Step 1: Get a vulnerable sector check

To volunteer at an OCSB school, you need a current (within 6 months) Level 3 vulnerable sector check from Ottawa Police. You can request a letter from volunteers@ocsb.ca to reduce the required fee. Send a copy of your receipt to your school’s Office Administrator and we will reimburse the fee.

Step 2: Complete our volunteer application

Complete the online application you received with the request letter. Then, include an electronic copy of your Vulnerable Sector Check. This typically takes one week to process. Once you’ve been added to our approved list of volunteers you will receive an email confirmation.

Step 3: Renew your volunteer status every year

To keep volunteering, you will need to complete our annual offence declaration survey. This survey takes less than a minute to complete and will allow you to keep volunteering without submitting a new Vulnerable Sector Check. You will receive the offence declaration from ocsb.surveys@ocsb.ca. Check your spam folder if you don’t receive it!


If you have questions about the offence declaration survey or would like to opt-out of the volunteer program, please email volunteers@ocsb.ca.