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Volunteering at Ometz presents many exciting opportunities. Matches are made with the goal of building a strong and supportive relationship based on trust and respect. Ongoing training and support are offered by managers with experience and education in their respective fields.

To qualify, you should:

•    Have an ability to communicate effectively
•    Be sensitive to individuals  of different educational, economic, and cultural backgrounds
•    Have the ability to respect confidentiality
•    Have a desire to help another person make positive life decisions and maximize their personal potential

Volunteer at Ometz and become a member of our team!

Click here to apply.

For more information, contact us.

Volunteering Opportunities

•  Be a mentor for a child or teenager. Develop a meaningful relationship with a child or adolescent, and provide him or her with friendship support and guidance. Open to individuals 20 years of age and older, who can commit 6-8 hours a month.

•  Be an academic mentor in our after-school program for adolescents with learning difficulties (Taylor Adolescent Program). Interns /academic mentors work one on one with a high school student for the entire year with the goal of becoming increasingly independent. Four (4) weeks of training prior to the program and ongoing throughout the year. Application period ends mid-September.

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30pm to 7:30pm

•  Be an academic mentor in our afterschool program (Jr MYP). Help vulnerable elementary aged children build academic and social skills. No prior experience necessary. Dinner and special activities included.
Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 7:00pm or
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30pm to 7:30pm

•   Be a one-on-one academic mentor/tutor to help at-risk youth. All academic subjects are covered. French proficiency is an asset. One on one matches are made according to your availability, academic subject preferences and strengths. No prior experience necessary.  Minimum one hour per week is required.

•    Help young mothers stimulate their children through our reading & play enrichment program. Show them how to actively stimulate their children through reading, singing, play and art. Children range from age 5 and younger. This program is also offered in CPEs for small groups of 2 or 3 children.

•    Provide one-on-one fiscal fitness coaching for clients to learn the ABCs of budgeting, and assistance to untangle the debt they’ve created.  There is a commitment of 1 hour per week, once matched with a client.

•    Lead budgeting and debt prevention workshops for Secondary 4 and 5 students. Workshops take place on site at the high school and will last for approximately 2 hours each.  Volunteers must be available on specific workshop dates (to be advised).   We provide workshop content, materials and training.   Volunteers should be dynamic and comfortable speaking in front of groups.

•    Help vulnerable clients complete their income tax return. Through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program, we provide online training, and reference material, as well as free tax preparation software to enable you to complete income tax returns for our vulnerable clients. The time commitment is flexible (during March and April). You can complete as many returns as you are comfortable. All returns will be completed in the Ometz office.

•    Help promote healthy living. Share your knowledge on nutrition or cooking with a group of clients. We run nutritional workshops and collective kitchens for clients with mental health challenges, and for adolescents and young adults at risk. Most of the groups take place in the evenings at our community center. There is also the opportunity to do grocery shopping with clients, in preparation for the workshops.

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