Thank you for your interest in becoming a Bissell Centre volunteer!

Volunteers play a vital role in helping us achieve our mission. As a volunteer, the gifts of your time and effort are very much appreciated. Together, we can make a difference in our community!

Proof of two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine is required for all volunteers. Unless otherwise stated, all volunteers must be 18 or older.


Join our Volunteer Team

Group Opportunities

Groups are currently limited to 5 people.

Are you interested in representing a group of volunteers?
You will be asked to sign up as an individual and serve as the main point of contact for your group.

Upcoming Events

Coldest Night of the Year – February 25

Volunteers can be 14+, with an adult (18+) volunteer signing up as well

Brave the cold with us to support Bissell Centre’s sixth annual Coldest Night of the Year walkathon to help raise money and awareness of what our community members facing houselessness experience during the long winter. Check out the official CNOY website to volunteer. Search for Edmonton Downtown in the location dropdown list, then fill out the application and pick your positions of choice.


Ongoing Opportunities

Food Preparation

Prepare meals for folks accessing our Childcare, Community Space, Employment Program and more.

Location: 10527 – 96 Street, Edmonton
Groups are also welcome!


Emergency Call Out Helper

Help receive donations and bring them into Bissell so that they can be quickly sorted, organized, and distributed to people in need.

Location: 10527 – 96 Street, Edmonton
Dates: TBD
Groups are also welcome!

Donation Sorting

Help sort donations so that they can be quickly sorted, organized, and distributed to people in need.

Location: 8818-118 Ave.Edmonton


Virtual Tax Preparer

Support individuals and families by completing basic tax returns at home using UFile software and filing taxes online.

Job Description

“Volunteering at Bissell Centre has allowed me to learn new skills, meet new people, and enhance core leadership qualities.” – Xavier, Bissell Volunteer

Student Practicums

Placements vary each term. Please email us to learn if we will have anything available.

All students must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Provide proof of at least two doses of the Covid-19 vaccination
  • Provide a Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check that is less than six months old. (We can help you apply for one, if needed.)

We also require the following:

  • A current Affiliation Agreement (MOU) with the school
  • Clarity on the number of hours required within the set period of time
  • An outline of what the student is expected to learn
  • Contact details of the student’s school supervisor


Please email if you have specific questions.

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