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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Statement about COVID-19

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Volunteer Ottawa will be holding all of our courses online via Zoom or MS Teams for the foreseeable future. Participants can access training sessions using any web-enabled device such as a computer, tablet, or a smartphone. 

If you have any questions, please contact us by email or by phone at 613-736-5266 x 114.

VO's Not-For-Profit Education Program

Workshop_Images/2019. generic workshop imageNot-for-profits need to continually enhance the knowledge and skills of board members, management and staff to maintain and build their capacity. With limited budgets, cost-effective training is often hard to find.  VO fills the gap by offering a comprehensive education program at an affordable cost. This gives you access to valuable professional development and networking opportunities.

VO offers over 40 unique, practical workshops designed specifically for not-for-profits. They focus on all aspects of governance, communications, operationsfundraising and volunteer management.

Our Faculty of Instructors include over 25 highly regarded professionals who are leaders in their field and dedicated to giving back to the community through volunteering their time and expertise.

What Ottawa’s not-for-profits are saying about VO’s education program:

"VO offers a broad education program designed with organizations like ours in mind. This means that we have access to valuable training and networking opportunities that we would not otherwise have".  - John Wenuk, Executive Director, Canadians Sharing Locally and Globally

"Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs has benefitted gratefully from the vast knowledge and expertise that is available through Volunteer Ottawa’s professional development training programs". - Jocelyn Lamont ,Executive Director

"I am so grateful for the resources and training programs Volunteer Ottawa provides… Thanks to the …Professional Development workshops they offer … I have gained so much knowledge and empowering tools to help me fulfill my mandate…Without these training programs offered by VO, I would not be as successful in my role as I am today". - Joanne Vermette, Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre

"The professional development programs (VO) offer to us…have been invaluable for our staff…" -  Laura Andrews, H.O.P.E.

"The professional development opportunities offered by Volunteer Ottawa provide skill development at an affordable cost. The training facilitators are …highly skilled professionals in their field, offering valuable expertise….The sessions that Volunteer Ottawa offers result in increased skills and networks…." -  Cheryl Colmer, Neil Squire Society

"Volunteer Ottawa offers such a range of workshops suitable to different staff members. We have found it to be a very cost effective way to provide staff training, encourage networking and sharing of information!" - Nicole Thibault, Executive Director, Canadian Parents for French, National