Be a Volunteer

Our volunteers each bring unique gifts to Ausome, and represent a wide range of ages, cultures, abilities and experiences.

If you’re looking to learn a new skill, give back to your community, meet new people, gain experience, or inspire others, volunteering with Ausome is, well….. Ausome!

We are always looking for passionate and qualified Sport Program and Behind-the-Scenes volunteers.

Sports Program Volunteers

Make a difference in a child’s life (and their family’s too)

Interested in gaining some valuable experience working with children with special needs? Becoming an Ausome Ottawa program volunteer is for you. If you can dedicate as little as 2 hours per month to playing with kids, you will learn valuable skills and have a whole lot of fun doing it. This is a great opportunity for those looking for experience in social work, physiotherapy, behaviour therapy, recreation, education, coaching and more.


  • Current police records check
  • An open mind and a willingness to learn
  • A minimum commitment of 2 hours per month
  • Completion of a volunteer application form
  • Completion of volunteer training program (approx 30 minutes)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with children
  • First Aid/CPR certification



Behind-the-Scenes Volunteers

Be part of a creative and innovative team working together to build something AUSOME

Interested in gaining valuable project management, administration, marketing, event planning, sponsorship, and/or fundraising experience while making a difference in your community?

Want to take ownership of a project and be given entrepreneurial freedom to run with it?
Consider joining our volunteer team and build your network while working on a satisfying and gratifying project.


Family Volunteer Opportunities

Did you know that Ausome Ottawa has family volunteer opportunities? Please express your interest on your application. Space is limited as we only accept one volunteer family per participant program.


Ausome's 2018 Volunteer of the Year

Alyssa Gaerke

Alyssa started volunteering with Ausome in May 2017. Alyssa is a Biochemistry student at the University of Ottawa. She enjoys sports and plays ultimate frisbee and ringette. She has also been known to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star on the clarinet. Alyssa loves Ausome because it is a place where the kids feel confident, comfortable and have a great time playing sports with others. She loves seeing those qualities shine through every week.