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Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

We welcome individuals, groups, families. You must be 16 years of age or older. Please note that any volunteers under 18 years need parent/guardian consent.

How long before I can start volunteering?

From the time you inquire and attend an information session, it can take about one month before you can start in your position. Applicants must attend an interview and complete an application package which includes a Police Information Check and Children’s Intervention Check. You will also be asked to provide two references.

How much time would I be expected to give?

We have a range of opportunities and commitment levels in order to accommodate our volunteers. We provide three types of involvement including occasional (one-time help with an event or special project), relief (fill a vacant shift or pick the shifts that suit your schedule), and regular (ongoing bi-weekly 3-hour scheduled shifts). We ask that volunteers commit to volunteering for at least a year.

Can I volunteer for more than one program?

Yes, if it fits your schedule, you can even do different jobs in different programs.

Can I bring my children with me to volunteer?


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: