Volunteer Programs

Calgary offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages. Several of the organizations below depend solely on the efforts of it’s volunteers. Helping out may do more for you’re own mental well being than those you’re trying to lend a hand to. Sharing a few hours of your time and knowledge once a week, can go a long way towards helping others.

Alberta Cancer Foundations Events Office

Suite 120, 707 7th Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2P3 H6

Funds raised through OneWalk and The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer benefit the Alberta Cancer Foundation and help fund patient care, research, and cancer treatment across Alberta. These events don’t happen without the support of volunteers from the community. Join us at one or both of these epic events to make an impact. Tasks can include route marshaling, handing out snacks and water, check in, registration, donation processing, etc.



Alberta Theatre Projects

Calgary, AB

Volunteer visitors provide companionship and friendship to seniors and adults on home care who feel lonely and isolated in their homes. Volunteers have the opportunity to meet a new person, have great conversations, be engaged and give back to your community! The visitor and client will participate in activities together of their choosing. Make a significant difference in someone’s life by investing just a few hours a week!



Big Brothers Big Sisters

5945 Centre Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2H 0C2

At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we believe every young person should have the opportunity to reach his or her full potential and that by doing so they will not only do well, they will also do good. We know that by changing the course of young lives we in turn change the course of our communities future, leading to a reduction in poverty and unemployment, to safer schools and neighborhoods and to a renewed optimism for growth. It can even lead to change on a broader, more far-reaching scale.


Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary

2919 8 Avenue NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 2T6

Volunteers are a vital part of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary. We believe that every individual who shares their time, heart, skills and interests helps the children, youth and families accessing our programs and services to develop positive life skills and reach their full potential.



Calgary Drop In & Rehab Centre

1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
Calgary, AB

Volunteers are absolutely vital to the DI. Your contribution helps make it possible to serve meals, run programs, operate our facilities, and care for vulnerable clients. We have a skilled and committed staff team who are ready and willing to engage you in discovering the best volunteer role for you in the DI community.



Calgary Food Bank

5000 11 Street SE
Calgary, AB
T2H 2Y5

The Calgary Food Bank receives donated food every day, and once it reaches our warehouse, it’s packed up, stored and used to create hampers for our clients. The process from donation boxes to hampers is very crucial and a whole host of volunteers help our warehouse run smoothly.



Calgary Humane Society

4455 110th AVE SE
Calgary, AB
T2C 2T7

One of the alternative ways to donate to Calgary Humane Society is by giving your time to the animals in our care. The support of our volunteer team is as important as any and there are dozens of different positions around the shelter that can use your help. Whether it is dog walking, kitty calming or bunny hugging there is a volunteer position for everyone 16 years or older!

Calgary Immigrant Educational Society (C.I.E.S.)

Two Locations See Web Site
Calgary, AB

Volunteers are the ambassadors of Canada because they introduce not only English language but also Canadian culture to newcomers. Our volunteers’ dedication and contributions allow us to provide even more comprehensive services to our clients. Volunteering opportunities at Calgary Immigrant Educational Society include: ESL instructors, administration support, computer skills instructors and special events volunteers. We are accommodating and will find opportunities for anyone interested in joining our team.



Calgary Opera

1315 7 Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2R 1A5

Throughout our season, we play host to a multitude of special events. All our events require the help of volunteers to make them a success! Depending on the time of year, we host events such as Taste of the Opera, Soirees, annual fundraisers including California Wine Fair, and others associated with our main stage productions.



Calgary Public Library

616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 2M2

Share your skills and passions as a Calgary Public Library volunteer and help your community thrive. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities for adults and teens and fill out an application form today.



Calgary Reads

105, 105 12 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 1A1

As a Calgary Reads volunteer you can expect excellent training and ongoing support. You’ll make a huge difference in a child’s life, right now and in the future. It’s a meaningful experience one of accomplishment and satisfaction. Plan to attend one of our regular volunteer orientation sessions to learn about ways to get involved.



Calgary Seniors Resource Society

3639 26th St NE
Calgary, AB
T1Y 5E1

Calgary Seniors has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that fit any schedule. Although all of our positions have slightly different requirements it is necessary that all of our volunteers be 18 years or older.



Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter

201, 2616 18 St NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 7R1

The Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter volunteers are committed to supporting us in our vision of a community free from family violence and abuse. The agency is here to support individuals and families in their efforts to live free from family violence and abuse, our volunteers are an integral part of this mission. Through the assessment of your skills, passions and interests we commit to engaging you in flexible and meaningful opportunities.


Calgary Zoo

1300 Zoo Road NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 7V6

There are loads of fun and important opportunities to help out with at the zoo. Greet guests. Put your green thumb to good use. Spend your day among the beautiful butterflies. These are just a few ways you can volunteer your time at the Calgary Zoo.


Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary

400, 105 12 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 1A1

Volunteering with CMHA is an experience available for anyone who wants to give back to their community, and make a difference. We also encourage people who have lived experience with mental illness to volunteer as a way to engage with the community, and provide inspiration to others. Typically, individuals must be 18 or older to volunteer in our programs, however we will try to find a valuable opportunity for anyone to volunteer.



Canadian Progress Club

Calgary, AB

Canadian Progress Club Calgary City Centre is a group of skilled, passionate, committed women who make positive contributions to our communities by fundraising and volunteering in an environment of acceptance and fun. We meet the 1st and 3rd Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 for regular meetings and the 4th Wednesday of each month for community service. New members are always welcome!



Pumphouse Theatre

12001 44 Street SE
Calgary, AB
T2Z 4G9

You can make a difference and empower Life Without Limits. We thank you for your time and consideration when deciding to volunteer with us. Volunteers play a fundamental role in the programs and services that we offer to our members and the community. Without volunteers, our weekly programs cannot run and there is an opportunity for individuals of all abilities to become volunteers.



CNIB Alberta and Northwest Territories

15 Colonel Baker Place NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 4Z3

Make a difference in the life of someone who is blind of partially sighted with an investment of your time. Volunteers are vital to CNIB and support our mission of ensuring all Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunity to fully participate in life, and no Canadian loses their sight to preventable causes. Make a difference today!



Community Associations

Calgary, AB

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our communities. There are over 20,000 Community Association volunteers that contribute 2.4 million hours of public service every year which equals a monetary value of over $28 million dollars!. Your local community association is always looking for volunteers to help with events, community halls, fund raising and board members. Contact your local association directly for volunteer opportunities.



CUPS. Health Education Housing

1001 10 Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2R 1M4

Volunteers are a vital and vibrant part of CUPS’ programming and service delivery. Volunteers donate their talent and energy and do so with compassion and a commitment to helping the people we serve at CUPS. We are committed to ensuring that CUPS volunteers have a rewarding experience and that their skills and dedication are valued.



Deaf & Hear Alberta

63 Cornell Road NW
Calgary, AB
T2L 0L4

The Peer-to-Hear Mentoring program matches adults dealing with the challenges of hearing loss, with someone who has walked a similar path and now wants to offer support. As a volunteer mentor, you will support your mentee. Be willing to draw on your own experience and share your successes and challenges to help your mentee achieve their goal. The sessions are 3 months in length with weekly meetings. Check out our web site for more Information.



Dubasov Dance and Wellness Inc.

12 – 6325 12 St SE
Calgary, AB
T2H 2K1

Come join our team at Dubasov Dance & Wellness Inc! We are a studio dedicated to providing quality dance, movement, yoga, art & music programs to children, youth and adults with special needs. Volunteers ages 15+ assist participants who may need physical or behavioural support to participate in our sessional programs or seasonal camps and most of all, become a mentor and friend to our participants.

Habitat For Humanity

210, 805 Manning Road NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 7M8

Whether you’ve never swung a hammer or are already experienced in the construction field, you and your group can participate in a Habitat for Humanity build. Group members will leave the build site with new skills, stronger friendships and above all, a sense of accomplishment from making a tangible difference in the community. This is a perfect opportunity for students, clubs, non-profits and church groups.



Heritage Park Historical Village

1900 Heritage Drive SW
Calgary, AB
T2V 2X3

Volunteers bring the past to life at Heritage Park. There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that fit any schedule and interest, including costumed exhibit hosts, special events, and operational support. Attend a Volunteer Information Session to learn more.

Hospice Calgary Society

1245 70 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
T2H 2X8

Volunteering with Hospice Calgary is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life, be part of a team, share your experience, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships. There are many ways to be involved.



