Meet some of our dedicated volunteers and discover why they find volunteering with Ausome so rewarding!
Alexa works for Sportstats in communications and accounting for Sportstats, she flies helicopters and is a ski instructor in the winter.
You may recognize her from Run Club. She was an excellent support in helping get team. ausome. ready for race weekend! Alexa’s favourite moment volunteering with Ausome Ottawa? – “When I asked Ruby why she runs? She told me she likes the popsicle run at the end because it get’s her heart pumping which feels good.”
Matt found Ausome through Alix Milk. He wanted to use some free time to volunteer and has been part of Team Ausome since May 2018.
Matt thinks it’s “ausome” seeing how happy the kids and parents are. After his first session, and being asked by a parent to come back the following week, he knew he wanted to stay involved! Matt likes to play soccer and rugby, and to travel and socialize with friends in his free time.
Marvin previously worked with Ausome’s Camp Director: Alix Milk. Marvin is a strong advocate for encouraging kids to be involved in activities/sports.
Marvin finds it very rewarding to empower kids with confidence through sports. He has been volunteering with Ausome since September 2018. When he’s not volunteering he enjoys runs and walks around town, socializing with friends and visiting museums.
Taylor is a full-time nursing student at Ottawa U/Algonquin College joint program. Her experience with Ausome has been so rewarding that she thinks she is going to specialize in paediatric nursing.
Chris is Ausome’s office neighbour in the House of Sport. He works for the Coaching Association of Canada and is a soccer referee.
Eddie is known as Mr. Nice Guy and once he met the team and found out what Ausome was all about, it was a no brainer for him – he wanted to get involved!
Casey found Ausome through a CSL placement at uOttawa. She wanted to contribute to making our community a more inclusive place for everyone
Sidd, an older sibling and a lover of greek food, joined Team Ausome as a volunteer in March 2019.
Luc learned about Ausome through our 2018 Race Weekend Honorary Team Captain, Tommy DesBrisay.
Jing became a volunteer in January 2019 after learning about Ausome through his school: Ashbury College.
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.