Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer at Shepherds of Good Hope

At Shepherds of Good Hope, we love our volunteers. Their hard work helps us do the great work we do in the community. So why should you volunteer with us? Here’s 10 reasons why helping out with us is the best thing you can do.


It’s easy to become a volunteer at Shepherds of Good Hope. We have one of the easiest application processes in the city! Just apply online and we’ll schedule an in-person volunteer interview. A police check and two references later, you’ll be volunteering with us!


We have one of the best volunteering environments and we like to keep in touch. With our appreciation program, including barbecues and award ceremonies and our approachable and friendly staff, it’s a great place to volunteer.


There are awesome positions across Ottawa. Don’t want to drive to King Edward and Murray? No problem! We have locations across the city, from Kanata, to Carlington, to Alta Vista.


We know life gets busy, so we offer flexible volunteering hours. Can’t make it one week? Let us know and it’s no issue. Have a few weeks off? Come spend them with us and pick up a few more shifts.


How about some perks? Not only is this a great place to volunteer, but we offer Goodlife corporate memberships to all volunteers as well as free parking on site.


We’ll have you decked out in great volunteer swag. All volunteers receive a free hat and t-shirt!


It’s a great resume builder. Volunteer experience is perfect for building up your resume, especially if you don’t have much experience or are a newcomer to Canada.


Learning new skills is a big part of our volunteering program. You’ll have the opportunity to learn food safety and handling, non-violent intervention skills, and much, much more!


The friendships you make at Shepherds of Good Hope will last a lifetime. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a retiree, student, or young professional, we have people of all ages helping out at Shepherds of Good Hope. The sense of community and camaraderie is second to none.


At Shepherds of Good Hope, you see the difference you make every year. Our volunteer opportunities are usually not behind the scenes (though they can be, if that’s what you’re looking for!) and instead, are front-line where you get the chance to meet and serve our clients directly. Every day you volunteer at Shepherds of Good Hope, you get to see the good your hard work does in the community.