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Volunteering is a positive way to contribute to life in the City of Ottawa. The opportunities are endless—from volunteering at schools to supporting non-profit organizations, charities, local festivals, places of worship or community programs and events. To explore some of the possibilities, start with the following options:

  • Volunteer Ottawa works with community organizations throughout the City to identify and promote volunteer opportunities. Volunteer Ottawa’s website lists thousands of volunteer opportunities each year.
  • The City of Ottawa relies on 70,000 volunteers to support its many programs and activities. The City’s website is a great resource for finding volunteer opportunities.
  • The United Way/Centraide is one of many non-profit organizations that needs the support of volunteers to run its programs and raise funds.