Community Service

Please be careful to not spend your valuable time participating in ineligible activities.

*Please see us prior to volunteering to ensure the activity is eligible to be put toward your 40 hours!

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Upcoming Community Service Opportunities

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
City of Ottawa 
Volunteer Youth Opportunities - Recreation and Culture Volunteers 14 years of age or older can participate in a wide variety of programs.Volunteers can take part in: Aquatics, Special Events, Sports and Recreation, before and after School Programs, March Break/Holiday Camps
For more information, contact Volunteer Services at or 613-580-2624
The Bytown Fire Brigade is a non-profit Ottawa based organization established in 1984 to serve the community as a local historical society. Throughout the years, Bytown Fire Brigade has worked to preserve firefighting artifacts and educate the local community on this important part of it's history. Volunteers are needed to help clean and categorize artifacts. Contact: or call 613-744-0595 for more information.

Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum

The Diefenbunker is seeking history enthusiasts of all ages for the position of Volunteer Docent. The Volunteer Docent will learn the history of the museum and interact with museum visitors during operational hours 11am to 4pm, 7 days a week. Volunteer Docents must be available for at least 6 hours a week on a consistent basis. Contact: or call 613-839-0007 for more information.

Youth volunteer opportunities include: joining the Teen Advisory Group (TAG = leadership opportunity), helping with children, teen or seniors school-year or summer programming, preparing kits for outreach events, special events, shelf maintenance.  You must be at least 14 years old to be a volunteer. Submit an application through: Volunteer2 or pick up an application at your local library branchVolunteer screening includes an interview and reference checks, and may require a Police Records Check. For more information, call your local branch or contact:
Supervising Librarian, Bookmobile and Volunteer Services, Diversity and Accessibility Services at (613) 580-2424 x41409 or email libraryvolunteers@

The Harmelodic Club Is looking for Volunteers interested in helping to organize their archives of data, multimedia and DVD's to help produce an historical record for local libraries and museums. If you are interested in helping please, email, or phone: 613 733-5219.