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Volunteer

Make a real difference by helping us improve our communities.

Why Should Your Company Volunteer at OCH?

The Ottawa Community Housing Corporation offers around 15,000 homes to over 32,000 tenants, including seniors, families, individuals, and people with disabilities. These homes are located in various communities throughout the City of Ottawa and house a diverse population with different languages, cultures, and ethnicities. OCH is the largest social housing provider in Ottawa, and the second-largest in Ontario.

The Volunteer Engagement Program at OCH allows your company and your team to become involved in our communities in a unique and rewarding way. We welcome corporate volunteer groups of all sizes to help with maintenance and beautification projects. The goal of these projects is to help engage the communities by bringing people together to make a difference. 

While capital costs, such as roof repairs, elevator maintenance, and simply the upkeep of all our buildings, take priority, these volunteer projects are the little things that truly affect the lives of our tenants in a positive way, allowing them to feel the pride of place in their community. The undeniable feeling of joy that comes from seeing the smiles on others’ faces simply from lending a helping hand is invaluable. 

What You Need to Know:

If you don’t see a project that suits you, or your team contact us at volunteer@och.ca

All of our available projects are posted below.  Projects are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis.

If you are ready to book, or you have any questions, contact us at volunteer@och.ca, or by phone at 613-731-1182 ext 2218
to confirm a project date.

Please note: we need 4-6 weeks lead time for most projects.

– OCH will provide all of the equipment, materials and supplies for each project that are listed. 

– While a donation to cover the cost is appreciated, it is not required for most of the projects that are listed.

– New projects are added all the time. If you don’t see a fit for your team, check back as the website is updated frequently!

Volunteer Projects

Find a project that you would like to be part of! Whether it’s your company’s first time volunteering with Ottawa Community Housing or you participated in previous projects, we can’t wait to welcome you. 

2023 Highlights

Thank you to our volunteers

52

Communities Benefitted

35

Volunteer Groups

5,784

Volunteer Hours worked

95

OCH Tenants Engagad

63

Volunteer and Employee Engagement Events