Volunteer Ottawa is a local non-profit that connects volunteers with community organizations who need their time and talent.
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Watch our new video and get inspired as local volunteers share their reasons for volunteering and how they found the perfect role through Volunteer Ottawa!
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Volunteering helps you connect to your community, develop your professional skills, and contribute to the causes you care about most. Get a free volunteer account and explore what volunteering has to offer!
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Recent Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunity via a Portal- 17th Jan
: @ alphavima inc
Organization types: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Children, Youth and Family
Volunteer Types: Accounting and Finance, Administration/Office
Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)
Location: Gatineau
Deadline: March 19, 2024
Meal Assistant
: @ St. Patrick's Home of Ottawa
Organization types: Senior Citizens
Volunteer Types: Food preparation and services
Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)
Location: Ottawa - South
Deadline: December 31, 2024
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Virtual After School Tutor for students in OCDSB Schools
: @ Ottawa Network for Education - Ottawa Volunteers in Education
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Education
Volunteer Types: Teaching/Tutoring
Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)
Location: Virtual
Deadline: June 28, 2024

Looking to volunteer?

By joining our volunteer pool, individuals can share with organizations who they are, what skills they have, and how they are looking to give back. Our platform makes it easy for individuals to refine their search to find the perfect volunteer opportunity that meets their requirements, including preferred location, availability, skills, and much more. 

Looking for volunteers? Start recruiting here!

There are more than 9,000 engaged volunteers in our pool that are looking to further a cause and it continues to grow with an average of 500 new volunteers signing up a month. Each volunteer offers a different range of knowledge, skills, and experience to support the community. 

In 2022, we received over 5,000 volunteer applications to fill vacant volunteer positions.

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What Our Happy Volunteer Says

VO made it so easy to find a volunteer position fit for my interests. So easy, that I reached out to multiple organizations. The volunteer positions not only were a perfect match for my current studies, but it also was a perfect match in terms of roles. To anyone thinking of volunteering: one thousand percent do it; it is such a great feeling to have known that you have the chance, the honour of helping someone and spreading happiness.

Isabelle, Student

Organizations

A membership with VO offers a range of benefits including unlimited posting of volunteer needs, access to over 7,000 volunteers, discounts on workshops and much more.

Volunteers

At any given time, our page has hundreds of volunteer positions posted. With a volunteer profile you can easily apply to positions that interest you.

If you have questions about our programs and services, please do not hesitate to reach out.