Volunteer in Strathcona County

This directory includes Strathcona County organizations looking for volunteers.

If you are from a Strathcona County nonprofit organization and would like to have your information listed, please email: programs@volunteerstrathcona.ca with the following information:

  • Organization name,
  • a brief description of your organization,
  • a website link,
  • how you would categorize your organization. Eg..Environment, Seniors, Youth, etc..
Alberta Health Services
Volunteer opportunities at Alberta Health Services are available in hospitals, rural areas, community programs, and services. Our volunteer roles share a commitment to improving the quality of the patient and family experience.
Health and Wellness
A Safe Place
The Strathcona Shelter Society operates an emergency shelter for women and children, a crisis and family violence information line, provides community outreach, and public education to end domestic violence in our community.
Alberta Society for Injured Birds of Prey
The Alberta Society for Injured Birds is a registered non profit charity serving Northern and Central Alberta for over 30 years!

We provide rescue and rehabilitation for injured and orphaned native Alberta Birds of Prey, education about Alberta Raptors and contribute to work conserving falcon nesting sites. 

We operate a shelter for injured and orphaned birds of prey just outside of Sherwood Park. The shelter operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a week and is not open to the public. On site we have a number of large flight aviaries that allow the birds to strengthen their wings before being released back to the wild. The shelter is overseen by Karl and Eva Grantmyre, and relies on the assistance of outstanding veterinarians and many volunteers, mostly post secondary students to care for the birds.
AltView Foundation
At altView we strive to make Alberta a safer and more inclusive place for LGBTQ2S+ people. We achieve this through a combination of drop-in services and programming, GSA supports, and community presentations.
Arts and Culture Council of Strathcona County
ACCSC is a not-for-profit organization made up of volunteers from our community. We create and foster an environment in which all of us can explore, discover and connect with the vast and vibrant variety of arts and culture in our community. We do this through many channels, programs and learning and awareness initiatives, including workshops, speakers, publications, meetings and many diverse events.
Arts and Culture
BGC Strathcona County
BGC Strathcona County has served the County community since 2001, enriching the lives of over 2000 children and youth annually through after-school, spring break and summer camp programs that offer fun, challenging experiences and activities focused on healthy living, personal growth, learning and community involvement.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Strathcona County
Big Brothers Big Sisters in Strathcona County is looking for volunteers just like you – from all walks of life, from all ages, with all interests. Volunteers interested in spending one hour a week during the day or on evenings with local youth in a one-to-one relationship. Volunteers are also needed for an in-school mentoring program and for their learning lab.
Birch Bay Ranch
Birch Bay Ranch is a summer camp and year-round group rental facility located just 45 minutes from downtown Edmonton. Situated on 104 acres of mixed forest, meadow and lakefront terrain, Birch Bay Ranch provides children, youth and adults with unforgettable experiences. Campers and guests can challenge themselves on the obstacles of our state-of-the-art ropes course, learn to interact with animals and nature while horseback riding, enjoy delicious and well-balanced meals, and much more.
BriarPatch Family Life Education Centre
Our family centre, the BriarPatch, began in October of 1996 with a Toy Lending Library, family playgroups, birthing classes, support groups, workshops and our baby loss program H.E.A.R.T.S.  Due to public demand, we created the community preschool in 2008. We were the first preschool in the Park to offer mixed aged classes, as well as the Reggio Emilia teaching method and open-ended art as well. Early Literacy is a strong feature as well as encouraging children and their families to give back to the community at large. We are, like all licensed Alberta preschools, a Learning Through Play site, with our own blend of exploration, active movement, community connections and family focus.
Children/Education/Grief Support
CALLS (Community Language Learning and Literacy Society – Strathcona County and Fort Saskatchewan)
Supports and tutoring for adults learning English and/or developing their literacy.
