Frequently Asked Questions
You will receive an automated reminder one month prior to the expiry of your membership prompting you to reach out to your Govolunteer.ca provider.
Contact your Govolunteer.ca provider to inquire on the status of your membership.
Memberships are active for one year from the date of purchase. Contact your Govolunteer.ca provider to find out more.
GoVolunteer is for unpaid volunteer positions only.
Make sure your profile and the post itself have been filled out in their entirety. Highlight how exciting your volunteer opportunity is! Also, it is important to include your eye-catching logo so your post stands out in the list.
Yes, select “board member” to be taken to our Board Member position posting form.
First, make sure you have a membership. Then, log into GoVolunteer.ca using your username and password. Next select “Post a Volunteer Position” and fill out the adjoining form. After completing the form click “submit” to post the form live on GoVolunteer.ca.
Individuals cannot post on GoVolunteer, it is only for charities, societies, and not-for-profit organizations.
We welcome registered not-for-profits, charities, trade unions, professional associations and government organizations to post on Govolunteer.ca.
Search using the “Advanced Options” drop-down menu and select “Role is suitable for - 13-18”. Additionally, contact an organization directly and ask if they have any youth volunteer positions.
Use the "Advanced Options" drop-down meny to search for "Roles suitable for families". If you have any questions about the suitability of the role for your family, you can reach out directly to the organization. You can find their contact information in the posting.
Use the "Advanced Options" drop-down menu and select "Role is suitable for groups" to filter the list results.
Yes. For some positions, speaking another language can be helpful. If the volunteer position does not list any specific language requirements, please contact the organization directly to discuss volunteering with English as a second language.
You can even search for positions where the organization has specifically indicated that it would be a good opportunity for those with English as a second language. Apply this filter using the "Advanced Options" drop-down menu.
Yes, non-Canadian citizens are welcome to volunteer.
Keep checking back as new positions are posted daily. You may also find an organization whose cause you care about. Consider reaching out to them to see if they could use your skills.
Organizations will provide their contact information and details about how to apply in their post.
Govolunteer.ca provides you with easy ways to search for opportunities:
1. A basic search allows you to simply enter keywords or your location to start.
2. Select the causes you care about and see only results in those subsectors.
3. The Advanced Options drop-down allows you to use filters such as the skills you wish to use, the dates you are free, or the time commitment you wish to make.
3. Not sure where to start? Browse our directory of local not-for-profit organizations. Click in to their profile to read their mission statement and see what kind of opportunities they have available.
Not currently. All you need to do is start searching here! We offer you new ways of searching that include by address, by your date(s) of availability, or by the time commitment you wish to make. You can easily find roles working with causes you care about or that utilize your unique skills.
No, we do not require any information from you to use Govolunteer.ca when searching for volunteer opportunities.