We invite you to get involved!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Please note that most roles are only available Monday to Friday 9 AM – 4 PM.
We do not have evening or weekend options at this time.
Help organize food donations and prepare and take food to our community space programs, prepare food for Childcare, Women’s Hot Lunch, and Casual Labour programs.
Minimum age: 16
Make Tax Time Pay
Help provide free basic tax return preparation to eligible, lower income service users. No experience necessary, training provided. Minimum age: 18
Help our team of volunteers provide haircuts to your participants and community members. No experience necessary. Training provided.
Minimum age: 18-
Help distribute supplies and goods, make coffee, organize laundry sign-up, and provide information, resources, and support to adults in this space.
Minimum age: 18
Help individuals access clothing and hygiene items in our Community Closet for free, as well as keeping inventory organized to provide a dignified experience.
Minimum Age: 18
Put your unique skills and talent to work as part of one of our ongoing programs, including helping with computer basics, music programs, tax preparation, and more.
Minimum Age: 18
For a full list of opportunities, Click here to apply!
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Looking for a way to give back as a team, family, or organization? We invite groups ranging from 2 to 10 people to come learn more about our work, and to help prepare food or assist us in our Community Closets and special projects.
Help prepare snacks and meals for our participants and programs.Days: Monday to Friday
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm or
1:00pm – 3:30pm
Maximum # of people in group: 10
Minimum Age: 14
“Volunteering at Bissell Centre has allowed me to learn new skills, meet new people, and enhance core leadership qualities.”
– Xavier, Bissell Volunteer
Are you interested in completing a practicum student placement with us?
Special Event Opportunities
Looking for a one-time commitment? We host a number of events and fundraisers throughout the year which require volunteers, which are a great fit for corporate and community-based volunteer groups, as well as individuals. Age restrictions may apply.
Gift Wrap for Bissell
Help support Bissell by being a gift wrap elf at one of several The Bay locations to benefit Bissell Centre’s programs and participants!
Help us create a free Christmas Shopping Wonderland in support of the families we work with each year! Volunteers are in charge of the set-up, re-stocking, and distribution of all gifts during event days.
Coldest Night of the Year
February 22, 2020
Brave the cold with us to support Bissell Centre’s third annual Coldest Night of the Year walkathon to help raise money and awareness of what our homeless participants experience during the long winter. http://cnoy.org/volunteer (Select Edmonton Downtown)
Help unload and sort Christmas gifts donated by Edmontonians throughout the giving season! Community members are then given the opportunity to “shop” for these gifts for their family members during Festive Giveaway.
Join us throughout the year on special occasions and help us serve a delicious meal to share and enjoy with our community members! Special meals to be announced. Please check back for updated and current opportunities.
New Year’s Day Dinner
January 1, 2021
Ring in the new year with us by preparing and serving food for approximately 800 people during our annual New Year’s Day meal! Volunteers can also help with setting up, greeting our guests, and providing security.