Featured Volunteer Opportunity!

Featured VOLUNTEER OPP Drop-In Centre Volunteers

Volunteering Opportunities

Bissell Centre’s work is based on building positive relationships with community members, staff and volunteers, as well as individuals in the community committed to addressing issues of poverty. Approximately 800 people volunteer at Bissell Centre each year, spending more than 8,000 hours supporting the organization’s programs and community. Volunteers are critical to Bissell Centre and play a vital role in helping us achieve our mission.

Interested in becoming a volunteer?

There are a wide variety of areas that need volunteers, and Bissell’s volunteer needs are always changing. To find out what type of volunteers we need now, please click hereSome of our volunteer opportunities include work in programs such as: Drop-In Centre, Child Care, Food Room, Admin Support, Community Closet, Women’s Lunch and much more! Check out our complete list of on-going volunteer opportunities here


Ongoing or regular volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of one scheduled shift every two to three weeks for at least three months. Scheduled shifts are usually two to four hours in length.

Click one of the buttons below to apply today!
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Special Events Volunteers

For those who are not able to make regular commitments, but would still like to get involved, you can sign up to volunteer for upcoming events. Once you have applied to be a special event volunteer, you will receive our e-mail updates with all of our upcoming event volunteer opportunities. Here is a list of our annual special event opportunities. Becoming a Special Events Volunteer is easy, just click here!

Group Volunteers

Groups can participate in several meaningful volunteer opportunities at Bissell Centre as they work together to give back to the community. Here is a list of the various Group Volunteer Opportunities that we can provide to groups ranging from two to ten people. We can accommodate groups of family, friends, co-workers, students and more! Group volunteers are also welcome to participate in Special events or even suggest volunteer activities they would be interested in doing. Click here to fill out a group application.

During the Spring and Summer months we also have opportunities available at our Moonlight Bay Centre at Lake Wabamun for volunteering and team building in the great outdoors. Click here to learn more.

Application Process

1. Apply (through one of the links above) 

2. Sign up for a Bissell Centre tour 

3. Book an interview and determine areas of interest

4. Security checks* 

5. Start volunteering!

*Applicants are required to complete Criminal Record Checks and possibly complete other security clearances (depending on the program) to ensure the safety of all participants in Bissell Centre programs and activities. 

For more information about volunteering please contact Amanda Almeida, Manager, Events and Volunteers Services at 780.423.2285 ext 134 or aalmeida@bissellcentre.org.