Our work is accomplished by a great team of committed volunteers working together to outfit newborns in need.  We would not be able to produce our layettes without the help of dedicated volunteers; we greatly appreciate your interest in joining our team! The following describes out current volunteer opportunities.

Evening Volunteer Opportunities 

  • What: Once a month we run Volunteer Work Nights where work night volunteers come to help out with a wide variety of inventory-related tasks in the warehouse.  This is a great way to see what goes on here at Basically Babies and learn a bit more about the whole process while meeting others and enjoying great snacks, a signature part of Basically Babies Work Night volunteering!
  • Where: Basically Babies warehouses:  Edmonton @ 14839 118th Avenue and Calgary @10, 1826 25th Avenue NE
  • When: Work Nights are scheduled from 6pm to 9pm. Our  Calendar of Edmonton Volunteer Special Events 2022-2023 FINAL and our Calendar of Calgary Volunteer ^0 Special Events 2022-2023 FINAL outline all of our upcoming Work Nights and other volunteer events for the fiscal year.
  • How to Volunteer for a Work Night: To volunteer for a work night, you must register by sending an email to office@basicallybabies.org or using the form below with the date you are interested in attending and how many people we can expect, if you are with a group.  We will then add you to our list for that evening, as well as our email list so we can keep you informed of other upcoming volunteer opportunities.


Daytime Volunteer Opportunities

  •  What: Daytime volunteers are involved in every aspect of our production cycle. Volunteers are trained to sort and size clothing donations, and may subsequently also complete other warehouse/inventory tasks.  The required skills needed to volunteer in a daytime shift include:
    • A positive attitude
    • Ability to work independently after training
    • Ability to uphold quality control standards by paying attention to detail
    • Ability to follow instructions and complete tasks accurately in a timely manner
    • Ability to stand, walk and move about for several hours (minimal sitting)
    • Light to moderate lifting

Our daytime volunteers break for lunch around noon.  We have a kitchen/bistro area with fridge, stove, microwave, coffeemaker and kettle.  Full-day volunteers bring a bagged lunch and enjoy eating lunch together with other volunteers.

  • Where: Basically Babies warehouses:  Edmonton – 14839  118th Avenue and Calgary – 10, 1826 25th Avenue NE
  • When: Shifts are available Mondays – Thursdays between the hours of 9:00am -12 noon and then 12:30 – 3:30pm
  • How to Volunteer: Please complete the form below to indicate your interest in volunteering .  Once received, we will connect with you to determine your specific volunteer interests and provide you with a Volunteer Application Form via email.  After the Volunteer Application Form review, Basically Babies may contact prospective applicants for an interview depending on current available Volunteer Opportunities.   Following a successful interview, you will be notified of current opportunities and booked into our Volunteer Orientation sessions, which are scheduled as needed. A Volunteer Orientation Session is attended prior to starting volunteer shifts.