Volunteers are still needed for upcoming opportunities. Expect a delay in getting connected. Read more here.

You can help with the crisis now.

Find volunteering opportunities related to COVID-19.

You can volunteer online.

Find virtual opportunities you can do from home.


COVID-19 Volunteering

So you need volunteers and yet social distancing is the key message right now. You want to support community health while still staying connected to your current volunteers. You even want to connect to new individuals and families looking for activities at home.


For up to date health information on COVID-19 please visit the Government of Canada - Public Health


For Volunteers

Please be patient at this time as people adjust to working from home and figuring out ways to support our neighbours, response times might be a little slower than normal.



For Organizations

Answers to common organizational questions can be found on our partner's pages.


Sector Survey: The Impact of COVID-19 on Alberta's Voluntary Organizations

As the challenges from COVID-19 continue to grow, governments, organizations and funders need information about the impacts of the pandemic and what is most needed by the sector at this time.

We know everyone is extremely busy, but we hope you can spare a few minutes to complete this survey about current and potential impacts and needs. ABNN will share this information widely, as well as use this feedback to inform strategies of how we can best support the sector during this pandemic and economic downturn.

This survey closes April 3 at noon.


Create Volunteer Opportunities Related to COVID-19

Our front page has made it easier to respond to your urgent opportunities. We have added a "COVID-19" tag to our "Cause" categories to help you right now. Volunteers can search quickly using that tag to find the opportunities to respond. Some tips for posting: 

  • If you have an immediate need then use the COVID-19 tag, for example you serve seniors or are a foodbank
  • Revisit your current opportunities and update with the COVID-19 tag if applicable, archive posts no longer relevant
  • If you are organizing a grassroots community effort you are welcome to use the VolunteerConnector for posting and organizing

Access Free Volunteer Engagement Tools

To support your organizing efforts we have made the upgraded features free for the next three months.

  • Simply sign up or sign in as an organization
  • Click an UPGRADE button
  • Use this free upgrade code "THREEFREE2020"

If  you need any help or have any questions about this email info@volunteerconnector.org


Volunteer with Social Distance

  • Donate blood.
  • Collecting food donations from doorsteps and delivering them to food banks.
  • Coordinating a virtual book reading, exercise or entertainment hour for children (to help out parents who may not have childcare).
  • Taking part in digital support groups for causes that matter to you.
  • Joining an adopt-a-senior Facebook group.
  • Supporting small businesses in your community (if you can).
  • Checking on elderly neighbors and offering to run errands or grab groceries.

Create Virtual Volunteer Positions

Consider creating some virtual volunteering opportunities like:

Writing and editing
  • Digital content editor
  • Social media content for upcoming event
  • Create course content for new trainings
  • Translating content from English to _____?
  • Analysis of legal frameworks
  • Research donor engagement opportunities
  • Review and summarize key government reports/positions
  • Develop reference material
Project Development
  • Project proposal writing
  • Support migration to a new website
  • Manage a website functionality
  • Manage social media posting and response
  • Create project management plan for new service  
Technology & Design
  • Create videos/screencasts
  • Develop some data visualization tools/ppts


Please be patient with each other!

Please be patient at this time as people adjust to working from home and figuring out ways to support our neighbours, response times might be a little slower than normal.