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  • RVCA works with many volunteers throughout the year to help restore and enhance our watershed. We offer a range of volunteer opportunities that require varying experience levels and time commitments. There may be an interesting and rewarding volunteer opportunity at RVCA that's right for you!

    Check our Events Calendar (below) to see special, upcoming events for volunteers/participants or learn more about specific volunteer opportunities listed in the Get Involved! Volunteer menu (on right). 

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2019
January 2019
14Jan

OBC Part 8 Sewage Installers Course

Date:  Monday 14 January 2019 - Friday 18 January 2019
Location: 
Time:  08:30am - 04:30pm
  • 5-day course 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost $1062.53 (940.29 + HST). 
  • ORWC supplemental manual, lunch & refreshments provided

A 5-day training course designed primarily for installers and inspectors of on-site sewage systems in Ontario. This course covers Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code and is designed to prepare participants for the On-Site Sewage Systems (Part 8) technical licensing exam administered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing (MMAH).  The course covers the entire training manual produced by MMAH.  In addition, the supplementary material developed by the Ontario Rural Wastewater Centre, including additional material on approved alternative technologies, instructional videos, design problems and case studies is also provided. Finally, daily access to hands-on demonstrations in our unique training facility is included. Please note the course does NOT include the licensing exam.

February 2019
04Feb

OBC Part 8 Sewage Installers Course

Date:  Monday 04 February 2019 - Friday 08 February 2019
Location: 
Time:  08:30am - 04:30pm
  • 5-day course 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost $1062.53 (940.29 + HST). 
  • ORWC supplemental manual, lunch & refreshments provided

A 5-day training course designed primarily for installers and inspectors of on-site sewage systems in Ontario. This course covers Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code and is designed to prepare participants for the On-Site Sewage Systems (Part 8) technical licensing exam administered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing (MMAH).  The course covers the entire training manual produced by MMAH.  In addition, the supplementary material developed by the Ontario Rural Wastewater Centre, including additional material on approved alternative technologies, instructional videos, design problems and case studies is also provided. Finally, daily access to hands-on demonstrations in our unique training facility is included. Please note the course does NOT include the licensing exam.

28Feb

RVCA Information Day

Date:  Thursday 28 February 2019 -
Location:  RVCA Conservation Center, 3889 Rideau Valley Dr. N. Manotick, ON
Time:  09:00am - 02:00pm

This course is intended to assist design consultants (engineers, planners, environmental consultants, landscape architects, architects) and contractors to understand RVCA Regulations, our development policies, and our application process under Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019 AT NOON.

Contact Megan Peacock or Matt Jokiel at  to register with a completed registration form, or if you have questions.

Click here for more information

March 2019
04Mar

OBC Part 8 Sewage Installers Course

Date:  Monday 04 March 2019 - Friday 08 March 2019
Location: 
Time:  08:30am - 04:30pm
  • 5-day course 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost $1062.53 (940.29 + HST). 
  • ORWC supplemental manual, lunch & refreshments provided

A 5-day training course designed primarily for installers and inspectors of on-site sewage systems in Ontario. This course covers Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code and is designed to prepare participants for the On-Site Sewage Systems (Part 8) technical licensing exam administered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing (MMAH).  The course covers the entire training manual produced by MMAH.  In addition, the supplementary material developed by the Ontario Rural Wastewater Centre, including additional material on approved alternative technologies, instructional videos, design problems and case studies is also provided. Finally, daily access to hands-on demonstrations in our unique training facility is included. Please note the course does NOT include the licensing exam.

April 2019
01Apr

OBC Part 8 Sewage Installers Course

Date:  Monday 01 April 2019 - Friday 05 April 2019
Location: 
Time:  08:30am - 04:30pm
  • 5-day course 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost $1062.53 (940.29 + HST). 
  • ORWC supplemental manual, lunch & refreshments provided

A 5-day training course designed primarily for installers and inspectors of on-site sewage systems in Ontario. This course covers Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code and is designed to prepare participants for the On-Site Sewage Systems (Part 8) technical licensing exam administered by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing (MMAH).  The course covers the entire training manual produced by MMAH.  In addition, the supplementary material developed by the Ontario Rural Wastewater Centre, including additional material on approved alternative technologies, instructional videos, design problems and case studies is also provided. Finally, daily access to hands-on demonstrations in our unique training facility is included. Please note the course does NOT include the licensing exam.

03Apr

Upper Watershed Information Session

Date:  Wednesday 03 April 2019 -
Location:  Civitan Club of Perth, 6787 County Rd. 343, Perth, Ontario
Time:  08:30am - 11:45am

For: Contractors and Realtors

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/upper-watershed-municipal-information-day-contractors-session-tickets-56362998245

Topics of discussion include:

  • The history of the Conservation Authority
  • CA's role in planning and regulations
  • Septic System Review
  • Stewardship and Watershed Monitoring

Upper Watershed Information Session

Date:  Wednesday 03 April 2019 -
Location:  Civitan Club of Perth, 6787 County Rd. 343, Perth, Ontario
Time:  12:00pm - 02:45pm

For: Municipal Staff & Councillors

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/upper-watershed-municipal-information-day-municipal-session-tickets-58392654000

Topics of discussion include:

  • The history of the Conservation Authority
  • CA's role in planning and regulations
  • Septic System Review
  • Stewardship and Watershed Monitoring
24Apr

Septic Installers Day — Ontario Rural Wastewater Centre

Date:  Wednesday 24 April 2019 -
Location:  North Grenville Municipal Centre
Time:  08:15am - 03:00pm

Sign in: 8:15 a.m.
Session Start: 8:45 a.m.
Session End: 3:00 p.m.

Participant fee per person: $60
Student fee per person: $30
Taxes have been included

Event Information:
email: 
website: https://ontarioruralwastewatercentre.ca/
phone: 613-692-3571 ext. 1185

September 2019
23Sep

Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN) Training Course Fall 2019

Date:  Monday 23 September 2019 - Wednesday 25 September 2019
Location:  RVCA Conservation Center, 3889 Rideau Valley Dr. N. Manotick, ON
Time:  08:00am - 05:00pm

A course hosted by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority 

DATE: September 23 -25, 2019 

LOCATION: Rideau Valley Conservation Centre — 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick, ON 

COST: $350.00 (plus applicable taxes: $395.50 total)

COVID-19 Notice: Volunteer Opportunities

Due to COVID-19, RVCA volunteer opportunities have been suspended until further notice. 

The health, safety and well-being of our clients and staff is our top priority. We continue to monitor the situation and reassess the delivery of our programs and services. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated.

Contact Us

Address:
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

Phone:
613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504

Email:

Hours:

Regular Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario