Hand in Hand

Building Community

Providing the connections, resources and training Ottawa’s not-for-profits and volunteers need to make meaningful difference in the community.

Recent Volunteer Opportunities

Gym Companion
Gym Companion
: @ LiveWorkPlay
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Disabilities
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support
Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)
Location: Flexible
Deadline: August 10, 2022
Meal Preparation (Wednesday afternoon)
Meal Preparation (Wednesday afternoon)
: @ Centre 507
Organization types: Community and Social Services, LGBTQIA2+
Volunteer Types: Food preparation and services, Mentoring
Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)
Location: Ottawa - Central
Deadline: June 1, 2022
Shakespeare in the Park Performance Volunteer
: @ A Company of Fools
Organization types: Arts, Culture and Heritage
Volunteer Types: Entertainment, Event planning and participation
Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)
Location: Flexible
Deadline: August 13, 2022

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. 

Start recruiting volunteers!

There are more than 6,500 engaged volunteers in our pool that are looking to further a cause and it continues to grow with on average 15 new volunteers signing up a week. Each volunteer offers a different range of knowledge, skills, and experience to support the community. 

In 2021, we received over 6,000 volunteer applications to fill vacant volunteer positions.

Numbers Speak For Themselves!

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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


A membership with VO offers a range of benefits including unlimited posting of volunteer needs, access to over 6,500 volunteers, discounts on workshops and much more.


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.