On any given day, between 40% and 60% of clients at the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre are employed in temporary and full time positions. While this is fantastic, it also places them in the undesirable position of having to choose between being fed and making money. Enter the Sandwich Making Volunteer. This individual or group is vital for helping homeless men and women enter and remain in the workforce. Through our bagged lunch program, these volunteers are responsible for providing homeless men and women a nutritious meal while they’re on the job.
The Sandwich Making Volunteer is an ideal role for large corporate groups, schools, and families who are looking for a great team-building activity that helps them make a meaningful impact on their community. It is a highly collaborative activity that produces a measurable, meaningful, and immediately visible difference.
Number of VolunteersUnlimited
Volunteer TimesAt your convenience
Skills RequiredSafe food handling, Sandwich making
Duties and ResponsibilitiesPrepare sandwiches for homeless Calgarians who work
LocationsThis is an off-site activity that can be done at a place of your convenience
Training and SupervisionMinimal. Volunteer team is happy to consult with and provide instruction for your group
Guidelines for Making Sandwiches
We gratefully welcome sandwiches that are prepared off-site and delivered to our centre. Please note that when making sandwiches it is important to adhere to the following guidelines:
- Place sandwiches back in the bread bag or individually wrap two sandwiches with an optional granola bar or healthy snack.
- Sandwich suggestions: cold cuts, meats, PB & J, or anything that freezes well
- Please NO cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce or cheese.
- Drop off sandwich donations at the loading dock at our main building –
1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE.
- Please clearly mark sandwiches as a “DONATION”, and/or “ATTENTION” items to a specific individual or department.
For a “Gift in Kind” tax receipt, please include appropriate receipts in an envelope marked “Janice Slyus” along with your complete contact information.
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.