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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Volunteer Ottawa

Sophie Jodouin
Program and Communications Coordinator
Volunteer Ottawa

815 St. Laurent Blvd., Suite 208
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1K 3A7

TEL: 613-736-5270
FAX: 613-736-5262


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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

Volunteer Ottawa links people with community organizations. Our interactive website has thousands of volunteer opportunities from organizations who need volunteer energy to deliver their critical community services. Volunteer Ottawa supports persons with disabilities, new Canadians,corporations and professionals connected to voluntary organizations in and around the city. Volunteer Ottawa works directly with organizations to support knowledge development and resource distribution on topics integral to the effective and efficient use of volunteer capacity. Volunteer Ottawa is a registered non-profit Canadian charity and relies on donations and grants to continue its 53 year history of community development.
Bénévoles Ottawa assure le lien avec les organismes communautaires. Notre site Web interactif affiche des milliers d’occasions de bénévolat de ces organismes qui ont besoin de bénévoles pour dispenser des services critiques à la communauté.

Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
The brand-new Dandelion Dance™ Arts Connection program is looking for a team of womxn volunteers to drop off weekly Imaginarium Kits to our girls! As a volunteer YOU can provide the warm leadership and encouragement to support every girl in her creative explorations.

Our Imaginarium Kits provide fun age-appropriate activities that girls can do at home. COVID-19 has impacted everyone in our community in different ways - but the one thing we all have in common is our need to feel connected to others. Online and outdoor programming help, but these options don’t always offer the best solution for every girl.

The Arts Connection program will enable girls to go on their very own creative adventure every week and have a warm point of contact to talk about activities that foster their imagination. The kits are FREE and include all necessary materials.

If you would like to get involved, please read and fill-out our application form:
Location: na
Deadline: Nov 20, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
UMO-OG COVID-19 Relief Team is looking for volunteer drivers to help deliver food and hygiene kits to vulnerable individuals, isolated seniors, low-income families and adults with disabilities. We are particularly looking for volunteer drivers who:

• have a valid Driver’s Licence
• can deliver a route on their own OR with someone from their social bubble
• can commit to helping over a few months, at minimum
• can follow all new health and safety delivery protocols put in place due to COVID-19

Kits are delivered from hubs across the city.

Join our team to give back to your community! This volunteer commitment is flexible and is usually once a week for up to 2 hours.

For more info:
please email
Soumaya Marhnouj

Location: n/a
Deadline: Nov 13, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Cyber-Seniors is an intergenerational program that trains young people to be tech mentors for senior citizens. The ability to use online communication applications to stay connected is vital for older adults and other vulnerable people. Helping a senior learn to use transactional websites to order groceries, pharmaceuticals, food delivery, etc., will make a big difference in allowing them to remain self-sufficient from the safety of their home. In the best of times, digital literacy can be life-altering; in times like these, it can be life-saving.Also, please help us by letting any Seniors you know that they can:
• register online for a group session or one-on-one tech-support by visiting our website at; or
• access the over 1200 training tutorials (soon available in Spanish and French) and the Cyber-Seniors discussion forum by calling us at 1-844-217-3057 to register.

To register, please go directly to the Cyber Seniors website to sign-on to be a mentor: https:/

Location: virtual - national organization
Deadline: Nov 6, 2020
Organization: Volunteer Ottawa
Dress for Success is in dire need of volunteers for our flagship clothing program. Volunteers in our "suiting" program are called Wardrobe Consultants and they work 1-on-1 with women who are in need of clothing for interviews or new employment opportunities. Wardrobe Consultants help women find the right outfits for them either in-person or virtually (depending on what the client chooses). All volunteers will be working in our boutique. Volunteer shifts are 2.5 hours long. We have implemented COVID safety measures to ensure physical distancing as much as possible as well as PPE and enhanced cleaning.

No specific skills/experience is required - only a desire to help women find outfits and personal care products that make them feel professional and confident for their new endeavours! Specific and detailed training will be provided before starting in the role.

A level 2 police check is required.
Location: 200 Catherine Street, Suite L100 Ottawa ON K2P 2K9
Deadline: Oct 30, 2020