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Organization: Helping with Furniture

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: bilingualism an asset

Number of Positions Available: 10

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Apr 30, 2019


Helping With Furniture (http://www.hwfottawa.org) is a volunteer-run charitable organization that provides gently-used furniture and household goods to families and individuals in situations of hardship. Most of the families helped are referrals from social agencies. These families may have fled from conflict or life-threatening situations. Once a week, the organization collects the gently-used furniture and household items from donating residences, and delivers these items to the families in need.

HHWF's fundraising team relies on a dedicated group of volunteers who support particular initiatives on a timely basis. This can include:
• Support to a specific grant application
• Volunteering in-person at a fundraising event or booth
• Any other special projects or short-term, timely support

Time commitment: a few hours a month, as decided by the volunteer. Every two months, call-outs will be sent to fundraising team volunteers to sign up for specific initiatives according to their availability. This opportunity is great for those who are unable to commit to ongoing projects and would rather provide short term support to particular initiatives on an ad-hoc basis. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to identify their own tasks in support of the fundraising team.


Maxime Michel



Volunteer Opportunity Address
5350 Canotek Rd., Ottawa, ON K1J 9E1
(However, this is a work from home position)


Good for people interested in: Writing; Fundraising; Communications and Marketing

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); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The volunteer will be part of a dynamic and caring team of individuals and will be making an impact in their community. The volunteer will have the opportunity to meet new people and work towards a common goal, while gaining valuable volunteer experience.

How will the organization benefit?
HWF relies on grants and fundraising for its operations.

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