Ottawa Volunteers In Education

Our volunteers are passionate, dedicated and committed to student success.

Volunteering to help a student is one of the most fulfilling ways to be part of your community. At the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE), we know that caring members of the community, of all ages and cultures, can make an immense contribution to children in our schools.

Ottawa Volunteers in Education (OVIE) provides a matching service to link community volunteers with the needs of individual students and teachers with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board in English and French Immersion classrooms. For details regarding volunteering within the Francophone school boards please contact the Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est and the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario. 

Students in Ottawa need your help!

Become a volunteer now!

You can make the difference in a child's life! A little extra help from tutors once a week could help a student understand new concepts in language or math. Mentors can boost a child's self-esteem. Sharing your passion for a career or hobby can influence a child's career aspirations. The list goes on…

Browse through the volunteer opportunities and find a placement that best suits your interests and schedule, or simply apply on-line here and tell us what you’d like to be doing as a school volunteer and we will try to match it. There’s a special volunteer opportunity that’s right for you!

Please note that all volunteer positions require careful screening and a Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC).  Not all applicants will be accepted.

All volunteer candidates must attend an Orientation session (with some exceptions). Please register here for the workshop that fits your schedule. 

Our partners and sponsors:

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More than 1,500 community members are volunteering over 186,000 hours in 147 local schools to support over 48,500 students annually--a value of over 3.7 million dollars!

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Anne Brouillard
Program Coordinator, Ottawa Volunteers in Education
613 366-3085 ext. 255

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Lee-Ann Scott, CVA
Director, Ottawa Volunteers in Education
613 366-3085 ext. 253

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