Interested in being part of one of Ottawa’s oldest charities? Apply to become a Family Services Ottawa (FSO) volunteer today!

If you are looking for opportunities to make this world a better place, meet new people, have new experiences, enhance your skills, volunteering with Family Services Ottawa (FSO) could be the right fit for you.

All FSO programs and services are guided by the values of Humanity, Diversity, Accessibility, Effectiveness, Relevance, Collaboration, Accountability, and Social Justice.

These principles allow us to provide services and programs that help make lasting improvements in people’s lives.

FSO volunteers may be required to submit references and agree to a criminal record check. Some may require additional screening. For example, volunteer jobs where direct contact with vulnerable persons is required, additional screening will include a Police Records Check. All personal and private information is protected in accordance with privacy law.

FSO welcomes diversity of volunteers and serves a large and diverse client base. We welcome all who share our mission and want to help, and are determined that those who need our services have full access.

Volunteer Opportunities

FSO has volunteer opportunities open in the following areas:


Music on a Mission 2018

Music on a Mission





Enthusiastic volunteers are needed for our spectacular Music on a Mission – Family Services Ottawa’s Music Trivia Fundraiser www.musiconamission.ca, which will be held on Friday, October 30, 2020. Volunteers are vital to the success of this Ottawa music trivia night, Family Services Ottawa’s single, most important fundraiser, and one of the most highly anticipated and off-the-charts fun events of the year!

There are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available – to learn more about volunteering at the event, the volunteer shift timings/details, and how to submit your volunteer application, please visit the event Volunteer Page.

Volunteering at Music on a Mission is a superb way to give back to the community, celebrate Family Services Ottawa’s incredible 100+ year legacy, and make wonderful new friends!

Programs and Services

Supervised Access Program

The Supervised Access Program provides a safe, neutral, and child-focused setting for children to visit with their non-custodial parent. All visits are a maximum of 2 hours in length and take place on the weekends. Our Volunteers monitor the visits, record observation notes, and intervene when necessary. For more information on volunteering with SAP, check out our info sheet.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Supervised Access Program, please complete a volunteer application. Note: For Firefox and Chrome users, please download the form prior to completing it as the form cannot be completed in the browser.

For more information about volunteering for the Supervised Access Program, please contact the Supervised Access Volunteer Coordinator at 613-725-3601 ext. 123 or by email at volunteers@familyservicesottawa.org

Family Services Ottawa
312 avenue Parkdale Ave.
Ottawa ON K1Y 4X5
T. 613-725-3601