CAG - volunteers needed

Details of all volunteer positions are outlined below, contact us at volunteer@ottawaeastcag.ca to volunteer!

Main Event volunteers

We look forward to warmer days, greener lawns and growing gardens. For many years the beginning of summer has been marked by The Main Event. It’s a day where we can get out, meet our neighbours, enjoy the BBQ and watch with wonder at how long the kids can bounce in a castle.

The Main Event
Saturday, June 16, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Main Street from Hazel to Clegg
Main Street will be closed from Clegg to Hazel for Old Ottawa East's biggest & best ever block party - you do not want to miss this one!!
Wagon rides, Main Farmers Market, children’s games, bouncy castles, live music, BBQ, market sale, food trucks and more.

This year, why not make more than an appearance at The Main Event? The Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East (CAG) coordinates the event with the help of volunteers – and we can’t do it without you!
You can choose from an impressive array of opportunities, from flipping burgers to setting up tents, from inflating balloons to collapsing tables – we have it all and we can find something for you.
So don’t just show up this year – show up, help us out and enjoy the day with the satisfaction of having been involved in an event that is enjoyed by so many.

Details of all volunteer positions are outlined below, contact us at volunteer@ottawaeastcag.ca to volunteer!

Posters
Two to three weeks prior to event: Put up provided posters around Old Ottawa East and on Elgin and Bank St
Requirement: approx 4 people, will need a staple gun and tape

Promotional Signage around OOE
Ensure sandwich boards and signs are out at predetermined spots the week before the event and collected soon after. We will deliver signs to your home.
Requirement: 1 person. Will need a car.

Photographer
To take a pictures of the event on the day and forward to CAG the week after the event for Facebook and the Mainstreeter report.
Requirement: 1 person

Transportation Team
We need someone with a drivers licence willing to rent a truck for Friday afternoon (June 15) and return it on Saturday after the event (June 16).
A small team is required to assist the driver with the pick up and transportation of items from various locations in Old Ottawa East on Friday evening and return items around 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
Requirement: 1 driver, 6 assistants, heavy lifting required

Set-up
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Volunteers are needed at Brantwood Park to set up the event.
Requirements: 3 people, heavy lifting will be required.

Take-down
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Volunteers are needed for take down of the event
Requirements: 6 people, heavy lifting will be required.

BBQ
Volunteers are needed to assist with the Community Association BBQ.
10:00 - 11:00 a.m., set up and early cooking
11:00 - noon, flipping hamburgers and serving (6 people)
Noon - 1:00 p.m., flipping and serving (6 people)
1:00 - 2:00 p.m., flipping and serving (6 people)
2:00 p.m., take down and clean up (6 people)

Recycling
Volunteers are needed to bring recycling boxes to the event at 10:00 a.m. and take them home (full!) at 2:00 p.m. Need about 6 recycle boxes – both blue and black boxes please.
Requirements: 3 people

Garbage detail
The event is so much more pleasurable if the site is kept clean and tidy! This is easy to do while at the party anyway!
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - empty garbage cans if they fill up and to pick up garbage around the event as required.
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. - empty garbage cans if they fill up and to pick up garbage around the event as required.
Requirements: 2 people

Balloons
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Volunteers are needed to inflate helium balloons and put them up around the event site. We have 10 – 12 stakes to put up decorative clusters of balloons.
Requirements : 2 people

Road Closure Supervision
Two volunteers will be needed at all times at each of the event road barriers, ready to remove to barriers should emergency services need access.
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 am – noon
Noon – 1:00p.m.
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Requirements: 16 people

Cake
We need someone to order and pick up a cake and deliver to the CAG booth during the event! You will of course be reimbursed.
Requirements: 1 person

Coffee
Prepare thermoses of coffee for volunteers and deliver to CAG booth for 8:30am for serving to volunteers. Materials provided
Requirements: 1 person

Muffins
Bake and drop off 1 dozen nut free muffins for volunteers at 8:30 am.
Requirements: 3 people to donate 1 dozen muffins each

Contact volunteer@ottawaeastCAG.ca to volunteer or for more details...

Weekly BBQ volunteers

Volunteers are needed each week for our summer BBQs.
Brantwood BBQ & Picnic
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow
May 17 through August 2
Thursday 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Volunteers are needed every week from 5:00 p.m. to 7:15pm. Please email admin@ottawaeastCAG.ca if you are able to help. Ideally we are looking for volunteers that can commit to a minimum of three BBQs. Perfect for high school volunteer hours or others who are looking to get to know their neighbours.

Youth Volunteers:

CAG invites applications from youth volunteers for seasonal events and weekly summer BBQs as well as our park, camp and after school programs. We welcome the opportunity to support our community youth in gaining “job” experience in this way – a great addition to a resume. Can be applied to high school community service hours. Suitable for mature youth in Grade 9 and up.
Youth should be advised that we generally suggest that youth gain some experience in other volunteer roles with CAG before volunteering in camps, after school or other CAG programs.
Closing date: Open
Applications to Carol Workun, Executive Director (CAG) at cworkun@ottawaeastCAG.ca.

