Volunteer

ROSSS programs and services are made possible thanks to dedicated support from our volunteers. If you are looking to meet new people from your community and want to give back, we are always looking for energetic people to join our fantastic team of volunteers.

To say that ROSSS could not run a smooth operation without the assistance of volunteers is an enormous understatement. ROSSS
offers many programs and services on limited resources for our clients, across more than 2,000 sq. km of rural Ottawa South. Without volunteers an agency such as ours would not survive.

We have over 120 kind-hearted and selfless souls sharing their precious time covering  programs like, driving
Meals on Wheels to the far reaches of some of the city’s most remote areas, driving clients to medical and social appointments, assisting at breakfast and dining programs, making phone calls, helping out in the office, making visits to those who have no family or feel isolated, answering the phones through our A Friendly Voice program for lonely seniors and spending a day at our Adult Day Programs where the motto is “We laugh a lot and eat a lot!”

Volunteering is not only a reward for the organization one is aiding but also a reward for oneself. Studies have shown that volunteering can help reduce stress, combat depression, and can help keep you physically healthy. It is a way of making new acquaintances and adds a sense of purpose, knowing that the time you are providing is putting a smile on another person’s face. One of our volunteers is even quoted as saying “It brightens my day to see the smiles of others,” and another one said “I enjoy seeing seniors smile. It helps me smile too”. Many friendships are made through these connections, bonds which can last many years. Although many of our volunteers are retired, they have no desire to ‘hang up their boots’.

At ROSSS, we make meeting the needs of the rural community’s most vulnerable our number one priority and this could not be achieved without our amazing volunteers. Their zest for life and a desire to give back to the community is the gift they present to ROSSS everyday and we could not be more thankful. THANK YOU!

If you are looking for an opportunity to give back to the community in a meaningful and fulfilling way, please give us a call 613-692-4697 ext. 228 or email della.hart@rosss.ca

Our doors are always open to welcome new faces. Feel free to pop in if you have a little time to share. The benefits you will experience will enrich your life in unexpected ways!

RESOURCES FOR CURRENT VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Mileage Submission Forms

Meals on Wheels Drivers
Transportation Drivers

Current opportunities:
Volunteer Drivers
Social Programs
Friendly Visiting
Special Events
STUDENT PLACEMENTS

ROSSS welcomes high school, college and university students to apply for unpaid placements while studying. If you are interested in working with ROSSS, please send your cover letter and resume along with your program requirements, including length, hours, and learning objectives. 

Current placement areas available:
Finance
Community Outreach
Communications and Marketing
Volunteer Management
Development
Creative Writing
Social Recreation/Programming

If you do not see your area of study on this list, please contact us at info@rosss.ca

Volunteer Application

Please take a moment to complete the online volunteer application below, or print and return a hard copy to our Manotick office location at 1128 Mill Street, Manotick, ON K4M 1A4. Once we have received your application you will be contacted within two weeks, after which you will be asked to attend a personal interview with the Volunteer Coordinator, provide a copy of a current Police Records Check, attend training sessions with the appropriate staff person and participate in the mandatory training and orientation specific to your volunteer position. 

If you have more questions, please call us directly at 613-692-4697 ext. 228.