COVID-19 Skill Share & Volunteer Initiative
Communities thrive on support from people like yourself, who embody Edmonton’s volunteer spirit and provide helping hands by volunteering, donating, and creating awareness for services and resources the non-profit sector has to offer.
Many charities and non-profits in Edmonton need additional support from volunteers to respond to increased demand for information and services during this unprecedented global crisis. At the same time, many employers find that their employees’ time and skills are being under-utilized during this economic downturn. To bridge this gap, we’ve partnered with the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce and others in the charitable community to help connect skilled volunteers with the organizations who could use a helping hand.
If your business or charity lands on either side of this gap, we encourage you to register for the program using one of the options below.
If you’re a charity or volunteer-based organization and would benefit from professional help from a skilled volunteer, please fill out this form linked below and identify the specific support(s) you are looking for.
We’ll do our best to match you with a skilled volunteer with the tools to support you in that work from a pool of volunteers who opted in to the program.
If you have any questions, please contact: Ilya Ushakov, Director of Volunteerism & Programs at 780-801-4720 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have skills to share?
Do you have staff whose time and skills are currently under-utilized? Their skills may be exactly what your non-profit neighbour needs right now.
We encourage business owners and managers to consider dedicating a portion of your staff’s time to help a sector that is largely overwhelmed from increased demand and limited capacity. Needs vary from organization to organization—from program and logistical support to financial and project management expertise—and commitments vary from a single shift to projects tackled over several days or weeks. In the latter cases, employment secondment agreements may help formalize the role and expectations.
Whatever skills your business and its team can offer, please register through the link below and match with an organization that would greatly benefit from your support.
Once a suitable match has been found, we will reach out with additional details and next steps.
Another option for eager volunteers
If you’re looking to volunteer beyond the scope of your workplace or professional skills, there are always plenty of diverse opportunities throughout Edmonton.
Alberta Cares Connector is a free platform that lists current volunteer opportunities around Alberta. Its current focus is promoting opportunities that are available during the response to COVID-19.
We encourage non-profits to add their opportunities as they arise so that we can share an accurate and up-to-date list of where volunteers are needed in Edmonton.
Interested in volunteering but can’t find something that interests you? Check back in a few days—new opportunities are added daily!
Want to learn more about volunteering in Edmonton? Visit the ECVO Blog for posts on various topics related to volunteerism!