Welcome to the CUPS Community of CARE, a passionate group of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to support the most vulnerable in our city. Whether they are directly supporting a program, making improvements to housing facilities or assisting at a special event, our volunteers are making a difference in people’s lives. We all have a common goal: to end the cycle of poverty in Calgary.

Last year, over 400 community heroes volunteered more than 4,000 hours to making a difference at CUPS.

Volunteer as an Individual

If you have a special skill or interest beyond what is listed below, we would love to hear from you. Please email volunteers@cupscalgary.com with your thoughts and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

As a CUPS volunteer, you are placed in a position of trust with CUPS program participants including health patients, families, including young children, school-age children, individuals, students, staff or property. All adult volunteers working directly with our program participants require a valid security clearance.

Current Individual Opportunities:

Childcare Volunteer – Family Development Centre, Main Site.


Volunteer as a Group

There are many different ways groups, big and small can get involved at CUPS. Here are just some of the opportunities:


The Future Looks Bright

Giving a child a fresh start to the school year with a new backpack full of supplies.

Volunteer Specifics
Gather a team of friends or co-workers to shop for back-to-school supplies and other essentials for one of our One World classes. A supply list is provided for each classroom. Then, join us at CUPS to assemble backpacks, personalized for each child.

Dates: No upcoming dates. Check back for volunteering opportunities.

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Preparing and delivering nutritious meals with child development staff.

Volunteer Specifics
Gather a passionate team of individuals to support kitchen staff by making a nutritious breakfast for children in the One World program.

Committment: 2 hours
Number of Volunteers: 5-15
Timing: 9:00 – 10:30am
Dates: No upcoming dates. Check back for volunteering opportunities.

Nurture the Parents

Nurture parents who are learning to raise their children in a healthy, caring environment.

Volunteer Specifics
You and your team of friends or co-workers will be a support service for the participants of the Nurturing Parenting Program. Prepare and serve food during the program, and help clean up and pack the leftovers for the participants to take home.

Committment: 3 hours
Number of Volunteers: 4-6
4 – 8:00pm – Monday – Father Evening Group;
4 – 8:00pm – Thursday – Nurturing Parent Community Workshop

Current Workshops:
– Nurturing Parenting Workshops
– Father Evening Group

Treat Thursdays

Providing a warm and welcoming environment for all participants, whether waiting for an appointment or helping improve their living conditions.

Volunteer Specifics
With your team of friends or co-workers, serve coffee, tea and snacks to participants in three main waiting areas at CUPS. In between service, your team will help our kitchen staff make brown bag lunches.

Committment: 2 hours
Number of Volunteers: 4-6
Timing: 10:30am – Noon, Thursdays
Dates: No upcoming dates. Check back for volunteering opportunities.


Throughout the year, CUPS also seeks the support of volunteers for various events and fundraising initiatives.

Check back soon for future opportunities in event volunteering at CUPS

Online Application

We would like to thank you in advance for considering CUPS as your organization of choice. Your application will be reviewed by our human resources department, please know that volunteers are contacted based on project needs and fit. Thank you in advance for your application.

How to Apply

Step 1: Register as a volunteer by completing the CUPS Volunteer Application.

Step 2: Submit your application along with a scanned copy of your photo ID to volunteers@cupscalgary.com.

Step 3: A volunteer administrator at CUPS will verify your identity and register you in our volunteer database. You will then be provided with a letter enabling you to obtain a police information check from the Calgary Police Service (CPS). You may visit a police information check location as listed in the volunteer letter confirmation email sent to you by the CUPS Volunteer Administrators.

Your security clearance is valid for five years. Please note, prospective volunteers must reside in Canada for a full year before registering. Police clearances from countries other than Canada are not accepted. 

Volunteer Documents

– Volunteer Application

– Volunteer Timesheet

CUPS sincerely thanks all of our volunteers for their outstanding efforts and contributions to a diversity of programs and services. We greatly appreciate the time, skills, compassion and passion that you have dedicated to making Calgary a more caring, resilient and inclusive city.

Should you have any further questions, please contact:


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