Where can you Volunteer in Calgary Throughout the 12 Months of the Year?
There is nothing more rewarding than giving back to those who are in need. There are a variety of non-profit organizations and charities that you can get involved in all year long.
These organizations depend on volunteers to help them operate. Therefore, your time will always be appreciated. Without the help of volunteers, many of these organizations would not be in place. Here are some of the top places you can volunteer throughout the year in Calgary.
Meals on Wheels
This program is designed to provide vital nutrition for senior citizens. They also reach out to children and working homeless. Meals on Wheels delivers 365 days a year. Deliveries are made between 11am to 1pm each day.
Volunteers are needed to help make deliveries to those who are in need. If you would like to volunteer, you will need to fill out the online enquiry, complete a reference and police check, and have a valid drivers licence. It is also required that you have your own vehicle.
Volunteers for the Theatre Calgary will be stationed in the coat check area and will assist guests. In Febuary alone, the Theatre Calgary is requesting 16 volunteers to help during the showing of The Philadelphia Story. To volunteer, you need to send an email to the Theatre Calgary. You will want to show up 30 minutes before your volunteer shift to receive a brief training on what your duties are.
The Calgary Women's Centre
The Calgary Women’s Centre always sees a lot of traffic after the holiday season. This organization is specifically designed to help women with emergency food, every day needs, legal and tax advice, as well as individual support.
Support is an important part of the centre, as being there and listening is a vital need for women who visit. To volunteer, you will need to fill out an online application, go through an interview process and attend a training session.
Other organizations who need volunteers include:
- Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta
- Drop-In Centre
- Green Calgary
- Big Brothers and Sisters
- Rotary Club of Calgary
- Boys and Girls Club of Calgary
- Alzheimer Calgary
- Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids
- Discovery House
Regardless of the time of year, you can always find somewhere to volunteer in Calgary.