A few hours of your time could have a lasting impact on a life.


By becoming a volunteer, you are helping to enhance the services that we provide to Ottawa’s children and youth by building support networks for families in their community. Your services promote trust, positive relationships, academic success, and community connections to children and youth receiving support from us. Volunteering with us is a rewarding experience because you are improving the life of a child in our community.

If you would like to volunteer with The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page or register here.

When the kids are in my car, they can be themselves.

Volunteer Driver, CASO

Thank you to our volunteers for your commitment and dedication. Your assistance and compassion make a huge difference in the lives of families and children in our community, at a time when they need it the most.

Foster Care Team, CASO

Who are our volunteers?

Our volunteers come from all walks of life from various demographics, identities, and cultural, racial and religious backgrounds. Specifically, our volunteers are amazing individuals who:

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Live or work in the Ottawa area
  • Are highly committed and responsible
  • Are able to work in a structured environment as a team member
  • Are willing to take direction

What do our volunteers do?

Volunteers can either request a position or can be placed depending on their unique skill set. Some examples of volunteer roles at The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa include:

  • Tutor for children and youth in care
  • Mentor for children and youth in care
  • Driver to help ensure children arrive safely and on time for appointments
  • Support for events and activities

Related FAQs

  • Volunteer

    What kinds of skills and time commitment does volunteering require?

    No specialized skills are required; however, after completing your application, we make every effort possible to match your interests, availability, and skills with the best possible volunteering opportunity. Volunteering can be done on a regular or an occasional basis and can be specified during the application process.

  • Volunteer

    How do I become a volunteer?

    To become a volunteer, please visit the Volunteer Opportunities page and register by creating an account on myvolunteerpage.com. After that, you will be contacted to arrange an interview. After the interview stage, all volunteers must complete a criminal record check and must sign an Oath of Confidentiality.

  • Volunteer

    What are the different roles of volunteers at The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa?

    At the Children’s Aid Society, our volunteers do many things to aid children, youth, and their families. Some volunteer roles include:

    • Driving and providing transportation services to children to/from school, family visits, therapy, and medical appointments
    • Tutoring and providing academic assistance to children and youth
    • Mentoring and providing support services to children and youth in care
    • Providing clerical and administrative help
  • Volunteer

    Who can become a volunteer?

    Our volunteers are people from our community who choose to donate their time, energy, and skills to The CASO to help children and youth. Anyone over the age of 18 who shares a caring concern for children and youth may apply.