Volunteer With Us

Would you like to get involved with OCO? We’d love to connect with you. If you’ve spent time as a caregiver, you can make a big difference to other people caring for a family member, partner, friend, or neighbour.

“Mentoring my caregiver mentees is one of my best life experiences. I learned that active listening is a part of effective communication.” -Iffat, Peer Mentor Volunteer 

1:1 Peer Mentor Program

As an experienced caregiver, you know how important it is to have someone who understands what you’re going through. If you’re interested in applying to be a Peer Mentor with the Ontario Caregiver Organization’s 1:1 Peer Support Program, please apply here.

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Caregiver Voices

Join Caregiver Voices, our advisory panel, and help make a meaningful impact in the lives of caregivers across Canada.

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Young Caregivers Connect (YCC) Ambassador

Young Caregivers need all the support they can get. To help, we’re looking for youth with caregiver experience (aged 15 to 25) to help spread the word about our Young Caregivers Connect website.


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Not sure what’s right for you?

We offer a range of volunteer opportunities on an ongoing and intermittent basis based on the lifecycle of programs and caregiver need. Fill out a volunteer application, and our team will be in touch if we have an ideal role for you. 

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Stay in the loop. Subscribe to our monthly Connect e-Newsletter for caregivers or our Partners in Care e-Bulletin for providers.

Our Commitment

  • Our Approach

    Working collaboratively with caregivers, healthcare providers and other organizations, OCO partners with caregivers, health care providers and other organizations to build programs and services that caregivers say they need.

  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access (IDEA) Statement

    The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) values the inherent worth of every person and all our differences, including age, ancestry, disability, gender expression, gender identity, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

  • Land Acknowledgement

    The OCO carries out our work while acknowledging the Indigenous Peoples of all the lands that we are on today.

    This land is home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.


Take our quiz to get helpful resources based directly on your needs.

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Most of us, at some point in our lives, will be a caregiver to someone close to us. A caregiver provides physical and/or emotional support to a family member, partner, friend, or neighbour. Who do you care for?