Looking to volunteer for a good cause this season in Ottawa? There are a ton of organizations and opportunities for you to give back, help out and feel great doing it. Plus, you get to engage with others, make new friends, and gain some valuable skills during the process. Whether you have an idea of what you’re looking for or are simply looking for anything that inspires you to lend a hand, here are the top 5 great volunteer opportunities in Ottawa for you to consider this December.

Ottawa Food Bank

The Ottawa Food Bank provides food to our Ottawa community who are living with hunger. There’s no greater time than the holiday season to help out your neighbours by volunteering to help put food on the table for so many of those who go without the blessings that we have.

The Ottawa Food Bank hosts Volunteer information sessions that every volunteer must attend – whether student, individual or family – to learn about the opportunities available and the type of help that’s needed. You can find out more information and details on their website.

Ottawa Little Theatre

Love theatre and the arts? Want to get involved and work on the stage? Well, the Ottawa Little Theatre is a great option for you! This non-profit theatre relies on over 50, 000 volunteers each year to help make their productions possible. Whether you’re interested in acting, working backstage, or joining a committee, check out their website for more details. This is an exciting environment to engage with others and volunteer to help support the arts and theatre that make this city so great.

Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa

You know just how cold the Ottawa winters can be, so you know getting the homeless off the streets is so crucial. If you’re eager to help out, the Alliance to End Homelessness Ottawa is where you can donate your time. You can join a dynamic team of inspiring members as a board member, volunteer or a committee member. Reach out to them for more information.

Ottawa Dog Rescue

Are you a dog lover? You can get involved and indulge in your love for them at the Ottawa Dog Rescue non-profit. This organization focuses on rescue dogs that need temporary foster homes until they can find their fur-ever homes. They have both short-term and long-term options available. You can foster a dog, help fundraise, help out at special events and more.

Toy Mountain, Ottawa

Looking to help brighten a child’s Christmas? Each year, CTV, the Salvation Army, and other partners team up with volunteers to donate, collect, sort and deliver toys so that over 17,000 children can have something to open on Christmas morning. If you’re looking to help out and support this campaign, you can find the necessary information here.

If you’re looking to lend a helping hand this holiday season, these are great volunteer opportunities in Ottawa that will suit just about any preference.

Reach out and get involved today!


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