Upcoming Workshops

VO offers over 40 unique, practical workshops designed specifically for the sector.

Constant professional development is essential for individuals working in not-for-profits. Every year, Volunteer Ottawa trains hundreds of staff and volunteers: from creating and running a successful volunteer program, to having a more effective board of directors, to everyday operations. Our training provides an environment to acquire new skills, network and learn best practices specific to the sector.

Join one of our upcoming workshops listed below or contact us to have a workshop designed specifically for your organization. 

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Upcoming Workshops

Free webinar
October 3, 2022$0.00 8 Qty Available

Choosing software tools for volunteer management and productivity

In an ever-changing digital landscape, not-for-profits have a lot of...
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October 4, 2022$145.00 12 Qty Available

Volunteer Engagement Today

Running a volunteer program has a lot of moving parts:...
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Free Webinar
October 13, 2022$0.00 Unlimited tickets

Introduction to WordPress for Not-For-Profit Organizations

In partnership with Zen Ideas, we are offering a free...
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October 14, 2022$0.00 3 Qty Available

Successfully applying for grants

Registration for this workshop is currently open to members only....
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October 25, 2022$145.00 14 Qty Available

Excel Fundamentals

Excel is one of the most versatile tools in the...
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October 28, 2022$0.00 2 Qty Available

Introduction to theory of change for not-for-profits

Registration for this workshop is currently open to members only....
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November 2, 2022$145.00 15 Qty Available

Five behaviours of a cohesive team

Is your team under-performing? Would you like your team to...
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November 4, 2022$0.00 6 Qty Available

Fostering effective volunteer-staff relations

Registration for this workshop is currently open to members only....
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November 8, 2022$145.00 15 Qty Available

Public Speaking for Not for Profit Professionals

Public speaking is a key part of work at not-for-profits....
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What Ottawa’s not-for-profits are saying about VO’s education program:

"VO offers a broad education program designed with organizations like ours in mind. This means that we have access to valuable training and networking opportunities that we would not otherwise have".
Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally
"Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs has benefitted gratefully from the vast knowledge and expertise that is available through Volunteer Ottawa’s professional development training programs".
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs
"Volunteer Ottawa offers such a range of workshops suitable to different staff members. We have found it to be a very cost effective way to provide staff training, encourage networking and sharing of information!"
Canadian Parents for French, National
"The professional development opportunities offered by Volunteer Ottawa provide skill development at an affordable cost. The training facilitators are …highly skilled professionals in their field, offering valuable expertise….The sessions that Volunteer Ottawa offers result in increased skills and networks…."
Neil Squire Society
"I am so grateful for the resources and training programs Volunteer Ottawa provides… Thanks to the …Professional Development workshops they offer … I have gained so much knowledge and empowering tools to help me fulfill my mandate…Without these training programs offered by VO, I would not be as successful in my role as I am today".
Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre
"The professional development programs (VO) offer to us…have been invaluable for our staff…"

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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!