Volunteers needed to help with storm cleanup

On Saturday and Sunday, volunteers of all abilities are needed to help with cleanup projects across the city as a result of the May 21 storm. There are two ways you can support this weekend with the City of Ottawa and our community partners.

Neighbours helping neighbours – Clean Up The Capital: After the storm

Much like the usual Cleaning the Capital program, this is an ideal way for neighbours, family and friends to work together to clean up their neighbourhood. Participants are asked to complete the electronic registration form. Supplies will be available for pickup as of Saturday, May 28, between 10 am and 10 pm, at the following locations:

  • Navan Memorial Centre & Arena, 1295 Colonial Road
  • Howard Darwin Centennial (Merivale) Arena, 1765 Merivale Road
  • Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre, 3320 Paul Anka Drive
  • CARDELREC Recreation Complex (Goulbourn), 1500 Shea Road

Volunteering with our community partners

The City in partnership with Samaritan’s Purse, a non-government organization (NGO), will provide support to residents who have been impacted on their private property. To inquire about projects that can use your specialized skills, please contact Samaritan’s Purse at 1-844-547-2663 or samaritanspurse.ca/ottawavolunteer (service in English only).

Volunteers are asked to bring the following:

  • weather-appropriate clothing that may get dirty, wet, or damaged
  • work gloves if you have them, otherwise they can be provided
  • close-toed footwear (ideally steel-toed boots)

Please do not bring your own equipment or tools to a Samaritan’s Purse project.

Samaritan’s Purse is a member of the NGO Ontario Alliance that helps people in communities around the world, regardless of religious affiliation, to rebuild and recover from crises and was a community partner with the City of Ottawa during the 2019 Flood and the 2018 Tornado recoveries.

Updates about the daily need for volunteers will be made through daily announcements, through the City’s website, ottawa.ca, and the City’s social media channels on Twitter and Facebook. You do not need to have a Twitter or Facebook account to access these pages. Please monitor these channels for updates.