Volunteer Fair



Welcome to Volunteer Fair!

Career Services 2022 Volunteer Fair is your opportunity to connect with non-profit organizations, explore volunteer opportunities and build your future career. 

The fair will feature exhibitors that can connect you to local and national volunteer opportunities, panels offering insight into all-things-volunteer and information sessions that can open doors to opportunities you didn’t know existed.


Attending organizations include:

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

AARCS is a grassroots animal welfare organization based in Alberta. Our goal is to help homeless animals in our community and enact societal change, so that we may all witness a Compassionate World for All Animals.

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is proud to be part of Canada’s first and largest province-wide, fully integrated health system, responsible for delivering health services to more than 4.4 million people living in Alberta.

AHS is supported by approximately 4,800 volunteers in the Calgary area, and our volunteers give over 250,000 hours annually. We have 5 acute care hospitals in urban Calgary plus 13 rural health care centres.

We have roles in patient visitation in both hospitals and at their home, wayfinding, revenue generation, and Emergency rooms. We ask for a minimum commitment of 8-12 volunteer hours per month, supported by a lot of flexibility in days and times for volunteering.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/alberta-health-services/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Bethany Care Society

Bethany Care Society is one of the largest faithbased, not-for-profit providers of seniors’ services and affordable housing in central and southern Alberta. Our Vision is Leading the Transformation of Albertans Aging Well and our employees and volunteers live out our Mission of Creating Caring Communities. Volunteers are the heart of the Bethany community and contribute in diverse ways to the quality of life of our residents, helping to provide a variety of social and recreational opportunities. A few of our programs include: occupational, recreational, music and pet therapies as well as supporting Spiritual Care and assisting with mealtimes and individual visiting.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bethany-care-society/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Calgary Drop-In Centre

We welcome adults at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Working collaboratively, we provide access to a spectrum of care that supports each person’s transition to the most independent living possible—including emergency shelter, programs and services, and affordable and supported housing.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/calgary-drop-in-&-rehab-centre-society/mycompany/verification/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Calgary Gymnastics Centre

Calgary Gymnastics Centre has been operating as a not-for-profit sports organization for almost 50 years. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and operated by a Leadership Team composed with Brett MacAulay as our CEO/Trampoline and Tumbling Program Director. As the premier provider of gymnastics instruction in Calgary, Calgary Gymnastics Centre offers programs for all ages and levels, beginning at 4 months. Our facility houses three competitive disciplines, as well as adult, recreational, and preschool programs. In total, the centre provides nationally certified instruction to approximately 2000 non-competitive and 300 competitive athletes each week. Regardless if you are a recreational athlete looking for a little fun and fitness, or an international athlete “Going for the Gold”, the Calgary Gymnastics Centre has it all!

LinkedIn: N/A

Recruiting: Volunteer and Paid positions


Calgary Stampede

For over 100 years the Calgary Stampede has been the heart and soul of our city. It is both where and how we come together to celebrate our unique brand of western hospitality and community spirit. The Stampede is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported organization with 28 volunteer committees and more than 2,500 volunteers. With the support and dedication of our volunteers, we deliver exceptional experiences that entertain, educate and engage visitors during our annual 10-Day Celebration as well as year-round.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/calgary-stampede/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


ChatterBox Theatre Society

ChatterBox Theatre Society is dedicated to delivering a meaningful and educational theatrical experience to young audiences, building a stronger community, and promoting our local artists. Apart from education and entertainment of our unique plays, we offer support for the local artistic community by creating development opportunities for young performers and help connect the public with emerging local artists, offering space for exhibitions and periodic events. We commit to: Educate and empower children, Build a stronger community, Teen engagement, Bring artists and the public together, Create opportunities for young professionals.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/chatterboxtheatresociety/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Green Calgary Association

Since 1978, Green Calgary has been a leading urban environmental charity supporting Calgarians in living a more sustainable life; helping them take effective environmental action in their homes, work places, schools, and communities. We've worked with tens of thousands of Calgarians in leading a greener lifestyle because we know that only by working together can we ensure a healthy city and ultimately a healthy planet.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/green-calgary---commercial-environmental-services/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Hull Services

Mentors Matter matches volunteers to young people who are accessing one of Hull’s programs or services. Volunteers may be matched in a group setting on Hull’s main campus in the SW community of Woodbine or one-to-one in the community. Caring and supportive relationships are essential to a young person’s development and well-being. At Hull Services, mentors are an integral part of our holistic approach to treatment and care.

