Thank you for your interest in The Good Companions’ Volunteer Services Program. Screening volunteer applicants helps us protect our clients, volunteers, members and staff. The screening process also makes it easier to match successful applicants to the right position. We want your volunteer effort to be a truly rewarding experience. Below, the screening process is briefly outlined. Please note that additional screening may apply for certain positions.
Please complete the volunteer application below at your convenience. If your application is selected, you will be contacted to set-up an interview. Interviews are conducted Monday-Friday between 9am-3pm.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could bring the names and phone numbers of your references to the interview. Depending on the position, you will need a maximum of 3 references. Only 1 reference may be related to you.
For our organization, Criminal and/or Police Records Checks are only valid if they have been processed within the last 30 days. Only original copies will be accepted for verification. No photocopies are made and originals are returned immediately to all applicants. Depending on the position applied for, the type of background check that is required will vary. During the interview the Volunteer Services Coordinator will provide a Volunteer Letter that applicants will bring to their local police station (along with two pieces of I.D.) in order to waive the processing fee.
I look forward to receiving your application, and hope you have a wonderful day!
Volunteer Services Coordinator
613-236-0428, extension 2230
We’re so happy to introduce the new Partnership Program through the Seniors’ Centre Without Walls!
The SCWW Partnership Program works with partner organizations across Ontario and Atlantic Canada so they can run their own impactful SCWW program that enhances the health and wellbeing of older adults in their community. These programs encourage meaningful connections, mental stimulation, and life-long learning. Learn more at: https://thegoodcompanions.ca/programs-services/scww-partnership/
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.