Volunteer Warehouse Positions

At Sport Central, we depend on our volunteers to help accomplish the following day-to-day tasks. This list outlines the prerequisite skills, knowledge, training or experience required to perform each task. New volunteers can expect to receive some basic training to help them meet the requirements set out in the prerequisite section of each position below. Our normal hours extend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Equipment Collection

Description: A volunteer drives the Sport Central cargo van to various locations across Edmonton to pick up donated equipment. Pickup locations include Edmonton police stations, fire halls and retail stores.

Frequency: Weekly and intermittent positions available.

Pre-requisites: Valid driver’s license. Comfortable driving, parking and reversing a 1-ton cargo van. Able to carry as much as 50lb of equipment into and out of the van, including bulky items such as sport bags, exercise machines and bicycles.

Sport Equipment Sorting

Description: Sorting incoming donated sports equipment into: a) ready for immediate use 2) needing repair and 3) unsafe for use. Sorting includes minor refurbish activities such as re-lacing skates, replacing insoles, doping skate toes, etc. Immediate service items are sized, marked, and stocked

Frequency: Continuous, year-round. Can accommodate up to 4 people at once.

Pre-requisites: Some knowledge of sports equipment types, sizing conventions, and serviceability standards.

Helmet Repair

Description: Strip cages and replace screws, clips and straps on CSA approved donated hockey and skating helmets. Strip and stock excess parts.

Frequency: Continuous, year-round. Single person task.

Pre-requisites: Can manage small parts and ability with hand tools.

Equipment Repair

Description: Salvage components, repair hockey bags, re-palm hockey gloves and repair goal pads in the leather shop.

Frequency Continuous, year-round. Can accommodate up to 3 people at once.

Pre-requisites Strong sewing and repair skills with leather, nylon, plastic materials, zippers, snaps and buckle components. Some knowledge of hockey equipment serviceability standards.

Snowboard & X-Country Ski Technician

Description Remove and install new bindings on donated snowboards and cross-country skis. During slow periods prep and repair damaged edges/bases.

Frequency Continuous, year-round. Single person task.

Pre-requisites Prior knowledge on binding install

Skate Sharpener

Description Replace damaged blades, holders and sharpen dull or rusted skates prior to client pickup.

Frequency Continuous, year-round. Single person task.

Pre-requisites Prior knowledge and experience with a skate sharpener is an asset.

Client Outfitting

Description: Outfitting of clients with serviceable donated used and new sports equipment, including bikes, bike helmets, skates, rollerblades, hockey equipment, skating helmets, etc., following referring agency requests.

Frequency Continuous, year-round. Can accommodate up to 2 people at once.

Pre-requisites Some knowledge of skate, helmet, bicycle and hockey fitting convections is preferred but not required. Experience working with clients with minimal English language skills is an asset.

Reception/Telephone Answering

Description Receive incoming phone calls and general inquiries from clients and donors in the lobby. Assistance will be provided.

Frequency Continuous, year-round. Single person task.

Pre-requisites Experience in customer service and proficiency is an asset.