Volunteer Opportunities

COMMUNITY OUTREACH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED- Campaign for Affordable Housing

The Healthy Transportation Coalition is seeking motivated and enthusiastic volunteers to work flexible hours as community outreach volunteers, needed from August 21st to October 31st for the affordable housing campaign

  • More than 10 000 families in Ottawa do not have access to affordable housing. National trends indicate that housing costs increase near rapid transit hubs; the City’s plan to expand the Light Rail Transit system causes concern for an increase in housing costs where priority populations are at a disadvantage
  • Affordable, inclusive, and equitable transit-oriented development is needed to foster safe and healthy communities, people, and a strong economy
  • Ottawa’s upcoming municipal election is an opportunity to have this issue recognized by candidates

 

This work includes, but is not limited to:

  • Seek petition signatures
  • Assist with logistics of organizing a working group
  • Help with promotion and logistics of upcoming transportation equity event
  • Correspond with community members to engage them in our activities and initiatives
  • Promote our volunteer opportunities

 

Qualifications

  • Able to communicate in English orally and in writing (ability to also communicate in French is considered a strong asset)
  • Sense of initiative
  • Personable, positive attitude
  • Comfortable speaking with others

 

Good for people interested in:

  • Event planning and participation, communication and promotion, community organizing, anti-poverty, accessible and affordable public transportation

 

How does this benefit you?

  • You can gain an understanding of city politics, event logistics, and how to work with residents and city-decision makers on meaningful issues

Please contact to share your availability (dates and hours): Trevor Haché

Phone: 613-789-0604

Email: HealthyTransportationott@gmail.com