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Welcome to Pay It Forward - Ottawa Volunteering!

Do you want to meet other people where you'll be engaged in meaningful, inclusive and fun activities which make a difference where you live?

If you do . . . then you've found the right place and the right group of new friends!
This is where conscious people come to take action.

The idea is simple: WE PAY IT FORWARD. We meet at a local event, fundraiser, organization or agency, roll up our sleeves, and then volunteer.

Our group is aimed at creating a place for like-minded people to meet while helping their community.

Bring yourself, your friends and spread the word.

We look forward to meeting you SOON!

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Upcoming events (4+)

Shepherds of Good Hope - Soup Kitchen

Location visible to members

Sorry, this even had to be moved to the morning from the afternoon.

New Vaccination policy: Moving forward it will be mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you choose not to get vaccinated, or do not provide us with proof of vaccination, you will not be allowed to volunteer in settings where there is direct contact with our staff, other volunteers, and service users.

Shepherd's of Good Hope(SOGH) will require you to provide proof of vaccination(Vaccination receipt) and sign a SOGH vaccination form before volunteering. You will not be allowed to volunteer if you have not followed this process. Please e-mail Yousra at [masked] to receive the PDF for signing. When you send back the form and proof of vaccination to her please format the title Pay it Forward -

In regards to the use of PPE for employees and volunteers, we are continuing to require all employees and volunteers to wear PPE. Physical distancing as a form of hazard control and hand hygiene will also continue.

Shepherds of Good Hope is the largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to the needs of the homeless and impoverished in the city of Ottawa. It was founded 30 years ago, and today supports over 1600 people on a daily basis.

In this activity we will help prepare and serve food to some of the poor and the homeless in our community.

Some guidelines:

  • Please arrive at 233 Murray Street at 8:30 am; parking is available in the parking lot at 233 Murray Street. Volunteer entrance is at the back of the building in the parking lot
  • We ask that volunteers stay until 1:00 pm to help with serving during dinner meal and cleaning up
  • Please sign the Group Release and Waiver upon arrival (see below for minors)
  • Volunteers are urged to leave valuables at home. We suggest locking purses and other items of value in the trunk of your vehicle where possible.
  • There is a closet to lock jackets and other items in; please ensure the door to this closet is closed at all times
  • Volunteers are asked to maintain boundaries with those we serve; off site contact is not permitted, please refrain from sharing personal information such as phone numbers, email addresses, etc.
  • Volunteers are asked to refrain from intervening in any situation of physical or verbal aggression and that all incidents are reported to staff
  • Volunteers are asked to follow universal safety precautions by wearing latex gloves, closed toed shoes, and being cautious when handling bags of donations
  • Please dress appropriately – keep shoulders, midriff, and knees covered. Refrain from wearing items that have explicit pictures or language.

THIS EVENT IS A COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTEERING AND CONTRIBUTING.
There are limited spots for participation in this event and your Pay it Forward team is counting on your commitment. Therefore, ATTENDANCE WILL BE MONITORED at this event. If you are a Yes and you cancel the same day as the event or do not show up, your RSVP may be removed from future events where attendance is monitored.

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Shepherds of Good Hope - Soup kitchen

Needs a location

This activity is to help make sandwiches, and serve pre-packaged lunches and/or other duties in preparation of meals for Shepherd of Good Hope clients.

New Vaccination policy: Moving forward it will be mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you choose not to get vaccinated, or do not provide us with proof of vaccination, you will not be allowed to volunteer in settings where there is direct contact with our staff, other volunteers, and service users.
Shepherd's of Good Hope(SOGH) will require you to provide proof of vaccination(Vaccination receipt) and sign a SOGH vaccination form before volunteering. You will not be allowed to volunteer if you have not followed this process.
Please e-mail Yousra [masked] to receive the PDF for signing. When you send back the form and proof of vaccination to her please format the title Pay it Forward

  • In regards to the use of PPE for employees and volunteers, we are continuing to require all employees and volunteers to wear PPE. Physical distancing as a form of hazard control and hand hygiene will also continue.
    Shepherds of Good Hope is the largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to the needs of the homeless and impoverished in the city of Ottawa. It was founded 30 years ago, and today supports over 1600 people on a daily basis. In this activity we will help prepare and serve food to some of the poor and the homeless in our community. Some guidelines:
  • Please arrive at 233 Murray Street at 8:30am parking is available in the parking lot at 233 Murray Street. Volunteer entrance is at the back of the building in the parking lot
  • Please sign the Group Release and Waiver upon arrival (see below for minors) • Volunteers are urged to leave valuables at home. We suggest locking purses and other items of value in the trunk of your vehicle where possible.
  • There is a closet to lock jackets and other items in; please ensure the door to this closet is closed at all times
  • Volunteers are asked to maintain boundaries with those we serve; off site contact is not permitted, please refrain from sharing personal information such as phone numbers, email addresses, etc.
  • Volunteers are asked to refrain from intervening in any situation of physical or verbal aggression and that all incidents are reported to staff
  • Volunteers are asked to follow universal safety precautions by wearing latex gloves, closed toed shoes, and being cautious when handling bags of donations
  • Please dress appropriately – keep shoulders, midriff, and knees covered. Refrain from wearing items that have explicit pictures or language.

