Frequently Asked Questions for Volunteers
I want to volunteer. What should I do?
Browse govolunteer.ca for opportunities by your preferred categories (eg. keyword, location, organization type). When you find an opportunity you are interested in, contact the organization which posted the position directly. Contact information is listed at the bottom of each posting.
I want to volunteer. Do I have to register?
No, govolunteer.ca does not register volunteers. Simply follow the steps above to begin your search.
Is it free to search for opportunities?
Yes, searching for volunteer roles on govolunteer.ca is free.
Do I require a police records check?
Maybe. It depends on the organization and type of volunteer role. The organization will inform you if a police records check is required, and will provide further details.
I am an international student /not a permanent resident of Canada. Can I volunteer?
This depends on the role. Some positions may have specific citizenship requirements. Please contact the organization directly to find out.
I am not fluent in English/French. Can I volunteer?
Yes. For some positions, speaking another language can be helpful. If the volunteer position does not list any specific language requirements, please contact the organization directly to discuss volunteering with English/French as a second language.
I do not see a position suitable for me. What should I do?
Check back often! Positions are updated on a daily basis. You could also contact an organization that interest you and ask them about engaging you in a role that suits your skill set.