Catholic Social Services VolunteersVolunteer Your Time

Volunteer Now A little heart goes a long way

Catholic Social Services counts on volunteers to make a difference in the lives of people we are blessed to serve.

We want to create a healthy, caring, community. We need someone like you!

"Let everything you do be done in love." - 1 Corinthians 16:14

Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteers get to share their gifts, gain new knowledge and skills, make new friends and networks, and feel the joy of knowing they made a difference in someone’s life.

When you volunteer with CSS, you will also benefit from

  • Access to diverse agency training;
  • Quality supervision, support and recognition;
  • The ability to make recommendations for program development and client services; and
  • A reference letter upon completion of your volunteer assignment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need to be Catholic in order to volunteer?
    No, we value volunteers from all walks of life and appreciate every individual willing to dedicate their time and talents to fulfill our mission.
  2. I work or go to school at different times, are there opportunities to volunteer around my schedule?
    We have various opportunities within our ministries, all of which have different requirements. Based on the information you provide, our Volunteer Resources team will work with you and do our best to find a suitable position to match your interests and availability.
  3. Is there a minimum volunteer commitment?
    We have short and long term volunteer positions available. Short term positions require a commitment of less than 3 months. The majority of our opportunities require volunteers to commit for a minimum of 6 months.
  4. How long will the volunteer application process take?
    Here at CSS we want to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients and do have an extensive screening process. From the time of your application to placement usually takes between 4-6 weeks. For more information please contact the Volunteer Resources office at (780) 432-1137.
  5. I am interested in volunteering at CSS, but I am more interested in employment. Is CSS hiring?
    Volunteer Resources is not involved in the recruitment and hiring of employees. If you are interested in career opportunities, you can check here.
  6. I am a student that requires the completion of service hours for my program of study. Will CSS take on my placement?
    Yes, however, we do ask that students be aware that Volunteer Supervisors are only able to complete the necessary paperwork if all hours are completed with the Agency. Please note that short notice placements cannot be accommodated.

Still looking for Answers?

Ask us a question at volunteer@cssalberta.ca.

For more information

Please contact the Volunteer Resources Office at 780-432-1137 or volunteer@cssalberta.ca.

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