Volunteers are needed to work in friendship with Edmonton’s inner city seniors. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Friendly visiting
  • Serve meals in the Drop-In Centre
  • Sponsor a meal
  • Gardening and yard work
  • Recreation support
  • Light labor and maintenance
  • Sewing and knitting
  • Arts and crafts

For more information on how you can help, contact Jimmy our Community Relations Supervisor at (780) 408-2958 or via email at jimmym@ofss.org


Donations go a long way in the inner city.  Here’s what your donation can do:

  • Buy bus tickets
  • Fill the gas tank of the Helping Hands Van
  • Sponsor breakfast for 75 seniors
  • Sponsor lunch for 90 seniors
  • Sponsor supper for 125 seniors

Drop-in center

Our Drop-In Centre and various sites are always looking for certain items to help keep our seniors warm and dry.  Please consider donating:

  • Toques
  • Mitts
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Winter coats (mens)
  • Jeans & hoodies (mens)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Backpacks (knapsacks)
  • Blankets
  • Winter boots
  • Towels
  • Toiletries (razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and soap)
  • Coffee
  • Due to a shortage of meat donations… we need – meat, ground beef, beef, pork, chicken & luncheon meat.

For more information on the Drop-In Centre, or to find out how you can help, call (780) 429-2626.