What do volunteers do at OCISO?

What do volunteers do at OCISO?

Volunteers provide support for the staff working at OCISO. There are a variety of programs that volunteers can participate in, including:

  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
  • Mentoring Programs – career and youth
  • Youth Program
  • Homework Tutor – for children, youth, and adults
  • Seniors’ and Women’s Programs
  • Conversation and social group activities
  • Reception/Administrative Assistance/Office Support
  • Tax Clinic
  • Seniors’ and Women’s Programs
  • Conversation and social group activities
  • Translation and Interpretation

There are enough activities available to match the unique interests of all volunteers who want to devote their talents, skills and time.

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Our Mission!

OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.

What we do 🙂

We are community based non-profit organization that has been providing services in Ottawa since 1978. We are motivated by the stories of new immigrants, and we are there every stage of the journey. OCISO directly serves over 10,000 immigrants and refugees every year. Our work is augmented by the generous efforts of our enthusiastic, caring and talented staff, volunteers, both established and new Canadians.