Volunteer Opportunities

With over 150 volunteers supported by 6 part-time staff, volunteers are the very foundation of the Council on Aging! They are essential to sustain the COA’s leadership role through various initiatives, activities and events.

Volunteering at the COA offers opportunities to meet fellow peers, expand your network, make a contribution and both utilize and gain valuable skills and experience.

Volunteer opportunities are updated regularly to reflect our current needs.
We are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Board Members

If you’re looking to make a difference at a Board level, The Council on Aging of Ottawa is looking for new Board members. Interested in advocacy work on behalf of older adults in Ottawa? Or providing information and education for older adults on life transitions? Or perhaps you’re interested in leading fundraising initiatives? Our Board members provide leadership and support to staff and our many volunteers who work together to make Ottawa an increasingly Age-Friendly city.

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Committee Chairs and Working Group Leads

Committee Chairs and Working Group Leads provide leadership and direction to their specific committee to achieve its work.  They work closely with and are supported by committee members, staff, the Board, and others in the community.  They are knowledgeable regarding the issues that their committee represents.

Volunteer Opportunities – Co-Chairs Transportation Committee

July 29, 2022

Are you concerned about and want to see improved transportation options for older adults and persons with disabilities, whether they get around on foot, in vehicles, or on public transit in urban, suburban, and rural Ottawa? Committee Co-chairs, with the support of a COA staff member, a team of talented volunteers, and community professionals, will […]

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Smart Aging Volunteers

No positions are available at this time. Come back later.

Action Committee Members

Committee Members play an active and engaged role on their committee, contributing relevant knowledge, skills, and expertise and carrying out specific activities aimed at determining and furthering the priorities of their committee.

French and English language skills would be an asset.  We also recognize the diversity of the population we serve and encourage applicants who reflect this diversity. Click here to apply.

Committee Secretary (various positions)

June 26, 2023

As a member of the Committee, the Secretary is responsible for the secretarial duties that support the overall effective governance of the Committee. This includes taking minutes, supporting agenda building, maintaining records, and editing committee documents (such as terms of reference, membership lists, workplans). Our Committees works with and for older adults to advance the […]

Volunteer Opportunity: Older Drivers Sub-committee

October 4, 2022

Driving, although not the sole mean of transportation, gives seniors independence and flexibility. Despite some health changes as we grow older, safety for ourselves and others is a priority on the road. As a sub-committee, we stay ahead of new developments and topics such as technology, the highway traffic act, Ministry of Transportation initiatives, and […]

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Contact: coa@coaottawa.ca or 613-789-3577 Ext. 102