1. COVID-19 Notice
  2. What is the Volunteer Board?
  3. Looking for a volunteer position?
  4. Interested in posting to the Volunteer Board?
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
    1. What’s the difference between the Volunteer Board and Co-op?
    2. What’s the difference between the Volunteer Board and Campus to Community?
    3. Why are the benefits of the Volunteer Board?
    4. How do I use the Volunteer Board?
    5. What kind of opportunities are on the Volunteer Board?
    6. Need Assistance?

COVID-19 Notice

The Volunteer Board will continue to list volunteer positions with charitable or non-profit organizations in the greater Ottawa area during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizations interested in posting to the Volunteer Board must outline in their posting, what steps they are taking to adhere to the guidelines established by Ottawa Public Health

Students who choose to apply for, or participating in, a listed volunteer position, are encouraged to consider steps they can take to reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19.

The Volunteer Board is independent of university-sanctioned placement and community-engaged learning programs like Co-op and Campus to Community. The positions on the Volunteer Board are managed exclusively by the charitable or non-profit organizations in the greater Ottawa area that posts them.

What is the Volunteer Board?

The Volunteer Board is a database of unpaid volunteer positions with charitable or non-profit organizations in the greater Ottawa area. Students can browse listing on the Volunteer Board to find opportunities that either cater to their existing skills or provide an opportunity to build new skills.

Looking for a volunteer position?

Log in to Carleton Central, visit the MySuccess portal and click “Volunteer Jobs”.

Interested in posting to the Volunteer Board?

Charitable or non-profit organizations in the greater Ottawa area interested in posting to the Volunteer Board must meet the criteria listed here.  If your volunteer opportunity meets the criteria, you can post your volunteer opportunity to the Volunteer Board through CuHire.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between the Volunteer Board and Co-op?

The Volunteer Board is a database of unpaid volunteer positions with charitable or non-profit organizations in the greater Ottawa area. The positions vary in scope and time commitment.

The Co-operative Education Program facilitates paid work-placements for four, eight, twelve, or sixteen months that align with a student’s degree program.

What’s the difference between the Volunteer Board and Campus to Community?

The Volunteer Board is a database of unpaid volunteer positions with charitable or non-profit organizations in the greater Ottawa area. The positions vary in scope and time commitment.

Campus to Community Days are pre-defined half-day volunteer placements facilitated by the Student Experience Office.

Why are the benefits of the Volunteer Board?

  • Provides students with a centralized database of volunteer opportunities in the Greater Ottawa Area
  • Allows students to choose the opportunities that work for them – flexibility in scope and time commitment
  • Helps students build tangible employment skills
  • Strengthens student’s resumes as well as professional or graduate school applications

How do I use the Volunteer Board?

For Students:

Log in to Carleton Central. Then, select MySuccess. Next, click “Volunteer Jobs”. From here, you can search for the volunteer opportunities that are right for you. New opportunities are added regularly.

For Organizations:

Create a CuHire Account. Once the account has been created you can follow these steps to post to the volunteer board.


What kind of opportunities are on the Volunteer Board?

All the opportunities on The Volunteer Board meet the following criteria:

  • Support a local community partner
  • Address the needs of the Greater Ottawa community and create a positive impact on the community
  • Provides complimentary learning opportunities and the opportunity to develop skills
  • Are direct-service and/or project-based
  • Are unpaid

Need Assistance?

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at cel@carleton.ca