Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Want to help out the community and meet other youth?  Do you want service hours, or a  reference letter for employment?  Get involved with one of the following great service opportunities! The following Opportunities are for Elementary School, Jr. High,  High School Youth, and Adults, unless otherwise stated.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If volunteering for school, all youth are responsible for bringing their service hour sheet with them every time they volunteer.  They are also responsible for keeping an accurate record of their hours, service description, and gaining the signatures of supervisors.

Save Pop can Tabs for Wheel Chairs

All ages encouraged to help provide wheelchairs for the poor in developing countries! Collect the aluminum pull tabs off of pop cans. You could even organize with your school to earn volunteer hours during lunch by going through the recycle bins and collecting the tabs off the pop cans and getting teachers to sign for your volunteer hours :) Then before or after any Sunday Mass, bring your bags of tabs to the  grocery card kiosk in the church foyer at St. Theresa’s parish, 7508-29 Ave. Edmonton, AB.

Please note:  Not all pull tabs are aluminum.  How can you tell?  If the pull tab sticks to a magnet, it is of no value as scrap metal to us. 

A project run by the Knights of Columbus and the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation

Junior Servers

Students gr. 3 and up (who have received 1st Holy Communion).  Carry candles and help the priest at Mass! Training is provided.

Please note:  Due to the training involved, the volunteer commitment is helping with Mass every few weeks for 2 years. 

Contact Chris: 780-463-2871

Hospitality Greeters

All ages are invited to help people feel welcome by greeting them before Mass. Must be comfortable talking and shaking hands with strangers and be willing to share your smile.  Contact Charlotte: 780-463-8646 ex. 2583


Read scripture at Mass on Sundays. Contact Johnalynne:  780-964-2023 Email: jrb09hebert@gmail.com

Eucharistic Ministers

18 years old and up. Assist with the distribution of Holy Communion. Training provided. Contact: Marie:  780-462-7465 Email:  mariemudry@shaw.ca

Adult Servers

Gr. 9 or older who have received their First Holy Communion and want to assist the celebrant during the Mass.  Contact Romulo:  780-463-1379

Music Ministry

Do you love singing or play an instrument? Share your voice or your musical talents!  We have a children’s choir,  young adult choir, and more! Join today!  Contact Gerrie at gerrie.penaco@gmail.com

Youth Band Contact Santo at santo@strcp.com  https://www.facebook.com/ShopharBand  https://www.youtube.com/c/SantoChinesSHOPHAR

Christmas Carol in the Mall

For children/youth/young adults – Usually we start to practice for the Carol at the end of October. The Carol in the Mall is in a Saturday in the middle of December (2 shows of 1:20 mins each). We need singers, players, but also people who like to act simply the nativity scene and “angels” giving around chocolates. For info contact santo@strcp.com

Pancake Breakfast Ministry

For ages 14 and up – Help flip those flapjacks and feed the hungry masses while fundraising money for our parish. There is a pancake breakfast held every month (usually on the 3rd Sunday).  Contact Nick 780.446.0055

Summer Camp

Want to help with St.Theresa’s Summer Camp and work with children this summer? Seeking volunteers in gr. 9-12 and adults.  email Santo santo@stcpr.com. Please note:  All volunteers 18 years of age and over are required to go through our screening process.

Other Service Opportunities in the Local Community

Volunteer with the City of Edmonton

City of Edmonton Special Events: This position is for anyone over the age of 13 and would involve assisting with public programming on event days (includes games, crafts, activities etc). Events usually happen once a month in the winter and every two weeks in the fall/spring/summer at a variety of Attractions including Edmonton Valley Zoo, Muttart Conservatory, John Janzen Nature Centre and Fitness and Leisure Centres. These are casual, single day commitments and volunteers can sign up for anywhere from 2 months to 2 days in advance. Volunteers must complete volunteer screening and attend a general New Volunteer Orientation before the first shift. There is no interview or waiting list for this position and volunteers can begin any time. Learn more or sign up here.

City of Edmonton Summer Day Camp Volunteers: This position is for youth aged 13-17 and involves assisting with summer day camp programs for Attractions, Fitness and Leisure, City Arts Centre and River Valley Programs. Volunteers assist the education staff with games, crafts, set-up, activities etc. The volunteer commitment is a minimum of two full 35 hour weeks during the summer. During the application process, volunteers can request the weeks and locations of camps they prefer. This position requires a separate application and an interview. This position is posted from March 1st and will close May 31st. Learn more or sign up here.

