About Volunteer Ottawa
VO provides the connections, resources, and training that Ottawa’s not-for-profits and volunteers need to make a meaningful difference in the community.
Who we are
Volunteer Ottawa strengthens our community by supporting volunteers and the not-for-profit sector.
Volunteer Ottawa’s vision is an inclusive and engaged community benefiting from committed volunteers and a strong not-for-profit sector.
Our Strategic Plan
In July 2022, Volunteer Ottawa launched its new Strategic Plan 2022-2024. Reimagining our Future reflects VO’s commitment to support its members, volunteers and the Ottawa community through a time of recovery and renewal, and to finding new ways of working together in a reimagined future.
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What We Do
For 65 years Volunteer Ottawa has been a leader in helping people make a meaningful difference in our city. We provide critical volunteer recruitment and capacity development services to hundreds of not–for-profits – services that are essential to their ability to meet community needs.
Five core values guide Volunteer Ottawa in its behaviour and actions:
We treat everyone with dignity and fairness.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
We commit to these principles in all staff, volunteer, and board roles.
We value our funders and members and commit to using their contributions responsibly and ethically.
We strive to improve our work continually to support the very best outcomes for volunteers and not-for-profit organizations.
We lead by example in promoting a culture of collaboration and partnership in our community.