Students have regular opportunities to interact with members, volunteers and liaise with staff to plan, implement and maintain our quality programs and services. This hands-on experience is a great way to enhance existing skills and develop new ones along the way. We have had tremendous success with our students and look forward to continuing our relationship with them. To provide a mutually beneficial experience, placements are developed to meet both the needs of the organization and the approved student’s academic requirements. Students in compatible programs from a recognized post-secondary institution (college or university) are welcome to apply.
Spring/Summer, Fall, Winter or Full Academic Year, or as per agreement with the Volunteer Services Coordinator and Program Coordinators.
Eligible Programs: Subject areas include (but are not limited to) Social Work, Social Services, Gerontology or Recreation and Leisure. Recommended Academic Level: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year.
Eligible Programs: Subject areas include (but are not limited to): Social Work or Social Services
Recommended Academic Level: 3rd or 4th year or Masters.
Eligible Programs: Subject areas include (but are not limited to): Office Administration
Recommended Academic Level: last year of program
All applicants must complete a screening process to be eligible for consideration. All components of this process will contribute to the selection of the student. To ensure adequate time for processing, please contact us at your earliest opportunity to get the process started.
Membership & Volunteer Services Coordinator
Phone: 613- 236-0428 extension 2230
Please ensure you self screen each day before coming to the Centre: Website-COVID-19-Self-Screener-.pdf (thegoodcompanions.ca)
For the safety of those that we serve and for ourselves, we will continue to require masks to be worn by everyone entering the Centre or Good Companions transportation vehicles.
Construction on Albert Street between Empress and Bronson is scheduled to start on Monday, March 27th. The City of Ottawa is rehabilitating portions of its underground infrastructure along Albert Street, Queen Street, Slater Street and Bronson Avenue. Albert and Slater Street will be reduced to single lanes in each direction starting on this date and lasting until the end of the 2023 construction season. For more information on this project and how it may affect your travel, please click here.