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Other volunteer opportunities with the City

Arts, heritage and culture

Assist an arts instructor, give tours at a museum or volunteer at a festival or one of our theatres. There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities to suit your interests and location. Get involved in your cultural community today.


Volunteers 14 years of age or older can participate in a wide variety of programs in:

  • Aquatics
  • Special events
  • Sports and recreation
  • Before and after school programs
  • March Break/Holiday Camps

Volunteer at a facility in your neighbourhood

Ottawa Police Service

You can help keep our community safe. Become an important part of a unique organization: become a police volunteer.

Committees and Boards - Recruitment

Make a difference in your community by becoming a community member.

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Community Food Advisor Program

Are you looking for a guest speaker for your community group?

Community Food Advisors are trained volunteers available to share their love of food and their knowledge about healthy eating and food safety to your community group.

What can Community Food Advisors offer your community group?

Food demonstrations, presentations, displays and other services are available to community groups of all ages and types. Some examples of exciting topics offered are:

  • Quick, healthy lunches and snack ideas
  • Tasty, low fat cooking
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • Cooking with kids
  • Proper hand washing procedures
  • Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide
  • Cooking for one or two
  • Health eating for healthy aging
  • And much more!

Is it free?

The services of Community Food Advisors are free. You may, however, be asked to pay for food, supplies or parking needed for your request.

How do I get more information about the Community Food Advisor program?

Call : 613-580-6744, ext. 23574
E-mail :
Fill out a form to request the services of a Community Food Advisor at least four weeks before service is required and e-mail it or fax it at 613-580-9653.

Pathway Patrol

Are you a cyclist? Walker? Runner? Inline skater? Do you enjoy using any of the pathways around your neighbourhood?  Join the Pathway Patrol Volunteers!