Meet some of our dedicated volunteers and discover why they find volunteering with Ausome so rewarding!
Allison, a full-time social work student at University of Ottawa and lifeguard/swimming instructor, loves pasta and ice cream — together.
Zev, an NHL all-star on the X-Box, loves both playing and watching sports. He says sports provide kids the opportunity to achieve and a sense of accomplishment.
Zev was recently preparing for his bar mitzvah when he learned about Ausome. At his synagogue, they encourage each student to give back to the wider community as part of a social action project. Since Zev is very passionate about sports, Ausome was his first choice. His favourite moment so far was “watching the kids celebrate after getting a basketball in the net!”
A self-proclaimed history nerd, Sierra found us through a psychology class placement and “fell in love” with Ausome.
Majd, a soon-to-be graduate from the University of Ottawa Biomedical Sciences Program believes the sky is the limit. When he’s not studying or volunteering, Majd can be found at the gym with his friends.
Jenny’s bio is coming soon!
Meggy, a country music–loving foodie, is an aspiring Occupational Therapist who is described as a smiling, approachable, helping and dedicated person by her friends.
Meggy learned about Ausome through CommuniCare Therapy. She loves volunteering with Ausome because it brings together two of her passions; sports and working with children. Her most memorable Ausome moment was “when one boy scored at Basketball for the first time and he had the brightest smile on his face and he was super excited.”
Naomi, a happy-go-lucky, fun and motivated sports enthusiast has won National gold for sprint kayaking seven times.
When she’s not studying Health Sciences at uOttawa and conducting neurophysiological research, she loves to play intramural dodgeball and ultimate frisbee, go to the gym and spend time with friends. Naomi learned about Ausome through the uOttawa volunteer website. With her love of having fun with children and her passion for sports, she says Ausome was the ultimate combination for her. Her most memorable Ausome moment was ” watching my buddy jump on the trampoline when he turned to me with the biggest grin and reached for my hand so that we could jump together.”
Alyssa’s profile is coming soon!
Hayley, an energetic sports enthusiast who loves travelling and spaghetti, can usually be found in her lab, on the slopes, or on a soccer field!
Emma works as an Occupational Therapist that frequents coffee shops and loves photography!
Trevor’s bio is coming soon!
Ryan is passionate about fitness, health and advocating for autism. Having autism gives Ryan unique insight into our Ausome athletes.