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Giving Back This New Years

Jan 12, 2018
Bissell Centre Volunteers
Bissell Centre Volunteers

Hi King's, 

As we enter into 2018 and start our year with fresh ideas, habits, and resolutions, it can be the perfect time to give back to the community. Here are some ideas of how you can help out this January in Edmonton:

1. City of Edmonton Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in dog walking, gardening, or just picking up trash? Check out the City of Edmonton's volunteer page for current opportunities and information about signing up. Your involvement makes a difference!

2. Serving Communities Internship Program

The Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) brings Alberta’s nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students together to make a difference in their communities. SCiP internships are meaningful, skill-based opportunities providing mutual benefit to both nonprofit organizations and post-secondary students. Post-secondary students gain skills, experience, and networks, along with a $1000 bursary, so that they can better achieve their missions.

3. The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed has been helping Edmonton's homeless population for 30 years. By getting involved in fundraising, volunteering, or starting a drive for much-needed goods, you can directly impact those who need help the most, making invaluable resources available to men and women who are searching for a reason to hope.

4. Edmonton's Food Bank

There are volunteer opportunities available in the warehouse, client services, in-take workers and special events. Edmonton's Food Bank ensures no mouth goes hungry! If you can't donate your time, consider donating some food--or both!

5. Hope Mission

Volunteer individuals and groups help Hope Mission in many areas. They may serve in Food Services, special events, holiday meals, the Hope Bargain Shoppe, janitorial and maintenance, child and youth programs, Brightwood Ranch Camps, community support and other ways.

6. Bissell Centre

Over 1,200 people volunteer at Bissell Centre each year, spending almost 15,000 hours supporting the organisation’s programs and community. Volunteers are critical to Bissell Centre and play a vital role in helping them work with communities to empower people to move from poverty to cultural, social, and economic prosperity.

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