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Volunteering with the City of Ottawa

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.

Browse all volunteer opportunities

Other useful links

Accessibility Training for Volunteers

Police Records Check


Youth Leadership Training Programs​

Youth Volunteers - Parental Consent Form

Learn More About

Parks and Recreation - Jobs and Volunteering

Volunteering with Arts, Culture and Heritage

Volunteering with the Ottawa Public Library

Volunteering with the Ottawa Police Services

Pathway Patrol

Adopt-A-Park or Roadway Program

Graffiti Management Program

Cleaning the Capital

Community Food Advisor Program

Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment​

Emergency Preparedness - Are You Ready?

For more information, please contact us via e-mail at or by telephone at 613-580-2624.

Committees and boards

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

Volunteer opportunities with the City

Cleaning the Capital is a citywide cleanup campaign that occurs in the spring and fall of every year.

External opportunities


Volunteer Ottawa is a bilingual agency committed to building the capacity of our community through strong leadership and quality services.

Find out how you can volunteer for your favourite festival.

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