School Program

The Calgary Drop-In Centre’s School Program is an opportunity for students of all ages to learn about homelessness and poverty, and how they relate to the community and city on a whole. Schools are offered a number of experiences including presentations, assemblies, tours of our main facility, and volunteer opportunities such as sorting clothing donations or serving meals to our clients on our main floor. The School Program is deepening its relationships with schools, working in tandem with them to facilitate initiatives such as drives, fundraisers, and awareness projects, and we have begun to develop a pilot program of what an ongoing year-long relationship between a school and the Drop-In can accomplish. The students we work worth are empowered to believe in the potential of their generation and the idea that the community of 20 years from now is one that they are going to build. Our program plays a small role in planting seeds for that very hopeful future.

Volunteer orientation attendance is required for this opportunity.

Number of Volunteers

Number of Volunteers

5 – 30

Volunteer Times

Volunteer Times

Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30am – 11:30am

Description

Skills Required

Compassionate, Engaged, Respectful

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

School Program volunteer experiences range from sorting clothing, including measuring and relabeling donated clothing items, to kitchen prep and meal service

Locations

Locations

1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE

Training and Supervision

Training and Supervision

All school groups will be supervised by trained staff and volunteers, and we request that at least 2-3 adult chaperones accompany every group.

School & Youth Groups Per Year

+ Students Impacted

School Program Request Form