VOLUNTEERS are the heart of CAG events

Volunteers are crucial to the success of our popular events! All our events are put on almost exclusively by a fantastic volunteer crew, without which we would not be able to host the events that we do.

If you are interested in giving back to the community and want to join a great group of people, please consider volunteering with us.

CAG needs YOU!

Please consider volunteering to help continue this wonderful tradition of events or to shape new ones: SIGN UP HERE 

VOLUNTEER Commitment and Appreciation

To make our events happen, we need 54 individuals to offer three hours of their time over the course of the year. You could be one of them!

We appreciate our volunteers, and value the time they give. All volunteers are thanked by name on our website, in the CAG eUpdate and in the Mainstreeter. Additionally, we offer opportunities to win gift certificates for our programs, and with twelve volunteer hours accrued, you could be eligible for a free seasonal program!

If you love what we do, we need YOU!

YOUTH Volunteers

Are you in need of high school volunteer hours, community service or job experience? Volunteering with CAG can fulfill all of these needs! Sign up to volunteer for any of our seasonal events or BBQs.

Applicants should be in grade 9 or older.

VOLUNTEER at one of our Community Events:

Join one that peaks your interest, or volunteer for a few! Whichever suits your interests and schedule:

SIGN UP HERE  or email admin@OttawaEastCAG.ca

WEEKLY BBQ volunteers

Volunteers are needed each week for our summer BBQs.

Brantwood BBQ & Picnic
Brantwood Park field house, 39 Onslow Crescent
May through August
Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Volunteers are needed every week from 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Please email admin@ottawaeastCAG.ca if you are able to help. Ideally we are looking for volunteers that can commit to a minimum of three BBQs. Perfect for high school volunteer hours or others who are looking to get to know their neighbours.

WINTER Party in the Park

Sunday, January 13
1:00 - 4:00 p.m., Brantwood Park, 39 Onslow Crescent.
Horse-drawn sleigh ride, fun in the snow, skating-skills competition, hot dogs, soup and hot chocolate... A great party for the entire family!

See a full list of volunteer positions for this event here.


Friday, February 8 
6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Brantwood Park, 39 Onslow Crescent.
Fun on the rink and for one night of the year - no hockey! Hot dogs, chili and hot chocolate... A great party for the entire family! Bundle up, bring your skates and enjoy the magic of our rink by torchlight!

See a full list of volunteer positions for this event here.

MAIN Event volunteers

We look forward to warmer days, greener lawns and growing gardens. For many years the beginning of summer has been marked by The Main Event. It’s a day where we can get out, meet our neighbours, enjoy the BBQ and watch with wonder at how long the kids can bounce in a castle.

The Main Event
Saturday, June 15
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Main Street from Hazel to Clegg
Main Street will be closed from Clegg to Hazel for Old Ottawa East's biggest & best ever block party - you do not want to miss this one!!
Wagon rides, Main Farmers Market, children’s games, bouncy castles, live music, BBQ, market sale, food trucks and more.

  • horse-drawn carriage
    The Main Event 2018

This year, why not make more than an appearance at The Main Event? The Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East (CAG) coordinates the event with the help of volunteers – and we can’t do it without you!
You can choose from an impressive array of opportunities, from flipping burgers to setting up tents, from inflating balloons to collapsing tables – we have it all and we can find something for you.
So don’t just show up this year – show up, help us out and enjoy the day with the satisfaction of having been involved in an event that is enjoyed by so many.

See a full list of volunteer positions for this event here.


CAG also hires throughout the year for different positions, including camp counselors and program instructors. For a list of current openings, click here.

CAG Awarded Canada 150 Pin as a Youth Employer

CAG was proud to be presented with an Ottawa Centre Canada 150 Pin in the category of Youth Employer. Awards were presented by Catherine McKenna, MP for Ottawa Centre.

Honoured to accept the award on behalf of the Community Activities Group of Ottawa East (CAG) were Carol Workun, CAG Executive Director and Lorena Pagani, Old Town Hall After School Supervisor.

CAG Staff can access the necessary documents and information here.