In the Ottawa Community
Our interactive website has thousands of volunteer opportunities from organizations who need volunteer energy to deliver their critical community services. Support persons with disabilities, new Canadians, corporations and professionals connected to voluntary organizations in and around the city. Work directly with organizations to support knowledge development and resource distribution on topics integral to the effective and efficient use of volunteer capacity.
Launched in July 1995, CharityVillage has become the Canadian non-profit sector’s largest and most popular online resource for recruiting, news, and how-to information.
Merging the best of web design and social media, the new CharityVillage is a unique online community for the 21stcentury. It’s based on relationship-building, sharing, and collaboration - characteristics that underpin the non‑profit sector.
Whether you use it to browse job postings, brush up on your skills with a course from our eLearning program, or comment on the latest story in our newsfeed, you will surely gain from your time in the Village!
Search for current volunteer opportunities with City of Ottawa Programs and Services!
Connecting not-for profits with the regions business leaders, the “Giving Guide” provides year-long visibility to participating organizations to showcase their mission, progress, governance and supporters.
Created in partnership with the Foundation (WCPD) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (Ottawa chapter), the “Giving Guide” highlights corporate giving opportunities in the region and provides valuable resources on best practices and corporate social responsibility.
You can make a difference! Volunteer your skills, time and energy for a cause that you care about and gain valuable contacts and egg-cellent work experience. Best of all -- you can help make the world a better place.
Virtual volunteering is done online, via computers, tablets, or smartphones, usually off-site from the non-profit organization being supported. More and more, organizations are engaging people who want to contribute their skills and time via the Internet.
At the University of Ottawa
Offering a variety of local and international volunteering opportunities, the Michaëlle-Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement also offers Community Engagement Scholarships and runs contests and awards throughout the year.
Moreover, the Centre makes it possible for students who have completed a minimum amount of approved volunteer hours to receive a Co-Curricular Record (CCR). The Co-Curricular Record is an official university document that records approved and verified volunteer activities undertaken by students.
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Connexions is a voluntary internship program that bridges the gap between academic and professional experience. Supported by the Telfer Career Centre, you find your own internship, ensuring the experience fits with your goals and objectives. You will work a minimum of one day per week for 12 weeks (one term) in an organization related to your field of study.
As an Ambassador, you will work closely with the staff at the Career Centre to engage the Telfer student body. This extracurricular activity will allow you to develop skills that will definitely be transferable to your future career.