Volunteer to build backpacks - United Way Alberta Capital Region

Volunteer to build backpacks

Tools for School ensures all kids have the tools they need to succeed. By donating your time, you’ll be helping to reduce one known barrier preventing children and youth from successful learning and participation in school.

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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.

Decided to volunteer with my daughter to pack backpacks. Loved it! Felt good and sense of community! Shared my experience with coworkers… I’m in for life! Staff were very nice!”

A person builds a pencil case to donate to United Way of the Alberta Capital Region though their Volunteer At Home campaign.

Sign up to build backpacks

Volunteer shifts are available from June to August. You will be directly contributing to the wellbeing of students by packing backpacks with school supplies.


Volunteering for Tools for School takes place at United Way’s InKind Exchange located on 14710 112 Avenue NW.

Free street parking is available on 112th avenue.

Learn more how you can donate to Tools for School

United Way’s Tools for School program distributes school kits in three standardized grade categories, each with a list of required school supplies compatible with participating school divisions.

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