Get Involved!


Volunteers are at the heart of CAG community events and activities. All our events and activities include a dynamic, diverse team of volunteers. We invite you to join us!

CAG welcomes youth (age 14+) to volunteer. Whether your goal is  to complete required high-school volunteer hours, offer service to the community, or to gain work experience, we offer unique opportunities that can suit a range of interests and objectives.


If you are interested in volunteering with CAG, we invite you to sign-up here.


For questions or to find out more, contact us at


CAG hires throughout the year for different positions, including camp counsellors and program instructors. For a list of current openings:

We are currently accepting applications for after-school Counsellor positions for the 2020/2021 school year.

Hours of operation:

  • Brantwood Park Fieldhouse:  3:30 - 5:45 p.m.

  • Old Town Hall Community Center:  2:15 - 5:30 p.m.

  • Shifts are a minimum of 1.5 hours; counsellors are required to work a minimum of 2 shifts per week


Roles and responsibilities: Counsellors are responsible for the safe arrival of children from the school or school bus and for creating, organizing, and instructing recreational activities for the children in the program. Activities include daily outdoor play, arts and crafts, and special seasonal activities. Counsellors are expected to act responsibly, display professionalism and good leadership, and be punctual. The After-School Parent Handbook provides more information on the program.

Additional discretionary work hours for counsellors - outside of after-school hours, are also available. This includes working as an instructor for seasonal children's programs and working front desk shifts at Old Town Hall Community Center and the Brantwood Park fieldhouse. Both of these roles involve opening and closing the facility, providing customer service, and emergency/first aid support as needed.


Counsellors must be 18 years and older to work a front desk shift or to serve as the lead instructor for a program. Counsellors under 18 years of age can be program instructors working with a lead. 

Skills and Experience: Counsellors should have experience working and/or volunteering in an after-school program, children's camp or similar activity and environment. Counsellors must be 16 years old with demonstrated strong communications skills in English (French is an asset), and must have or be willing to obtain:

  • A police record check for work with the vulnerable sector

  • Standard First Aid/CPR + AED  Certification

  • A certificate of completion of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) online training.

Additional relevant experience and certification is considered an asset (e.g., Lifeguard or other advanced swimming-level certification)


Rate of Pay: Starting rate (1st year counsellors) is Ontario minimum wage. Employees receive an additional 4% vacation pay with each pay.


How to Apply: Send your resume with a cover letter outlining your interests and suitability for the position to: (Carol Toone, Executive Director)


We thank all applicants for their interest in the position. Due to volume and time constraints, CAG only contacts applicants selected for interviews.



Instructors interested in presenting programs through CAG are invited to contact Carol Toone, Executive Director at

Instructors enter into contractor or employee relationships, based on discussion with the Executive Director and instructor preference. Rate of pay for employee relationships includes; employees receive 4% vacation pay with each pay.


Programs can also be set up as Rental agreements, in discussion with the Executive Director.

CAG programs include general interest (e.g., cooking, dance), fitness and sports. Ages of participants include babies and toddlers, school-age children and adults.


Program session start dates are normally: September-October, January, April and July. We welcome new program ideas!


Membership in CAG is free and is available to residents living/working in Old Ottawa East that are18 years of age or older (click here for a list of the streets defined as Old Ottawa East). As a member you are entitled to run for the Board of Directors, nominate someone for the Board of Directors, and vote for the Board of Directors. Every member has one vote. (click here to view CAG’s complete by-laws).


To become a member, simply fill out the form here.


Your information will not be shared with others and will only be used to send you important announcements such as notices for upcoming meetings. The street address and your age is required to confirm eligibility for membership.

Membership is for two years from the date of application.