April 26, 2022

Volunteers: The backbone of The Mustard Seed

This week is about celebrating our volunteers! It is because of their dedication to our organization that we can continue…

Community, Thank You, Volunteer, National Volunteer Week

October 21, 2021

Volunteers: The Life Blood of The Mustard Seed

It is volunteers that allow The Mustard Seed to provide its vast amount of programming and support for those experiencing…

Community, Thank You, Volunteer, All Cities

October 1, 2021

The Mustard Seed's School Lunch Program

The Mustard Seed Red Deer’s School Lunch Program is a vital program that provides lunches for students from impoverished families…

Community, Red Deer, Volunteer, Support, Kids, Poverty, Youth, Students

April 19, 2021

A Staple in the Kitchen: Celebrating Nigel's Decade of Volunteering

For more than a decade, Nigel has been giving up his Tuesday mornings to cook meals for the less fortunate.

Community, Thank You, Kamloops, Volunteer, National Volunteer Week, Meals

October 15, 2019

Volunteering – The New Lunch ‘n Learn

This fall, MCAP and Tango Compass Mortgage group decided to do something a little different for a team-building activity.

Give Back, Kamloops, Volunteer

June 14, 2019

Tomorrow’s Leaders are Today’s Volunteers

Miranda Tonery, teacher at St. Francis of Assisi, knew she wanted to give her class a humbling experience that embodied…

Volunteer, Youth, Students

January 2, 2019

Service with a Smile

The first thing you notice about Danny when you walk into The Mustard Seed New Life Community Outreach Centre is…

Homeless, Kamloops, Volunteer, Poverty, Donate

December 11, 2018

A Birthday Tradition of Giving Back

She thinks it started in grade four, but can’t be sure. Lauren decided to start collecting pop tabs, but not…

Give Back, Volunteer, Donate

October 18, 2018

Returning the Favour: Patrick Gives Back to The Mustard Seed

Patrick remembers the struggles of being homeless. For him, those three years were his rock bottom. “Because of my…

Homeless, Volunteer, Food Bank

August 1, 2018

The Story of Black Panther

At 12 years old, Jay’s friends threw him a birthday party he would never forget. It was the first time…

Red Deer, Volunteer, Addiction, Recovery, Hope, Church

May 13, 2018

Mother-Daughter Overcome Obstacles Together and Build Hope

Mother’s Day around The Mustard Seed is not quite the traditional holiday we’re all used to celebrating.

Calgary, Homeless, Shelter, Volunteer, Housing, Hope, 1010 Centre

May 7, 2018

Making a Difference: Velma E. Baker School

This year, the ‘Wise Wolves’ Grade 3 class at Velma E. Baker School dedicated themselves to being difference makers.

Community, Edmonton, Thank You, Give Back, Volunteer, Fundraiser

April 16, 2018

The Kindness and Generosity of Volunteers

Every year, an average of 30,000 people volunteer for The Mustard Seed. Collectively, they generously dedicate 75,000 hours of their…

Community, Thank You, Give Back, Volunteer, Team, National Volunteer Week

April 13, 2018

City Lawyers Cook a Fabulous Meal for 370 Hungry Guests

Lawyers and their staff at Balbi & Company Legal Centre consider themselves blessed to have healthy lives and careers full…

Community, Calgary, Give Back, Volunteer

October 12, 2017

Cat Cuddling Brings Purpose to a Guest

Elise approached me during a resident engagement event. She told me she had lost her passion and wished she could…

Community, Story, Volunteer, Hope

June 22, 2017

The Mustard Seed’s 15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

It was a gorgeous, sunny day with blue skies on the Highlands Golf Club in Edmonton. Kim and her 19-year-old…

Edmonton, Events, Volunteer, Fundraiser

May 4, 2017

The Mustard Seed Celebrates its Volunteers

On April 20th, we celebrated our volunteers and their dedication to help those in need. For over three decades, volunteers…

Events, Thank You, Volunteer, National Volunteer Week

April 24, 2017

Volunteers Breathe New Life into the Rooftop Garden

The garden on the rooftop of our downtown support centre in Calgary has become a place of peace and pleasure…

Community, Calgary, Volunteer, Garden, National Volunteer Week

April 24, 2017

A Family of Volunteers

Every Thursday, you will find them at The Mustard Seed church in downtown Edmonton. Gary, Mitzie Deehan, and their daughter,…

Edmonton, Thank You, Give Back, Volunteer, Family, National Volunteer Week

March 2, 2017

Volunteers Make Family Day Special for 1010 Centre Residents

Many 1010 Centre residents know how it feels to be in need of a hot meal and a place to…

Community, Volunteer, Housing, Residents, Family, 1010 Centre

February 9, 2017

Red Deer Walks the Walk for the Coldest Night of the Year

On February 25th, Red Deer will join 114 other cities in Canada as they host a national fundraiser, The Coldest…

Red Deer, Volunteer, Winter, CNOY

August 11, 2016

The Mustard Seed volunteers transform lives in Red Deer

For over 30 years, volunteers have been a source of incredible support for The Mustard Seed.

Red Deer, Volunteer

July 28, 2016

Shaw Employees Grow Hope at the 1010 Centre

At The Mustard Seed, we get to experience firsthand the dedication of organizations in our community to making Alberta a…

Events, Calgary, Volunteer

July 28, 2016

St. Stephen’s Comes Through for Guests of The Mustard Seed

Reverend Brian E. Pearson, Rector of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, has a passion for people who are on the margins…

Calgary, Volunteer, Church, Donor

June 17, 2016

Building Community in the Kitchen

Life is marked by relationships, and to Karen, one of our beloved volunteers who runs the Collaborative Kitchen at the…

Programming, Calgary, Volunteer, Housing, Residents, 1010 Centre

June 10, 2016

Jerry Gives Back to The Mustard Seed

Jerry could barely contain his glee when he was told by The Mustard Seed Chaplain that he could host Alcoholics…

Edmonton, Volunteer, Addiction, Recovery, Hope

April 13, 2016

Thank You to All Our Volunteers (Including Our Four-Legged Volunteers!)

Volunteers at The Mustard Seed come in all ages, stages of life, and species, and each one has a profound…


April 10, 2016

Volunteers are the Roots of our Community

Volunteers at The Mustard Seed are passionate about helping others. Often volunteers work with us for years, and their passion…


March 4, 2016

Volunteers of all Faiths Help us Serve Those in Need

Every second Saturday, families from the Sikh Society of Calgary, a Sikh Temple in southwest Calgary, arrive at our shelter…


January 7, 2016

Meal Sponsors and Volunteers are Vital

Nearly every night of the year, The Mustard Seed shelter is full. On average, 350 men and women sleep at…

Volunteer, Meal Sponsorship

December 28, 2015

Extraordinary Alberta Volunteers

We are blessed with thousands of extraordinary Albertans volunteering at The Mustard Seed. Truly we could not offer the…

Thank You, Volunteer, Team

September 17, 2015

Nourishing the Body and Soul Through Meal Sponsorship

The kitchen at our emergency shelter is busy from morning until night. There are always people in there, cooking, cleaning…

Volunteer, Meal Sponsorship, Telus

July 22, 2015

Homeless Man Inspires Yoga Teacher to Volunteer at The Mustard Seed

Every Friday, Suzanne leads a small group of residents in an hour-long yoga class at The Mustard Seed’s 1010 Centre.…

Wellness, Volunteer, Yoga, Residents