Opportunities to help volunteer in your community

We have added a new page to our website: VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, found under About OCA. Check it out. You’ll find listings like this:

NEWSPAPER DELIVERERS: Three times a year — in March, June and September — help distribute our bilingual community newspaper, Nouvelles d’Overbrook News, to homes, centres, schools, organizations and businesses in Overbrook. You decide how many you can do. Streets needing deliverers: Telford, Dunbrack, Alesther, Sirois and Straby. Email info@overbrook.ca and we’ll contact you.


Opportunities to help bring Overbrook the Musical to the stage!

With Opening Night two short weeks away, it’s all hands on deck! Here are a few very specific needs. Please check it out and let us know if you can help. Email info@overbrook.ca. Other requests to follow!

Set Construction:


  • 15 to 17 November, 6 to 9 pm
  • 18 to 19 November, 10 am to 3 pm
  • 20 November, 6 to 9 pm

Location: In Overbrook

Tasks: Based on set designer’s instructions, build and paint set; help transport set in sections to Ottawa Technical SS on Donald on Tuesday morning, 21 November.

Volunteers: 4 to 6 people with carpentry knowledge.

Equipment: Table saws (2); hammers, screwdrivers

Materials: Looking for donations of:

  • 26 sheets  1/8 inch thick luan plywood sheets
  • 80 8-foot lengths 1 x 3 inch lumber
  • 1 package shingles
  • 16 to 18 bags sand or cement blocks
  • screws – 1-1/4 inch, 1-1/2 inch, 2 inch and 3 inch Robertson head
  • latex paint in red, blue, yellow and green (can be left over)
  • 50 L-brackets, 2 and 3 inch sizes



  • Wooden kitchen table
  • 2 kitchen chairs
  • 1 other chair
  • 2 rocking chairs
  • 1 kitchen stool
  • 1 walker

Timing: Deliver to Ottawa Technical SS, 485 Donald at 5 pm Wednesday, 22 November.