COVID-19 Update

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.

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COVID Policy - VO Education Program

Volunteer Ottawa is committed to providing quality continuing education at an affordable price for not-for-profit professionals. Many people learn best in-person, where they can discuss ideas with others. In-person learning also facilitates networking, a critical element of success in any sector.

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a great amount of uncertainty into everyone's operations. It is not known how many people will safely be able to share a room as future infection numbers remain uncertain. Allowable gathering sizes may change from month to month. Additionally, different people have their own personal risk profiles which may necessitate greater distancing.

Volunteer Ottawa is planning to hold most of our courses in person at our training facility, while respecting provincial and Public Health directives regarding allowable group size and physical distance requirements. We can also accommodate participants online via Zoom, using any web-enabled device such as a computer, tablet, or a smartphone.

We will be monitoring the advice and directives from relevant public health authorities, and will inform participants of their learning options for courses they have registered.

[Last updated: 14 July, 2020]