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Organization: Shelter Movers of Ottawa

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: none

Number of Positions Available: 10

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Oct 30, 2017


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.


Dianna Gardner



Volunteer Opportunity Address
all of Ottawa


Good for people interested in: Transportation of goods; Transportation of people

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Beyond seeing the immediate and lasting impact of Shelter Movers, volunteering puts you in touch with a community of engaged, like-minded Ottawans. Shelter Movers offers ongoing training opportunities to help our people grow in their knowledge of the needs and experience of survivors of abuse.

How will the organization benefit?
As a volunteer-based organization, Shelter Movers of Ottawa rely on the kindness and talents of those who share our vision of creating a safe, empowering space for families to transition in dignity to a life free of abuse.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - None of the above

Police record check required: Yes