Volunteer Ottawa is a local non-profit that connects volunteers with community organizations who need their time and talent.
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VOscars Volunteer Awards Gala 2023
Tickets are on sale now for the VOscars Volunteer Awards Gala at Sala San Marco on October 26!
our biggest in-person event of the year
Volunteer Expo: September 22
Join us at the Rideau Hub, 815 St. Laurent Blvd, on September 22 for our biggest volunteer event of the year!
Ottawa's Volunteer Connection
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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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.
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.
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.
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.