Capital Care (Strathcona – Sherwood Park)
CapitalCare is one of the largest public continuing care organizations in Canada, operating in Edmonton and area since 1963.
Colchester Cemetery
Colchester Cemetery has existed for over twelve decades as a rural cemetery located in Strathcona County, Alberta. The one-acre site was originally sanctified as part of the Calgary Diocese by the Anglican Bishop of Rupert’s Land in 1898. Three years later, the Anglican parish of St. Stephen’s was erected on the site.
Companion Animal Welfare Society
We provide care to pets in need by providing temporary homes until they can be reunited with their family through our Guardian Angel Program (GAP), and finding permanent homes for those who are surrendered or transferred into our care
County Clothes-line
The County Clothes-Line store accepts donations of gently-used clothing, toys, games, books and small household items. All merchandise is cleaned, then sold to the public at reasonable prices. (Clients referred from local agencies are allowed to shop free in times of an emergency.) Unlike some used merchandise stores, the profit from the sale of goods from County Clothes-Line store goes back into the community through the County Clothes-Line Foundation! As these two entities work hand-in-hand, the generosity of the people in the community continues to enrich the lives of the residents of Strathcona County.
Environment/Social Enterprise
Dreamcatcher Nature Assisted Therapy
Dreamcatcher™ Nature Assisted Therapy is a Psychology Practice, 30 minutes east of Edmonton, on a beautiful 40 acre ranch. The tranquil setting boasts a holistic approach to healing; offering a wide variety of traditional and unique therapies to help children, youth and adults find healing, balance, and joy that contributes to their personal growth.
Mental Health/Animals
Drive Happiness
Assisting seniors in remaining independent by providing access to affordable transportation
Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation
Organization objectives:
– To strengthen and promote visual and performing arts through the development of community awareness.
– To provide visual and performing artists with opportunities to develop and showcase their talent.
– To support and invest in visual and performing artists as well as the youth of Strathcona County with grants, advocacy, and scholarships.
Arts and Culture
Festival Place
Festival Place is a vibrant multi-use centre for the arts, community and business and is home to a number of community and regional arts organizations, including our own Festival Players, as well as offers a wide variety of performing arts programs each year for all ages to enjoy.
Arts and Culture
GEARS Animal Rescue
Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society (GEARS) will act as a caretaker for cats in distress found within Strathcona County Limits
Animal Services
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Edmonton brings communities together to help families build strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.
Heartland Alliance Church
Heartland Alliance Church is a place where people can meet Jesus, where people engage in life-giving community, and where everyone is welcome. We believe in creating a space where people can have authentic encounters with Christ and with each other.
Spirituality and Faith
Heartland Housing
As leaders in innovative affordable housing, our mission is to support vibrant communities through affordable housing solutions. Through challenging ourselves to work in the most innovative and sustainable ways with our partners, we will strive to meet the needs of the community we serve.
Housing/ Seniors
Hodge Podge Lodge
To decrease material going to landfill and empower residents to live an environmentally conscientious, creative and community minded lifestyle, the HodgePodge Lodge collects a mishmash of items that can be reused or repurposed. These items are not easily recycled through traditional methods of collection, and aren’t accepted for reuse elsewhere.
Home on the Range Autism Ranch
Our mission is to include and involve adults with autism and developmental disabilities in all aspects of agriculture in our community.
Linking Generations
Created in 2004 as a charitable organization, Linking Generations provides mentored and structured visits aimed at building relationships between seniors and youth in our community. The program brings the generations together so they can share their knowledge and life experiences, and encourages volunteering and social responsibility in youth.
Little Warriors
Little Warriors is a national charitable organization focused on the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.

