It is with the support of the community—through financial donations, volunteer commitments, and the donation of goods and services—that the Centre can be a refuge for men, women, and their children who are precariously housed or homeless, and offer respect, dignity, and support as they work toward transforming their lives.
Centre 454 could not do the work we do without our volunteers. We thank the many of you who assist inside and outside of the centre. You have touched the lives of the individuals we serve, and also enriched your own lives.
Interested in volunteering at the Centre? To apply, fill out the volunteer application form (30KB MS Word docx file)
and mail your application to:
454 King Edward Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1N 7M8
*Please note that volunteer opportunities are available for those who are over the age of 18*
All potential volunteers are asked to provide two references along with a completed police records check before beginning their volunteer hours. After all of the paperwork is provided, you will then be invited to come in for an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator. All volunteers are placed in a position that matches their current skills and interests, based on the availability within the centre.
You can also volunteer from home, or involve your group, church, or workplace in volunteer activities. For example:
|Socks||Seasonal clothing: toques, gloves, scarves|
|Toothbrushes & toothpaste||Liquid laundry detergent (not powder)|
|Stamps||Games, puzzles, cards|
|Phone cards||Books & magazines|
|Bus tickets||Newspaper subscriptions|
|Shampoo & conditioner||Men’s underwear (medium)|
Your donation helps by providing the materials required to support programs and services such as laundry soap and/or shampoo; by providing services required to implement programs such as website design and committee membership; and by providing financial resources to support program implementation.