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Helping With Furniture

Ridhima Peravali
Volunteer Recruiting Team
Helping With Furniture
Autochtones (Première nation, Métis, Inuit); Minorités visibles ou Nouveaux Canadiens; Défavorisés; LGBTTQ; Hommes; Personnes avec handicaps ou conditions médicales; Jeunes (16-18 ans); Jeunes (11-15 ans); Enfants (0-10 ans); Animaux; Aînés; Femmes; Jeunes (19-24 ans); Sans domicile; Les athlètes

Furnishing Homes; Changing Lives
Changer des vies un foyer à la fois.

Helping with Furniture (HWF) is a 100% volunteer-run, charitable organization that exists to provide hope, comfort, and stability to families and individuals who are starting over and to transform empty dwellings into homes. We accomplish this by delivering gently-used, donated furniture and household goods including, tools, books, toys, computers, and bicycles to displaced families and individuals so that they can begin new lives with dignity and comforts of home. All of this is accomplished with a modest budget of $95,000 a year.
Our clients are referred to us by over 130 social agencies and include refugees and newcomers, Indigenous peoples, and people displaced by situations of abuse, addiction, long-term homelessness, mental health issues, fire, and insect infestations. Each week we pick-up donated, gently used furniture and household items which are then brought to our warehouse, sorted according to client’s requirements and preferences, and then delivered to their homes. A follow-up visit ensures that clients have everything that they need and provides help to assemble and place the furniture, hang pictures, and demonstrate the use of the appliances and tools that we provide.

Les possibilités de bénévolat

Interested in making a difference in your own community? We are Helping With Furniture (HWF, Ottawa’s award-winning provider of gently-used furniture to people in need. We help divert tonnes of furniture from the landfill each year by repurposing it for people experiencing hardship or displacement, who need the contents of a home. As a 100% volunteer-run organization, we are the very definition of grassroots.

We are recruiting a volunteer Fundraising Team Lead to help us continue our growth journey into our next strategic plan. The role requires 10 to 20 hours a month of commitment; some months, there is less, whereas other months involve complex proposal development. A small volunteer fundraising team exists now, and you will have the opportunity to recruit and expand this group, thereby diversifying the reach and results of your fundraising work. The Fundraising Team Lead can take on as much as they choose to, while also empowering others to play a leading role in fundraising operations.

The Fundraising Team Lead will take over from our current (volunteer) Director of Fundraising, who will redirect their focus from running day-to-day fundraising activities to continuing their role on our board of directors. A strong transition/handover will be planned for you to take over the role and make it your own, so that you can take it to new heights. You will have continued access to knowledge and historical context on our fundraising to-date, with advice and guidance always a phone call/email away - but only if you need it. You’ll have plenty of room to take ownership and take new directions.

Endroit : 1455 Michael St Unit 3, Ottawa, ON K1B 3R3
Date limite pour postuler: 15 déc 2021
Helping with Furniture needs movers to help deliver furniture and household items to new members of our community as well as community member starting over. Movers help with the pick-up of donations, the sorting items at the warehouse, and the delivery to families and individuals on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings.
Endroit : 1455 Michael St Unit 3, Ottawa, ON K1B 3R3
Date limite pour postuler: 15 déc 2021