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Volunteer with Habitat Greater Ottawa

Volunteers are at the heart of what we do at Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa. Our volunteers’ dedication, reliability and skills are the keys to our success. Whether you’re swinging a hammer on the build site, greeting customers at the ReStore, or organizing a fundraising event, there are many ways you can get involved! Please note: All volunteers must provide proof of receiving both doses of a Ministry of Health-approved COVID-19 vaccination.

For more information on the following volunteer opportunities, contact volunteer@habitatgo.ca.

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Current Volunteer Openings

ReStore: Ottawa Clothing Associate

The volunteer ReStore Clothing Associate will help sorting, counting, folding and organizing donations received at the ReStore. They will also support with merchandising the racks of clothing and sorting by size, etc. Click here for more information and to apply. 

Family Partner: Kemptville

As a Family Partner, you will be working directly with the future Habitat homeowners from their acceptance to the program to when they receive the keys to their new home. As part of the Family Partner Committee, you will be providing families with a support system as families learn about the Habitat homeownership system, as well as related policies and procedures. 

ReStore: Ottawa

We have a variety of ReStore volunteer positions to suit your skills and interests such as donation pick up, helping in the warehouse with receiving, sorting, recycling and repairing or in the store with merchandising, stocking and sales support.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Build Photographer (Kemptville) ensures pictures are taken on a regular basis at our build site and other events, specifically with our corporate groups. Duties involve taking individual action shots and group photos. Pictures are used for both digital and print marketing for publicity, fundraising, events and more. 

Build Crew (Kemptville) assists with various levels of construction from foundation to landscaping. Work with fello build volunteers under the supervision of a crew leader while ensuring quality of work and safety on site at all times. Previous experience in construction or related areas preferred. Please Note: Volunteer Crew Leads and Build Crew must commit and minimum number of hours and days per week during the build season. 

Community Events (Ottawa & Kemptville) assist Habitat for Humanity at various community events. This includes representing Habitat by answering questions and providing information to community members, set up and tear down and other events as needed. Events could take place throughout the Greater Ottawa and North Grenville Area.

Committee Volunteers (Ottawa & Kemptville) committee members are vital to the success of Habitat Greater Ottawa and we rely heavily on our committees to fulfill our mandate. Please contact us for the latest information on committees accepting volunteers. 

Office (Ottawa) positions and internships exist for students, recent graduates, working professionals and retirees at our Iber office in Stittsville. There are a range of opportunities available such as supporting our event planning and communications to research, data entry, administrative work and other short term projects. Let us know what interests you!

For more information on volunteer openings, contact volunteer@habitatgo.ca.

NOTE: Volunteer safety is a top priority for us and it is for this reason that we have age restrictions for our volunteers. We do not accept volunteers under the age of 16. Volunteers between 16-18 may volunteer on the build site or ReStore, but they must be accompanied by an adult who is willing to work alongside them.

Why Volunteer with Habitat?

If you help on the build site one day, well there's a wall that wasn't there this morning, or now there's a cupboard or wall painted. You go to the Key Ceremony at the end of the build and the sheer delight seeing the kids walk through their house and get their own bedroom for the first time in their lives. That's worth a lot of volunteer hours on my part!

Roger - ReStore and Build Volunteer