4 Steps to Volunteering – Site Based Programs
Use this page as a checklist as you complete each step of the application process.
PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to hear anything further from us in order to continue to complete the steps outlined below.
STEP 1: Complete Application Form
Please note: (1) We require three to four references so have those on hand before you start; (2) All references will be contacted by email, please ensure to input valid emails; (3) Inform your references that they will be contacted; (4) Plan to complete the form in one sitting as you will not have the opportunity to save and continue at a later date.
STEP 2: Schedule In-Person Training and Interview
Step 3: Complete Vulnerable Sector and Criminal Record Check
Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check (PRC)
You will need ensure that you’ve completed your Vulnerable Sector and/or Criminal Reference Check. Please visit our POLICE CHECK page for details. This is an essential part of your enrollment process therefore please complete this step as soon as possible to avoid delay in your application being processed.
Please check the OTTAWA POLICE SERVICE website for updated Police Record Check processing times. Generally, it can take up to 6-8 weeks to process.
Step 4: Ready to Be Matched!
File Review and Acceptance
Once you’ve completed all your trainings and interview, and we’ve received your references, proof of insurance and police record check, your file will be reviewed by our staff. You will receive a letter of acceptance or non-acceptance in the mail.
***It’s important to note that it can take up to 8 weeks to go through our application process and be matched with a child.**