Practicum and Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in a particular career path but are unsure of what such work would entail? Volunteering is an excellent way to define your interests while gaining valuable experience. It also helps you to start building your professional networks. To gain such on-the-ground experience, many Childhood and Youth Studies students volunteer at organizations across the region. Students also have the option of enrolling in CHST 3904, “Service-Learning in Community Settings” for a year-long practicum course at a relevant host institution. See below for a partial list of host institutions where our practicum students have volunteered:

  • ABA Connections Learning Centre
  • Acorn Early Learning Centre
  • Barin Croft Residential Youth Services
  • Bettye Hyde Early Learning Centre
  • Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO)
  • Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
  • Cégep Heritage College
  • Centretown Community Health Centre
  • CHEO (Recreational Therapy Department)
  • Excellence in Literacy Foundation
  • Kelford Youth Services
  • Landon Pearson Resource Center for the Study of Children’s Rights and Childhood, Carleton University
  • Mindware Academy
  • Ottawa Catholic School Board (See specific schools listed below)
  • Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (See specific schools listed below)
  • Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative: Growing Up Great
  • Pinecrest Queensway Community Health Centre
  • South East Ottawa Community Health Centre (SEOCHC): Ottawa youth initiative and the Homework Club
  • Somerset West Community Health Centre
  • The Sophia House Catholic Centre for Immigrants
  • St. Francis of Assisi Early Learning Centre
  • Veterans Affairs, Canada

Partial List of Schools:

  • Agincourt Road Public School
  • Alta Vista Public School
  • Arch Street Public School
  • Berrigan Elementary School
  • Carleton Heights Public School
  • Clifford Bowey Public School
  • L’Etoile Filante
  • Holy Trinity Catholic High School
  • Mary Honey Well Elementary School
  • Meadowlands Public School
  • Stittsville Public School
  • St. Anthony School
  • St. Dominic
  • St. Gabriel’s Elementary School
  • St. Gregory School
  • St. Luke School, Nepean
  • St. Matthew High School
  • St. Michael Fitzroy
  • St. Patrick Elementary School
  • St. Stephen School
  • Symmes-Darcy McGee High School
  • Winchester Public School