Shepherds of Good Hope - Group Volunteering

Do you have a passion for helping others and making a difference in your community? Sign up to volunteer with Shepherds of Good Hope through Passionate Minds! Normally, volunteers under the age of 18 would not be allowed to volunteer individually. However, under the supervision of our mentors at Passionate Minds, this opportunity has opened up for you to volunteer in a youth group!

The mission of Shepherds is to foster hope and reduce harm in Ottawa by supporting our community's homeless and most vulnerable with specialized services, programs, and partnerships. They offer a variety of programs and services that provide permanent homes, help stabilize people and prepare them for employment, and support members of our community who are in need. One of their current operations is a soup kitchen, which would not be possible without volunteers like you!

This food at the door service is especially important during the pandemic. Meals are provided at the door by staff in prepackaged containers. Your role as a volunteer would consist of assisting with the preparation of food as well as the bagging and assembly of meals. 

If you want to learn more about Shepherds of Good Hope, you can visit their website from here:

Important Information Regarding Participation:

Location: 233 Murray Street, Ottawa, ON.

Bring masks as it is MANDATORY. They will not be provided by Passionate Minds or Shepherds.

Bring a hat, if you do not want to use a hair net. Hairnets are provided inside the building however there are not hats for you to use in there. 

Gloves are used in the preparation and provided by Shepherds.

If you want your hours to be counted for your high school, BRING your high school volunteering sheet.

After volunteering it will be signed by Shepherds. 

Be comfortable with lifting objects when needed, as well as helping out in the kitchen if necessary. Some examples of work include preparing sandwiches, packaging food to be delivered by servers, etc. 

As this is a group volunteering, feel free to sign up with your friend and request to be together on the same day. 

Although this is volunteering, we expect you to commit to your position! There are limited spots for participation in this event. Attendance will be recorded as well as hours. 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.

*must be at least 15 years of age

What happens after I sign up?

You will receive an email with documents that have to be signed by your parents (if under 18) as well as other documents that are needed to volunteer. We will also give you the date you are volunteering if chosen multiple dates. Remember that there are limited spots available and it will be decided first come first serve basis.