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.
Hundreds of not-for-profit organizations from Ottawa and the surrounding regions rely on more than 40,000 volunteers to do the important work they do.
Their work impacts health services, education, social services, crisis intervention, housing, community improvement, culture and recreation and the environment. They serve children and youth, immigrants, refugees and new Canadians, indigenous peoples, seniors, persons with disabilities, the homeless, the hungry, the disadvantaged, people with medical conditions, and other vulnerable populations and important causes.
By joining VO’s Volunteer Pool you are providing these organizations with a comprehensive picture of your volunteer preferences, skills and experience, as well as other information relevant to volunteer opportunities. This is your Volunteer Profile – the information provided will determine whether organizations looking for volunteers will consider you the right candidate. The more information you provide, the more likely you will get that volunteer opportunity that is just right for you.