City of Edmonton Community HEROs: This is a youth leadership program for youth 13-17 which teaches them the importance of Health, Empowerment, Responsibility and Opportunity. HEROs participants complete three required and three elective interactive courses at any time throughout their two years in the program. Youth are also required to complete 120 hours of volunteer work through the City of Edmonton’s Attraction and Recreation Centres and/or the L.I.T. Program. To learn more about the Community HEROs program visit  www.edmonton.ca/HEROs.   You can  Sign up here.

City of Edmonton Costumed Interpreters: These volunteers assist the interpretation staff with providing an authentic and engaging experience for visitors at the John Walter Museum or Fort Edmonton Park. Volunteers dress in era appropriate clothing and engage visitors in activity that reflect life for Edmontonians living during this time period. Both positions require a weekly commitment. A separate interview and orientation are required for this position. Learn more or sign up here for Fort Edmonton Park or John Walter Museum.

Helping the Poor

St. Vincent de Paul Donation Centre

Who can volunteer?  Must be over the age of 14 and have parental consent.

What would I be doing? 

  • Monday nights: Visiting families to assess needs
  • Saturdays: Loading trucks with furniture and sorting donations

You can volunteer which ever day works best for you.

Who do I contact? Maria: 780-471-5577 or ssvpedmonton@gmail.com
You can also contact the church office:  780-463-8646, or pick up a brochure in the foyer at the back of the church.  For other Saint Vincent de Paul Volunteer volunteer opportunities see http://www.ssvpedmonton.ca/

Hope Mission Soup Kitchen and Shelter

Who can volunteer? Youth between 12 and 15 years of age and must have parent/guardian accompany them. Youth 16 years old or older may volunteer alone with parental permission. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age to volunteer at the shelter and successfully complete a police record check.

What would I be doing?

  • Soup kitchen work which includes food prep, serving, and clean‐up
  • Holiday meals (same as above just more exciting food)
  • Working at the Hope Bargain Shoppe, which is a thrift store and a donation drop‐off centre

Who do I contact? E‐mail: volunteer.coordinator@hopemission.com

Volunteer Website:  http://www.hopemission.com/volunteer/individuals/

Bissell Centre

Who can volunteer? Adults

What would I be doing?

  • Sort clothing and food donations, help serve meals,
  • assist staff in providing programming/ activities,
  • supervise children in the child care program,
  • work with staff on administrative projects (filing, data entry, phone calls, etc.)

Volunteer Websitehttp://bissellcentre.org/volunteer/

Mustard Seed Soup Kitchen

Use your hands, heart, and talent to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most. The first steps of becoming a volunteer are the application form and joining them on a tour to learn where you fit in.  Opportunities are varied, and their goal is to make volunteering welcoming, meaningful, and fun!

As key members of The Mustard Seed Street Church team, volunteers provide a wide variety of assistance both on the front line as well as in their offices and at events.  Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Interested in volunteering? Please contact volunteer@mustardseed.ca

Edmonton’s Food Bank

Who can volunteer?  Anyone over the age of 14, who can commit to volunteering at least 4 hours per week for a 6 month period.

What would I be doing?

  • Accepting and sorting donations
  • Loading trucks
  • Being a mascot at special events
  • Collecting donations at festivals over the summer

Who do I contact? 

E‐mail: volunteer@edmontonsfoodbank.com
Volunteer Website:  http://edmontonsfoodbank.com/donate/volunteeropportunities/

Marian Centre Soup Kitchen

Who can volunteer? Youth aged 16 to 18 must have a letter of parental consent. Youth 18 years and older need to fill out an application form (upon arrival).

What would I be doing?

  • Food preparation, serving, and doing dishing
  • Cleaning

When could I volunteer?

There are limited spaces!

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays
  • 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays

No meals are served on Sunday

Who do I contact?

David Guzman‍‍‍
Phone: 780-424-3544
Email: MCEEdmonton@shaw.ca

Christmas Bureau of Edmonton

Who can volunteer? Youth over the age of 14.

What would I be doing?

  • Administrative/Office work
  • Fundraising
  • Planning/Co‐ordinating (including leadership positions)

The Christmas Bureau collects donated toys to distribute to children in need each Christmas.

Who do I contact?

Lee MacBean
Phone: 780-414-7682
Website: http://www.christmasbureau.ca/