Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless
Shelter Movers of Ottawa is a volunteer-based charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. We collaborate with community partners to help families transition to a life free of violence. With full capacity with volunteers, training and security in place services provided will be:
Urgent Exit: volunteers arrive at a client's home to help pack and store items. When client is ready, volunteers will transport to a shelter
Escorted Exit: if client is already in a shelter, volunteers will return to the household with security and place items in storage.
Resettlement Assistance: when client requires assistance to move her,her children and their items to the new home.
Shelter Movers Ottawa provides free moving and storage services to those fleeing abuse in and around Ottawa. We are looking for people who love organization and are good problem solvers. Intake Coordinators are the first point of contact for our clients and therefore an integral part of what we do. The Intake Coordinator gathers information to help moves happen safely and smoothly. This involves answering emails and phone calls, and collecting information using templates. Because we are working with a vulnerable sector, volunteers must be over 18 years old.
Location: Moves happen all over the city, therefore our intake coordinators work remotely from a computer.
Shelter Movers Ottawa provides free moving and storage services to those fleeing abuse in and around Ottawa. We are looking for people who love organization and are good problem solvers. A Move Coordinator is an integral part of the move team, providing coordination of the move beforehand and on-call support on the day of a move. The Move Coordinator ensures all moves go smoothly, that volunteer movers and drivers are recruited, and tackles any unforeseen challenges. Volunteers sign up for Moves on their own, and is therefore totally based on your own availability. As a Move Coordinator, you will be the puppeteer behind a move - the person who puts it together and makes it happen. Because we are working with a vulnerable sector, volunteers must be over 18 years old.
Location: Moves happen all over the city, therefore our move coordinators work remotely from a computer.
We are looking for volunteer Movers! Shelter Movers Ottawa is a non-profit that offers free moving and storage for those fleeing abuse. Access to moving and storage services are a significant barrier to fleeing abuse. Movers use their time and energy to help our clients overcome these barriers. They are the ‘helping hands’ and ’boots on the ground’ that support our clients at a critical moment.
Shelter Movers’ volunteer move teams are a grassroots response to Violence Against Women in our communities. Join us!
Location: Our moves happen all over the city, however we meet at one secure location before each move.