Volunteer Opportunity

Call for Public Affairs Volunteers

Do you care about diversity and inclusion? Do you like learning about world issues? Do you like to answer questions about Ottawa and Canada?

We are looking for public affairs volunteers! Help us share the Centre’s history and mission with the public and gain experience with public speaking, dealing with visitor inquiries and helping at different events.

What Does a Public Affairs Volunteer Do?

  • Assist with the Visitor Program
  • Greet a broad range of guests
  • Respond to visitor questions about the building, the Centre and the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
  • Assist with events (speeches, forums, presentations) at the Centre and at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

Note: This description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Volunteers may be asked to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Who Would Make a Great Public Affairs Volunteer?

Individuals who are: at least 14 years old, organized, friendly-mannered, patient, dependable with problem-solving abilities, have public speaking abilities and a passion for diversity and inclusion! Bilingualism (French/ English) is preferred.

What is the commitment for public affairs volunteers?

Volunteers must complete a 2 day weekend training and volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours per month. (High school students will be able to gain their Community Service Hours.)


To apply for this position, email [email protected] with a copy of your resume and completed application form or call 613-688-0137.


Manager, Partnerships and Development

To support the expansion of its global programming and impact, the Centre aims to secure funding from a range of Canadian and international donors and partners, including governments, foundations and individual philanthropists. The Centre is seeking an exceptional development professional to advance a resource generation strategy that focuses on institutional donors and partners and, to a lesser extent, individual major gifts. This is a critical role that will enable the Centre to implement its ambitious programmatic agenda. The successful candidate will bring significant resource development experience. They will be entrepreneurial and strategic with demonstrable fundraising success in an international organization or policy research context. They will be an engaging and perceptive communicator able to credibly build relationships with donors and partners.

The Global Centre for Pluralism practices employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified applicants in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. These requirements include: hiring, workplace information, talent and performance management, and communication of accessibility policies.