Give the gift of time


Since 1940, the Christmas Bureau has been providing holiday meals (and joy) to Edmontonians in need.

Rooted in community and compassion, our organization is connected to over 100 social service agencies, community partnerships, and 800+ volunteers to bring together three Christmas-giving programs: our Food Hamper Program, the Adopt-A-Teen Program, and 630 CHED’s Santas Anonymous Toy Program.

We believe it is greater than one meal and that one act of kindness can impact someone for a lifetime - and it starts with people like you. 


From marketplaces, crafting, festivals, and concerts, there’s no shortage of opportunities when getting involved with the CBE community. Operational all year long, our organization always has something fun and exciting planned.

Whether it’s your 1st time or 50th time volunteering with our organization, there is something for everyone. 

Sound interesting? Here’s what you need to do:

    1. New to volunteering with us? 
      • Fill in an application to become a CBE volunteer.  Once you have been accepted,  you will be able to see all the volunteer opportunities available to your qualifications.
      • Pro tip: Be sure to fill in ALL the qualifications to see the maximum amount of opportunities.
    2. Are you a current CBE volunteer? 
      • Click on the link below. Sign in and start scheduling your shift(s). 
      • Remember to keep your qualifications updated to see everything available for you and keep an eye on your emails for all the latest updates.
    3. Just browsing to see what volunteer opportunities are available? 
      • See below to check out some of our upcoming events 



The Christmas Bureau has formally adopted the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. The Code has important elements that articulate values, guiding principles and organizational standards for volunteer programs in non-profit and volunteer sector organizations. To learn more about the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement, please visit Volunteer Canada.

Proud member of the following organizations: Volunteer CanadaVolunteer Alberta, and the Edmonton Chamber of Volunteer Organizations.

For more information about our Volunteer Program, please contact Judy Miller at [email protected] 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Taste of Edmonton - Gate Monitors

Volunteer Activity Access Control and Gate Monitor for Taste of Edmonton 2024…

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Fundraising Event Opportunities

The need for donations is greater than ever this year, and so then, is our need for volunteers.…

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