The Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre (OCCRC) was founded in 1988 thanks to a group of volunteers.

Through the years, the contribution and dedication of volunteers have been key to the evolution of the OCCRC.

As an OCCRC volunteer, you can make a difference in the lives of many people. You also play a role in fulfilling the OCCRC’s mandate, you support its vision and you embody its values.

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How to become an OCCRC volunteer

First step: Interview

  • First, you have a job interview with the Volunteer Program Coordinator
  • This discussion allows the Coordinator to find out about your interests and talents
  • As the two of you talk, she is able to assess whether your interests and talents are compatible with current volunteer opportunities at the OCCRC
  • She can also establish when you are available for volunteer work (hours and days of the week)

Subsequent steps if your interview was successful

  • Mandatory police record check
  • References to be provided
  • Once a candidate is chosen and assigned to a job as a volunteer, he/she must be trained and he/she must attend an orientation session
  • The volunteer must also be trained on the AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)
  • All volunteers must sign a form in relation to the Confidentiality Policy

Through their work, behaviour and involvement, volunteers must support the OCCRC’s mandate, vision and values.

Benefits of being a volunteer:

  • Diversify your experience in the workplace
  • Develop your skills
  • Share your talents and expertise
  • Meet people and make new friends
  • Make your CV more attractive to potential employers
  • Increased sense of self-worth by helping people
  • Participation in fun and rewarding activities
  • As a volunteer, you also get the opportunity to make a difference in your community

What do we offer to volunteer:

  • Interesting tasks that can be completed on a flexible schedule (hours and dates)
  • Support in a welcoming, stimulating and fulfilling environment
  • Opportunities for orientation and training
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills
  • Opportunity to make a significant contribution to your community
  • Networking activities

If you are interested, please contact: Rosanne Canzanella, volunteer program coordinator
Phone: 613-830-4357 extension: 307

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