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.
Due to high demand, bookings for school program tours will resume in September 2017.
We hope you enjoy your summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Number of Volunteers
5 – 30
Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30am – 11:30am
Compassionate, Engaged, Respectful
Duties and Responsibilities
School Program volunteer experiences range from sorting clothing, including measuring and relabeling donated clothing items, to kitchen prep and meal service
1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
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
Every dollar we raise ensures those who have lost their families, jobs and homes will never lose hope. Together, we can give them the community, skills and support they need to move beyond homelessness.