Volunteer With Us

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at Wood’s Homes.

If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community – and also make a difference to children, young people and families – you’ve come to the right place!

We rely on volunteers from all walks of life who bring different skills and experience to Wood’s Homes. As the demand for mental health treatment and support continues to grow, volunteers are increasingly vital to the work we do.

Program Volunteers

Note: All volunteers working directly with our programs are screened by way of Calgary Police Service and Children’s Services Intervention Record Checks.

Community Volunteer Therapist- ECMHS

Eastside Community Mental Health Services (ECMHS) offers immediate, barrier-free and equitable mental health services. As a Community Volunteer Therapist, you will provide quality clinical services to the clients of Wood’s Homes. You will be representing Wood’s Homes and ECMHS to community professionals, the public, and to individuals and families. This is an in-person volunteer opportunity.

Workshop Volunteer- Activities, New Skills, & Trade

Apply your specialized skills and become a Workshop Volunteer! As a Workshop Volunteer, you will bring your own skills and experience to host workshops for our New Horizon and Inglewood Opportunity Hub programs, serving young adults (ages 18-24). We are looking for artists, craft makers, fitness instructors, actors and musicians, makeup artists, writers and other skill-and experience-based teachers who will supervise and facilitate workshops for our clients.

Don’t see an exact fit? We still want to hear from you. Please email [email protected] and specify what volunteer role you are interested in.

We constantly review volunteer applications and will match applicants with the right volunteer role, and you may be contacted for an interview. Applications are kept on file if a match can’t be found right away – it may take some time to be contacted for a volunteer position. We thank all interested volunteers for their interest; however, only those being considered for interview will be contacted.

If you have questions about volunteering, please contact [email protected]

For practium placements, please click here. 

For foster parent opportunities, click here. 

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a hands-on, engaging, team building, impactful volunteer opportunity in Calgary? Why not host your own kit packing event and pack kits full of our most needed supplies. This is the perfect option for: school groups, corporate volunteers, team-building, faith-based organizations and groups of friends! This activity can be completely customized to whenever and wherever fits best for you. No budget? No problem! We can help you fundraise on our free platform that is completely customizable to fit your branding and voice.

To learn more, please fill out the inquiry form and let us know your preferred event date, location, group size and budget. Our team of experts will reach out within 24 hours to book a call and walk you through the process!

We promise to make it fun, easy and massively impactful.

If you would like to learn more about organizing a kit pack please contact [email protected]

Impact Days

Impact Day volunteer opportunities are an impactful way for you and your colleagues to team up and get involved in our community through direct assistance. Your team can make a huge difference in the community by joining us for a care kit pack, a campus beautification project, a group cook and much more! These opportunities boost morale, promote teamwork, and promote your company/groups visibility in the community.

For more information please contact [email protected]