Youth Volunteers

Square Lemon is a not-for-profit corporation based in Ottawa. Founded by a group of strong, creative women, our mission is to foster the creative community in and around the national capital area and celebrate local artistic and crafting talent.


What does that mean?

Simply that we all love crafting, creating, and doing, and we are all passionate and excited to get other people into crafting, creating, and doing. And if we can do it together, in a community environment, with tools, equipment and materials available, even better!


How does Square Lemon operate?

We run as a not-for-profit organization, which gives us freedom to offer fun, community-based facilities without having to worry about the financial bottom line. However, volunteers are the lifeblood of any not-for-profit corporation. Square Lemon is run by volunteers, who are all crafters, artists, and makers. Without their dedication, time, passion, and expertise Square Lemon would not be able to achieve its objectives. 


We constantly look for volunteers and now we would like to tap into Ontario’s Community Involvement Program for High School Students at your school. As our activities are supported under the program’s guideline, we would like to invite your students to fulfill their education requirement at our organization throughout the year. 


Upon approval, we would send you a complete list of possible positions, but perhaps the most pressing and diverse current activity is our monthly Craft Markets around town. Possible roles include, but are not limited to, assistance with set up and take down process, ushering the public, providing relief for other volunteers, monitoring the customers’ flow and of course acting as a general helper during the day. More specific information is available upon request.


We welcome anyone who is keen to volunteer and will provide the necessary training and support to make the students comfortable with their tasks and responsibilities complete with Welcome to Square Lemon essentials. 


The mutual benefit of volunteering is unquestionable. Whether the aim is CV building and personal development, learning a new skill or even fostering an existing hobby, we at Square Lemon are eager to provide a safe, friendly, professional, and fun environment for all our volunteers. 


Please note that Square Lemon subscribes and applies to a “Zero Hate Tolerance” principle.


Please do not hesitate to reach out for any further information or question, we are more than happy to respond promptly. I would like to personally thank you again for the interest and I look forward to hearing from you at your convenience.