The 2013 Volunteer Opportunites will remain much the same as last year.
Dates and details will be posted in August.
Volunteer Opportunities - 2012
Santas Depot is open 7 days a week November 12 through December 13 for all volunteer opportunities unless otherwise specified. Our hours are 9am to 9pm daily.
All of Santas volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years old with the exception of Porters, Donation Pickup Helpers and Delivery Day Helpers.
See Workshop Bee for information on volunteering as a group. All Workshop Bee shifts have been filled.
Click here for a Volunteer Application & Waiver (for individuals). Groups will be sent a waiver once they are confirmed.
DRIVER AND DELIVERY DAY OPPORTUNITES
Pick Up Driver** & Helper All Pick up Driver shifts have been filled for 2012.
Pick up Drivers collect toy donations from our bins within Edmonton and bring them to Santas Depot. Donation locations include shopping malls, Wal-Mart, Costco and Toys R Us stores. Drivers may choose to bring along a helper.
Drivers are required November 14 through December 21. Pickups will start at once a week and progress to daily. More than one driver may be assigned to each location. Drivers may have an assigned location or be on our on-call list.
**Donation pick up drivers are required to use their own vehicle, present their drivers license and insurance upon registering to receive their Santas photo identification.
Call Janet at 780-428-8697 or email
Delivery Day Driver & Helper
On December 15 & 16 Drivers and their Helpers will deliver gifts to families throughout Edmonton. Whether you are using your own vehicle or a company vehicle, there is one line up for drivers. Dispatch starts each day at 10am.
Enter our parking lot from 121 Street off Kingsway Avenue. There will be no left turn off 121 Street into the parking lot. Drivers will sign an agreement when they arrive. There is no preregistration or form to sign beforehand. Once you have parked your vehicle bring your driver's license and insurance into Santas Depot. Volunteer dispatchers and porters will have you back in your vehicle and on the road in no time.
Food & Beverage Servers All 2012 Food & Beverage Server shifts have been filled.
On delivery days Santas supporters provide beverages and bbq bratwurst. Serving volunteers are required to provide these goodies to all volunteers. This role takes place outside with a building close by for warmth and to shield from the elements. An adult is required for every two teens that may fill this role. We are looking for groups of 2 to 4 to take 2-3 hour shifts on both December 15 and 16. Contact Janet at 780-428-8697 or
to schedule your group.
Porter (age 12 and older) All Porter shifts for 2012 have been filled.
Porters assist Delivery Day Drivers with taking gifts to their vehicle. Porters may also receive the undeliverable gifts drivers return to Santas Depot.
If your group is interested in a Porter shift, contact Santas office at 780-428-8697.
DEPOT DROP IN OPPORTUNITIES All Drop In Shifts are now done for 2012.
With all of our depot drop in opportunities the work load is dependent upon incoming donations, the arrival of other drop in volunteers and scheduled Group Workshop Bees.
Wrapper (individuals and groups of 2 or 3)
Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sun - Wrappers select and wrap toy packages for children up to age 12 years. Groups larger than 3 please see the Workshop Bee opportunity under Depot Scheduled Opportunities.
Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sun - Baggers select wrapped gifts and bag them for individual families.
any day - Warehouse tasks are varied and may include receiving donations, assisting in sorting the area, sweeping the warehouse, inflating sports balls or inserting batteries in toys. Experience with the use of a pallet jack is a definite asset.
DEPOT SCHEDULED OPPORTUNTIES All Scheduled Opportunites are filled for 2012.
Workshop Bee (groups of 4 to 18)
All group Workshop Bee shifts have been filled. Individuals and small groups are invited to drop in (see Depot Drop In Opprotunities above for dates and details). Should a group arrive on a drop in day we may not be able to accommodate you, as drop in days are designed for individuals and small groups.
Requests recieved by Oct 26 have been scheduled and groups will be notified by Nov 9.
Groups may fill some of the following roles: Wrapper, Bagger, Warehouseperson and Sorter. The work in each area is dependent upon the amount of donations received and may vary from day to day. Shifts must be booked in advance.
Sorters receive donations and sort each item into the appropriate bin. With this role we ask that you commit to a minimum of 8 hours a week from November 12 to December 21.
Greeters welcome visitors, sign in volunteers, receive donations and answer general inquiries. With this role we ask that you commit to a minimum of one shift per week from November 12 to December 21.
Individuals interested in the Sorter or Greeter role please call Janet or Lana at 780-428-8697 or email