Volunteer to sort coats - United Way Alberta Capital Region

Coats for Kids and Families Volunteer Opportunities

United Way’s Coats for Kids and Families program provides clean, gently used coats and warm winter clothing for children and families in need in the Alberta Capital Region. Volunteers sort and package the coats to be delivered to social agencies who distribute the items to the people who need them. By volunteering your time, you’ll be helping local families survive our regions harsh winters and meet their basic needs.

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Volunteers from Capital Power sort coats for the Coats for Kids and Families program in October 2019.

Why United Way?

United Way looks at the big picture in order to deliver a coordinated network of services and programs to address a range of needs for children and families who are struggling.

By joining forces with thousands of passionate members of our community, you can make a tremendous impact on the lives of local people.

“The overall experience was great! The staff was very welcoming and informative, and the task was very straightforward and organized.”

Coats for Kids & Families Volunteer

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Volunteer shifts are from November to January.


Volunteering for Coats for Kids and Families takes place at United Way’s InKind Exchange located on 14710 112 Avenue NW.

Free street parking is available on 112th avenue.

A woman and child stand next to a pile of coats at the United Way In Kind Exchange. They volunteered by hosting a coat drive to support Coats for Kids and Families,

Learn more how you can donate to Coats for Kids and Families

Many local families simply don’t have the means to purchase the clothing needed to stay warm during Alberta’s harsh winters. United Way of the Alberta Capital Region started the Coats for Kids & Families initiative in 1992 to address this need. Learn more about the Coats for Kids and Families program.

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