Volunteer with Family Services Ottawa

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

If you are looking for opportunities to help our community grow stronger, meet new people, have new experiences, enhance your skills, volunteering with Family Services Ottawa could be the right fit for you.

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.


Board of Directors

Supervised Access Program

Fundraising and Events


Family Services Ottawa has an opportunity for one individual to join our Board.

The Board of Directors provides strategic direction to FSO to further its mission and vision. In particular, the Board ensures that FSO operates with excellent financial oversight, legal and ethical integrity, and overall accountability.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about making a difference in our community and who shares our commitment to inclusivity. The individual should want to build a community where families and individuals are strong and resilient and have the support they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives.

FSO is specifically looking for candidates with change management, revenue development and financial acumen.

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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. 

For more information about volunteering for the Supervised Access Program, please contact the Supervised Access Program Coordinator at 613-725-3601 ext. 175 or by email at sap@familyservicesottawa.org

Fundraising and Events

There are opportunities for Volunteers to contribute to FSO through events and fundraising initiatives. These roles can vary depending on the time of year, but could include assisting with registration at events, greeting guests and donors, assisting with auction item pick-up and delivery, selling 50/50 raffle tickets, or photography at events. 

For more information about volunteering for FSO fundraising and events, please contact executiveassistant@familyservicesottawa.org