What is the NextGen City Jam?

Community-building + like-minded people + live music = an epic celebration of volunteerism in YEG!

This November, join us for the inaugural NextGen City Jam, a high-energy celebration of volunteerism with live music at The Starlite Room (headliners to be announced in August). To get your FREE ticket, you need to volunteer with a local organization for at least 10 hours between August 1 and October 31, 2016. 

Maybe you’re a volunteer connoisseur with lots of hours under your belt. Maybe you’ve lent a hand once or twice, but are looking for a group of people with whom you can do more. Maybe you’ve never volunteered before. We want to celebrate with you all! Let us say “Thanks!” for being a community-builder who will help us create a city we want to be a part of.


how can i get my ticket?

  1. Choose a local charitable or not-for-profit organization within Edmonton and get to work! Or, sign-up to volunteer through NextGen (limited opportunities listed below). Complete your hours by October 31, 2016.
  2. Once you’ve completed your hours, fill out the registration form. Make sure you include:
    • the name of organization(s) you volunteered with; 
    • the total number of hours volunteered; and
    • the name of a reference at each organization.
  3. Bring your confirmation email to one of the designated ticket pick-up dates/locations (including Will Call on the evening of the event).
  4. Join us for an epic celebration in November!

Have you already completed your volunteer hours (minimum 10 hours)?
Complete our registration form to get your ticket.

Rules & Regulations

Why volunteer?

Volunteers are shaping the future of Edmonton. Volunteering is a way to connect with your community, learn new skills, and build lasting relationships. With the support of dedicated volunteers, local organizations can accomplish their goals and deliver important programs and services. By giving back as a volunteer, you are making Edmonton a great place to be!

Check out our top three benefits for volunteering!

Volunteering Opportunities

Not sure where to get started? Check out our Volunteer 101 for help deciding on how you can give back to the community. The links below are also great place to help you find a the perfect volunteer opportunity:

You can also sign up for volunteer opportunities through NextGen. We have a limited list of ways to give back, and this list will change as more opportunities are made available. Please contact nextgen@edmonton.ca if you have questions about any of the opportunities listed below.

Current volunteer opportunities:

The Centre for Family Literacy has an ongoing need for volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with adults who want to improve their reading, writing or math skills. Training is provided (Nine hours total over three evenings: October 12, 18 and 26) and a minimum monthly 2-hour commitment is required.

Homeward Trust is recruiting 300 volunteers for both the 2016 Homeless Count happening on October 19 and 20, and Homeless Connect on Sunday, October 23. Registration fills up quickly, so register now to ensure your spot! Please contact Janine for more information or to register.

Canadian Immigrant is looking for dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers for their Career, Education and Settlement Immigrant Fair in Edmonton. The event will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre on October 19, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This opportunity is open to anyone over 18 years who is willing to commit to being at the event for the duration of the event. If interested, please send an email to editor@canadianimmigrant.ca with “Volunteer for Career Fair” in the subject line of the email.

Join NextGen at Edmonton's Food Bank and lend a few hours of your time by registering for one (or all!) of the following shifts available: Saturday October 22  from 9am-noon, Saturday October 29 from 9am-noon and Saturday October 29 from 1pm-4pm. Book your shift via Eventbrite!

Fashion with Compassion needs volunteers for set up on October 26 (time TBD), for luncheon fundraising activities (10:30-2:00) Oct 27, gala fundraising activities (5:30-10:30) Oct 27 and tear down (11:30-1:00am). 

Sport Central is looking for ongoing volunteers to help with client outfitting and equipment sorting. Times are flexible, and training will be provided. 

The Bissell Centre needs ongoing volunteers to help to organize food donations, assist with serving meals for a variety of programs.

Volunteers play an important role at Boyle Street, helping us improve our service to our clients. Everyone has special gifts and talents, and we will work with you to discover the role that best suits you. We have a variety of fulfilling options for groups and individuals.

Habitat for Humanity Edmonton is currently searching for volunteers to help with landscaping. Landscaping Volunteers plant trees & shrubs, lay sod and a number of other landscaping related tasks. No experience is necessary – Habitat will train you how to do every landscaping task in a safe manner. To register, contact Joanne via email or call (780) 451-3416 x 222.

Celebrate the darker side of the Art Gallery of Alberta's Refinery parties, on Saturday, October 29, with Danse Macabre – the Dance of the Dead. Taking inspiration from current exhibitions, this late-night art party conjures ideas of morality and mortality. Admission is free for those who volunteer for a portion of the event, contact volunteer.services@youraga.ca to find out more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions and looking for answers? We've created several documents that will hopefully answer anything you aren't sure of!

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