Individuals

Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

There are many opportunities to volunteer, from packaging gifts at Santas Depot to Special Events, there's something for everyone. Each volunteer shift a piece of the puzzle that helps to bring a smile to children at Christmas, reminding them that they are remembered and valued. 

Drop in volunteering at Santas Depot is open for individuals and small groups of 2-4 between November 15 and December 13, 2018

  • Drop in volunteer days are as follows: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am-9pm and Saturdays & Sundays 9am-2pm
  • All volunteers must be 16 yrs of age or older
  • You may stay for any amount of time you wish, there are no set shifts on drop-in days
  • Please print and complete the 2018 Volunteer Application form and bring with you on your first visit.
  • Volunteers may 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. 

Please note that drop in volunteering is first come, first served, due to limited space and tasks available at Santas Depot. There maybe be times that we are unable to accommodate additional volunteers. We are so grateful for the support of our community and try our best to accommodate every volunteer. 

Put on your Santa hat and wrap gifts with other volunteers. Volunteers will be responsible for wrapping shoppers gifts for donations to 630 CHED Santas Anonymous. Spread some holiday cheer and make some new friends while helping us raise money for Santas Anonymous.

  • Volunteers must be over 16. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • The request form will be available online from October 1-November 15
  • Shifts are scheduled between December 2-24 at Bonnie Doon Mall 
  • Shifts are as follows: Sundays 11:00am-2:15pm or 2:00pm-5:15pm or Monday-Wednesday 12:00pm-3:00pm, 3:00pm-5:45pm, 5:30pm-7:45pm
  • 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 1 (if the application is received by October 24) & November 20 regarding their shift date or waitlist status.
  • Cancellation: 48 hours notice must be given should you need to cancel your shift. 

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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 Eskimo games, sold 50/50 tickets at Oilers and Oil Kings games and more.

Current Opportunities: 

Oilers 50/50

Oil Kings Teddy Bear Toss 

We are in need of Groups of 2-20 on Delivery Weekend 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 Weekend - December 15 & 16 6:30am-3:00pm

Walk-in Days - December 20 & 21 6:30am-2:00pm and 2:00pm-6:00pm

Apply here or get more information

If you have a big smile, sunny personality and can-do attitude this may be the role for you. Greeters welcome all those who come to Santas Depot.

Duties include:

  • Welcoming everyone to Santas Depot
  • Answering a lot of questions
  • Ensuring volunteers sign in and out
  • Assist in receiving and recording toy donations
  • Accepting and receipting monetary donations
  • Answering a lot more questions

Where: Santas Depot - 12122 68 Street NW
When: November 14 through December 23, 2018

Click here to apply or find out more information

This role consists of collecting donated toys pre-assigned locations and bringing them to Santas Depot.  Drivers can be schedule to pick up once or twice a week, every day, or be on the on-call list, it is up to you!

Duties Include: 

  • Collecting donated toys at pre-assigned locations and bringing them to Santas Depot to be sorted and wrapped
  • Representing yourself as a Santas Anonymous volunteer to the public and store employees
  • Availability on December 23 to assist with picking up the toy boxes from donation locations would be greatly appreciated
  • Each driver and one helper will be provided with Santas Pick Up Driver photo identification, training on how to empty the 5 foot high donation boxes, and a supply of bags to put the toys in

Requirements for this position include a valid driver’s license, insurance, and a reliable vehicle. Toy Pick Up Drivers are welcome to work on their own or with family and friends.  Drivers give their time and use of their vehicles.

Where: Various Edmonton Malls & Big Box Stores
When: November 14 through December 23, 2018

All Toy Pickup Driver shifts have been filled for this season. 

If you have an eye for detail, this is the role for you!


Duties Include:

  • Data entry, experience using Donor Perfect and is an asset 
  • Filing and Photocopying
  • Other office tasks like making labels and signs
  • Singing. Just because you like to sing doesn’t mean you are good at it.  Humming is alright too.

Where: Santas Depot - 12122 68 Street NW
When: November 14, 2018 through January 31, 2019

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