Volunteer

Volunteers are at the heart of our success.

Volunteers are at the heart of our success. Whether you are putting up walls, speaking at an event or loading an antique into a customer’s truck, you'll know you're making a difference for a local family in need of a decent place to call home.

Volunteer on our build site

Our Habitat homes are lovingly constructed almost entirely by volunteers, with the support of dedicated, skilled Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa staff. It takes many hands to build a Habitat home. 

We have opportunities for new and returning volunteers, visit our build volunteer page for all the details.

Looking to volunteer as a team

Volunteer at our ReStores

When you help out at Habitat ReStore, you help your community. ReStore proceeds cover a portion of  Habitat Greater Ottawa’s operating costs, so your donations can go directly toward building affordable homes.

Volunteer at one of our local ReStores today!

Other Opportunities

VOLUNTEER ON OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS & COMMITTEES

Committees are vital to the success of Habitat Greater Ottawa and we rely heavily on the Board of Directors and Committees to fulfill our mandate. Volunteers on Habitat Greater Ottawa Committees are involved with fundraising, finance, land acquisition or family selection and partnering, depending on the talents they are willing to offer. Most committees meet once per month at our Belfast office. We post early spring for our Board of Directors and we have openings throughout the year for various committees. If you are interested in hearing about upcoming committee opportunities, please sign up here and we will notify you when we have a new opportunity to offer.

Volunteer in our office

Interesting volunteer opportunities exist for students, recent graduates, working professionals and retirees to help out in our office on a variety of projects. We also support internships where possible!

Volunteer at an event

From our Gala to third party events, home shows, and more – there’s something for everyone! It’s always different and always fun, physically active and engaging work.

Safety First!

Age Restrictions

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, but they must be accompanied by an adult who is willing to work alongside them.