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PLEASE NOTE: We have now opened our volunteer program again, with measures in place to help keep our team, volunteers and the public safe. You are welcome to complete a volunteer application if you are interested in volunteering. Please note- All volunteers must provide proof of receiving both doses of a Ministry of Health-approved COVID-19 vaccination.


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, contact

Volunteer at the Build Site

It takes many hands to build a Habitat home. Our Habitat homes are professionally constructed with the help of volunteers who are instructed and supervised by our skilled build staff. There are many opportunities for new and returning volunteers.

Volunteer at the ReStore

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.

Community Events

Organize or volunteer at a community event in support of Habitat Greater Ottawa! From fun runs to wine tasting, to golf tournaments and bake sales, you can help make a difference for local families in Ottawa.

Committee and Office Volunteers

Committees are vital to the success of Habitat Greater Ottawa and we rely heavily on our committees to fulfill our mandate. There are a several committees you can volunteer with including the Family Selection Committee, Family Partnering Committee and Gala Committee. Committees generally meet monthly at our Belfast office in the Trainyards.

Office volunteer positions and internships exist for students, recent graduates, working professionals and retirees at our Belfast office in the Trainyards. There are a range of opportunities available from supporting our event planning and social media output to research to data entry and other short term projects. Let us know what interests you!

For more information on committee and office volunteer openings, contact

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