It would be impossible to offer the kinds of programs and services we do without support from our dedicated volunteers. Their generous offering of time and expertise makes it possible for more than 10,000 Calgarians to eat, have a warm place to sleep and clothing on their backs 365 days a year.

Volunteers act as extensions of our staff. They are the foremost advocates for Calgary’s most vulnerable, and they spread untold kindness and joy throughout our community. Those interested in volunteering with the Calgary Drop-In Centre can choose from a range of roles, best suited to their skills, interests, and available time commitments.


Volunteer Hands

Group Volunteer Hours in 2016

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Group Volunteering

We are always excited to welcome groups of family, friends, and co-workers to volunteer together. We’re able to accommodate groups of two, up to ten people at a time for a number of meaningful roles — from two hours to an entire morning or afternoon.


  • Make a huge difference in a short period of time.
  • Build stronger relationships while making an impact in your community.


Individual Volunteering

If you’re over the age of 18 and looking to volunteer on your own, there are a number of roles you can choose from, based on your skills, availability and desired time commitment.


  • Choose shifts that work with your schedule.
  • Meet new people who share your passion for making a difference.
  • Work in roles that build on your existing strengths.
  • Have a positive impact on homeless men and women.


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During my first shift as an ACV in Intox, I was pulled into the perspective of a shelter worker; I received hands on experience with the procedural duties of a shelter worker and one on one communication with different clients who different stories, perspectives, and specific needs. Most notably, I was mentored and welcomed by the active staff members, who made me feel like an important member of the team. Any individual looking to gain some perspective into the life of a shelter worker, the kindness and understanding it requires, and the vast benefits one may gain from forming new relationships with a mosaic of differing individuals would be greatly interested in the ACV program.


Former Volunteer & Current Supervisor

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.