Purple Day Volunteer
Volunteer Types: Event planning and participation
Organization types: Disabilities, Education
One day or less
Application Deadline: March 10, 2023
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In June 2012, the Canadian government passed The Purple Day Act, declaring March 26, “Purple Day”, the official day for Epilepsy Awareness across Canada. The excitement spread and the entire month of March is now regarded as Epilepsy Awareness Month. This year, the annual Purple Day celebration will take place on March 25 from 2:30pm-4:30pm. Volunteers are needed from 12:30pm-6:00pm to help with setting up, facilitating different activities such as midway games, art project, and trivia/information table, goodies table and take down after the event.
The event will take place at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1 in the Jean Pigott Place.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Volunteers will learn event preparation and execution, as well as working with vulnerable members of the community and their families.
How will the organization benefit?
Epilepsy Ottawa is a locally-operated non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of those living with and affected by epilepsy in the National Capital Region. Volunteers will be helping to spread awareness for those living with epilepsy in the Ottawa region.
Volunteer location:
Ottawa City Hall 110 Laurier Ave W. Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1


Sandi Reggler
@Epilepsy Ottawa
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This position would be great for: Adults, High School Students (14-18), Person with a disability or medical condition, Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 15
Good for people interested in: Event planning and participation
You will be helping with: Children (0-10 years), First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women

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  • Public transportation available
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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