Uplift, inspire and transform lives through the power of volunteering.

As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a lasting impact. Since1982 we’ve counted on volunteers to support us to raise public awareness, but also to directly impact our residents ‘lives here at Rideau-Rockcliffe community. Whether it’s by serving a meal, helping at festivals or stocking shelves at the food bank, you can be part of the meaningful work that continues to help change lives.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering for The Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Centre means you can make a difference — not just in the lives of others, but in your own life journey as well. While the time volunteers dedicate help us to fulfill our commitment of providing support to those in need, many volunteers also find meaning for themselves in giving back, learning new skills and building connections in their community.

 Ways To Volunteer

There are several ways you can help as a volunteer with The Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Centre. We rely on volunteers from all walks of life to assist in our festivals, food bank, community meals, income tax, youth programs and more. Depending on your interests and the skills you would like to build or share, there are a variety of roles suitable for individuals and groups. Please read through the categories and sample roles listed below to learn more.

Administrative Volunteers

Volunteers who enjoy task-oriented responsibilities assist with reception, clerical, customer service or technical support roles. Duties can include answering phones, filing, scheduling, ordering or helping with website/social media maintenance for various programs or departments.

Sample roles: Office Clerk, Receptionist, Web Support Volunteer

Community Volunteers

There are many people and communities who rely on The RRCRC for resources and supplies such as food and clothing. You can help us meet these needs by volunteering at the centre, food bank or other locations through tasks such as sorting and packing items, stocking shelves and serving meals.

Professional Service Volunteers

Individuals or businesses are invited to offer their pro-bono services to members of our community through special programming. A variety of skills are welcome in areas such as tax clinic.

Sample roles: Tax Clinic Clerk, Counselor.

Recreational Programming Volunteers

Volunteers who enjoy interacting with others can work with children, youth, adults and seniors in a range of activities throughout the year such as social programming at our centre, sports at our community centres, field trips at our summer/ March break camps and more.

Sample roles: Program Assistant, Art Program Facilitator, Bus Chaperone.

Special Event Volunteers

We have many special events that occur throughout the year which rely on a high level of volunteer participation including our annual Lumiere festival. Other seasonal events seek volunteers to help both on and off site with planning, set up, registration and additional tasks.

Sample roles: Event Assistant, Christmas Hamper Packing.

Rideau-Rockcliffe Community
Resource Centre is moving!

The Centre is moving from Donald Street to the new Rideau Community Hub at 815 St. Laurent Blvd. This is the former Rideau High School on St. Laurent near McArthur. 

We will be closed from December 23 to January 5 and will start serving clients from the new location on January 6, 2020.

New location, same services

The centre will have the same:

  • Programs and services
  • Staff and volunteers
  • Website and phone number

We are excited to serve clients at our new location. We serve residents in city Ward 13, where the city councillor is Rawlson King. This runs from highway 417 up to the Ottawa River (except Vanier) and from the Rideau River east to Blair Road. We are currently in the southern portion of this area and the new location is more central.

Carson's Community House will remain at 710 Carsons Rd.

Getting to the new location

Our new location at 815 St. Laurent Blvd has more parking. And, it’s served by several bus routes.

Bus 7 passes directly in front of 815 St. Laurent Blvd. Buses 14, 19, 20 and 27 run nearby.

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Getting to the new location

From Overbrook: Starting at Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre on Donald Street, take the 19 (direction St-Laurent) and get off on St. Laurent and Coventry (approximately 6 minutes). Cross to the other side of St. Laurent. Board the 7 heading north (direction Carleton). Get off on St. Laurent, just after Mutual St. and before Guy (approximately 2 minutes).

From Manor Park: The 7 bus runs on St. Laurent Blvd from Manor Park to 815 St. Laurent Blvd.

From Cummings: The 20 and 27 both run on Cummings out to St. Laurent at Donald. From there, walk to 815 St. Laurent or take the 7 north (direction Carleton).

Questions?

Visit www.crcrr.org for updates.
Please don’t hesitate to ask any of our staff for more information.

You can also phone 613-745-0073 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Rideau-Rockcliffe Community
Resource Centre is moving!

The Centre is moving from Donald Street to the new Rideau Community Hub at 815 St. Laurent Blvd. This is the former Rideau High School on St. Laurent near McArthur. 

We will be closed from December 23 to January 5 and will start serving clients from the new location on January 6, 2020.

New location, same services

The centre will have the same:

  • Programs and services
  • Staff and volunteers
  • Website and phone number

We are excited to serve clients at our new location. We serve residents in city Ward 13, where the city councillor is Rawlson King. This runs from highway 417 up to the Ottawa River (except Vanier) and from the Rideau River east to Blair Road. We are currently in the southern portion of this area and the new location is more central.

Carson's Community House will remain at 710 Carsons Rd.

Getting to the new location

Our new location at 815 St. Laurent Blvd has more parking. And, it’s served by several bus routes.

Bus 7 passes directly in front of 815 St. Laurent Blvd. Buses 14, 19, 20 and 27 run nearby.

image007.png

Getting to the new location

From Overbrook: Starting at Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre on Donald Street, take the 19 (direction St-Laurent) and get off on St. Laurent and Coventry (approximately 6 minutes). Cross to the other side of St. Laurent. Board the 7 heading north (direction Carleton). Get off on St. Laurent, just after Mutual St. and before Guy (approximately 2 minutes).

From Manor Park: The 7 bus runs on St. Laurent Blvd from Manor Park to 815 St. Laurent Blvd.

From Cummings: The 20 and 27 both run on Cummings out to St. Laurent at Donald. From there, walk to 815 St. Laurent or take the 7 north (direction Carleton).

Questions?

Visit www.crcrr.org for updates.
Please don’t hesitate to ask any of our staff for more information.

You can also phone 613-745-0073 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..