Enlighteneer Volunteers are our Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre tour hosts. They’re a social bunch who have a passion for public speaking. These men and women are curious, open-minded, and have a desire to learn more about the broad range of programs and services we offer. They’re able to think quickly on their feet and have excellent communications skills.
This role is particularly suited for anyone who isn’t shy, and who wants to share their passion for helping the less fortunate with students, corporate teams, and groups of family and friends.
Volunteer orientation attendance is required for this opportunity.
Number of Volunteers
Monday – Friday
Outgoing, excellent public speaker, comfortable with large groups
Duties and Responsibilities
Meet and greet new groups while providing informative tour about the agency and the programs we provide.
1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
Training and Supervision
Supervised by Tour Program Coordinator
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Drop-In Centre Located?
#1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE, just south of Langevin Bridge.
Is there parking?
Yes, the Drop-In Centre provides complimentary parking on the south side of the building. Where it is marked “Reserved Parking”, this is for our volunteers.
If the parking lot is full, where do I park?
There is additional overflow parking on the east of the building. Please ask security to unlock the parking compound.
Can I drop in and volunteer?
Unfortunately not, all volunteer activities must be scheduled in advance by a member of the Volunteer Department.
I’ve already scheduled a shift and I have more people that want to join me, can they come?
As much as we would love more volunteers, there are area volunteer limits. If you have more people who would like to volunteer, please schedule an alternate day and time with the Volunteer Department for your larger group.
How many people are considered a group?
Party of three or larger (including you) qualifies as a group. If this is the case, please follow the group application process.
I have youth that want to participate with me, can they volunteer?
We welcome volunteers of all ages. However, those who are under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by a minimum of one adult. For children under the age of nine, they need to be accompanied by an adult, with an adult child ratio of one-to-one.
I’ve volunteered with a group previously, do I need to attend an orientation?
With all other volunteer opportunities, other than to serve a meal, we require you to attend an orientation.
What should I wear during volunteering?
Closed toe shoes must be worn, along with modest and comfortable clothing during your visit. No bandanas are permitted on the property; but baseball caps are.
Even though I am an extremely busy person and often people say I should do less, giving up my time at the DI is not even an option. The women on 3rd Floor Ladies are incredible. They are funny, intelligent, entertaining and have been extremely welcoming to me. It brings me comfort and peace to lend an ear to these beautiful women that have ended up at the DI through many twists and turns in life. They make me appreciate life and remind me of what is truly important. The women have deeply moved me and I appreciate each and every moment that I get to share with them. They are more than the stereotypes. They are grandmothers. They are mothers. They are sisters. They are friends. They struggle. They battle. They persevere. They bleed. They are human. And they are beautiful. Take a little time to get to know them and they just might surprise you.Laura
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.