Many non-profit organizations in Calgary depend on volunteers for events and on a regular basis. Whether you want to volunteer weekly or just once a year, there are plenty of places you can volunteer in Calgary. Here are some of the top choices for this year.
A five-day festival specific to science, art and engineering, this event always needs volunteers. The events are held in September and many Calgarians come out to enjoy the fun.
Volunteers are needed on many different crews including the social media crew, photography crew, Swiss watch crew and more. Volunteers for Beakerhead is open to everybody and the hours can range from as many to as few as you want. Volunteers are needed all year long, but mainly in January, February, May and June. Find out more at beakerhead.com/get-involved/join-a-crew.
Offering 24-hour crisis support to those needing help in the area, the Distress Centre is always looking for volunteers. You can work a total of 48 shifts a year, after three weeks of comprehensive training. Each shift is 4.25 hours long and volunteers are needed all throughout the year. Find out more at distresscentre.com/get-involved/volunteer-opportunities/.
Maybe you enjoy sports and working with kids. If you do, you can volunteer to help this organization throughout the year. They provide volunteer positions in many different areas from grant writing to graphic design. Find out more at kidsportcalgary.ca.
Other Calgary organizations you can volunteer for include:
- Made by Momma - madebymomma.org/volunteering/
- Wordfest - wordfest.com/volunteer/
- Grow Calgary - growcalgary.ca
- Crohn's & Colitis - crohnsandcolitis.ca
- Calgary Fringe Festival - be.calgaryfringe.ca
Whether you want to volunteer for a few hours or on a regular basis, there are plenty of non-profits in Calgary you can help. These are just a few of the most popular choices.