Join the VO Member Community

Volunteer Ottawa helps organizations connect with the volunteers you need. We also provide you with resources, training, and other capacity-boosting tools tailored specifically for charities and not-for-profits in the Ottawa region. 

Why become a VO member? 

REACH FURTHER with tools like online volunteer recruitment and VO’s social media boosting for members 
DO MORE by accessing resources and education designed to help Ottawa’s charities and not-for-profits 
CONNECT MEANINGFULLY with volunteers, educators, and not-for-profit professionals in the VO network 

As a Volunteer Ottawa member, you will have access to:

Unlimited volunteer recruitment on Ottawa’s #1 most-searched volunteer site

First in line for participant space at VO’s virtual and in-person volunteer recruitment events  

Expert-led workshops, webinars, and learning opportunities designed for staff and volunteers in the sector

Amplification on social media and in newsletters so your stories and posts have a broader reach

Learn More about Benefits

  • Search VO’s database for the volunteers you need 
  • Show volunteers all your opportunities in one place on your member profile
  • Post as many volunteer opportunities as your organization needs
  • Connect with Ottawa corporations and federal government departments seeking employee volunteer opportunities through VO Connect 
  • VO runs regular, expert-led workshops designed for professionals and volunteers in Ottawa’s not-for-profit space 
  • Members do not pay $145 registration fee for workshops (seats are first-come, first-serve)
  • Members get first priority for VO’s custom workshop design
  • Be first in line for exhibition space at VO volunteer recruitment events like the annual Volunteer Expo 
  • Network with other not-for-profit professionals in Ottawa 
  • Tag or DM us and we will boost/share your volunteer recruitment posts on social media
  • See your reach expanded as VO shares your stories, photos, and events on social media and in our newsletters
  • Post your events to VO’s community calendar
  • Partner with VO on new community projects
  • Vote at the VO Annual General Meeting

Interested in becoming a member? It’s easy to sign up!


Go to our Become a Member page and choose the appropriate size for your organization (based on previous year’s revenues).


Fill out the registration form.

TIP: most users share a single account among any staff members who might use the VO website. If you intend to share the VO member account, please use a username and email address appropriate to a shared account.


Pay by credit card or cheque. Once your payment is processed, the VO team will review your uploaded financial statement and activate your account within approximately 1 week.


Once you’ve joined, “check” out our Membership Checklist and follow the steps to get the most out of your membership!