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The Mustard Seed

Position / Placement: Shelter Helper


The Mustard Seed Shelter provides emergency shelter, food and clothing for up to 45 adults experiencing homelessness every night. Shelter Helpers work together as part of a team of volunteers and staff to ensure all guests have access to day-to-day essentials.

Description of Tasks:

Assist in the different areas throughout the shelter. These include:

o Office/Hygiene/Clothing - handing out personal care items, in addition to doing laundry and handing out socks.
o Locker Area – checking in guests, opening lockers, assigning new lockers to first-time or returning guests
• Report to the Team Lead/Shelter Staff
• Support shelter team with new guest intake
• Ensure guests are greeted with smiles and love each evening and morning

Must have a heart for meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness, an ability to enforce rules when needed (with staff assistance). 

Some benefits include:

Create balance in your life
Gain valuable, practical experience
Be involved in your community in a rewarding way
Develop new skills while retaining and sharpening old skills
Develop leadership potential
Have networking opportunities

Great for:

Teens (18 - 24 years old)
Adults (25 years old +)

Contact Information

Organization: The Mustard Seed
Contact Person: Cassidy Fegan
Phone Number: (403) 352-8028
Email Address: cassidyfegan(at)

Opportunity Details

The Mustard Seed
Volunteer Position
Red Deer, AB
January 7, 2020

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