Community Service Learning

Community Service Learning

The University of Ottawa prides itself on being a living laboratory. A space for students to be fully engaged in learning outside of the traditional classroom setting. We offer a host of courses with a Community Service Learning component.

To find out what courses are offered this session, log into your uOzone and enter the Community Service Navigator. Once inside the portal select Placements followed by Option and Specific Course. You can choose a Session and a specific class or select the Environment theme.

Want to volunteer but not sure what the best fit would be? Sign up for our special volunteer newsletter and get a monthly update about the ways you can get involved on campus or send us an email and we will be glad to meet with you in person to find you a placement.


FALL 2021

  • 314 – uOttawa Dining Hall reusable container program
  • 430 - Sustainability Literacy Survey Volunteer
  • 483 - Project Consultant: Free City
Alternative student break

Help us become a zero-waste campus! The Alternative Student Break program allows you to:

  • Complete 30 hours of volunteering in one week
  • Learn how the waste and recycling system works in Canada
  • Have a say on how waste is managed on campus
  • Meet new people!

Volunteers will develop skills in teamwork, waste auditing, problem-solving, creative thinking, and communications. The 30 volunteer hours will be made available on your Co-Curricular Record.

Here’s a general outline of what you can expect during the week:

Monday 9am - 3pm Introduction to waste workshop
Tuesday 9am - 3pm Training and waste audit
Wednesday 9am - 3pm Waste audit
Thursday 9am - 3pm Report tutorial and start writing
Friday 9am - 3pm Report writing and recommendations


Send an email to to learn more or sign up on the Community Engagement Navigator (Fall 2021 – position #523).

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