Event Team members

CAG Events are all volunteer run.. Winter Party in the Park, Valentine Skate, The Main Event. Our "Events Team" is a lively group of volunteers who are willing and able to dedicate a few hours a month to ensure that these events are successful! Want to join the team or volunteer at an event? Its a great way to meet your neighbours.
Email volunteer@ottawaeastCAG.ca

OOE eUpdate Reporters

We are looking for a team of reporters to write stories for the weekly Old Ottawa East eupdate. If you are interested please email cworkun@ottawaeastcag.ca

Pumpkin Sale and Fall Festival

Monday, October 8
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Brantwood Park 39 Onslow Crescent.
Pumpkin Sale goes ahead rain or shine.
Raindate for the Fall Festival is Saturday, 13 October.
Come celebrate the Fall season in the park with your friends and neighbours. Pumpkin decorating, apple bobbing, food trucks, petting zoo, juggler, music, bouncy castle and more…

Volunteers needed for:

Face Painting
Do you have a creative mind and a steady hand? Take one of the face painting shifts (10:00 a.m.- noon or noon- 2:00 p.m.). All materials are supplied.
Requirements: 2 people

Posters
Two to three weeks prior to event: Put up provided posters around Old Ottawa East
Requirement: approx 4 people, will need a staple gun and tape

BBQ
Volunteers are needed to grill and serve!
Requirement: 2-3 volunteers

Bouncy Castle Supervision
Help monitor the line and supervise general safety on the bouncy castle! Two shifts: 10:00 a.m. – noon or noon – 2:00 p.m.)
Requirements: 2 people

Apple Bobbing
Monitor our apple bobbing station! All materials are supplied.
Requirements: 1 person

Pumpkin Painting
Distribute supplies to children who are painting mini pumpkins! All materials are supplied.
Requirements: 2 people

Hot Chocolate
Prepare thermoses of hot chocolate and drop off at the fieldhouse at the start of the event. Materials provided and to be picked up at Brantwood one afternoon prior to the event.
Requirements: 1 person

Photographer
To take a pictures of the event on the day and forward to CAG the week after the event for Facebook and the Mainstreeter report.
Requirement: 1 person

Set-up
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. - Volunteers are needed at Brantwood Park to set up the event.
Requirements: 2 people

Take-down
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. - Volunteers are needed for take down of the event
Requirements: 2 people

Winter Party in the Park

Sunday, January 20
1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Brantwood Park, 39 Onslow Crescent.
Horse-drawn sleigh ride, fun in the snow, skating-skills competition, hot dogs, soup and hot chocolate... A great party for the entire family!

Volunteers needed for:

Photographer
To take a pictures of the event on the day and forward to CAG the week after the event for Facebook and the Mainstreeter report.
Requirement: 1 person

Set-up
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Volunteers are needed at Brantwood Park to set up the event.
Requirements: 2 people, heavy lifting will be required.

Take-down
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. - Volunteers are needed for take down of the event
Requirements: 2 people, heavy lifting will be required.

Hot Chocolate
Prepare thermoses of hot chocolate and drop off at the fieldhouse at the start of the event. Materials provided and to be picked up at Brantwood one afternoon prior to the event.
Requirements: 1 person

Shopping for materials
We need someone to help us gather materials for the event and drop them off at the field house! We will send you with a list and a budget and you will be reimbursed upon providing a receipt. Vehicle required.
Requirements: 1 person

Food Serving
We need a couple volunteers to help distribute hot dogs, hot chocolate, cookies, and keep the soup stations tidy and equipped! A perk of this position – proximity to goodies!
Requirements: 3 people

Cookies
Bake and drop off 1 dozen nut free cookies at the start of the event. Bonus points if you taste test them!
Requirements: 3 people to bake 1 dozen each

Soup Cook- off Contestants
Do you have an amazing soup recipe? Sign up and bring a crockpot full to the event... guests will vote on their favorite!
Requirements: 4 people

Fire Pit Master!
The hottest task of the day! Responsible for maintaining a safe fire and distributing marshmallows for roasting!
Requirements: 2 people

Valentine Skate

Friday, February 8
6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Brantwood Park, 39 Onslow Crescent.
Fun on the rink and for one night of the year - no hockey! Hot dogs, chili and hot chocolate... A great party for the entire family! Bundle up, bring your skates and enjoy the magic of our rink by torchlight!

Volunteers needed for:

Photographer
To take a pictures of the event on the day and forward to CAG the week after the event for Facebook and the Mainstreeter report.
Requirement: 1 person

Set-up
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Volunteers are needed at Brantwood Park to set up the event.
Requirements: 2 people, heavy lifting will be required.

Take-down
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Volunteers are needed for take down of the event
Requirements: 2 people, heavy lifting will be required.

Hot Chocolate
Prepare thermoses of hot chocolate and drop off at the fieldhouse at the start of the event. Materials provided and to be picked up at Brantwood one afternoon prior to the event.
Requirements: 1 person

Decorating and Music
Do you have a knack for setting a vibe? Help us decorate the field house and take charge of setting up music for the evening!
Requirements: 1 person

Shopping for materials
We need someone to help us gather materials for the event and drop them off at the field house! We will send you with a list and a budget and you will be reimbursed upon providing a receipt. Vehicle required.
Requirements: 1 person

Food Serving
We need a couple volunteers to help distribute hot dogs, hot chocolate, cookies, and keep the chili stations tidy and equipped! A perk of this position – proximity to goodies!
Requirements: 3 people

Hot Chocolate
Prepare thermoses of hot chocolate and drop off at the fieldhouse at the start of the event. Materials provided and to be picked up at Brantwood one afternoon prior to the event.
Requirements: 1 person

Cookies
Bake and drop off 1 dozen nut free cookies at the start of the event. Bonus points if you taste test them!
Requirements: 3 people to bake 1 dozen each

Chili Cook- off Contestants
Do you have an amazing chili recipe? Sign up and bring a crockpot full to the event... guests will vote on their favorite!
Requirements: 4 people

Fire Pit Master!
The hottest task of the night! Responsible for maintaining a safe fire and distributing marshmallows for roasting!
Requirements: 2 people