VO is recruiting and deploying volunteers to respond to the volunteer needs specific to COVID-19 in Ottawa, Prescott-Russell, Lanark County and Renfrew County while ensuring proper screening and training protocals to safeguard the health of those volunteering and those they are assisting. Please see the intake portals for volunteers, for members, and for other agencies on our hompage. VO’s COVID 19 volunteer deployment program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Ottawa Community Foundation.
Since 1999, the Ottawa Citizen gives free space to Volunteer Ottawa’s member agencies, to enable them to publish their requests for much-needed volunteers. Each week, 3-4 organizations requirements are listed, and are seen by countless readers. The column appears in the online version, however the print copy serves the needs of those who prefer news in a hard-copy format or who do not enjoy ready access to the Internet. For the not-for-profit community, every measure of help is vital. The Ottawa Citizen’s Round Up helps these organizations to save funds and provides a crucial link between volunteer energy and volunteer need. Though newspaper formats may change, the Volunteer Round Up serves as a constant mainstay for both those in search of volunteer work, and those who require volunteers.