Think about a person that made you feel valued and supported, that helped with your self-confidence and growth and saw potential in you. You can be that person for one of our young people in Calgary by volunteering as a mentor with Hull Services.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hullservices/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


IncluCity Calgary

IncluCity makes solutions, services, and processes designed for local communities more inclusive and accessible by connecting the insights from diverse Calgarians to the organizations that serve them. We build relationships with individuals from diverse communities and ensure that those who want their voice heard can be included in the design process by reducing the barriers to participation.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/inclucity-calgary/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


JFSC (Jewish Family Service Calgary)

JFSC enriches lives and strengthens communities by providing social services to individuals and families across their life spans, based on the values of compassion, social justice and improving the world.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/jfsc-calgary/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Kerby Centre

Kerby Centre is a not-for-profit organization with programs and services in Calgary and Medicine Hat. Since 1973 Kerby Centre in Calgary has been an organization, committed to enhancing the lives of older adults. Our vision is a community of engaged older adults and our mission is to support older adults to live well in their community. Kerby Centre provides programs such as shelter for seniors facing abuse, food security, education and recreation and connection (and so much more!).

None of which would be possible without the support of our volunteers. Our VOLUNTEERS make us WHO WE ARE! They are the HEART of our centre and of our #KerbyCommunity.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kerby-centre/mycompany/ 

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Kids Cancer Care

Kids Cancer Care is passionately dedicated to helping young people affected by cancer and their families survive and thrive in body, mind and spirit. Volunteers are active on the frontlines and behind the scenes at Kids Cancer Care. Whether you’re looking for a long-term or short-term commitment, enjoy working with children or prefer the allure of special events, Kids Cancer Care has a role for you.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kids-cancer-care-foundation-of-alberta

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


The Military Museums

The Military Museums of Calgary, Alberta is the largest tri-service museum in Western Canada and the second largest military museum in the country. The Military Museums is dedicated to preserving the memories and traditions of the countless Canadians who proudly served their country through numerous wars and conflicts by their selfless dedication, commitment and courage. Volunteers help support The Military Museums in numerous ways from welcoming visitors to helping out at events and programs. Volunteers are part of a team who share our proud military history and community spirit.

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/company/the-military-museums

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


MRU Foundation

While government grants, student tuition and fees cover the very basics, its community support through the MRU Foundation that enhances a Mount Royal University education making it accessible to anyone at any age or stage of their education journey. We are extremely passionate about education, and our passion drives ambitious goals. The Foundation’s vision is to strengthen, enhance, and further Mount Royal University. We make sure students have access to excellent learning experiences, technology and facilities. We remove barriers students face and support them with meaningful services and programs. Our primary role is to connect donors to university priorities, providing opportunities to create change and impact the future.

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed is a Christian non-profit organization that has been caring for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty since 1984. The Mustard Seed is a supportive haven where people can have their physical, mental, and spiritual needs met and grow toward greater health and independence.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mustardseedab

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation

Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation is a not-for-profit animal rescue based in Calgary. PMRF works hard to save dogs and cats in life-threatening situations both locally and internationally and give them a second chance at life.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pawsitive-match-rescue-foundation/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Prairie Sky Equine Therapy

Founded in 2010 by Jessica van der Hoek, Prairie Sky Equine Assisted Therapy (PSEAT) is a registered charity that provides customized, transformational, and life-changing equine assisted therapy programs to individuals facing a range of physical, emotional, and social challenges. PSEAT is committed to creating a safe and accepting community where participants can be themselves while benefitting from direct equine interactions. We work to ensure that each participant finds a place in our herd.

