Call out for Volunteers

Do you remember your first community event? Maybe it was here in the community at one of Old Ottawa East’s regular shindigs such as the Winter Party in the Park or the Main Event. Maybe it was as part of a sports group or partaking in a local barbecue. Maybe you don’t even remember your first community event, but remember the first one your child, grandchild, niece or nephew attended.
Whatever the case, think about how much fun was had at these events. Could you imagine helping bring that much fun to that many people? Well, not only is it possible, but it would actually be a big help.
After all, the only way these events can happen is with the help of volunteers like you. There isn’t even any expertise or experience needed.
“Volunteers make these events a success. It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort, and it’s a great way to get to know people in the community,” says Lisa Dunnet, CAG Event Coordinator. “There’s a job for everyone, tasks that tap into a variety of interests, and an opportunity to volunteer at events throughout the year.”
We’re not exaggerating when we say volunteers make these events happen. Without you, events couldn’t take place and some events have had to be cancelled in the past from lack of volunteers.


Photo: Jim Lamont

If you want to help make sure that this doesn’t happen again in the future, put in your name to help. There are never too many volunteers and joining is as easy as sending an email to info@ottawaeastcag.ca. We look forward to hearing from you.

Special Call Out

On top of volunteers for regular events, there are other roles to play at CAG as we continue to grow and expand. Last year we became responsible for the Old Town Hall, our selection of programs continues to grow, and we’re looking toward the possibility of moving to a new community centre among so many activities.
Specifically, we are looking for people who have one or a combination of the following:
• non-profit experience,
• event planning experience,
• great organizational skills,
• good writing skills
• a wide network of friends in the community
• can read a balance sheet and income statement.
To find out more, send an email to info@ottawaeastcag.ca.