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.
We support people and communities to enjoy the best possible health and well-being.
We do this by providing primary health care and social services, and promoting access to the social conditions that influence health, such as housing, food security, employment and civic engagement.
We remove barriers to accessing services for people who are vulnerable because of their age, income, abilities, sexual orientation or gender identity, and language or culture.
Diversity makes our community stronger.
We are all connected.
Health is a state of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being.
Positive change is created in many different ways.
The essence of community is the ability to care and share with everyone.
HOW WE ACT ON OUR BELIEFS
We ensure our voice and actions speak to social justice, human rights and health equity.
We empower people to improve their community and the broader society.
We continuously learn from and with our clients and community.