Volunteer Expo Events

Come learn about local volunteering!

Volunteer Expo is a live in-person event where potential volunteers can connect one-on-one with representatives from local charities and not-for-profits to learn more about how they can help. 

Volunteer Expo Spring 2024

The date and location of the Spring 2024 Volunteer Expo will be announced in early 2024.

Volunteer Expo Fall 2023

The Fall 2023 Volunteer Expo was held on September 22, where 35 organizations met with 300 potential volunteers.

Photos from September 22, 2023 event

List of Attending Organizations



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa


Camp Fire Circle

Catholic Centre for Immigrants Ottawa

Centre de services à la famille

Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation

Charlotte Birchard Centres of Early Learning

Christie Lake Kids

City of Ottawa Volunteer Services

CVITP and Benefits Outreach Program


Every Canadian Counts

Girls on the Run Ottawa

Good Companions Seniors’ Centre

Helping with Furniture

Kids on the Block Ottawa & Our Friends Ottawa

Live Work Play

Matthew House Ottawa

Meals on Wheels-Ottawa 

Mission Thrift Orleans


Ottawa Children’s Choir

Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)

Ottawa Network for Education – Ottawa Volunteers in Education

Ottawa Police Service

Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre

Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre

Serenity Renewal

Shelter Movers Ottawa

South East Ottawa Community Health Center

St. Vincent de Paul


The Canadian Maternal Wellness Centre

The Council on Aging of Ottawa

The Door Youth Centre

The Navy League of Canada

Volunteer Ottawa


What our Members are Saying

“We are so grateful for the Volunteer Bureau. We have had some excellent volunteers come from the Expos. We especially appreciate the contacts with Board members and we are proud of our new chairperson and website manager. (We still need a secretary and a fundraiser.) We mostly appreciate the volunteers who agree to be puppeteers. We were able to recruit 4 and reconnect with two. Thank you for this opportunity and keep up the good work! Please volunteer, Ottawa! We love it!”

— Sally L. Olsen, Kids on the Block Ottawa

“Thank you Volunteer Ottawa for putting together these amazing events, bringing organizations together, and supporting the Ottawa volunteer community. Christie Lake Kids has truly benefitted from you and we look forward to more volunteer events!”

— Geisel Portales, Christie Lake Kids