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.

Recent Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Mentor
: @ Christie Lake Kids
Organization types: Arts, Children, Youth and Family
Volunteer Types: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Mentoring
Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)
Location: Ottawa - East
Deadline: February 24, 2023
Video Gaming Match
: @ 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: February 28, 2023
Running & Reading Club Mentor - Robert E. Wilson
: @ Start2Finish
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Education
Volunteer Types: Mental Health, Mentoring
Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)
Location: Ottawa - Central
Deadline: March 31, 2023

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 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.

Numbers Speak For Themselves!

Volunteer Postings
Applications Received
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.