Why not add volunteering to your academic path through our community partnerships? Help build stronger communities, positive social change and a more engaged university locally, nationally and internationally.

Get involved and make a difference! Volunteering comes with its share of perks, and the results will be rewarding for both the community and your career development. Come meet the Career Corner community engagement team and check out the volunteer opportunities available to you. 



To foster social responsibility, leadership and skills development, whatever students’ level of engagement.
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Create impact-driven partnerships to address community priorities and improve student learning.
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To connect students to local and international community engagement opportunities.

This official University of Ottawa document records all of your volunteer work on campus and in the community. 

Become a partner

We work with over 600 local, national and international community partners, 300 per term on average. 

Partnering with us provides your organization with volunteers who are highly motivated and keen to engage in new learning opportunities.

How become a partner?

Legacy of Hope Foundation
Legacy of Hope Foundation
Legacy of Hope Foundation

Fostering indigenous reconciliation through volunteering

Learn how the Legacy of Hope Foundation is partnering with the uOttawa Community Engagement team to amplify Indigenous voices and further reconciliation.
Adebimpe Awotundun
Adebimpe Gardening
Adebimpe Awotundun

Developing leadership through volunteering

Learn about Adebimpe's community engagement journey, which allowed her to face her fears and gain self-assurance.
Jamal Koulmiye-Boyce
Jamal in front of the Plant Wall
Jamal Koulmiye-Boyce

Pathy Foundation Fellow: Jamal

Find out how Jamal will be developing a formal network of black and indigenous activists thanks to the Pathy foundation fellowship.

Prof. Christina Clark-Kazak
Photo of Christina being interviewed
Prof. Christina Clark-Kazak

A professor's perspective on the CSL program

Still considering the CSL program? Read what Prof. Christina Clark-Kazak has to say.
Alexandra Dubé
Alexandra in front of the plant wall
Alexandra Dubé

From Peer Buddy to President of Best Buddies uOttawa

Discover how Alexandra, President of the Best Buddies club, developed her leadership skills all while supporting a great cause.
Mélanie Do
Melanie sitting on a ledge
Mélanie Do

From France to uOttawa

Read how Mélanie, an international student, grew her skills from volunteer placements.
Student on a mountain

Experiential Learning Photo Contest

Do you have an amazing photo from a volunteering experience? Enter our photo contest for a chance to win $100!
Learn more

Contact us

Community engagement

Career Corner
University Centre (UCU)
85 University Private, Room 216
Ottawa ON, K1N 6N5
Tel.: 613-562-5945
Toll-free: 1-877-868-8292
[email protected]