VOLUNTEER IN EDMONTON
Volunteers assist with the preparation, serving, and cleanup of our daily meal service, as well as sorting donations, assisting in our overnight shelters, and working with youth and children.
Your journey volunteering with Hope Mission begins with a few simple steps:
- Please take a moment to read over our Rules and Safety.
- Fill out and submit the appropriate online application: Individual volunteer application | Group volunteer application | Tegler Youth Centre volunteer application
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum age to volunteer?
Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 are eligible to volunteer as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Volunteers that wish to serve at the Tegler Youth Centre or in our emergency shelters must be at least 18 years old. We also have an exciting volunteering program called Kids Giving Hope that offers monthly volunteering opportunities to families with children aged 6, which you can learn about here.
What is the required commitment?
Most shifts are between 3 – 4 hours. Volunteers that serve meals, help in the emergency shelters, or sort donations do not need to commit to a regular schedule. Once volunteers are approved for those areas, they have access to an online schedule that will allow them to see open shifts and book themselves in accordingly. Volunteers for the Tegler Youth Centre need to commit to a regular commitment.
Can I drop in to volunteer?
We do not allow drop in volunteers to ensure that everyone is provided orientation information and our schedule is balanced. Please fill out an online application form if you are interested in volunteering or accompanying a current volunteer.
Can I volunteer for the holidays?
Holiday volunteering shifts are opened three months in advance. These tend to book up extremely quickly, so be sure to apply early!
Do I need a criminal record check?
No criminal check is required for volunteers who wish to help with our meal service or sort donations. Criminal record checks and interviews are required for volunteers who want to serve in the emergency shelter, on the Rescue Van, or at the Tegler Youth Centre (which also requires Child Welfare Check).
Do you take volunteers who need to complete community service?
Yes, based on availability. Please fill out an application form and indicate the number of hours you need to complete. The volunteer administrator will contact you to confirm if you have been approved.
What is the maximum group size?
Our maximum group size is 12 people. There is no minimum size for groups! For youth groups, we require one adult for every 3 – 4 youth.
Is there a cost if our group wants to serve a meal?
There is no financial obligation to our volunteers. If you would like to contribute to the cost of the meal financially, that would be fantastic! However, it is not a requirement.