There is a fit for everyone and their skills. In Kensington, we partner with Highbanks Society, our neighbor Louise Dean School, the Fresh Food Basket for Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association and Made By Momma. Some of the current volunteer opportunities are listed below.
Contact us and we can help to connect you with an agency that fits with your talents and passion.
New partnerships being announced soon.
The Mustard Seed has been serving people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Alberta since the ‘80s. It has become a haven for those needing help, which is offered through open hands with unconditional love.
Today, The Mustard Seed in Calgary offers an expansive range of innovative programs and services, including education and employment programs, health and wellness services, basic needs through a shelter for 370 men and women, spiritual care and housing. In March 2014, The Mustard Seed opened the 1010 Centre, which provides homes to 224 low-income individuals, many of whom have just come out of homelessness.
At the Mustard Seed adults experiencing poverty and homelessness have their basic needs met. From there, they are supported toward sustainable life change and integration into the broader community.
Commons sends a team to the Seed once a month. We serve at the Foothills Shelter and perform a variety of tasks from align with clients, to food prep, to distributing supplies.
No experience necessary.
20 years ago, Inn from the Cold was born out of the kindness, love and compassion for those in need by a small group of concerned Calgarians. In 2017 they forge into their 20th year of supporting homeless children and their families and our quest to build a community where no child or family is homeless.
Child and family homelessness is growing at an alarming rate. The mission of Inn From the Cold is to provide shelter, sanctuary and healing to assist homeless children and their families achieve independence.
Breakfast service volunteers serve breakfast to guests at the Emergency Family Shelter. They perform all set up and clean up duties in the kitchen and dining room. Each breakfast service shift runs from 8:30AM - 11AM, on weekends only, and requires 5 - 6 volunteers.
Sign up below and we will contact you with details about the next opportunity. No experience necessary.
Do you love the outdoors? Are you passionate about social justice? Then volunteering with Pneuma is for you! Pneuma is an outreach ministry; we take guests from the Mustard Seed and Dream Centre on 2 monthly activities:
a weeknight event, such as a walk in a city park, bonfire, disc golf, or geocaching
a hike or snowshoe one Saturday per month in the mountains
We also organize a summer camping and winter hut or hostel trip and meet once monthly to plan events. We base our activities and timing on volunteers' interest and availability. Besides having fun outside and working with a great group of volunteers, it is rewarding to form lasting relationships with our guests, many of whom have been coming for years. We often have many great spiritual conversations with our guests; we find that the outdoors is a great place to connect with God and each other. We are always looking for more volunteers, so check out our upcoming events.