Please Note:

COVID-19 Update: We are currently accepting online applications for the Big Brothers, MPower and Mentoring In School programs. A staff member will be in touch with you after you have submitted your completed application in order to schedule your training and interview.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa and Renfrew County. We are thrilled that you recognize the value of youth mentoring and the impact it can have on the life of a child as we are always looking for like-minded people to get involved and support our cause.

Please review the information above each application to ensure you’re applying to the program best-suited to you.

In-School Mentoring

Time Commitment: 30-60 mins./week (for duration of the school year), during the school day

Youth in grades 1 to 8

100% Virtual until further notice

Big Brothers (Males only accepted at this time)

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/week, evenings and/or weekends, minimum of one year

Youth ages 7-14

Virtual options available


Time Commitment: 8-10 hours/month, evenings and/or weekends, minimum of two years

Youth ages 15-24

Virtual options available