ONFE provides specialized training to all OVIE volunteers, in both in-person and online formats. Scroll down to find the training that’s best for you.
Ongoing Volunteer Training
Volunteer orientation and training are mandatory for all new volunteers. This workshop provides you with valuable information you need to have a successful school experience. All orientation workshops are held at Richard Pfaff Alternative School 160 Percy Street Classroom 3. See the top of this page for current workshops.
Please contact Adriana Johnston to request online Volunteer Orientation training if you cannot attend Orientation in person.
OttawaReads Read Aloud Training Dates
Read Aloud training workshops for volunteers who will be reading to children one-on-one in JK to grade 3 classrooms. All candidates must attend a workshop to be trained for the OttawaReads read-aloud program. Training takes about 2 hours. Workshops are held at Richard Pfaff Alternative School 160 Percy Street Classroom 3. Please contact Adriana Johnston to request training.
Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa Workshop
The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa community presentation, facilitated by Raina Swansburg, will provide you with an introduction to the Society and the work that they do. You will have a better understanding of the families and children with whom we work; the importance of the duty to report; what is abuse and some of their indicators; what to expect when you call and; how you can help. See the top of this page for current workshops.