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VO Members Enjoy the Following Benefits:

VO Organizational Member Benefits :

Volunteer Recruitment

  • Unlimited posting of all your volunteer needs at volunteerottawa.ca
  • Access to VO’s Pool of Volunteers – over 8,000 volunteers with a wide range of experience and skills, including comprehensive profiles of each
  • Broadcast of your volunteer needs to VO’s volunteer pool and through VO’s extensive social media network
  • Connect with Ottawa corporations and federal government departments seeking employee volunteer opportunities through VO Connect – groups of 10,20,30 or more looking for volunteer opportunities 
  • Meet one-on-one with potential volunteers at VO’s annual Volunteer Expo
  • Admission to Volunteer Ottawa’s Board member recruitment program Diversity in Leadership Ottawa (DLO) – a pool of pre-screened professionals from under-represented communities to address skill gaps and increase diversity on your Board 

Educational Programs & Resources

  • Free registration to one ½ day workshop of your choice, and significant discounts for all staff and board members on over 40 workshops designed specifically for not-for-profits to develop capacity
    • Governance training and Board development
      • Enhance your Board through access to a series of VO governance workshops that examine the roles and responsibilities of board members and the characteristics of effective boards
    • Organizational Capacity Building – workshops focussing on:
      • Communications
      • Strategic planning
      • Writing web content
      • Project management
      • Financial administration
      • Social media
      • Media Training
      • Fundraising
    • Volunteer Management
      • Staff admission to the Volunteer Management Certificate (VMC) program at reduced rates – a one of a kind educational program in Ontario focussing on eight core competency areas
      • Exclusive access to Canada’s national volunteer recognition program and training workshop (PREB)
      • Exclusive access to on-line learning opportunities in volunteer management
  • Your volunteers also receive the member rate at workshops
  • Customized workshops designed for and delivered to your organization
  • Access to VO's Blog VOices- which includes guidance and tips on not-for-profit management
  • Exclusive access to Members Only Knowledge Centre featuring a library of resources, best-practices and toolkits
  • Receive Volunteer Ottawa’s White Paper research series on key volunteer issues including “Best Practices in recruiting senior volunteers”, “Best Practices in recruiting volunteers with a disability” and "Best Practices in recruiting New Canadian volunteers"

More Benefits

  • Subscription to monthly newsletter
  • VO Speakers Bureau – access to a pool of speakers available to make presentations to groups on the merits of volunteering
  • Profile your organization on volunteerottawa.ca and post your events on the VO website calendar
  • Be recognized as part of a network of over 300 Ottawa not-for-profits committed to creating positive change in our community
  • Vote at Annual General Meeting

VO has a common renewal date of April 1st.  If you become a member throughout the year, you will be charged on a pro-rated basis for that year. 

Become a member

VO Individual Members Benefits:

Individual Members receive the following:

  • Discount on all workshops and training
  • Access to Members Only Knowledge Centre at www.volunteerottawa.ca
  • Subscription to monthly newsletter
  • Vote at Annual General Meeting

Become a member