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

Our Mission

Volunteer Ottawa strengthens our community by supporting volunteers and the not-for-profit sector. 

Our Vision

Volunteer Ottawa’s vision is an inclusive and engaged community benefiting from committed volunteers and a strong not-for-profit sector.  

Our Network


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 notfor-profits – services that are essential to their ability to meet community needs. 

Our Values

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.

Our Funders and Supporters