HAND IN HAND​Building Community

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

Join us October 27 at the Westin Ottawa as we celebrate the volunteers and the organizations who promote volunteering.
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Special Announcement for Members

We are making two big membership changes to support recovery in the non-profit sector: no-fee access to all VO training workshops, and free VO membership for organizations with annual revenues under $75,000

Recent Volunteer Opportunities

Board of Directors
Board of Directors
: @ Ottawa Therapy Dogs (OTD)
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services
Volunteer Types: Accounting and Finance, Board Leadership
Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)
Location: Flexible
Deadline: November 30, 2022
Leader de groupe
: @ Results Canada
Organization types: International Relief/Development/Peace, Poverty/Social Justice
Volunteer Types: Fundraising, Legal/Advocacy
Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)
Location: Flexible
Deadline: October 25, 2022
Urgent!! Christmas Exchange program Admin
Urgent!! Christmas Exchange program Admin
: @ South East Ottawa CHC
Organization types: Community and Social Services
Volunteer Types: Administration/Office
Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)
Location: Ottawa - South
Deadline: October 14, 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 7,000 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 day. 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!

Volunteer Postings
Applications Received

Upcoming Workshops

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 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.

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