Our History

1940s –  A result of WWII was the rocketing rates in volunteerism. Urban centres responded by creating volunteer centres across the country.

1955 – The Central Volunteer Bureau was formally created by the Junior League of Calgary.

1988 – The Olympics takes Calgarians by storm and the volunteer spirit becomes part of our community culture.

1990s – Calgary non-profits needed help engaging volunteers in a meaningful way, so we began working one-on-one and side-by-side with our member organizations and citizens with a vision, to help them achieve their missions and goals.

2012 – Volunteer Calgary and CentrePoint for Non-Profit Management merge, and Propellus is born. Expanded services now allow us to continue connecting and promoting non-profits and volunteers, as well as to provide capacity-building training and resources.  

The Future – Hard to say. As our members evolve, so do we. What we know for sure is that our commitment to community will endure and we’ll continue to adapt our services to help support our members in achieving their missions.