Adult Care Volunteers work on our agency’s front-lines and provide support to the Calgary Drop-In Centre’s client care staff. These compassionate men and women respond to the immediate needs of homeless Calgarians and ensure that their stay with us is a positive one.
This is an ideal role for anyone who is passionate about working with people, a good listener who leads with compassion, and looking for a long-term volunteering opportunity. If you’re interested in a future career opportunity in the human services sector, becoming Adult Care Volunteer is a great place to start.Candidates considered for this position must be able to make the minimum 6 month commitment.
Volunteer orientation attendance is required for this opportunity.
Number of Volunteers
Monday – Sunday
6 different time slots between
7:00AM – 8:30PM
Individual time slots may vary.
Good listening skills, enjoys interacting with people, works well in a team
Duties and Responsibilities
Working with homeless men and women, light cleaning, assisting clients with mobility issues, administering hygiene products
1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
Training and Supervision
Supervised by Client Care Staff
Frequently Asked Questions
I understand that ACV is a six month commitment, what do I do if I am going away on vacation?
We understand volunteers may get sick, have emergencies, or take vacations. A couple of absences in the duration of your shift is understandable. We ask that you keep open communication with your supervisor and volunteer coordinator and notify them of any changes in your schedule as far in advanced as possible.
I am going to be away for over a month, can I still get involved?
Due to a required a minimum of 85% attendance for the duration of your commitment, we ask that you wait until you return from your vacation prior to starting your commitment. However, if you still wish to volunteer before going on vacation, check out our volunteer’s page for opportunities with shorter time commitments.
During my first shift as an ACV in Intox, I was pulled into the perspective of a shelter worker; I received hands on experience with the procedural duties of a shelter worker and one on one communication with different clients who different stories, perspectives, and specific needs. Most notably, I was mentored and welcomed by the active staff members, who made me feel like an important member of the team. Any individual looking to gain some perspective into the life of a shelter worker, the kindness and understanding it requires, and the vast benefits one may gain from forming new relationships with a mosaic of differing individuals would be greatly interested in the ACV program.Tyler
Your contribution helps make it possible to serve meals, run programs, operate our facilities, and care for vulnerable clients. Apply now to the volunteer at the Calgary Drop-In Centre.