Volunteers are critical to Bissell Centre and play a vital role in helping us achieve our mission!

Hundreds of individuals, corporate and community groups, faith communities, and teams and students donate over 17,000 hours to support Edmontonians experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Thank you to each volunteer for positively impact our community!


We invite you to get Involved!

Meet new people, enjoy new experiences, develop new skills, and make a REAL difference in the community!

Become a Bissell Elf!

We are looking for enthusiastic people to ensure our holiday events run smoothly! We are recruiting Bissell Elves (volunteers) and Elf Captains (Lead volunteers) to help throughout November and December. Help sort gifts, build a toy store, wrap gifts, or serve meals! There is a variety of ways for you to get involved!

Regular/Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in a regular,  ongoing commitment?

  • Most roles are available Monday to Friday 9 AM – 4 PM. Limited options available on Saturdays. No evening options available at this time.
  • Minimum commitment of three months working at least 2 shifts per month.
  • Requirements include: online application form, interview and orientation meeting, criminal records check, child intervention check (as applicable), and two references.

Because of the busy holiday season
we will not be processing regular volunteers until January 2019.

Group Opportunities

Looking for a way to give back as a team?

We invite families, friends, co-workers, and student groups ranging from 2 to 10 people to volunteer at Bissell Centre. Groups are welcome to come one time, or on an ongoing basis.

For questions, contact Richelle Volk at rvolk@bissellcentre.org or 780.423.2285 ext. 365.

Make Tax Time Pay Volunteers

Help make our Make Tax Time Pay Clinics possible. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet new people, learn more about filing taxes and applying for benefits, develop new skills, and make a REAL difference in the community. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Student Practicums

Do you need to complete a required practicum? Bissell Centre works with students from various universities and colleges across Canada.

Special Event Opportunities

Looking for a one-time commitment?

Check out the various special events we have going on through the holiday season! We are looking for hundreds of volunteers to help with our Festive Giveaway, Gift Wrap events, New Year’s Day Dinner and more!

For more information, please contact Erin Northey at 780.423.2285 ext. 134 or enorthey@bissellcentre.org.

"Volunteering at Bissell Centre has allowed me to learn new skills, meet new people, and enhance core leadership qualities."

– Xavier, Bissell Volunteer


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