Volunteers & Students

The Caring Society has many caring volunteers and students who facilitate and assist with the work of the organization. The Caring Society has developed a set of volunteer guidelines to support the commitment to creating a work environment in which all persons are treated with respect and dignity.  We want to ensure that all work, especially with young people, is done in a way that protects human rights and uplifts us all in working respectfully with First Nations children, youth and families.

If you are interested in current volunteer opportunities or completing a student placement, get in touch with us at info@fncaringsociety.com!

Please note:

  • We accept one student per semester for placements. 
  • We welcome volunteers for annual events and things like mailouts. 

Can’t help out in person or don’t live in the Ottawa area? You can make a difference in your community by spreading awareness, educating others and participating in annual reconciliation events like Have a Heart Day, Our Dreams Matter Too and Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams. Visit our 7 Free Ways to Make a Difference page to learn more.


My practicum with the Caring Society was unique and special to me. Social work, communications and law came together in fighting for meaningful change and I learned the importance of interdisciplinary work. I now possess an extensive advocacy toolkit that will surely benefit me in my career. Leaving the Caring Society, I also possess greater insight into my passions and abilities which I owe to such a supportive learning environment. I am deeply grateful for the rewarding opportunity provided to me and I will continue to advocate for First Nations children who deserve more. - Megan Villeneuve, Practicum Student

University Students at Have a Heart Day 2015
High School Students at ODMT 2014
Practicum students with Caring Society staff, ODMT 2014