Volunteer With Us

Positions of note

Shopping Bus Volunteer
Assist our clients on our grocery shopping bus every Tuesday morning from 9am-12pm.

Day Program Dancers
Have fun dancing with our Day Program clients from 1:30-2:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Day Program Crafts
Assist a small group of clients making crafts in our Day Program on Mondays and Thursdays.

Walking Club Volunteer
Get some exercise while you help our clients in the Walking Club Tuesday afternoons.

Kitchen Volunteer
Help us with meal service and clean-up for our FridayLuncheon program every Friday from 11:30-3pm.

Download our  Volunteer Application Form*

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Man and woman getting into car in the winter You can make a difference!
Call  613-728-6016
or email info@owcs.ca


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Volunteers form the heart of the Ottawa West Community Support community. During the past year, volunteers provided over 19,000 hours of service. These services include:

  • Receptionists
  • Office Assistants
  • Musicians
  • Kitchen Help
  • Medical Transportation

Download our  Volunteer Application Form*

We are currently in need of Volunteer Drivers to take seniors to Medical Appointments:

  • Volunteer Drivers are matched with a client in need of a drive to a medical appointment.
  • Volunteer Drivers use their own cars and are responsible for picking up clients, driving them to their medical appointment and bringing them back home.
  • Volunteer Drivers are asked to collect a small fee to be submitted to OWCS.
  • Volunteer Drivers are asked to report any unusual client conditions and concerns.
  • All Volunteer Drivers are required to submit a recent negative criminal reference check
  • All Volunteer Drivers must possess a valid driver’s license
  • All mileage is reimbursed

Download our  Volunteer Application Form*

For more information contact the Manager of Volunteer Services at 613-728-6016 ext. 237.

*You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and download these application files. If you do not have this application, please download by clicking here.

 Ten Great Reasons to Volunteer

(From our actual volunteers!)


Ray Fortier
Volunteer Ray Fortier


  1. The services make a big difference in people’s lives
  2. It’s fun!
  3. I get to give back to the community
  4. OWCS creates an atmosphere of belonging
  5. The work is rewarding and serves a need
  6. OWCS holds events that  bring the whole community together
  7. I like being around people and enjoy the environment
  8. Volunteering is a great diversion from the problems in life
  9. It gets you out of the house
  10. The staff at OWCS are great!