We are always looking for dedicated and hardworking youth to volunteer on our program committees, in one of our many programs or in the office. Our volunteers are guaranteed to learn new skills, try new things, meet and work with great people, gain mentorship experience from adults and get involved in their community! We also have opportunities for adults to be involved in a mentorship position in the organization.


AMPlified is a new social enterprise working to grow the market and marketplace for young artists to develop professionally. AMPlified creates stages and opportunities for youth today so they can shape a flourishing arts culture and industry in Ottawa.

Volunteer to help organize our upcoming for-youth-by-youth AMPlified arts events!

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Civic Engagement Program

Each year, Youth Ottawa works with more than 5,000 young people on hundreds of civic action projects. Our approach to getting youth meaningfully engaged in their communities is simple: let them do something about something for their community with support from facilitators and community partners.

Volunteer as a classroom facilitator or talk to us about seeking our support for launching your own civics project!

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee

The Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee (OYEC) consists of youth working in partnership with the City of Ottawa to inform decisions and actions that help make Ottawa a better city for youth. To assure that youth are valued stakeholders in our municipality, they strive to engage and amplify the voices of the diverse communities of youth in Ottawa, in action and through representation.

Applications open for new OYEC members in July 2019.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Youth Active Media

A training program for youth in priority neighbourhoods helping youth learn how to tell their own stories through video. Working with a team of facilitators youth learn how to make videos using the basics: story boarding, framing, lighting, sound, and editing.

Interested in participants in YAM? Talk to us about bringing it to you!

Contact [email protected] for more information.