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Gain valuable work experience and learn new skills with Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services.  We are searching for energetic and talented candidates to take on exciting challenges and contribute to Ottawa’s community. Some competitions are also open to candidates who turn 15 years of age by the end of the calendar year.

Before you submit your application, review how to apply for jobs online at the City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa does not accept unsolicited, late or incomplete applications. Apply online to all competitions that you are interested in and qualified for. We can only consider you for employment on the competitions you have applied to.

Fall, winter, and spring jobs

Fall, winter and spring competitions are open year-round. Interested candidates are required to apply to competitions separate from summer recruitment.

Summer jobs

Summer competitions are open from February to August or until positions are filled. Those applying through this process are considered solely for summer positions. A separate process is in place for fall, winter and spring recruitment.


Police Records Check 

Successful applicants must provide a valid Police Record Check within the last six months, depending on the position offered. Details about the type of Police Record Check required are available on the competition and will be confirmed by the hiring manager at the hiring stage. 

  • Level 1 Criminal Record Check 
  • Level 2 Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check (applicants under the age of 18) 
  • Level 3 Vulnerable Sector Check 

For information on Police Record Checks, visit the Ottawa Police Service website


The following documents are required by successful candidates during the onboarding process: 

  • Social Insurance Number 
  • Valid Police Record Check within the last six months. 
  • Void check or direct deposit form from a banking institution in the applicant's name (please note that direct deposit is mandatory). 
  • Proof of age (candidates must meet the minimum age requirement as outlined in the competition). 
  • Current qualifications and certifications outlined in the competition (original documents may be requested). 

For any inquiries, please contact the HR Service Centre by email or by phone at 613-580-2424, extension 47411. 

Youth leadership programs

Real training, real certificates, real experience!

The City of Ottawa offers a full range of leadership programs for youth 14 and up.

“My daughter really enjoyed the leadership camp. She learned so much, made some great friends, and recognized some strengths that she didn't even know she had.” Lori Kerrigan, mom of past participant

“It was amazing and rewarding to see how much the participants grew. I didn’t even recognize them by the end of the program.” Derek McDonald, leadership instructor

“It was a fun way to develop life lessons and skills, gain work experience and meet new friends.” Liane Geis, past participant

Advanced Leadership Program (ALP)

This program is aimed at youth 14 years and up and focuses on valuable pre-employment skills, hands on work experience in recreation (qualifies for the 40+ hours of community service), certification in High Five: Principle of Healthy Child Development, Standard First aid, CPR, and defibrillator training.

Volunteer opportunities - Recreation

Want to gain volunteering experience while making a difference in your community? The Recreation, Cultural and Facilities ​Services Department has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for people aged 14 years or older. Assist with:

  • before and after school programs
  • March break camps
  • holiday​ camps
  • summer camps
  • an activity or program at one of our many Community Centres

Volunteer in your community today!

View more information, or for questions email or call 613-580-2424 ext. 20029.

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Volunteer opportunities - Museums

Volunteers 14 years or older can take part in:

  • Administrative support
  • Assisting with educational and public programs
  • Artefact collections
  • Costumed actors
  • Customer service
  • Exhibitions
  • Gardening
  • Heritage trades
  • Photography
  • Promotional outreach
  • Prop and set building
  • Research
  • Sewing
  • Tea service (Tea on the Lawn)

Some volunteer roles may require specialized skills, training, or knowledge. Prospective volunteers are encouraged to indicate relevant skills and training when completing their online application.

Browse our current volunteer opportunities or select a link below to learn more about your community museums! 


