The City of Ottawa appreciates the talents and time that individuals, groups and families donate to City of Ottawa events and activities. We welcome new and current volunteers to the City of Ottawa and will strive to provide exciting and rewarding volunteering experiences.

An usher volunteers at Centrepointe Theatre

House crew

Learn more about becoming a volunteer with the House Crew at Centrepointe Theatre.

Teens providing computer assistance.

You can make a difference!

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A Stage Crew volunteer focuses a light in the catwalk at Centrepointe Theatre

Stage crew

Interested in technical support or working behind the scenes? Discover our Stage Crew volunteer opportunities.

Teens cleaning up a park.

Get involved in the community

Ready to volunteer? Check out our volunteer portal!

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Thank you for participating in this year’s recruitment for City of Ottawa’s Committees and Boards.  The recruitment process is now closed.  For more information, please email

How to create a volunteer account

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Nominate a volunteer who has helped to clear snow for someone who is elderly or has a disability through the Snow Angel Recognition Program.

Would you like to promote a healthy start in life by supporting mothers who want to breastfeed? Did you breastfeed your baby for a minimum of 6 months? Become a Breastfeeding Buddy volunteer with Ottawa Public Health. For more information:
e-mail or
phone 613-580-6744, ext. 23932

Volunteer Fair for Museums and Historic Sites

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to give back to your community? Your local Museums and Historic Sites offer many different volunteer opportunities for people aged 14 and older. From serving food at a BBQ, to helping families play games or complete crafts, to demonstrating traditional heritage trades, there’s a unique volunteer position for all interests! Learn more at our Volunteer Fair on Thursday February 12, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact us at