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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!

For more information on the following volunteer opportunities, please email

Current Volunteer Openings

A smiling Habitat Greater Ottawa Volunteer at one of our ReStore locations.

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.

Hands wearing construction gloves putting a piece of lumber through an electric saw.

Build Photographer: Kemptville

The Build Photographer ensures pictures are taken on a regular basis at our build site and other events, specifically with our corporate groups. These involve taking individual action shots as well as group photos.

Two smiling volunteers holding paint cans at one of our ReStore locations.

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.

Click here to learn more about the ReStore.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Gala Procurement: As our Gala Procurement Volunteer, you will play a crucial role in acquiring silent auction items for our upcoming 19th annual Steel Toes & Stilettos Gala. Your efforts will directly contribute to the success of the event, helping us raise funds to support local families in need of safe and affordable housing. (Remote Position).

Click here for more information about the Gala Procurement Volunteer.

Family Services Database Administrator:  This role is responsible for researching and building a community database to support the community outreach goals of the Family Services Department as well as other departments at Habitat Greater Ottawa. This volunteer opportunity offers the chance to engage and foster community relationships and make a meaningful impact to Habitat Greater Ottawa’s work in building healthier, stronger communities. (Remote Position).

Click here for more information about the volunteer Database Administrator.

Family Partner (Kemptville): Will work 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.

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!

PLEASE 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 years old. Volunteers 16 years of age or older may volunteer on the build site or ReStore.

Why Volunteer with Habitat?

Habitat Partner Committee volunteer smiling with a Habitat Partner Family during the Titus Landing Key Ceremony.

"As a Family Partner, you feel the excitement for (the families) because you really are on the ride along with them. There is a sense of pride in the support that you provide and knowing that I’ve been able to help them towards this process of becoming homeowners – it really makes an impact."

Smiling Habitat ReStore volunteer in green ReStore shirt.

"I spend my time at the Restore as a Store Associate, which means my time is spent receiving donations, helping with testing and pricing merchandise. It’s been such a welcoming experience for me, I feel very included in the Restore family. That’s been my favorite part of volunteering, honestly; the people I work with have been so nice."

Two smiling Habitat Build volunteers in front of a wall with the Habitat Greater ottawa logo.

"When sharing this build experience with others, you get close. We love the social aspect of the job and are very close with the staff, regular volunteers and Habitat families. Every day we both learn something new from either the build team or the future homeowners."

A smiling Habitat ReStore volunteer at one of our ReStore locations.

"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!"