- School Breakfast Program
- Ottawa Volunteers in Education (OVIE)
- Assistive Technology Support
- Capital Educators' Awards
- JA Ottawa
- Substance Abuse and Youth in School Coalition
- Technology Coaches
Volunteer orientation and training is mandatory for all new volunteers. This workshop provides you with valuable information you need to have a successful school experience.
Please register for the workshop that meets your availability. All orientation workshops are held at Richard Pfaff Alternative School 160 Percy Street Classroom 3
Wednesday, March 1, 9:30 to 11:30 AM Register here
Wednesday, March 15 1:00 to 3:00 PM Register here
Read Aloud training workshops for volunteers who will be reading to children one-on-one in JK to grade 3 classrooms.
All candidates must attend a workshop to be trained for the OttawaReads read aloud program.
Training takes about 2 hours and includes a shorter version of the volunteer orientation workshop. If you attend the OttawaReads workshop you do not need to attend Volunteer Orientation. All orientation workshops are held at Richard Pfaff Alternative School 160 Percy Street Classroom 3
Register for workshops here:
March 8, 2017 9:30 - 11:30 AM Register here
Learn how to use the simple assistive technology program Read & Write Google to help you support students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and students learning English.
March 2, 2017
1:00-3:30PM (Please don't be late you will miss important tech skills)
133 Greenbank Road OCDSB Board Office located behind Sir Robert Borden High School
Arrive early as parking is free but it can be hard to find spots close to the building.
Registration required here
From brain development to early numeracy skills! The Parent Resource Centre's Early Literacy Specialists invite you to join them for a hands-on workshop to increase your understanding of early brain development as well as explore the world of early numeracy skills. From new vocabulary to inquiry to hands-on exploration, this workshop will provide some important information to support you in your role working with young children. Arrive ready to learn and play!
March 8, 1:00-4:00pm
Richard Pfaff Alternative School Room 3
Arrive early as free parking is shared with McNabb Community Centre and it can be hard to find spots at times.
Registration required here
Two new courses are offered for volunteers and volunteers aspiring to be educators. Send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELL Volunteer Training:
This training is meant specifically for those interested in supporting English language learners (ELLs) in Ottawa District School Board (OCDSB) schools. Most of the students you will be working with are recent newcomers to Canada, some will have gaps in their learning or not yet developed age-appropriate literacy skills in their first language but due to a variety of factors. Some will be Canadian-born students, who also learning English as an additional language. There some students from Metis, Inuit or First Nations communities who are attending school in Ottawa. Others are students living in international communities in Ottawa where English is not being spoken at home. Other ELL students include international students attending OCSDB schools.
Training Objectives: Volunteers completing this course will:
A 20-hour self-paced course for volunteers aspiring to become educators, learning strategists or assistive technology trainers.
Length of Time: The time you take to complete the entire course is personal as those who want to work in Education take the time to fully understand the information which can take several days. The typical timeframe is approximately 20 hours.
Volunteering to help a student is one of the most fulfilling ways to be part of your community. OVIE, in collaboration with our partners, has pulled together a few resources to help you support your students.
Remember the best source of information is the school where you are volunteering. If you have questions or need additional support, speak to the Classroom Teacher or Learning Resource Teacher. They can provide you with valuable information on how to help your student and give you access to additional resources (math manipulatives, language development resources and much more!)
Please send us your “tried and true” resources to post on this site to share with others.
We’ve divided the resources into the following categories, click on the link that applies to you: