The PQCHC encourages you to join our dynamic and diverse team of volunteers who provide essential support to innovative community goals and programs. We are so grateful to the 453 volunteers and students who together contributed over 25,000 hours over the past year!
At the PQCHC, volunteers and staff are considered partners and work in collaboration to uphold the Centre’s principles, values and mission. They contribute unique knowledge; experiences and skills that help the PQCHC to better connect with Ottawa’s west end community, reflect its diversity and serve its specific needs.
Volunteer Application Process
How to apply to Volunteer Services
Following the instructions below will ensure that your application will be processed as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The link will take you to myvolunteerpage.com. Select the icon “Fill in Application”.
Applications can also be submitted in person at PQCHC (1365 Richmond Road, 2nd floor).
Create a username and password and complete the application.
Keep this username and password to access this portal after you are placed to track your hours and complete specific training opportunities.
Please attend screening and interview process.
Volunteer and Student Services will contact applicants by email to set up a one hour interview.
Information submitted on your application, resume and during a brief interview will help to ensure that you are suitably placed to make the best use of your skills and interests.
Please note that as of June 24th, 2019 Ottawa Police Services has changed their policy. Volunteers are now required to pay a fee to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check. This is mandatory for all volunteers and students wishing to join our team. Please note that any costs will be the responsibility of the volunteer. PQCHC does not guarantee a volunteer placement, despite the participation in an interview.
Orientation and Training
All volunteers are required to attend a program specific orientation session in order to understand their roles, responsibilities and acquire an understanding of the Vision, Mission and organizational values of the PQCHC. It is also important for volunteers to review all Volunteer Policies and Procedures. Additional skill development and relevant training opportunities may also be available to volunteers during their placement.
Mandatory training provided during the volunteer placement includes:
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Training
Violence Prevention in the Workplace
Baby Friendly Initiative
Introduction to Volunteering at PQCHC