Become a volunteer - or make a donation
Volunteering With Boyle Street Community Services
At Boyle Street Community Services, volunteering is both a challenging and rewarding experience. We offer a unique and diverse range of opportunities, with our many and constantly growing client-based programs. In September after the summer break we'll be looking for new volunteers.
WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR strong community ambassadors to help us build a healthy and vibrant inner-city community in Edmonton. We recognize that committed, compassionate, empathetic and reliable volunteers are integral in helping us reach a broader Edmonton audience in understanding and accepting the community that we serve.
ARE YOU looking to volunteer for an organization that is deeply committed to increasing the quality of life for those who struggle, living in Edmonton's inner-city?
ARE YOU looking for a way to help those in need, but just aren't sure where to start?
ARE YOU a compassionate and caring individual, wanting to make a difference in your community?
ARE YOU looking to get into a Post-secondary social work or human services program, and are requiring pre-qualifying volunteer hours?
ARE YOU a Practicum student at a Post-secondary institution, looking for a meaningful agency to fulfil your practicum hours?
YES? Consider Boyle Street Community Services for your volunteer placement! Call to book a tour of our Community Centre and learn about our programs and available opportunities.
All volunteers are required to fill out an application form, complete an interview, police criminal record check, intervention check, reference check and be matched in a program based on application approval.
If you are committed to helping make a change in our city, learning about the vast culture and legacy of Boyle Street Community Services, and are ready for an experience that will not only impact your life but the lives of those around you, you needn't look any further...
Volunteer Program Manager
Phone: 780-424-4106 ext 206
Make a Donation - or organize a Third Party Event!
Boyle Street Community Services is one of the biggest inner city agencies in Edmonton, providing a wide range of unique services for the homeless and marginalized. We are grateful to all the organizations and private individuals who have provided and continue to provide their financial support. Your donations have an impact on the lives of many, many people who are living in poverty.
WHAT IS A THIRD PARTY EVENT?
It’s a unique and wonderful way to help us support those in need. Third Party Events are fundraisers organized independently by an outside (third) party with little Boyle Street staff involvement. It is a way that Individuals along with many different community groups, businesses can show their support by holding events or making corporate donations to Boyle Street Community Services.
If you, your company, your group or club is interested in helping raise funds for Boyle Street, there are many ways to do so … the only limit is your imagination. If you need a little inspiration here are some great ideas for fundraising events:
§ Walk, skip, read, bike, dance, knit, swim, bowl, skate, aerobics
§ Donated goods, furniture, hand made goods, quilts, services, catered meals
§ Black tie dinner, concert, garden tour, homes tour, art show, performance of a play, BBQ beach party, boat cruise, costume dinner dance, dress rehearsal performance, food fair, gala premiere, dance, celebrity luncheon, talent show
§ Sporting Events and Tournaments:
§ Baseball game, football game, golf tournament, tennis tournament, fishing derby, pool/billiards/darts tournament, soccer tournament
§ Other Ideas:
§ Garage Sale, Bake Sale, Head Shaving, Loonie/Twoonie Drive, Car Wash/Pet Wash, Arts and Crafts sale/show, Carnival, Dinner Dance, Holiday Celebration, Theatre Event, Theme Party, “Grub”/ “Dress Down” Day, Raise a set $ amount to make your boss/principal do something: eg., dress up, make lunch for the team, etc.
All third party events must be approved by Boyle Street Community Services before the event can be promoted to the public and any use of our name or logo on printed materials. Once approved, we’ll list your event on our website and facebook. Contact Shelley Braiden, 780-424-4106 ext. 298 or email@example.com so you can start planning.
To make a donation please provide a cheque or money order payable to:
Boyle Street Service Society