Volunteering During COVID-19…


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-house volunteer activities continue to be suspended until further notice.  You are welcome to apply for a volunteer position so your information is in our system, however we will not be conducting interviews or training at this time.  Once our situation changes – and we have safely re-introduced our volunteer services, we will be in touch to re-confirm your interest in Roger Neilson House and begin the next steps in your on-boarding process.

Thank you for your interest and understanding!

Roger Neilson house depends on the invaluable contribution of volunteers as part of our comprehensive team approach to providing care and support to children living with life-limiting illnesses and their families. We have over 260 amazing volunteers who consistently devote their time, efforts, skills and talents to enhance the quality of care provided here. There are many amazing ways to volunteer at Roger Neilson House! To learn more about how YOU can be part of our team, check out our Volunteer Information Session by clicking on the link at the right-hand side of this page. Additional details on the application process and available volunteer positions are below. Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Roger Neilson House!

The Volunteer Pathway

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Roger Neilson House. We would like to take this opportunity to explain the next steps. Once you’ve completed and submitted your online application

  • Submit your CV / Resumé: Send your CV or resumé to volunteers@rogerneilsonhouse.ca
  • Information Session: Watch and complete the Information Session by clicking on the button above.
  • 3 References: You will need to submit 3 reference checks that can collectively speak to your personal and workplace character. Click here to download the form and email it to your references.

Before you begin volunteering at Roger Neilson House you must also submit a Police Vulnerable Sector Check.  This can be completed at any time during the on-boarding process, but must be submitted prior to any in-house training taking place.

How to get a Police Vulnerable Sector Check: A form letter authorizing the vulnerable sector check to be completed is available by clicking here. The vulnerable sector check can be completed online or in person. Visit the following link for more information: https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Police-Record-Checks.asp. For residents outside the Ottawa area, you can connect directly with any local police, provincial police, or RCMP detachment.

Should you require additional information, please contact Volunteer Services at 613-523-6300 Ext. 4621, or by email at volunteers@rogerneilsonhouse.ca.

Messages From Volunteers

Message from Volunteers

“What I appreciate the most about my volunteer time at Roger Neilson House is being able to work with the kids and families who need us most. Being able to put smiles on the faces of little ones is the most self-rewarding experience anyone would be privileged to experience.”

“(It is a) privilege to be a part of a precious moment… Volunteering at Roger Neilson House frequently feels more like a gift of an opportunity than a giving of oneself.”

“I like the fact that employees and volunteers are treated as equals and you are part of the team.”

“I appreciate how good (volunteering) makes me feel and how much the children at Roger Neilson House brighten my day.”

“Although I work at home, I feel my volunteer work is much appreciated.”

“I appreciate being able to provide company, comfort or helpfulness to the guest or the parent(s) of one of our guests.”


Volunteering at Roger Neilson House


Our organization has a thorough screening process to ensure the needs of the children/youth, families, Roger Neilson House staff and the volunteers are met. Please view our Volunteer Opportunities (click here) to see what position is of interest to you.

If you are interested in volunteering at Roger Neilson House, check out the Information Session above!

For more information please contact Volunteer Services at (613) 523-6300 ext. 4621 or at volunteers@rogerneilsonhouse.ca