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Brenda's House



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Description of Volunteer Roles

Child care

Help make a difference in a child’s life when they are staying at one of our facility-based programs. Assist us with child care duties such as feeding, bathing, diaper-changing and dressing. Locations: Crisis Nursery in Bridgeland or Brenda’s House in Killarney. Shift times: shifts vary Monday thru Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Program Facilitators

Do you have a special skill that you would like to share? Lead a music class, help children create masterpieces of art, or perhaps teach yoga. Help us provide a creative and meaningful experiences for families and children. Locations: Crisis Nursery in Bridgeland or Brenda’s House in Killarney. Shift times: shifts vary Monday - Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

In-home Infant Respite

Accompany our In-Home Infant Respite Program staff into the homes of parents with newborns, 0 – 6 months of age. Volunteers assist our staff and help provide respite to parents who feel so stressed that parenting feels impossible, or are overwhelmed by the challenges that twins, triplets or premature infants bring or are too sick to care for their child. Volunteers are required to have infant-care experience and a reliable vehicle. Hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., every other week.

Baker or Kitchen Assistant

Do you love being in the kitchen? Help our kitchen staff provide healthy, balanced meals and snacks for children at the Crisis Nursery in Bridgeland or families at Brenda’s House in Killarney. Shift times: shifts vary Monday - Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Office Administrative Support

Do you like to work in an office setting? Assist in a wide variety of duties such as filing, preparing mailings, and other office activities. Locations: Crisis Nursery in Bridgeland, Brenda’s House in Killarney, or our administrative office in Kensington. Shift times: shifts vary Monday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Donation Sorter

Sort clothing and toy donations that are stored at the Crisis Nursery in Bridgeland. Shifts times: shifts vary Monday – Sunday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Help make a difference by picking up and delivering food and other donations as needed. Vehicle is required. Shifts as needed as an on-call basis.

Corporate or Group Volunteering

Children’s Cottage Society has many different projects throughout the year that are perfect for groups that wish to come together to give back to the community and share with others. Projects include:

  • Seasonal or holiday decorating and activities
  • Landscaping, gardening, cleaning and tidying
  • Building maintenance, repairs or upgrades
  • Fundraising projects and special events
  • Baking and meal preparation

These are just a few of the projects that your group could be involved in. If you have an idea, please contact us and we will try to make it happen.

Fundraising or Special Events

Fundraising accounts for almost half of the Children's Cottage Society annual operating costs. Help out with just a few hours of your time at a wide range of fundraising and special events.

Still have more questions?

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For further questions about the Volunteer Program at the Children’s Cottage, please contact: 

Paula Bannerman - Manager, Volunteer Programs 
P: (403) 233 - 2680 Ext 109 | E: