Spread the Joy products and advocating and educating about ICSS.

Various locations and dates are available.


If interested in volunteering please contact:

Rebecca Chamberland
Rebecca@icss.ca
613-824-9424, ext. 230

The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.
~Oscar Wilde