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Volunteer

Each project supports a local cause. Our projects are two-tiered to ensure they are interesting and flexible. You can choose to collect needed items or do the craft portion of the project (or both). You can participate in as many months as suits your time and interests.

HIP volunteers at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary office

School volunteer projects

Looking for ways your students can help support community needs, demonstrate kindness and give back? We create citizenship projects students can do from their classrooms. Students learn how they can make a difference and gain an understanding of community needs.

Easter donation bags with eggs decorated to look like cute bunnies

Family vounteer projects

Looking for ways your family can support community needs, demonstrate kindness and give back? We create citizenship projects that kids and families can do from home. Spend time together making a difference and gain an understanding of community needs.

An Alberta's Promise wagon filled with happy face squishy balls

Group volunteer projects

Youth community groups, seniors’ homes, daycares – everyone can make a difference. We create monthly citizenship projects that groups of any age can do from anywhere. You can make a difference together as a group, gain an understanding of community needs while team building!

How to help during COVID-19

At Humanity In Practice, we believe that any one can help any time, anywhere, even now. Here are several ways you can be h!p:

  • Stay healthy, wash your hands often, and practice social distancing!
  • Cook a meal or bake cookies for a neighbor or family member
  • Buy a gift card and mail it to us – we share these with the shelters in Calgary
  • Donate canned foods to the food bank (wipe them down first!)
  • Make and mail a card to a loved one
  • Donate to a charity (like us!) through Shaw Charity Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink
  • Knit toques, mittens or scarves (we collect these all year round to give out during winter to street-connected youth)
  • Send notes of love and support through your social media channels
  • Donate a meal through a local restaurant
  • Read to a young child you know over FaceTime
  • Take pictures of what life is like during these times for you and post them on Instagram @behipyyc using the hash tags #zaneography and #AlbertaCares and #behipyyc
  • Smile at the people you meet along your daily walk and wash your mailbox!
A groovy lady standing in front of the H!P van

H!P chicks

Our h!pchicks are women who want to help but who don't want a traditional volunteer role!

The power of email networking is the basis for this connective group. A fan-out request informs women of opportunities that need their help. If they can, they step up or wait for the next email! This enables women to choose involvement without pressure. All requests are flexible, episodic and respectful of the busy lives we lead.

You can help with your own friends by hosting a ‘H!Pchicks Do Wine.’ We have created six funky themes:

  • Books & Bordeaux (collecting new children’s books)
  • Granola & Grigio (collecting granola bars for the homeless)
  • Men & Merlot (collecting men’s business attire for men rebuilding their lives)
  • Panties & Prosecco (collecting bras and underwear for women)
  • Runners & Riesling (collecting running shoes for teenage girls)
  • Veggies & Vino (collecting vegetable peelers for low income families)
Treat bags for the h!ppo program assembled by Alex volunteers

h!ppo program

h!ppo is a program designed to support children living in shelters or transitional housing, by providing seasonal treats and creative play kits that are considered part of a happy childhood but that are not affordable for these families.

The wisdom of the h!ppo includes power, emotional depth, creation, imagination, healing, protection of family, and the birth of new ideas. h!ppo is a perfect addition to how we practice humanity.