Volunteer in Kanata-Carleton

Published on August 05, 2019

Raising awareness of volunteer opportunities in our community 

[Updated August 19, 2019] 

Each week, MPP Merrilee Fullerton is pleased to highlight a local volunteer group or effort via her website, Facebook and Twitter platforms. This is part of the MPP's commitment within Kanata-Carleton Community Volunteer Initiative


This Week's Feature

The Queensway Carleton Hospital    


Volunteer Information Session email volunteer@qch.on.ca  or call  613-721-4709.

Volunteers are important members of the Queensway Carleton Hospital team and play an integral role in the support of the services provided to the patients, their families and staff. Volunteers also work to raise funds for life-saving medical equipment and other specific hospital needs. The first step to the onboarding process is attending a Volunteer Information Session (contact info above). Learn more about volunteering at the hospital here: https://www.qch.on.ca/volunteers


Past Features

The Kanata Food Cupboard   


For help or to donate, call 613-836-7847

Warehouse @ 340 Legget Dr, Door #46

Or email: Cara-Leigh Wyllie - Manager, Operations and Volunteer Coordination

Kaitlyn Lalonde - Client and Community Outreach Coordinator

The Kanata Food Cupboard is a non-profit charitable organization providing food assistance to Kanata individuals and families in need. This is the time of the year when donations drop off drastically. We welcome your food donations! You can drop off at our Warehouse Mon-Fri, 9-12 or at 7 different stores throughout Kanata. Also, learn more about volunteer opportunities here: http://www.kanatafoodcupboard.ca/volunteer

West Carleton Food Access Centre  

Contact by phone: 613-832-5685 (Mon, Wed, Fri -- 9 am-1 pm) or email: WCfoodaid@gmail.com

The Community Complex at the intersection of Carp and Kinburn Roads

The Food Bank is open to all West Carleton residents year-round. It provides four to five days of food up to once a month. Fresh food included and special diets are accommodated if donated items are on hand. Pick-up hours Mon, Wed, Fri 2:30 pm-3:30 pm. There is more information at https://ottawa.cioc.ca/record/OCR0946.

Constance Bay Community Market  


Contact Cindy Pratt, Market Manager @ marketinthebay@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CBayMarket

205 Bayview Drive, Constance Bay ON, K0A 3M0 (@ the St. Gabriel’s Parish)

The Constance Bay Community Market (CBCM) is a non-profit marketplace serving the residents and visitors of the village of Constance Bay with a vision to become a self-sustaining, regularly occurring, social destination that will meet the growing needs of the community. The market showcases the products of local farmers, gardeners, artisans, and craftspeople. The CBCM is managed and operated by a volunteer board of directors, a group of support volunteers and a manager. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here: https://www.marketinthebay.com/volunteer/


Kanata Minor Hockey Association


(613) 831-7051


@ Kanata Recreation Centre
100 Charlie Rogers Place, Box 3, Kanata ON, K2V 1A2

KMHA is the local minor hockey association that operates under the rules and regulations of Hockey Canada, The Association, among many duties, arranges for and nurtures the development of officials and players, select coaches and players for our teams. Whether you have a child in hockey or not, you are welcomed to volunteer. We are creating a stronger community through hockey.


The Kanata Theatre 


(613) 831-4435

@ Ron Maslin Playhouse  

1 Ron Maslin Way, Kanata ON, K2V 1A7

The Kanata Theatre is an all-volunteer amateur community theatre company that began in 1968. Today there are about 250 members, who put on five main-stage plays and a children’s holiday play each year. We’re always looking for new members to help with everything from set construction to acting to selecting costumes to handing out programs. 


Read more about MPP Fullerton's Kanata-Carleton Community Volunteer Initiative.