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The Ottawa School Breakfast Program provides a nutritious breakfast to 13,500 students in 189 schools every morning. Student nutrition programs rely on the support of responsible, caring individuals that share our commitment to ensuring students start each day, well-nourished and ready to learn.
There are many reasons to volunteer in schools assisting in sports – volunteers make sport happen and create the next generation of sporting stars. Kids who are active in school sports are fitter, have healthier body weights, are more confident and have improved social skills. By assisting trained coaches and teachers, you’ll also be helping make sport happen!
Every student deserves the opportunity to learn and to reach his or her full potential. Every student should have the chance to learn in a school environment that is welcoming, equitable, inclusive and respectful. Our volunteers ensure this by working one-to-one, or in small groups, with students of differing abilities.
Volunteers teach JA curriculum and lead students through interactive learning activities, while sharing personal work-related experiences and knowledge. You can boost your company’s profile, develop your leadership and communication skills, and have a great deal of fun.
Research has found that learning music facilitates learning other subjects and enhances skills that children inevitably use in other areas. Volunteers help by assisting teachers with bands, orchestras, choirs and music clubs. OVIE also recruits and screens voluneers for the Heart of the City Piano program that provides a way for members of the community to share their love of music with children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to learn to play piano. Volunteer piano teachers meet weekly with students and attend a year end concert to see their students perform.