Are you between the ages of 15 and 25?

Are you passionate about helping those in need in our community?

Are you looking to learn and grow your skills by helping on a committee?

Join our Youth Advisory Committee



 The Youth Advisory Committee is an ad hoc committee reporting to the Volunteer Committee and supported by the Christmas Bureau Volunteer Coordinator.  The Youth Advisory Committee’s mandate is to develop and sustain a strong youth volunteer component to achieve the purpose and goals of the Christmas Bureau.  Members of the Committee will be trained in hopes of eventual integration into other Volunteer roles within the Christmas Bureau.   


  1.  Develop recommendations and submit to the Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteer Committee for appropriate approvals on the recruitment, selection, orientation, placement, training, supervision and recognition of youth volunteers that support a satisfying experience for youth volunteers and assist in the achievement of the Christmas Bureau’s objectives. 
  2.  Promote the use of youth volunteers in the work of the Christmas Bureau and encourage the design of challenging and satisfying youth volunteer jobs.
  3.  Assist in identifying the specific need for youth volunteers.
  4.  Assist the Volunteer Coordinator in developing an operation plan for recruitment, orientation, training, supervision and recognition of youth volunteers.
  5.  With the Volunteer Coordinator, develop and implement of an annual youth engagement plan that meets the Christmas Bureau strategic goals.
  6.  Provide periodic reports relative to progress in this area and other activities undertaken by the Committee.
  7.  Ensure adherence to the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement.
  8.  Prepare a report on Youth Committee activities and accomplishments for submission to the Volunteer Committee for the Board one month prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Our Mandate:  To provide a festive meal and coordination of Christmas giving to Edmontonians in need.

A volunteer driven charity, non-denominational and accessible to all Edmontonians in need, the Christmas Bureau provides festive meals to Edmontonians in need and teen gift cards to Edmonton teens age 13 to 17.  The Christmas Bureau provides coordination of Christmas services in partnership with various Christmas giving organizations like 630 CHED Santas Anonymous, Junior Chamber International and the Salvation Army to minimize the duplication of services.  Approximately 50% of the clients served are children and teens under the age of 18 years.

Providing a one-stop application process for three Christmas giving programs—festive food program, teen gift card program and toys for children, applicants are screened for eligibility with dignity and respect. This reduces the stress on families by not having to apply to multiple agencies to ensure that all Christmas services are provided.

Interested candidates are required to submit a resume highlighting experience and a cover letter expressing interest.  Your Christmas Bureau Committee Application Package should include:

  1. Cover letter (one page) outlining your interest in serving on the Christmas Bureau Youth Advisory Committee
  2. Resume (maximum three pages)
  3. Two references
  4. What committee you are applying for

Please submit your application package to:

Susan Sarrasin, Human Resource Committee Chair

Email: [email protected]

For additional information about the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton, please contact Darlene Kowalchuk, Executive Director by email at [email protected] or by phone at 780-414-7685.



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