Matthew House Ottawa
2 - 5 months
Community & Care
Skills you would develop
About the position
Matthew House ("MHO") Furniture Bank is seeking volunteer Warehouse Assistants to work one or more shifts a week, to help us provide quality used furniture to those who are struggling in our community.
Shifts are weekdays beginning at 10 a.m., for 4 to 6 hours. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and work well in a fast-paced environment with other team members. Training is provided.
MHO achieves their mission though two programs:
The Furniture Bank distributes quality used furniture and household goods to Ottawa’s marginalized population. In 2015, MHO provided free furniture and household goods to 605 families in Ottawa.
Refugee Services provides shelter, food, and refugee settlement assistance, including volunteer opportunities, in a family atmosphere to refugee claimants so that they may begin their journey to independence as members in Canadian society. In 2015, MHO provided a home for 24 refugee claimants from 14 countries.
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?:
The volunteer gains experience in a social service environment;
The volunteer gains the ability to interact with people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds;
The volunteer gains the ability to work, stay focused and stay organized in a fast-paced environment; and
The volunteer gains communication and problem solving skills.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Help move furniture onto and from delivery truck and within warehouse;
Help furniture donors unload furniture donations;
Help keep warehouse organized
Benefits of being a volunteer with us:
Meet enthusiastic and caring individuals;
Interact with people within your community;
Learn about different cultures;
Gain a sense of accomplishment by making a difference in the lives of others;
Improve upon your self-confidence and self-awareness;
Laugh and engage in enjoyable activities;
Utilize your talents and skills; and
Serve your community.
About the organization
Matthew House Ottawa: Refugee Services and Furniture Bank (MHO) is a faith-based, volunteer driven charity with the vision to be a transformative model of excellence caring for Ottawa’s marginalized population.
Without our Warehouse Assistants, Matthew House Ottawa: Furniture Bank would suffer delays in assisting Ottawa's marginalized population create comfortable homes.