Join our Army of Volunteers

At the core of what we do here at The Salvation Army Community Services (Calgary) volunteers serve a pivotal role working in our shelters, food bank, Christmas programs, special events, and more, while directly impacting the lives of our residents and clients.

If you are interested in joining our Behind the Shield volunteers community, please click here to complete a volunteer application. Once your application is submitted you will be connected with the appropriate contact(s) based on your volunteer interests!

Apply today to join our Behind the Shield volunteer community!

The following are our current volunteer needs. Please note: the skills, knowledge, and motivations of all volunteers applicants (individuals and groups) will be considered and additional volunteer positions are possible.

View Current Volunteer Positions:


5115 17th Ave SE

Time Commitment:

Monday & Wednesday from 9:30 - 11:30 am

Role Purpose Summary:

Do you enjoy working with children and families? Do you want to facilitate a creative space for families to engage with one another? At the Come ‘n Play program volunteers will be working with parents and children (0-5 years old), alongside the Child and Youth Facilitator, to create a meaningful play group for the families. You will be assisting child/parent playgroups where the parent is primarily responsible for the care and supervision of their child. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in planning, organizing and supervising children’s programs.

Key Accountabilities:

Support children in being separated from their parent

Actively play with the children on the floor

Be hands on in program (prepared to get messy)Support facilitator in maintaining a safe environment for the children

Provide feedback/observations for facilitator on any issues with the activities or specific children


Centre of Hope (420-9th Ave SE Calgary AB)

Time Commitment:

2 hours, weekdays & weekends (flexible)

Working Conditions:

Kitchen/Prep Kitchen

Role Purpose Summary:

Do you love being in a kitchen environment? As a volunteer kitchen attendant, you will be helping to make sure people in your community receive a good meal. In this volunteer role you will provide quality food preparation duties to ensure the kitchen runs smoothly and meets the needs of residents who are looking forward to a meal at breakfast, lunch and dinner. This role is best suited for an organized foodie who enjoys being in a fast-paced environment.

Key Accountabilities:

- Assist with meal preparation, service and delivery.

- Assist with the sanitation and daily/weekly cleaning according to established schedules related to the provision of safe, nutritious meal preparation and service.

-Volunteers must be available to volunteer for two, two hour volunteer shifts per month.

Time Commitment:

Volunteers will commit to a 2-hour shift per week, for a minimum of 6 months. We are looking for volunteers available to support with one or more of the following volunteer shifts:

Monday: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


1731 29th Street SW

Time Commitment:

6 pm - 9 pm, one day per week

Working Conditions:

Women’s Shelter Facility

Role Purpose Summary:

Are you looking for a meaningful way to give back to your community? Would you like to help improve the living standards of families and individuals facing homelessness?

As a shelter assistant, you will be helping with the daily needs of a shelter and contribute to a safe and warm environment. You will have the opportunity to support our clients in a variety of ways, from basic needs to long-term goals.

This role requires someone who is always respectful of all abilities, cultures, lifestyles and backgrounds and can maintain a strict level of confidentiality. This is a challenging and rewarding volunteer opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of the people our society often neglects.

Key Accountabilities:

-Welcome the residents as they enter the Women’s Shelter

-Monitor incoming residents

-Assist staff with new intakes

-Answer calls for inquiries about bed availability as well as providing resources for the individual to access other shelters

-Provide resources to residents

-Assist staff with packing up belongings

-Assist staff with light housekeeping

-Communicate with staff and participate in the shift change

-Read day to day communications

-Database documentation