NextGen City Jam

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

City Jam 2018

On Saturday, December 1, 300+ volunteers got together to celebrate their volunteer work at the Starlite room!
Performers included:

  • Death From Above 1979

  • Scenic Route to Alaska

  • Royal Tusk

  • Cadence Weapon

  • Sister Ray

Missed the show? Watch the highlights below!

City Jam 2018 highlights

We know the important impact that young people can have on the future of this city, which is why we're hosting City Jam to encourage more Edmontonians, especially between ages 18–40, to get involved and experience how rewarding it can be to give back!

NextGen City Jam is a packed night of live music that encourages Edmontonians to volunteer in YEG! The concept is simple: volunteer a minimum of 10 hours and snag a ticket to a fantastic event! Whether you're volunteering for the first time, or you're a long-time volunteer, City Jam is our way to say thanks for all that you're doing to shape Edmonton.

Thanks again to everyone who attended last year's event! We had the best time with you, and together we contributed more than 11,000 hours to local volunteer programs. Check out a few familiar faces in our City Jam video and take a minute to reflect on all that we're doing together to build Edmonton into the city we want it to be.

We're happy to have Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (ECVO) and Volunteer Alberta as partners for City Jam 2018!

Please note: you CANNOT PURCHASE TICKETS to this exclusive show. The only way to get entry to the concert is by volunteering 10+ volunteer hours (earned between  June 1 and November 28 or when the guest list is full) at an EDMONTON charity or non profit.

How do i get Into city jam?

Want to join us at NextGen’s City Jam? Here’s everything you need to know!

1.       Find an eligible volunteer opportunity.

  • Volunteer Connector and Charity Village are two great places to check out volunteer opportunities in Edmonton. NextGen will also be organizing some fun volunteer opportunities over the next few months. Make sure you sign up for the NextGen newsletter so you’re the first to hear about how to get involved.

  • Remember, NextGen City Jam is only accepting volunteer hours from formal volunteer programs. See the City Jam rules and regulations for more info about eligible volunteer opportunities.

2.       Sign up for an eligible volunteer opportunity.

  • Once you’ve found a volunteer opportunity that interests you, contact the organization directly to set up your shift.

  • Can’t pick just one? You have the option to volunteer with as many different organizations as you would like! This will let you choose opportunities that suit your availability and interests. As long as you reach that 10 hour minimum, you’ll be eligible to have your name on the guest list NextGen’s City Jam.

  • Some volunteer opportunities will require you to go through a screening process before you can start volunteering! Depending on the program, this could be anything from an application form to an informal interview to a Police Information Check.

4.       Start volunteering!

5.       Share your story.

  • Have you started volunteering with a new organization? Let us know how it’s going! We’ll be following along on social media. Snap a selfie and share your volunteer experience using the hashtag #nextgencityjam and tag Edmonton’s NextGen on Facebook, @edmnextgen on Twitter, or @edmnextgen on Instagram.

6.       Fill out and submit the City Jam Registration Form.

  • Volunteer at least 10 hours between June 1 and November 28, then submit your hours to us.

  • Make sure you read the fine print carefully! By submitting your registration form, you’re agreeing to follow all NextGen City Jam Rules and Regulations.

  • If you’re having trouble submitting your hours online, please contact us at to see how we can help.


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Volunteer Events

Stay tuned for 'Volunteer with NextGen' as we host volunteer opportunities at local Edmonton charities and non profits to help you get your 10 volunteer hours for City Jam.

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!