It’s November, and that could only mean one thing – the holiday season is here. This means hot chocolate, Christmas decorations and Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ around every corner. The holiday season also means spreading joy and giving back to the community. Here are some not-for-profit organizations and holiday campaigns in Edmonton looking for volunteers.
Providing care, and counselling services for men, women and youth across Alberta, Hope Mission volunteers are needed to help sort donations, work with youth, assist in overnight shelters and assist with their daily meal service. For more information about their special holiday dates, visit the Hope Mission website.
Bissell Centre focuses on empowering people to make the transition from poverty by helping them build sustainable lifestyles. Become a Bissell Elf and help the Bissell Centre serve meals, sort donations, wrap gifts, and spread holiday cheer!
Christmas Bureau of Edmonton
Every year the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton welcomes volunteers of all ages to assist in hamper packing, delivery, present wrapping and operating donation desks. You can find more information about this organization and how to volunteer on their website.
630 CHED Santas Anonymous
Help 630 CHED sort, wrap and deliver gifts and Christmas magic to 25,000 less fortunate children in Edmonton. You can volunteer by dropping in on designated days, or apply to volunteer with a group of friends!
Youth Carepacks Campaign
This year, Liberty is helping Green Thumb Landscaping and Kids In The Hall Bistro gather donations to create carepacks for at-risk and homeless youths. Please visit the Youth Carepacks website for details about what items can be donated, as well as drop off locations. Donations can also be dropped off at the Liberty Edmonton office at 5640 104 Street.