Volunteering at Hillhurst United Church 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Hillhurst! We are so happy to have you. We are happy to work with you to find the right place for you! To begin volunteering, please contact the office by clicking here and we'll introduce you to some of the different ways you can contribute to this 7-day-a-week church as a volunteer.

If you'd like to learn more about how to volunteer at Hillhurst and the different opportunities then please take a look through our Volunteer Handbook.

Not quite sure where you fit yet? Take a look at the various roles below, read through our website or email volunteer@hillhurstunited.com to discuss how you can share your talents. ​

Volunteer Roles


Greeters are an integral part of Hillhurst’s ministry of radical hospitality. They are the first people that our community sees on Sunday mornings or at events. In addition to providing a warm hello and a friendly smile, our greeters hand out our bulletins and provide assistance as needed.

Coffee Service

It has been said that coffee is a sacred and essential beverage to many during our 9:05am and 10:45am service. To provide radical hospitality at Sunday worship services through providing coffee and tea, in real mugs, for everyone to enjoy throughout the service.

Powerpoint Operators

Beautiful and inspiring visuals are an important part of our worship services. If you prefer to stay behind the scenes in your volunteering, then this may be the perfect opportunity for you! The PowerPoint operators play a vital role by moving through a slideshow during the service. When signing up, there is the option of volunteering for both services or just one.

Scripture Readers

Reading scripture paints a visual picture that supports the Sunday morning reflection and plays an integral part of each service.

Sacrament Assistants

Bread Kneading Assistants On the last Sunday of each month, we have a bread kneading ceremony. This is an opportunity for the entire congregation to prepare the ritual bread for communion (kneading our prayers into the bread). Preparation needs to be done. Communion Servers Communion is generally taken on the first Sunday of each month. There are two ways in which Communion is served: tray services where the congregation remains seated and servers will serve (this is usually twice a year); and by stations (known in the United Church as intinction) where the congregation will come to the servers. The servers and minister will meet 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the service. Baptismal Assistants Baptisms are usually held on the third Sunday of the month. As an assistant to Baptism, you will be involved in the ceremony that day, as well as the class held for parents the week prior. We would also ask that you keep in touch with the family once a month or so for a year. This could be a phone call or visit.

Community Lunch Ministry

This is a huge opportunity for engagement within the church and outer community. Currently the community lunch ministry involved getting together with a group to create a meal plan, shop for groceries, prepare and serve on Sunday at noon. The Team Lead for each lunch will purchase groceries and plan the menu for the meal for 150 people. There must be a gluten free and vegetarian option for each meal. On Sunday mornings we ask that the Lunch Ministry team arrive at church early to ensure that lunch is ready to be served by 11:45am. If you would like to volunteer to support the lunch ministry without organizing the meal, there is the option of signing up to be a Lunch Helper or assisting with clean up after each meal.

Receive News About Volunteer Opportunities

March 17, 2019

Office Volunteer

Do you have office skills and a few hours to dedicate to administrative tasks from time to time? 

March 17, 2019

Sermon Videographer

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and a video can be priceless. We are looking for volunteers who are able to create and upload video recordings of our Sunday reflections. Training will be provided.

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Hillhurst United Church

1227 Kensington Close NW | Calgary, AB | T2N 3J6

phone: 403-283-1539   email: office@hillhurstunited.com

The office is open Monday to Thursday from 10:00am to 3:30pm


Sunday  Services: Online at 10 am (MST). 

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