THIS EVENT IS A COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTEERING AND CONTRIBUTING. There are limited spots for participation in this event and your Pay it Forward team is counting on your commitment. Therefore, ATTENDANCE WILL BE MONITORED at this event. If you are a Yes and you cancel the same day as the event or do not show up, your RSVP may be removed from future events where attendance is monitored

Shepherds of Good Hope - Donation Sorting

Needs a location

Shepherd's requires help in sorting donations received including both food and clothing.

New Vaccination policy: Moving forward it will be mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you choose not to get vaccinated, or do not provide us with proof of vaccination, you will not be allowed to volunteer in settings where there is direct contact with our staff, other volunteers, and service users.

Shepherd's of Good Hope(SOGH) will require you to provide proof of vaccination(Vaccination receipt) and sign a SOGH vaccination form before volunteering. You will not be allowed to volunteer if you have not followed this process. Please e-mail Yousra at [masked] to receive the PDF for signing. When you send back the form and proof of vaccination to her please format the title Pay it Forward -

In regards to the use of PPE for employees and volunteers, we are continuing to require all employees and volunteers to wear PPE. Physical distancing as a form of hazard control and hand hygiene will also continue.

Shepherds of Good Hope is the largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to the needs of the homeless and impoverished in the city of Ottawa. It was founded 30 years ago, and today supports over 1600 people on a daily basis.

Some guidelines:

  • Please arrive at 233 Murray Street at 10:00 am; parking is available in the parking lot at 233 Murray Street. Volunteer entrance is at the back of the building in the parking lot
  • Please sign the Group Release and Waiver upon arrival (see below for minors)
  • Volunteers are urged to leave valuables at home. We suggest locking purses and other items of value in the trunk of your vehicle where possible.
  • There is a closet to lock jackets and other items in; please ensure the door to this closet is closed at all times
  • Volunteers are asked to maintain boundaries with those we serve; off site contact is not permitted, please refrain from sharing personal information such as phone numbers, email addresses, etc.
  • Volunteers are asked to refrain from intervening in any situation of physical or verbal aggression and that all incidents are reported to staff
  • Volunteers are asked to follow universal safety precautions by wearing latex gloves, closed toed shoes, and being cautious when handling bags of donations
  • Please dress appropriately – keep shoulders, midriff, and knees covered. Refrain from wearing items that have explicit pictures or language.

THIS EVENT IS A COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTEERING AND CONTRIBUTING.
There are limited spots for participation in this event and your Pay it Forward team is counting on your commitment. Therefore, ATTENDANCE WILL BE MONITORED at this event. If you are a Yes and you cancel the same day as the event or do not show up, your RSVP may be removed from future events where attendance is monitored.

Early shift @ Shepherds of Good Hope

Needs a location

NEW!, two volunteers now needed from 6:30 to 8:30 for breakfast
Please read ALL details below & email your vax proof to email listed below.
New Vaccination policy: Moving forward it will be mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you choose not to get vaccinated, or do not provide us with proof of vaccination, you will not be allowed to volunteer in settings where there is direct contact with our staff, other volunteers, and service users.
Shepherd's of Good Hope(SOGH) will require you to provide proof of vaccination(Vaccination receipt) and sign a SOGH vaccination form before volunteering. You will not be allowed to volunteer if you have not followed this process.
Please e-mail Yousra at [masked] to receive the PDF for signing. When you send back the form and proof of vaccination to her please format the title Pay it Forward

  • In regards to the use of PPE for employees and volunteers, we are continuing to require all employees and volunteers to wear PPE. Physical distancing as a form of hazard control and hand hygiene will also continue.
    Shepherds of Good Hope is the largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to the needs of the homeless and impoverished in the city of Ottawa. It was founded 30 years ago, and today supports over 1600 people on a daily basis. In this activity we will help prepare and serve food to some of the poor and the homeless in our community. Some guidelines: • Please arrive at 233 Murray Street at 8:30am parking is available in the parking lot at 233 Murray Street. Volunteer entrance is at the back of the build ing in the parking lot • Please sign the Group Release and Waiver upon arrival (see below for minors) • Volunteers are urged to leave valuables at home. We suggest locking purses and other items of value in the trunk of your vehicle where possible. • There is a closet to lock jackets and other items in; please ensure the door to this closet is closed at all times • Volunteers are asked to maintain boundaries with those we serve; off site contact is not permitted, please refrain from sharing personal information such as phone numbers, email addresses, etc. • Volunteers are asked to refrain from intervening in any situation of physical or verbal aggression and that all incidents are reported to staff • Volunteers are asked to follow universal safety precautions by wearing latex gloves, closed toed shoes, and being cautious when handling bags of donations • Please dress appropriately – keep shoulders, midriff, and knees covered. Refrain from wearing items that have explicit pictures or language.
    THIS EVENT IS A COMMITMENT TO VOLUNTEERING AND CONTRIBUTING. There are limited spots for participation in this event and your Pay it Forward team is counting on your commitment. Therefore, ATTENDANCE WILL BE MONITORED at this event. If you are a Yes and you cancel the same day as the event or do not show up, your RSVP may be removed from future events where attendance is monitored

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