VOscars Volunteer Award Nominations Extended to June 28!

Have you nominated an outstanding organization or volunteer yet? If not, you now have two more weeks! We especially want to hear about the amazing organizations involved in volunteering. Submit nominations before June 28 at 5 PM.
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Celebrating Community Service
Bharat Rudra: 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Bharat Rudra has been chosen as the 2024 recipient of Volunteer Ottawa’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of over 35 years of deeply impactful and wide-ranging community service.
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Download and Share this Free Infographic

Are you a newcomer or supporting newcomers with your work? Download our new multilingual infographic on volunteering in Canada, created in collaboration with Refugee 613! This easy-to-read guide explains how anyone new to Canada find a volunteer position in their community.
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In 2022, we received over 5,000 volunteer applications to fill vacant volunteer positions.

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