Sharon Nyangweso: volunteering at the 2014 International Women's Day event

Volunteering for Inter Pares is a great way to contribute to our social justice work, and to help build a better common future.

Join us for an information session on Thursday October 26th, at 6pm, in our office located at 221 Laurier East. 

How do I get involved?

  1. Scroll down to read the current list of volunteer opportunities – from time to time Inter Pares offers volunteer opportunities that are time-limited as well as ongoing responsibilities. If you don't see a match for your interests but you would still like to volunteer, fill out and return the volunteer questionnaire anyways, and in future we may have a volunteer opportunity that you could get involved with.
  2. Download and fill out our volunteer questionnaire, and send it back to us by e-mail. Even if you have indicated your interest in volunteering for Inter Pares in the past, please fill out the questionnaire so that we can find out more about your interests and availability.
  3. Our volunteer coordinator will get in touch with you within two weeks to discuss your interest in volunteering.
  4. If no current needs identified for volunteer projects, or if there is no current staff capacity, you will be kept in mind for future volunteer activities.
  5. We may ask you to provide a writing sample if necessary to the volunteer project.
  6. If you have not already, sign up for the monthly Inter Pares e-newsletter, and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube to keep up with our activities, videos, and social justice news and events.

Examples of volunteer opportunities

Communications and publicity

  • Tabling at community events in Ottawa
  • Organizing and/or staffing an Inter Pares information table at a community event in your region
  • Inviting Inter Pares staff to speak at your community association or place of worship
  • Publicizing Inter Pares public events in your city when needed (postering, listservs, e-mail forwarding, submitting notices to newspapers)
  • Supplying us with contact information for local news & publicity outlets in your region
  • Writing articles for local or online media on issues we address
  • Reviewing translations: English-French, English-Spanish, Spanish-English, other
  • Simultaneous interpretation: English-French, English-Spanish, Spanish-English, other
  • Photography at Inter Pares events
  • Videography at Inter Pares events
  • Video editing & subtitling
  • Audio editing (podcasts)

Cataloguing & archiving

  • Working on a cataloguing project on Inter Pares’ history
  • Organizing our Flickr photo archive (uploading photos, sorting and tagging)


  • Organizing gatherings or video screening to introduce Inter Pares’ work to your friends/community
  • Co-hosting gatherings in your home where staff can meet with Inter Pares supporters


  • Gardening (watering & weeding)
  • Computer/technical maintenance