How To Get Started
There are many reasons to start volunteering such as building your resume, exploring career opportunities, Community Involvement hours required for Secondary School graduation or just to do something great for your community. Whatever your reasons, here are some general steps to get you started:
1. Schedule A Meeting
Give us a call at 613-969-8862 and ask for our coordinator of volunteer services, who will schedule an interview. During this meeting, the coordinator will go over the many volunteer opportunities that are available to you and will help you determine what you will enjoy doing most.
2. Explore The Community Hub
Sign-up for an account on our Community Hub, where you'll be able to be able to see a listing of volunteer organizations and activities based on categories such as time committment or the days of the week when they take place. Feel free to sign-up prior to your meeting with Scott in order to get an idea of what is available to you. Don't worry if you are uncomfortable with using the Hub, we will be happy to guide you through or perform registration for you.
3. Attend Your Volunteer Activity
Show up for the activities that you've signed up for. Enjoy your time there, no need to be nervous.
4. Record Your Volunteer Hours
Keep a record of your volunteer hours for future reference. This will make a very impressive addition to your resume or it may be required for you to graduate from Secondary School in Ontario.
What a great volunteer!