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

2024 Season Reminders:

  • Santa's Depot Shifts open on November 1st, 2024
  • Delivery Day Shifts open on December 4th, 2024
  • Special Event Shifts will open throughout the season - watch your email for updates!

Once shifts are full they no longer show on the calendar. Keep checking back for new openings throughout the season!

Please book no more than 1 shifts per week to allow everyone to experience the magic at Santa's Depot!

Individual Volunteering Opportunities

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Individuals and small groups of 2-4 can volunteer at Santa's Depot from November 19-December 13.

  • Shifts must be scheduled in advance.
  • All volunteers must be 16 yrs of age or older
  • Three hour shifts are scheduled Monday-Friday 9:30am- 12:30pm, Wednesdays & Fridays 5:30pm-8:30pm and Saturdays from 9:30am-1:30pm. 
  • Volunteers may be involved in any 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.


From time to time, we are presented with the opportunity to raise funds/toys through a third-party activity such as collecting donations at the Edmonton Riverhawks or Edmonton Elks games or selling 50/50 tickets at Oil Kings games.

Email for more information!

Volunteers are needed to look after parking & traffic control for Delivery Days - December 14 & 15. Volunteers must be over 18, please note that this is an outdoor job, and volunteers must be able to stay for the full shift. 

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 Santa's Depot.

Duties include:

  • Welcoming everyone to Santa's 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: Santa's Depot - 12122 68 Street NW
When: November & December

Email for more information

This role consists of collecting donated toys at pre-assigned locations and bringing them to Santa's Depot.  Drivers can be scheduled 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 Santa's Depot to be sorted and wrapped
  • Presenting yourself as a Santas Anonymous' volunteer to the public and store employees
  • Availability on December 21st to assist with picking up the toy boxes from donation locations would be greatly appreciated
  • Each driver and one helper will be provided with a Santa's 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 15 through December 23

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

Duties Include:

  • Data entry - experience using Keela or other donor databases is an asset 
  • Filing and photocopying
  • Other office tasks, such as making labels and signs

Where: Santa's Depot - 12122 68 Street NW
When: November 15, 2024 through January 31, 2025