Immigrant Services Calgary

1200, 910 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 3N8

Community volunteers participate in the delivery of services and programs that improve and enhance the capacity and inclusiveness of communities. Volunteers take up various roles at community-based events and activities; they will also assist ISC staff in promoting the agency’s programs and services. Volunteers will have opportunities to serve in their own neighborhood as well as other diverse communities across Calgary.


JA Southern Alberta

870, 105 12 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 1A1

JA Southern Alberta engages business and community volunteers in its mission to inspire and educate young Albertans to succeed in the global economy. Volunteers help equip students with necessary skills to be successful in their education and career, and instill the importance of financial literacy, work readiness and an entrepreneurial spirit. JA volunteers share elements of their own personal success, to help students develop confidence, leadership and critical thinking skills.



JDRF Improving Lives. Curing Type 1 Diabetes.

Suite 300, 1725 10 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T3C 0K1

JDRF was founded in 1974 by parents of children living with diabetes. JDRF relies on hundreds of volunteers to pursue our mission of curing type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications through the support of research. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds, bringing a range of skill sets and experiences to JDRF. Whatever your talents, we need you! Please consider becoming a JDRF volunteer. We truly appreciate your time.



March Of Dimes

3639 26 Street NE
Calgary, AB
T1Y 5E1

MODC is looking for volunteers! LIFE serves young people who have a physical disability that are making the transition into adulthood by providing participants with a learning environment to expand their skills while practicing daily responsibilities of adulthood. The Program Assistant is responsible for providing program support. Volunteers will engage with participants as a support system to maximize their experience.



Mary's Meals

PO Box 76144, Millrise RPO
Calgary, AB
T2Y 2Z0

Mary’s Meals provides life-changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. We are a no-frills charity with a simple idea that works: by providing one good meal in a place of learning, children are drawn into the classroom where they can receive an education that could one day free them from poverty. Mary’s Meals is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty. We consist of, respect and reach out to people of all faiths and of none. Our vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education. Working together, we believe that can be achieved in this world of plenty.



Meals on Wheels

5759 80 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
T2C 4S6

To build a stronger, caring community, Calgary Meals on Wheels promotes health and independence by providing quality, nutritious and affordable meals to people in need of our services.


Rocky Mountain Folk Club

Rosedale Community Association. 901-11th Ave NW.
Calgary, AB
T2M 0C2

The Rocky puts on acoustic, singer-songwriter, and folk-music concerts in Rosedale about once a month. We need people for various ongoing roles, including set-up/tear-down, ticket sales, food & drink purchasing, bartending, and serving on the executive. If you want to be involved in the local music scene, please give us a call!


Ronald McDonald House

111 West Campus Place NW
Calgary, AB
T38 2R6

The volunteer program is a vital part of House operations. Volunteers work behind the scenes with House staff in order to fully support the families during this critical time in their lives. Our more than 600 volunteer positions are essential to the continuing operation of Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern Alberta. We are always looking for enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to help in all areas of the House.



The Calgary International Children's Festival

205 8 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 0K9

Hundreds of Calgarians, educators and student (14+) volunteers make the Calgary International Children’s Festival one of the most successful performing arts events in the world. As Volunteer Manager, I’m excited to meet you and bring your special talents to our team.



The Calgary Mustard Seed Centre Street

102 – 11 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 0X5

We have many unique opportunities available for both groups and individuals, on a long and short-term basis. Please use the links below to learn about volunteering at The Mustard Seed, and to fill out a relevant volunteering application.


United Way

600 – 105 12 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 1A1

Voice your thoughts, test your knowledge, volunteer or get informed. There’s a variety of ways to take action and we just help connect you to the one that fits best in this moment.


Womens Centre

39 4th Street NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 3R6

The Women’s Centre offers women opportunities to both receive and provide support, to connect with others and build community through a variety of programs. Volunteers are the cornerstone of the Women’s Centre as all of our programs and services are delivered by volunteers.


Youth Volunteer Corps. Youth Central

#820, 105 12 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 1A1

We connect agencies with youth volunteers. Each team of youth volunteers is led by a trained team leader. Orientation and training for a specific project is provided by the agency requesting volunteers. YVC is operated in part by a Youth Steering Committee. This diverse committee of 20 young people approves volunteer projects to ensure that they are meaningful for youth and plans community projects.