We also advocate on behalf of and with child sexual abuse survivors.
Children/Mental Health/
MS Canada
The Friendly Visiting Program aims to improve the quality of life of people with MS who live in long-term care by fostering supportive relationships between a resident and a volunteer. Volunteers are matched with residents and engage in regular social visits to:
– Reduce social isolation among those aged 65 and younger
– Provide support, companionship, and appropriate activities to residents (e.g., play a game, discover things that interest the resident)
– Share information about MS, MS Canada, and appropriate community resources
– Increase MS Canada’s awareness of the needs and issues of individuals living in continuing care
Children/Mental Health/
Next Gen
Strathcona County Next Gen is an initiative brought through collaboration between community partners. We are a group driven to motivate and support the youth and young adults in Strathcona County by providing them with a platform to lead and inspire change, to connect and build, and to shape the future of Strathcona County.
Health and Wellness Support
One! International
One! International Poverty Relief (One! International) is a registered Canadian charity; a non-government, non-profit, non-sectarian organization working in India.

We depend on financial support primarily from individuals, other organizations and some businesses.

We strive to assist children, youth and families to achieve their potential and become responsible members of society. Basic education for children is a must. However, in order to accomplish this, education must also be extended to the older population by conveying educations’ necessity, and also to try and break the parent’s dependence on their children for the food and money they can earn by begging or working under-aged.
Rotaract, a Rotary partner, is an international service organization for people 18 to 30 years old for giving back to their local and international community, developing themselves personally and professionally, and making new friendships. There are 7500 Rotaract clubs in 156 countries of the world, including one in Strathcona County.
Community Building
Saffron Centre
Working to support the healing and empowerment of those who have been affected by sexual violence as well as providing proactive education to surrounding communities.
Nonprofit Services
Seniors United Now (Sherwood Park/Strathcona County Chapter)
Seniors United Now is a non-partisan, non-profit, Society that provides a venue for discussion and united actions on the needs, concerns and challenges that affect all Alberta Seniors
Sherwood Care
Sherwood Care was built in 1969 and is located in the heart of Sherwood Park, Alberta. The facility was designed for the elderly who were mobile, but in need of some form of assistance in their daily lives. Today, residents are older and require a much higher level of care and health intervention.
Leisure Days Adult Day Support Services
Assisting dependent adults who live in their community to realize their full potential for health by providing structured recreation, socialization, exercises and a nutritional meal to, and respite for their caregivers
Adults with Cognitive/Physical Impairments
Sherwood Park Crusaders
Alberta Junior Hockey League team
Sherwood Park Curling Club
Curling club
Sports and Recreation
Sherwood Park District Soccer Association
Sherwood Park District Soccer Association is a non-profit society, established in 1976, that serves to promote and encourage the game of soccer in Sherwood Park.
Sports and Recreation
Sleep in Heavenly Peace – Strathcona
We’re a group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. Our organization has grown steadily over time, and we’re working on opening more chapters in different provinces to serve more people.
Nonprofit Services
Stage Eaters Theatre
The Stage Eaters are a community theatre group dedicated to bringing exciting, energetic theatre to Strathcona County & Fort Saskatchewan. We believe in making theatre for all ages and providing acting opportunities for everyone through productions and SET Classes.
Arts and Culture
Strathcona Christmas Bureau
Since 1979, the Strathcona Christmas Bureau has been bringing the joy of Christmas to those less fortunate. Each year, we provide qualifying residents of Strathcona County and area with a hamper of food and gifts. The contents of the hampers are collected through the generous donations of Strathcona County’s residents and businesses.
Nonprofit Services
Strathcona County Boards and Committees
Board and committee members provide advice on issues that are important to the County. The boards and committees are diverse, independent and impartial. They are made up of dedicated volunteers from across the county with varied skills, backgrounds and experience. Serving on a board or committee is an excellent opportunity to share your skills and experience and to give back to your community.
Board and Committees
Strathcona County Citizens on Patrol
SCCOPS will partner with the Strathcona County RCMP detachment to foster a safer community by: * patrolling to observe and report suspicious or criminal behaviour, * assisting in community sponsored events and emergencies, * providing surveillance in high crime areas, and * participating in crime-related and vehicle traffic research and surveys.
Community Safety
Strathcona County Community Mediation
Mediation provides the time, space, process, and facilitators to have an open and honest and respectful conversation to gain understanding of one another’s concerns and together, to explore options for resolving it.
Dispute Resolution
Strathcona County Library
Reaching out across urban and rural Strathcona County, the Library enriches lives, promotes community engagement, sparks imagination, and empowers residents to build skills and knowledge.
Strathcona County Museum & Archives
The Strathcona County Heritage Foundation collects, preserves, promotes and displays the history and heritage of Strathcona County through the operation of the Strathcona County Museum & Archives.
Arts and Culture
Strathcona County Victims Services
Work together with the RCMP to provide immediate assistance, support, information and agency referral to victims of crime and trauma in Strathcona County and provide support to victims through the criminal justice system
Advocacy and Law
Strathcona County Volunteer Opportunities
Strathcona County offers many exciting volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Volunteering with us can be a great way to give back to your community, stay active and meet new people. Take part in anything from our Canada Day celebrations, serve on a board or committee, or get into the holiday spirit by helping kids decorate cookies during our Celebration of Lights. There’s something for everyone!
Community Building
Strathcona County Youth Justice Committee
The Strathcona Youth Justice Committee (SYJC) is a volunteer organization made up of community members that offers an alternative route through the justice system for youth facing criminal charges. By using a restorative justice approach, the SYJC aims to ensure accountability and growth for our youth through meaningful extrajudicial sanctions. Upon successful completion of our program, our youth may avoid the lasting effects of a criminal record.
Advocacy and Law
Strathcona Food Bank
The Strathcona Food Bank is a charitable not-for-profit organization operated by volunteers and a volunteer Board of Directors. We rely on donations to provide food assistance to those in need in Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County.
Food Security
Strathcona in Bloom
The Strathcona in Bloom Society (SIB) endeavors to beautify Strathcona County and Sherwood Park through the efforts of volunteers and County staff. We encourage the efforts of private homeowners and businesses as they help with this work.
Environment/Community Building
WESeniors Strathcona
A community network for older adults