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Volunteer opportunities

When you become a volunteer, you create meaningful and lasting local change.

Whether you’re interested in gaining employment skills, sharing your area of expertise or just want to spend more time supporting your community, we can find the perfect way for you to get involved.

Ways to volunteer

Professional committees

Along with our Board of Directors, we rely on the expertise of corporate executives, government officials, and community stakeholders to advise and guide our work. We have volunteer committees in the areas of governance, community impact, finance, and other corporate services.

If you are interested in helping with a committee check back for updates.

More ways to get involved and make a difference in your community

Learn more about our additional volunteer activities below, and keep checking our events page for ways you can show your support for United Way East Ontario.

Care Kits

Care Kits for Women Dealing with Gender-Based Violence and Youth Facing Homelessness is a safe way for individuals and groups to volunteer and actively contribute to the community. In 2022, 170 care kits were collected for women and non-binary individuals in need and 557 care kits were collected for young people experiencing homelessness across Ottawa and the counties of Renfrew, Prescott-Russell and Lanark. Check back for details on our 2023 Care Kits

Mentorship

United Way East Ontario is working to engage new mentors and career coaches to help vulnerable youth, newcomers, youth with disabilities and more.

Campaign Leads

Every year thousands of workplaces across our region partner with us. These campaigns rely on employees who generously offer their time and talent to make them a success.

Want to learn more about volunteering with United Way? We’d be happy to answer your questions.