Volunteer Opportunities

There are tons of volunteer opportunities in the Ottawa area and internationally. Whether you choose to get volunteer experience related to your major or outside of your field, you will create lasting memories and gain valueable knowledge that employers, graduate schools, medical schools and other professional schools love. Here is a short list of places to start your search for volunteer opportunities.

Local General

Carleton Volunteer Bureau (To access the Volunteer Bureau, log into Carleton Central, select Volunteer Bureau under MySuccess, click Volunteer Jobs on the side menu and then click Search Volunteer Opportunities.)

Campus to Community Days (offered through the Student Experience Office)
Volunteer Ottawa (a searchable list of current opportunities in the city)
Abbeyfield Canada
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa
Bruce House
Canadian Cancer Society
The City of Ottawa
Cornerstone Housing for Women
Distress Centre Ottawa and Region
Fletcher Wildlife Garden
Girl Guides of Canada
Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard
The Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program
Matthew House
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Ottawa
Ottawa Food Bank
The Ottawa Mission
Planned Parenthood Ottawa
Rotaract Club of Ottawa
Steven Dionne Foundation

Local Science Related

Bruyère Hospital
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
Canadian Environmental Network (multiple activities posted in Ottawa related to environmental issues)
Canadian Museum of Nature
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
City Stream Watch Program (monitor the health of a stream in Ottawa)
Heart and Stroke Foundation
Hospice Care Ottawa
Let’s Talk Science
Ottawa Grace Manor
The Ottawa Hospital
Ottawa Storytellers
Montfort Hospital
Queensway Carleton Hospital
Roger’s House
The Royal
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre 
Youth Science Canada

International General 

Alternative Spring Break (offered through the Student Experience Office)
Friends of the Orphans Canada
ME to WE

International Science Related

Addiction Resource
American Society of Addiction Medicine Global Brigades
Projects Abroad

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