Volunteer and Make a Difference in the Community

 

Welcome to the Ottawa Jewish Community Volunteer Center! Whether you’re looking for a short or long term commitment, there are opportunities for you. Have a particular skill? Let us know, we’ll help you find a role that is rewarding and enjoyable for you.

 

Our community would not be the same without the tremendous support of our volunteers. From being a buddy to one of our community members with developmental disabilities, to donating several hours of your time to help an agency’s board redesign their marketing strategy, let us match you to a meaningful opportunity that best suits your needs and interests.

 

Click here to register your Volunteer Profile.

 

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Isabelle Benhamou

    Isabelle Benhamou moved to Ottawa from Montreal in November 1994. Her husband was offered a position with Nortel and they had a plan - move to Ottawa for a year, make a million dollars and go back to Montreal. Needless to say, that never happened. Here she is to share her story.

    Read it here.

    Isabelle Benhamou moved to Ottawa from Montreal in November 1994. Her husband was offered a position with Nortel and they had a plan - move to Ottawa for a year, make a million dollars and go back to Montreal. Needless to say, that never happened. Here she is to share her story.

    Read it here.

 

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is an essential Jewish value. Rabbi Shimon says that there are three pillars that the world rests upon: Torah, Avodah (service), and Gemilut Chasidim (acts of kindness) Pirkei Avot 1:2. Contribute to “Tikkun Olam” and repairing the world, through supporting the community with action.

 

How Volunteer Matching Works:

Fill out a Volunteer Profile to outline your specific volunteer interests, skills and availability, and someone will contact and meet with you to find the perfect fit. We will give you multiple opportunities until you find the most meaningful match.

 

Get started, set up your volunteer profile.

Have Questions?

We're here to help! For more information, contact Natalie: 613-798-4698 ext.355,
nabenhaim@jewishottawa.com.