Donations Centre volunteers help the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre receive and sort donations from the community — transforming them into tools that improve the lives of homeless Calgarians. These volunteers thrive on turning chaos into order. They are organized, efficient, and don’t mind a little bit of heavy lifting.
This is an idea role for anyone with warehouse experience, or who prefers to work behind the scenes. The added bonus is seeing joy on the faces of formerly homeless men and women pick out items they’ll use to decorate their new apartment.
Volunteer orientation attendance is required for this opportunity.
Number of Volunteers
1 – 25 volunteers
7 Days a week
8:00am – 3:00pm
Organizational Skills & Ability to lift heavy objects
Duties and Responsibilities
Organizing, sorting, and stocking donated items.
3640 11a St NE
Training and Supervision
Supervised by a Donation Centre Staff Member
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the donation centre located?
3640 11a St NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6M7
What should I bring?
We recommend that you bring a water bottle for your shift.
For the day of your shift, wear modest clothing and comfortable foot wear as you will be standing on your feet.
Volunteering as an ACV has definitely changed my outlook on different aspects of everyday life. It has made me more aware of different situations others face that I hasn’t realized before I started volunteering. It has made me realize that everyone has their own story to tell. My experience at the DI has been really good so far, learning about the clients and also talking/joking with them. I have gotten to the point where I know a lot of clients’ names and remember them from week to week. Volunteering in general is something I’ve done for a few years now which has always been good but I think the DI has been the most eye opening for me. I describe volunteering at the DI to others as something I enjoy doing, that is very rewarding and also eye opening and that has taught me a lot.Tamara
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.