Volunteering at World Skills

Some of the Many Reasons to Volunteer

Did you know that more than half of Canada’s 161,000 non-profit and charitable organizations have no paid staff and rely on volunteers? Over 13 million volunteers contribute 2.1 billion hours annually — volunteering is a way of life in Canada and we are very proud of it.

In 2016-2017, volunteers with World Skills contributed 5,495 hours of their time, expertise and passion to help us help newcomers integrate economically into their communities.

If you are a newcomer who is looking for a way to learn more about the Canadian workplace culture, volunteering is a great way to do that.

Benefits of volunteering at World Skills

• Gaining Canadian work experience in a supportive environment
• Practicing and developing your skills
• Directly impacting the community
• Expanding your professional network
• Meeting new people, making friends and building your connections

Interested in becoming a volunteer at World Skills? Register by completing our Volunteer Application Form and sending it to volunteer@ottawa-worldskills.org.

For additional volunteer opportunities in Ottawa, please visit Volunteer Ottawa.

World Skills' News


Dear clients, volunteers, employers, partners and stakeholders; due to the special circumstances related to COVID-19, from March 17, 2020 and until further notice, our employment services are being offered remotely using e-mail, telephone, and other available technologies.

We have made an effort to transition all our services online which include: job search workshops, employer events, language courses, individualized employment counseling, intake and assessment of new clients, re-assessment of existing clients, pre-screening candidates for job opportunities, our resume clinic, among other services.

For group format, we're mostly using zoom and for one/one we're very open to whichever technology works for you.

If you're a newcomer job seeker who'd like to register as a World skills Client please click this link to book an appointment. Stakeholder who'd like to find out more, please connect with us via e-mail at ws@ottawa-worldskills.org

Your questions and requests will be dealt with by our solicitous staff.

Please stay safe and follow the advice of health officials.