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Prospect Human Services

Prospect helps people get jobs. We help employers hire great people. We’re a not-for-profit and registered charity, so while the bottom line can’t be ignored, it’s not our priority. You are! We help young and old, people changing industries, recent immigrants, veterans, people with disabilities, and everyday Albertans who feel that the job search process has become daunting.

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta

We provide a home away from home for families with seriously ill or injured children.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rmhcalberta/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Umoja Community Mosaic

In response to the voices coming from the communities we serve, we began a culturally appropriate food and nutrition program for low income and underserved Calgarians. We are also continuing to provide after-school programming and tutoring (in-person when allowed and online). In addition to our weekly soccer programming and summer soccer camps, we are planning a girls soccer program (for older youth) to begin hopefully in 2022. We will also formally incorporate anti-racism into all of our work, along with a focus on mental health into our regular soccer programming.


Recruiting: Volunteer positions


United Way of Calgary and Area

United Way works to improve lives in Calgary and the surrounding area. To do this, we bring together local agencies, corporations, donors, volunteers, academia, and government in a collective effort to solve complex social issues and change lives.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unitedwaycgy/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


URSA (Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency)

URSA, a non-profit charitable organization, has provided services to seniors, adults and children with developmental disabilities and brain injury survivors since 1985. URSA has a variety of programs ranging from 10 hours a week in-home support, to 24-hour staffed residences, and a variety of day programs. URSA has numerous locations all across the city and we provide services to hundreds of individuals.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/universal-rehabilitation-service-agency-ursa-/

Recruiting: Paid and Volunteer positions


WilderFutures Institute

WilderFutures is a Calgary-based non-profit organization, aimed at addressing intersecting social issues by empowering organizations, families, educators, and the next generation of leaders with the tools and resources they need to make meaningful change in our communities.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/wilderfutures-institute/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions



WinSport is proud to own and operate Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, one of the key legacy facilities from the 1988 Winter Olympics. We provide programs and facilities that help people of all ages discover, develop and excel at sport and we inspire and activate human potential through the spirit of sport.

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/company/winsport

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


WINS (Women In Need Society)

Women in Need Society (WINS) is an award-winning charity with Calgary-based shopping alternatives, investing in the social well being of the community! With the help of our six destination thrift stores including MORE! and TwiceNew supporting WINS four Community Resource Hubs and programs like House to Home, Retail Ready and Warehouse Ready, WINS help women and their families live better lives!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/women-in-need-society-wins-/mycompany/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


Women's Centre of Calgary

We believe in the potential of every woman, and that women are strong and capable. Our approach starts by recognizing that women are experts in their own lives, and they know best what they need. We also recognize that systemic barriers often prevent women from living the lives they want. Through our Work for Change initiatives, we advocate for systemic changes and new policies that will positively impact the lives of women.

Our trust-based work, supported by over 400 active volunteers, is centred on a philosophy of women helping women. Helping a woman to both get support and give back as she is able provides her with opportunities to feel valued and to maintain a sense of dignity and belonging. At the Women’s Centre, every woman’s participation is equally respected and valued. We know that diverse participation is necessary for the community to benefit from the strengths and perspectives that women hold.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-women's-centre-of-calgary/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions


YMCA Calgary

As a charity, we ensure our doors and opportunities are open to everyone – regardless of their financial situation. We are committed to building a healthier, more connected community.

Our Volunteers have the desire to help build healthy, happy communities where everyone belongs, grows, thrives, and leads. Our goal is to match volunteers with meaningful opportunities that in turn have a beneficial impact in the community and on the work of YMCA Calgary.

YMCA Calgary offers a variety of volunteer opportunities including: administration, customer service, aquatics, fitness, child and youth programs, community outreach, sports and more!

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ymca-calgary/

Recruiting: Volunteer positions