April 08, 2019

Ottawa Mission celebrates National Volunteer Week

Ottawa, ON – During National Volunteer Week, The Ottawa Mission is delighted to celebrate the essential contributions of the many volunteers upon whom we rely to deliver our programs and services each and every day.

Ottawa Mission volunteers provide care, hope and dignity to people in need. During any given week, 250 volunteers give 600 hours of service, including preparing and serving meals, maintaining cleanliness inside and outside, managing clothing donations, providing support to hospice patients, and many other functions to support the most vulnerable in our community.

“We would be unable to provide many of the services we do without the amazing and generous support of our volunteers. They are absolutely essential to meeting the needs of our clients on a meaningful and continuing basis,” noted Ottawa Mission Executive Director Peter Tilley.

In addition to the countless benefits provided by volunteers to our clients and community residents, volunteering also helps our volunteers in aspects of their own lives.

The individual stories of three of our amazing volunteers, Lloyd Richards (Food Services), Nina Glinski (Hospice), and Céline Caron (Stepping Stones Learning Centre) can be found here:

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“At the Ottawa Mission, we are so incredibly grateful for the continuing devotion and dedication of all of our volunteers. A huge thank you,” Tilley concluded.

Aileen Leo
Director of Communications
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