Seasonal Care Caller
Volunteer Types: Mentoring
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Disabilities, LGBTQIA2+, Women
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: November 8, 2022
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Seasonal Care Callers self-identify as ‘problem-solvers’ and mentors who enjoy helping others make independent decisions. They check in with clients we haven’t heard from in awhile with care and set them up for long-term success within our programs and services.

Using the Care Calls Guide, volunteers will walk clients through a variety of questions to determine their current needs and recommend which programs may best support them. They listen to what clients are telling them and help them map an action plan for our programs and services in an order that best supports their current career journey! They are also responsible for communicating back to Dress for Success after the call has taken place so that staff can continue to support them and provide wrap-around services within the action plan.

Location of Volunteerism: 200 Catherine St (Dress for Success Boutique)

Requirements for Orientation Specialist are as follows:
Available for at least two 2-3 hour in-boutique volunteer shifts a month (during weekdays between 10am-6pm)**
Completing and signing the required Dress for Success Volunteer guides and confidentiality documents
Attending an orientation session
Securing a Level 2 Police Record Check (Criminal-Judicial)
Ability to work with clients in both official languages is an asset

** More availability than 2 shifts is appreciated but not required

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Seasonal Care Callers get to feel the real impact of supporting women and gender non-conforming individuals who may be struggling in their career journeys. They will experience the positive transformations of the people they reach out to by helping them set an attainable plan for success. Care Callers empower clients by introducing them to a variety of free services that they otherwise might not have been aware of or thought that they could benefit from.
How will the organization benefit?
Seasonal Care Callers help set up clients AND the organization itself for success. Before our Care Call Program, many of our clients may have had misconceptions about their eligibility to access our other programs and weren’t able to get all the help they needed from Dress for Success Ottawa. By supporting clients to learn about and access our full range of services we will be able to meet our mission of empowering women and gender non-conforming individuals to financial security.


Alison Sochasky
@Dress for Success Ottawa
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This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 10
Good for people interested in: Mentoring
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Homeless, LGBTQI2+, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (19-24 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Police record check required
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