Volunteers are the life blood of the Co-op. Member volunteers are the face of the Community Laundry Co-op as they welcome newcomers and other members arriving at the Co-op, show them how to use the machines, and offer them a cup of coffee. Members also help with social activities and fundraisers. This gives them a chance to learn and practise new skills and gain experience that is important on a resume. Our member volunteers contribute over 3000 hours a year.
Other volunteers from the larger Ottawa community are essential to the Co-op as well, delivering laundry to our clients, helping out in the Co-op itself, doing our bookkeeping, holding fundraisers and, of course, serving on the board. There are lots of opportunities to volunteer. If you’re interested, please contact us.