630 CHED Santas Anonymous will continue to meet or exceed all AHS protocols. A Provincial State of Public Health Emergency was announced on September 15th, based on this, we will continue to enforce the following:

  • All workstations are sanitized between volunteer shifts
  • Workstations are spaced 6 feet apart to allow for physical distancing
  • Anyone entering Santa's Depot must wear a properly fitting mask and complete a COVID/Fit to Work Form
  • The Jerry Forbes Centre (home of Santa's Depot) has opted into the Provincial Restrictions Exemption Program. To enter Santa's Depot, proof of vaccine, or proof of a negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of your volunteer shift - please find all details here 

Current public health measures -

Group Volunteers are an integral part of the 630 CHED Santas Anonymous season! Service groups, coworkers, friends and more come together to help deliver the Spirit of Christmas to less fortunate families in Edmonton. 

With more options to choose from than ever, there truly is something for everyone; come to Santas Depot and experience the journey of a toy packaging gifts for kids, help out at various events year-round to help build awareness and raise funds.

Group Volunteering Opportunities

Depot volunteers join the elves at Santas Depot for 3-hour shifts in groups of 4 to 10. Volunteers can be involved in some or all of the following activities: preparing gifts for individual children, bagging gifts for specific families, sorting toy donations, condensing sorted toy bins, and putting batteries in toys. 

Due to COVID-19, group sizes have been reduced to a maximum of 10

  • All Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. 
  • The request form will be available online from October 1-31
  • Shifts are scheduled between November 19-December 5, 2022
  • Group volunteering is extremely popular and we often receive more requests than shifts available. In order to make it as fair of a process as possible, a lottery draw may be held for any oversubscribed (typically evening) shifts.
  • Groups will be notified by November 5 regarding their shift date or waitlist status.
  • Cancellation: Should we need to cancel your shift as much notice will be given as possible.

Applications will open on October 1, 2022. 

Porters assist Delivery Days volunteer drivers with taking gift packages from Santa's Depot to their vehicles in the parking lot.  Porters may also assist drivers with bringing undeliverable gift packages from their vehicles into Santas Depot. One adult dispatch supervisor is required per group, however, youth ages 16 are eligible to be porters. All group members must be able to work independently and must be capable of carrying loads of gifts to vehicles.

Please submit cohort groups of 3 Porters + 1 Dispatch Supervisor

Porter Job Description

Where: Santas Depot - 12122 68 Street NW
When: December 17 & 18 2022

We are in need of Groups of 2-20 on Delivery Days and Walk-in Days. Volunteers must be over 18, please note that this is an outdoor job, volunteers must be able to stay for the full shift. 

Shift Dates: 

Delivery Days - December 17 & 18 2022 6:30am-3:00pm

Email for more information

Group Opportunities for youth under 16 are available on Delivery Days only. We encourage parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles to bring youth to help deliver toys to children in Edmonton. 

Delivery Days are December 17 & 18 - find more info about delivering the spirit of Christmas here!


From time to time, we are presented with the opportunity to raise funds/toys through a third-party activity. For example events volunteers have been very colourful at Color Me Rad, collected donations at Edmonton Elks games, sold 50/50 tickets at Oilers and Oil Kings games and more.

Email for more information!