Over 1,100 people volunteer at Bissell Centre each year, spending more than 10,000 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.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Visit our online directory for a list of all volunteer opportunities.

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.

Special Event Opportunities

Looking for a one-time commitment?

We host a number of special events throughout the year, which require more volunteers. These occasions are suitable for corporate and community-based volunteers groups, as well as individuals who are looking for one-time commitments.

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.

Group Volunteering Opportunities 2017 [PDF]

Student Practicums

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

For more information, please contact Amanda Power at 780.423.2285 ext. 134 or apower@bissellcentre.org.

“Bissell Centre has been an important part of my life living on the streets, and I feel that without the work of the many volunteers here, much of the help I get would not be possible.”

— Bissell Community Member