Become a Volunteer
or Placement Student

As a national voluntary sector agency, SLSC offers opportunities to learn about working within the fields of social and criminal justice, with a particular emphasis on community corrections and integration issues.


SLSC appreciates the contributions of volunteers who donate their time to supporting the SLSC team with activities such as fundraising, research and policy work, and help with keeping on top of day-to-day operations.

Placement Students

SLSC greatly benefits from partnerships with post-secondary schools through their student placement programs. Field placement students are provided hands-on experience in office and NGO operations, Board governance, stakeholder consultation with government, liaising with professionals, social and criminal justice research, drafting policy, and business writing. We offer flexibility in terms of research and policy topics within a person-focused and community-based environment. SLSC currently has partnerships with:

  • Algonquin College
  • Carleton University
  • Humber College
  • Prepr Foundation
  • Pro Bono Students Canada (University of Ottawa Chapter)
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Toronto Mississauga
  • York University

SLSC is extremely thankful to the students and volunteers who truly make a difference to our organization throughout the year.

If you are interested in volunteering or completing a placement with SLSC, please speak to your school’s Placement Coordinator, or email Danielle at for more information.

Some messages from past students:

Shiny stars and golden Christmas baubles with ribbons and snowflake around SLSC mug.


This holiday season, share what inspires your commitment to community. To participate in this fundraiser, make a donation through CanadaHelps, and then submit your meaningful image and/or message. Your submission will be featured in our Tribute Gallery, and can be shared with family and friends.