Local Volunteer Opportunities

(Dec 7/17)

Volunteer subjects needed for RESEARCH THESIS ON BACK PAIN


My name is Blair Dunbar and I am co-owner of Syner-G Massage Therapy and Wellness Center. I am a licensed Registered Massage Therapist. I am working on the final stages of a 5-year osteopathic program at the Canadian College of Osteopathy.


In order to fulfill the final requirements of the Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Therapy, I am conducting an academic thesis research study.  I am investigating the effectiveness of an osteopathic manual technique involving visceral manipulation on low back pain.



I am currently recruiting volunteer subjects for this study.



  • Stiff or painful low back AND/OR
  • Decreased low back range of motion
  • Are between the ages of 18-45.


Classical osteopathy is a manual form of healing which emphasizes the interrelationship between structure and function of the body, using the delicate application of touch (palpation), knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and continual communication (listening) with the body.


For more details on this study, please consult my thesis website www.BlairDunbar.com

For more information about Syner-G, see https://stittsvillecentral.ca/blair-dunbar-joins-syner-g-massage-and-wellness-centre-on-stittsville-main/




Blair Dunbar, B.H.Sc., RMT, Osteopathy (Thesis Writer)


613-854-2203 (Syner-G Massage Therapy and Wellness Center)

(Nov 17/17)

Granite Ridge Care Community is a long term care facility in Stittsville serving 224 residents. We currently have volunteer opportunities available for mature, committed individuals ages 16 and older.


Volunteers help us bring our mission to life – to help residents live fully every day. When you give the gift of your time, you contribute to making someone’s day better, someone’s life more enjoyable. Join us and help spread the warmth of human connection. In turn, we’ll strive to provide you with a meaningful experience that harnesses your unique talents, while also encouraging your personal growth.


The volunteer roles we are looking for at this time include: Friendly visitors/experience sharing, Card/Board Game players, Pastoral Care volunteers, Recreation Programs Assistance, and Meal Time Assistance.


For further information about our volunteer opportunities at Granite Ridge Care Community and the application process, please contact Shannon Guetta, Volunteer Coordinator at shannon.guetta@siennaliving.ca or 613-831-5900.

(Nov 3/17)

The Parade of Lights is once again returning to Stittsville on December 2nd starting at 6:00 PM!

This is an annual tradition which brings families, friends, and neighbours together to enjoy the beautiful floats and get in the holiday spirit as they move down our scenic Stittsville Main St.

The Stittsville Village Association is looking for volunteers to help with the Parade from 5:30 pm to approximately 8:30 pm.

Volunteers will be monitoring traffic barricades along Stittsville Main Street, and can do so while enjoying the parade with family or friends. Student volunteers may claim community service hours. Youth under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Tanya Hein at tanya.hein76@gmail.com if you’re able to volunteer.

Thank you for supporting this annual holiday tradition in Stittsville!

For more information, please visit http://www.stittsvilleva.com/event/stittsville-parade-of-lights/

(Feb 10/17)

We at the OWAA could use a volunteer to help us with some of our more tricky website issues.  Here is the description:


The Ottawa West Arts Association (OWAA) has a WordPress website, owaa.ca.  The website is up and running and being managed by members.  However, there are some issues that we cannot resolve without expert help.  Therefore, we are looking for a person having expert knowledge in WordPress, HTML, and PHP.  We estimate that, initially, we would need the volunteer for a few hours.  After that initial effort, we would like to be able to call on the volunteer to resolve difficult issues if they arise.  If you are willing to help us, please contact John Edkins (613-519-2591 or edkinsjn@gmail.com)




(Feb 10/17)

I’m the founder of Educate and Feed Communities Foundation a non-profit charitable organization with its address here in Stittsville. We are looking for volunteers to help us meet our goals.

Right now the type of volunteers that we are looking for:


Social Media

Grant Writer(s)

Marketing Coorfination (Marketing)

Event Coordinator(s)



Right now it is a home based organization so the current volunteers are working from their home until we raise enough funds to lease a place. For more information, please visit our websites www.educateandfeedcommunitiesfoundation.org or www.efcfoundation.ca which will re-direct your to the first site.  


Warm regards,