Kathy Magee

City of Ottawa

Kathy Magee was the Volunteer Specialist with the Department of Recreation, Cultural, and Facility Services for the City of Ottawa for 17 years. A graduate of Vanier College, she worked for a number of years as a Recreation Therapist prior to specializing in volunteer management. Kathy is currently the the chair of the advisory board […]

Lola Dubé-Quibell

Ottawa Public Health

Lola has over 30 years of industry experience which includes a long association with Volunteer Ottawa and many of Volunteer Ottawa’s members and related associations. She is currently Ottawa Public Health’s Coordinator of Volunteer Resources; a role she has held for the past 20 years. Earlier in her career, Lola spent over a decade in […]

Mante Molepo

Mante Molepo is an anti-racism consultant, an award-winning community leader, and speaker. She works with governments, non-profits and companies to address equity, inclusion, and anti-racism. She is a founding member and Director of Parents for Diversity, an organization committed to addressing discrimination in the education system, as well as a Director for Amnesty International Canada […]

Marie Eveline

Marie Eveline is the former Executive Director of Volunteer Ottawa, with over thirty years of experience in the not-for-profit sector having worked nationally, provincially and locally.  Prior to joining Volunteer Ottawa, Marie served as Executive Director with the Printing Industries Sector Council and the Canadian School Boards Association.  In addition to a Master’s degree, Marie […]

Nikkie Snagg

Nikkie Snagg is the membership and volunteer coordinator at the Good Companions Seniors Centre. Trained as a Community Service Worker, Nikkie has over 8 years of experience in Ottawa’s social sector, working with volunteers and clients in need. Teaches: Fostering Effective Staff-Volunteer Relations

NPO PM Training.org

NPO PM Training.org is a local non-profit which exists to improve the capacity of local charities and NPOs to deliver on their mandates by managing their initiatives more effectively. The NPO PM Training.org’s leaders are: Paul Astell is an experienced Project Manager who has worked primarily in the tech sector. In particular, Paul specializes in advanced R&D projects which […]

Osamu Wakabayashi

Zen Ideas

The Designer and Speaker at Zen Ideas, Osamu Wakabayashi has over 15 years of experience as a marketing and communication manager in both private and public sectors. In addition to his design talent and passion for creating graphic design, enriching brand development, Osamu focuses his expertise in delivering seminars/workshops to the business community and assisting […]

Patrick Twagirayezu

Fully bilingual, Patrick works with public and private sector clients in all aspects of labour and employment law, helping employers solve a wide variety of workplace issues. He also works in the areas of education law, civil litigation, privacy law, human rights law, administrative law and corporate governance of Not-For-Profit organizations. Patrick graduated Magna Cum […]

Paula Coons

Parent Resource Centre

Paula Coons is the Finance Officer at the Parent Resource Centre. Paula started her career in financial management in ‘99 and moved to the non-profit sector in ‘04 where she fell in love with her work and the difference she realized she could make in her community. Volunteer Ottawa has a special place in Paula’s […]

Sam Laprade

Gryphon Fundraising

Sam Laprade loves to connect people! As a professional fundraiser, Sam works closely with generous donors to impact some of the most vulnerable people in her community. Over a 28-year period, Sam has raised money for important charities in her community such as: The Ottawa Hospital Foundation, the Ottawa Humane Society and the Ottawa Mission […]


Find volunteer opportunities in person on September 23​

Logo for Volunteer Expo 2022, presented by Volunteer Ottawa.

Volunteer Expo is back this September 23 at Saint Paul University, 1–5 pm. Join us at this free event and explore volunteer opportunities face-to-face with local organizations!