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FAQ :: The Children's Aid Society


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.


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


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.


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.