Volunteer with household matters from homework to organizing in Central Ottawa, Canada



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    Our house is conveniently located in walking distance of lots of shopping and close to all bus routes. Most of the time we live in the house with our two kids and our dog (Sheltie).

    The guest room is in the basement of our house. It has a newly renovated bathroom. Volunteers will also have access to the kitchen and living areas on the first floor of the house.

    A few things to note:

    We do not have cable tv but we do have Netflix and Apple TV as well as lots of movies to watch on a big screen.

    There is one parking spot.

    We have a dog (a sheltie) and so people with allergies should be aware of this.

    Volunteers will have access to bikes, our garden, porch, washer/dryer, many varieties of coffee makers (including Nespresso), a six-burner Bertazzoni stove and oven, internet, ping pong table, piano, trampoline, etc

    Our house is five minutes walking distance from cafés, restaurants, shops, one movie theatre (and another soon to come), and many parks. It is also less than a five minute walk from the canal and a few seconds to great skating on the pond by our house.

    We are close to the Bank street buses as well as the canal bike paths and jogging paths.

    Please also note that this is a non-smoking house.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We have a son in French immersion and so it would be great to have someone help him with his homework. We're also looking for help with organizing our house, for gardening, and for office work (mainly filing) in our home offices. Cooking meals and cleaning up is another work possibility.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    One room with a double bed in our basement. There is a corner window that opens. There is also a newly renovated bathroom with shower for the guest's sole use.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Ottawa is the capital of Canada. There are lots of amazing museums, galleries, and shopping areas to visit. The canal and surrounding parks and hiking trails are also wonderful for exploring.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 447496217336