Volunteer of the Month


Fille qui jongle avec des mains colorées | Girl juggling colourful hands












The Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement features a dedicated member of our volunteer community each month.

If you know a devoted and inspiring person who is making a difference, having a positive impact on the community and the people around them, who you think deserves to be acknowledged, please send an email.

Eligibility criteria
  • Students must be registered with the University of Ottawa (part-time or full-time)
  • Students must have participated in at least one placement that they register with or took from the Community Engagement Navigator (including placements proposed by students)
  • Students must give their consent to use their stories and photos. Before they are nominated, they must be aware that someone is proposing his or her name.


Factors used to evaluate

Impact of Community Engagement

The Volunteer of the Month must be engaged and involved in a community, whether it be local or international. Volunteers must have an impact on the health and well-being of community in which they get involved. Service hours are a good indicator of someone’s involvement, but it doesn’t constitute the only measure. The importance and the positive impact on community are also to be considered.

Being inclusive

The Centre aims to provide an opportunity to showcase the work done by student volunteers in all faculties, regardless of the year or program or year of study, gender or nationality.


Nomination and Selection

A small committee made up of MJCGCE staff chooses the Volunteer of the Month, however, we encourage nominations from uOttawa faculties, services or community partners.

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