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Seniors clubs and groups

Organization name Contact name(s) Phone number(s)
Active Living Club 613-580-3575 
Age d'or St-Laurent Aurore Laniel 613-822-2514
Ashton Seniors Club John Gill 613-257-1326
Barrhaven Seniors' Council Don Winchester 613-440-3620
Blossom Park 50 Plus n/a n/a
Blossom Park Seniors Club n/a n/a
Carp Seniors Margaret Gibson 613-832-0981
C.O.S.C.A. Overbrook Senior Association n/a 613-742-5147
Centre Séraphin-Marion d'Orléans n/a 613-830-6436
Centre Francophone de Vanier n/a 613-746-0611
Centre Pauline Charron (Club 60) Léo Lavergne 613-741-0562
Club d'âge d'or Colombien de Vanier Maurice Gignac 613-745-7849
Club d'âge d'or Marie-Médiatrice Louise Régnier 613-741-9159
Club Optimiste Vanier Maurice Lamirande 613-748-7827
Club Pétanque de Sarsfield Fernand Leduc 613-835-2930
Constance and Buchman's Bay Community Association Len Russell 613-832-4694
The Council of Aging Ottawa Sarah Bercier 613-789-3577
Crystal Beach/Lakeview Friendship Club Judy Leeson 613-829-1083
Cumberland Township Pioneers Edith Nolan 613-487-2345
Fédération des aînées et des retraités francophones de l'Ontario Michele Guay, Directrice general 613-747-0469
Fitzroy Harbour Seniors Club Connie Reitsma 613-623-4170
Friends of Churchill Seniors Centre Mari Wellman n/a
Gloucester Senior Adults' Centre Sharon Oatway 613-749-1974
Gloucester South Seniors Centre Robert Cameron 613-822-0020
Greely Friendship Club Kay Johnston 613-821-2666
Heron Road Seniors Centre n/a 613-247-4802
Hobbs Seniors Club Ann McConnell 613-462-4082
Home Maintenance Program Community Resource Centre 613-591-3686
Huntley Friendship Club Frank Walsh 613-839-3063
Jock River Seniors Audrey 613-838-5304
Kanata Heritage Club Alfred Moore 613-591-9515
Kanata Senior Centre 613-580-2980
Kanata Seniors Council n/a
Kanata Seniors Lunch Program Community Resource Centre 613-591-3686
Kinburn and District Senior Citizens Jack Shaw 613-839-5326
Les Feuilles d'automne Janine Boisvert 613-833-2744
Merivale Seniors Joan Kidd, President 613-591-6255
Mouvement d`implication francophone d`Orléans - MIFO 613-830-6436
New Horizon Earl Burnett 613-825-3088
North Gower Walking Group - "Happy Hoffers" Keith Ramsay 613-489-3839
Orleans Legion 632 Seniors Club Pauline Messier Linda Brewin 1-613-882-3165 1-343-548-9519
Ottawa Public Education Retiree's Association O.P.E.R.A. Peter Norman, President 613-592-2816
People Meeting People Ottawa Fran Evans n/a
Pioneers Seniors Club John Chiviendacz 613-833-2275
Probus Club of Western Ottawa Peter Doyle n/a
Punjabi Seniors Group Charanjit Wadehra 613-592-2431
Rendez-vous des aînés francophones d’Ottawa General manager 613-834-6808
Retraite en Action Anne-Marie Laurendeau 613-860-1099, ext. 1
Richmond Golden Age Club Hilda Moore 613-838-2274
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 593 Seniors Club n/a 613-829-5417
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #638 n/a 613-591-5570
Sand Hills Seniors Club Frances Gentile 613-832-1588
Seniors' Centre Without Walls from The Good Companions Rachel Sutcliffe 613-236-0428
Seniors Euchre (Constance Bay) Al Baskin 613-832-1190
Senior Games Bill Duncan 613-832-4516
Sri Lanka Canada Association of Ottawa Seniors Group The Coordinator 613-700-4849
Stittsville 55 Club Joan David 613-836-7489
Stittsville Friendship Club Jocelyne Sauve 613-836-3060
Supporting Seniors Laura Polegato 613-295-1984
Top Generation Club John Saunders 613-487-2474
Vernon Friendship Club Daisy Robinson, President 613-821-2539
West Carleton Country Knitters Eleanor Reynaud 613-839-5403