Volunteer with The City of Calgary

Become part of an amazing group of volunteers who share their time, skills and enthusiasm with one of the many services or programs the city offers. There are a wide range of volunteer experiences for you to choose from.

Off-Leash Ambassador program

The Off-Leash Ambassador program is a volunteer-led approach to educate citizens about responsible pet ownership and to ensure safety in off-leash areas. For more information on this exciting opportunity, please follow the link to Off-Leash Ambassador program.

Positive Animal Wellness Support (PAWS Pal) program

We are looking for experienced PAWS Pals are experienced animal lovers who socialize our cats and dogs who are waiting for their forever homes. Learn more about volunteering with PAWS Pal program.

Calgary Neighbourhoods

Calgary Neighbourhoods offers a number of on-going volunteer opportunities as well as a couple of seasonal ones. We offer youth opportunities, encouraging the development of leadership skills and community involvement. Learn more about Calgary Neighbourhoods volunteer opportunities.

Fire Cadet Program

Through the Fire Cadet program, the Calgary Fire Department (CFD) offers youth the opportunity to use CFD training and equipment as the tools and backdrop to learn valuable life skills. Learn more about the fire cadets program.


Become a green leader in your community. Share your knowledge and appreciation of the natural world through our diverse volunteer opportunities. Learn more about volunteering with parks.


Calgary Recreation offers a number of on-going and Seasonal volunteer opportunities for all ages. Learn more about Calgary Recreation volunteer opportunities.

Calgary Police Service

The Calgary Police Service actively seeks volunteers to help with a variety of programs. Opportunities are available with the Victim Assistance Unit, community police stations, district offices and YouthLink - the Calgary Police Interpretive Centre. Learn more about volunteering with the Calgary Police Service.

City Clerk's Office – Volunteer Tour Guide Program

Do you have an interest in city government, history, or local developments and have a passion for community education and engagement? ​​​​​​​​​​​​​The City Clerk's Office at The City of Calgary is looking for individuals to volunteer as tour guides for the Municipal Complex tours. We offer training for the position, free parking at the City Hall Parkade during tours, and vouchers for our Corporate Gift Room. Visit Volunteer Tour Guide Program for more information and to apply.​​​​