It's time to celebrate, we've reached our 600th move!
This month we celebrate National Volunteer Week! The theme for 2021 is The Value of One, The Power of Many.
Gratitude and hope drive each volunteer to contribute to building a safer environment for everyone. Every day, dozens of volunteers leave their homes to help women and children to move towards a new beginning. Despite the current circumstances, they provide safety and support for all who feel vulnerable in their own home. We are so appreciative for our volunteers’ dedication to guarantee the physical and emotional safety of our clients.
Moving and storing one’s belongings is expensive, logistically complicated and physical and emotionally exhausting; however, the team at Shelter Movers Ottawa (SMO) always manages to help survivors to find a new life. Unfortunately, the pandemic has worsened the situation for many families in Canada, forcing them to stay with their abusers, leading to the inevitable increase of domestic abuse.
At Shelter Movers Ottawa, we are so proud and grateful for each of our team members who have joined forces to help the organization and achieve over 600 moves since its inception! For years, people from different backgrounds and of all ages have decided to step up and dedicate their time to make a change and we can say for sure that they have done a great job!
This post is dedicated to all our volunteers and highlights those who have chosen to share with us their heartfelt thoughts on their experiences at Shelter Movers Ottawa. The entire Shelter Movers Ottawa team wishes our volunteer team a happy National Volunteer Week!
What is your favourite moment so far?
What is the most rewarding aspect of your volunteer work with Shelter Movers Ottawa?
Why did you decide to volunteer with Shelter Movers Ottawa?
What would you tell someone who is considering volunteering with Shelter Movers?
Our hearts are filled with gratitude and excitement after reading all these experiences. We encourage you to keep volunteering with Shelter Movers Ottawa and continue making a difference for hundreds of families in Canada.
For more information please visit Volunteering with Shelter Movers Ottawa.