Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to sustain the COA’s many events and activities. Volunteering offers opportunities to meet fellow peers, expand your network, make a contribution and gain valuable skills and experience.

We are Growing! and We’re Looking for both English & French Volunteers!

At the end of the following list of opportunities, click on the Volunteer Application, to indicate your areas of interest and then you will be directed to a page to complete your contact information. We’ll be in touch with you soon.

We are currently looking for both English and French volunteers in the following areas:


Our Board Members meet monthly to guide the activities of the organization collectively and through their individual roles.  We are currently seeking a Vice-President and Chairs for the Education and Transportation Committees.  Please contact us for further details by emailing:

Vice-President – The Vice-President is responsible for assisting the President with the overall effective governance of the organization and of the Board of Directors.  We are ideally seeking a bilingual person for this role.

Chair of Education – The Chair of our Education Committee will work with the Executive Director, the Board, and an active committee to provide leadership in providing education on issues that are important to seniors.

Chair of Transportation – The Chair of our Transportation Committee will work with the Executive Director, the Board and a very active committee to provide leadership in addressing the transportation needs of seniors in Ottawa.


Our committee members play an important role in guiding the actions of both our issues committees and our administrative committees.  We are always seeking both professionals and community members who are passionate about seniors’ issues and desiring change.

Issues Committees – Our issues committees include housing, transportation, health and more.  At this time, we are particularly seeking individuals to take on leadership roles within our Education Committee.  Please do contact us if any of our committees are of interest to you!

Administrative Committee Members – Our administrative committees deal with specific issues in the growth and development the organization.  We are currently seeking individuals with skills in the areas of Communications, Membership, Sponsorship and Resources & Development.


Volunteer Coordinator – Our Volunteer Coordinator will get to know the interests and abilities of the volunteers, respond to expressions of interest, and assign volunteers for specific needs. The ideal volunteer would have excellent people skills.

Event Volunteers – Led by our Volunteer Coordinator, our event volunteers take care of all the details!  Opportunities include greeting people, registration, setting up the coffee, and preparing handouts. These volunteers ensure that everyone is well taken care of at our events.  We have an amazing team already but we are always looking for others to join this team.

Community Exhibits Ambassadors – Promoting the Council on Aging at local events is vital to creating awareness of the Council and the needs of seniors in Ottawa.  Led by our Volunteer Coordinator, these volunteers would organize materials, inform themselves on the Council on Aging and its activities, and represent the organization at our exhibits at community events and expositions.

Administration – Supporting the Council with administrative skills is a wonderful way to volunteer! There are opportunities with minute taking for committees, database updates, membership updates, phone calling, small translation, creative design work, and more.

Click on the Volunteer Application to indicate your areas of interest and then be directed to a page to complete your contact information. We’ll be in touch with you soon.

NOTE: Information will not be shared and will only be used to contact you about volunteering opportunities. We respect your privacy.


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