Have a positive impact on our
community and your employees.
Become an Ottawa Mission Corporate Volunteer.

Every week hundreds of volunteers work alongside our trained staff to ensure we meet the needs of people who are homeless, hungry and hurting. Through our Corporate Giving Program, we are pleased to provide volunteer opportunities for employee groups. Experience the impact that your company can make in the lives of the people we serve, while inspiring your employees and boosting morale.

Team building can be life-changing!

Experience a life-changing day of team volunteering at The Ottawa Mission. Full day and half-day experiences are available for groups of all sizes and budgets. Spending a full day on-site is ideal for teams of up to 40 people. Larger groups can be accommodated by having teams working both on and off-site.

Experiences include working in our kitchen, serving meals, sorting donations, hosting a special activity for our clients or assembling sandwiches or Hope Packages for clients. The Mission’s staff will work with you to develop an activity that your employees won’t soon forget.

Whether it’s folding the washed sheets for our 236 shelter beds, cutting vegetables for the 1,300+ meals we serve on average every day, or helping to keep our clothing room tidy, general volunteering can be one of the most vital contributions groups can make. Remember, The Mission’s corporate engagement opportunities are available to fit any budget and offer strategic investment to meet your corporate social responsibility objectives.

To start a conversation about how you and your business can make an impact in the community, contact Erin Helmer.

General Volunteering Opportunities Include:

  • Sorting donations
  • Helping in the laundry room
  • Cleaning indoors and out
  • Helping with Special Events
  • Serving meals to our clients and the community

Hope Packages:

Hope Packages are little bags of candies with handwritten hopeful messages attached that we offer to clients attending our Addictions programs. Your group is welcome to prepare as many or little as you wish.

Sandwich Program:        

We serve between 1200-1600 sandwiches per week! Sandwiches are offered as after meal snacks for those who have missed our mealtimes, or used in bagged lunches for our clients who have started working again but do not have the means to provide themselves with a takeaway lunch.

Snack Bag Program:      

We aim to offer small snack bags to participants in a wide range of programs whenever possible. These snack bags encourage participation in our programs and activities while also offering our clients a nutritious energy boost. Any group that wishes to support our snack bag program can purchase ingredients (such as nuts and dried fruit) and package them into snack-sized bags.