We’ve made it so easy to volunteer for events, workshops and demos. Opportunities to get involved will be posted here as they occur. Simply click on the appropriate link below, complete the form and submit. You will receive a confirmation via email within a week in most cases.
Thanks for your interest.


Now is the time to register!

9:30 AM – Doors open at Woodcliff Church (5010 Spruce Drive SW)

10:00 AM – Gathering Activity

10:30 to 11:30 AM – Registered Sessions #1

  • Odd Ball Knitting Ideas – Mary Anna Louise will share ideas for using leftover balls of yarn to create new projects, OR
  • Stripping for Fun or Profit – Janet will show a variety of samples using the “sew strips together, then cut.” method.  So many possible variations.

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM – Let’s talk about upcycling, recycling, zero waste, slow fashion and more!  What does it all mean and how are the Ujamaa Grandmas making a positive contribution.
Eco Friendly Show and Share. Please bring in items that you have created that you feel help to reduce waste in our world to share with our group.


1:00 to 2:00 PM – Registered Sessions #2

  • Maker’s Journalling – Cheryl will share a variety of ways to plan, organize and celebrate your creations, OR
  • Ziptastic with Patty – Metal, coil, vislon, open, closed one end, closed both ends, by the yard, #3, #5, #8 #10 locking sliders, free sliders. Yikes. Come learn to speak zipper and pick up some cool tips for adding zippers to a project.

2:00 PM – Farewell and Draw Prizes

Looking forward to a great day of learning, sharing, and connecting!

WHAT: Demo Day 2019
WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
WHERE: Woodcliff United Church, 5010 Spruce Drive SW.

Please Register here.



The annual Fabric and Yarn Sale cannot happen without your help. Any time and any help you have to give will be gratefully
received. There are two ways to help; before the sale and during the sale.

SET UP – Main need is for sorters and knowledge of fabric and yarn is an asset. You are invited to select a preferred area in which to work and best efforts will be made to honor this preference. However, once needs are filled in any specific area, you may be assigned to an area of greater need. Please respect this assignment to ensure we can be prepared for the public.
SALE – Duties include assisting customers on the sales floor, cleanup, transportation of recyclables (cardboard & plastics), and organization of the leftover fabric and yarn.

Please fill out one form for each day, you can select as many shifts as you’d like to volunteer for on each form. When we have enough volunteers for a shift or for a particular area it will no longer show up as an option. The volunteer schedule will be sent out on April 7, 14 and 21 to all volunteers who have signed up. Sign up will close at 6:00 PM on April 23, 2019.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 4 set up shifts
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
SIGN UP HERE for Wednesday April 24

Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 3 set up shifts
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
SIGN UP HERE for Thursday April 25

Friday, April 26, 2019 – 1 set up shift, 2 sale shifts and an option to stay on to clean up
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – set up
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Declutter & Rearrange
SIGN UP HERE for Friday April 26

Saturday, April 27, 2019 – 2 sale shifts and 1 clean up shift
8:45 AM to 11:45 AM
11:15 AM to 2:30 PM
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM – clean up
SIGN UP HERE for Saturday April 27



We are looking for cashiers to help with customer service at the annual Fabric and Yarn Sale. Duties may involve: processing credit and debit transactions on a technological device, making cash transactions, issuing receipts etc.
Cashier training sessions will be provided prior to the sale days and the duties will be reviewed 1/2 hour before shifts commence.

Cashiers shifts are scheduled for the duration of the sale and will include a 30 minute break around the halfway mark.

We also need individuals who have good mental math abilities to work as tally counters. Duties would include checking and totaling purchases on customers’ tallies and in turn, directing them to cash stations.

Lastly, we would like to have a list of spares who are willing to be on call in the event of an emergency.

The success of the sale is dependent on our volunteers. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

To volunteer as a Cashier or Tally Counter, sign up here.