The Ottawa Branch needs volunteers to help with our many community service activities. You don’t need to be a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society for most of the volunteer positions.

Volunteers are needed for:


The new City of Ottawa Central Archives has opened with expanded the hours for the volunteers. Volunteers from the Partners, including Ottawa Branch, serve as monitors, giving limited advice about the collections to visiting researchers, and re-shelving books. We can always use additional volunteers. Anyone willing to provide this valuable but not onerous service for half a day per week should contact the librarian or past chair.

The Archives is open Tuesday to Friday, 9am to 4pm and, from September to May, Saturday 10am to 5pm. We need one volunteer for the morning, 9am to 12:20 pm, and another in the afternoon, 12:30 to 4pm. Similarly 10am to 1:30 pm and 1:30-5pm on Saturday. Most work every second week but I am open to more frequently if you want. If you would like to volunteer to help in the Archives, contact me at library@ogsottawa.on.ca.  There will be orientation prior to starting and a new Instruction Manual.

Branch Executive

The Branch executive are responsible for managing, supervising and coordinating the activities and programs of the Branch. This includes the setting of policy, approving library and other purchases, supporting research projects and managing the preparation and publication of the branch newsletter and other publications. The executive normally meets once a month for two hours and should also attend the monthly general meeting. There currently are several vacancies for important positions on the board. Training and mentoring are available for all positions. If you are interested in serving please contact the Chair of Ottawa Branch .

A full description of  the executive roles is available here.



There is a need for people to help with our meetings. These responsibilities include greeting new comers and guests and helping with refreshments. If you’re interested contact the chair .


We sell our branch publications at various events held in the region and need helpers for selling our publications. for more information contact the Branch Publisher.


We hold annual exhibition in late March and need many helpers to set up and run the event.  Anyone who would like to volunteer to help, contact Gene-O-Rama



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