Volunteers are Available to Support OCDSB Students

Did you know that the Ottawa Network for Education has an Ottawa Volunteers in Education (OVIE) program that matches skilled community volunteers with the specific needs of students and teachers in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board?

We understand the challenge that today’s educators face each day. It is a tremendous responsibility to teach and meet the diverse needs of every student in a classroom, including English language learners and children with learning disabilities. That is why we, and our dedicated group of volunteers, are here and eager to provide you and your students with extra support.

We ensure that all volunteers have a current Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC), and have the right skills, interests and commitment to meet your needs.

See below for more information. To request volunteers, contact Anne Brouillard at abrouillard@onfe-rope.ca.

Educator Online Form

If you are an educator in the OCDSB, and you’d like a volunteer to provide academic or social support for a specific student, or if you would benefit from general classroom support, please complete the form in the button below, or contact Anne Brouillard or Adriana Johnston on OCDSB google mail.

Volunteer Coordinator Handbook

Please review the School Volunteer Coordinator Handbook for Educators for tips on managing volunteers in schools.

How can volunteers help in your classroom?

This short 3-minute video for educators describes how OVIE can help you support all of your students in any inclusive classroom.

Mental Health Guide

Supporting Minds: An Educator’s Guide to Promoting Students’ Mental Health and Well-being

Tools to help you support learners with mental health issues.

OVIE Can Help

Volunteers are able to support you in a variety of ways:

  • Classroom volunteers assist with whatever you need to get done each day.
  • Assistive technology volunteers offer much needed extra training for students using AT.
  • Math tutors experienced in using Gap Closing materials offer one-on-one support in the classroom.
  • English Second Language and English Language Development trained volunteers are ready and willing to help your Newcomers.
  • Guidance department support assists students in scholarship and resume writing.
  • Volunteers run clubs at lunch time and assist on school trips.

Whenever you hear yourself saying, “I wish I had more time and resources to do…” think about it – could a volunteer help you?