Volunteering in Central Alberta

  • Wed Feb 1st, 2012 3:51pm
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For more volunteer opportunities, visit www.cirsonline.ca or call 403-346-4636.

New Listings

Family Services of Central Alberta Jute Box Mania “Name that Tune” March 24 trivia buffs are invited to help with this event. Various positions are available, scorekeepers, runners, silent auction attendants etc. Contact Dianne at 403-896-3762 email: dmacaulay@fsca.ca.

Special Events

Canadian Cancer Society is seeking leadership volunteers to organize and implement Relay for Life taking place on June 15. Contact Sue at 403-347-3662 or sue.bornn@cancer.ab.ca.

CIBC Run for the Cure is recruiting leadership volunteers to plan next year’s event. Contact solson@cbcf.org.

CNIB invites volunteers to help them work bingos on Feb. 9th. Contact Lori at 403-346-0037 or lori.hamilton@cnib.ca.

Family Services of Central Alberta is seeking a mature, experienced, reliable, friendly, and approachable volunteer to assist with the under six club on Friday mornings running until June 15. Contact Sandy Twidale at 403-309-8215 or stwidale@fsca.ca.

Ongoing Events

Red Deer Clothing Bank urgently needing help sorting donations. Volunteer hours Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays. Call Shirley 403-347-7126.

Adult Literacy Program at the Dawe Library is looking for volunteer tutors to assist students with reading, writing and speaking English or basic math skills. Students are from all walks of life and from many countries. Contact Sandra or Donna at 403-346-2533.

Arthritis Society Alberta and Northwest Territories is seeking leaders to present general and specific arthritis related information in their communities. Contact Liz at 1-800-321-1433 or lkehler@ab.arthritis.ca.

Bethany Care Society is seeking volunteers who enjoy visiting with elderly people and who have extra time on their hands to provide clerical support to administrative staff, help deliver recreational programs, assist with minor facility repairs and maintenance and spend quality one-on-one time with residents. Contact Doris at 403-357-3702 or mackinnd@bethanycare.com.

Blackfalds and District Victim Services is seeking members for their Board of Directors. Contact Gloria Derksen at 403-855-3355 or gloria.derksen@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. For further information check our web site at www.victimsupport.ca.

Canadian Blood Services welcomes new hospitality volunteers for their blood donor clinics. If you are available during the daytime and enjoy helping others this is a great opportunity! Contact Heather at 403-755-4334 or heather.rumbolt@blood.ca.

Canadian Mental Health needs volunteers to work at the Bargain Treasures Thrift Store. We offer a supportive, fun, team orientated environment with flexible hours. Please contact Joyce at 403-342-2266 or jneiman@reddeer.cmha.ab.ca.

Catholic Social Services is seeking a longer term volunteer file clerk and a family counseling group support aide one evening per week from 4:30 – 7 p.m. Contact Diane at 403-347-8844 or diane.bishop@catholicsocialservices.ab.ca.

Central Alberta Brain Injury Society is seeking volunteer board members with an interest in helping the brain injured and their families to help plan the direction of programs and other initiatives; time commitment is two to three hours per month. Contact Jean at 403-350-7260 or cabis@telus.net.

Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) is recruiting for a variety of programs, including Connecting Newcomers- make friends with a new immigrant to help them feel at home in our City, Spanish speaking translator/interpreters to help meet growing demand and Public Awareness to share your stories as an immigrant with school kids and adults. Contact Frank at 403-346-8818 or frank.bauer@care2centre.ca.

Family Services of Central Alberta is seeking volunteers to connect shut-ins to their community. Those who love to chat and can commit one hour a week are ideal for this position. Contact Sandy Twidale at 403-309-8215 or at stwidale@fsca.ca.

Golden Circle Seniors Resource Center is seeking volunteers for their hot lunch program on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and supportive transportation programs. Contact Diane at 403-343-6074 Ext 108 or dlester@goldencircle.ca.

Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to work at ReStore, and to sit on the Family Selection and Family Nurturing committees. Contact a volunteer coordinator at 403-309-0998 or info@habitatreddeer.ca.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation is seeking Heart Healthy School Ambassadors to deliver age appropriate, healthy living information sessions to students grades 1-12. Contact Jenna or Denise at 403-781-7138 or email volunteer@hsf.ab.ca.

Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta, Red Deer Chapter is seeking tutors, board and committee members, and an office assistant. Contact Sheryl at 403-340-3885 or consult their website www.ldreddeer.ca.

Lending Cupboard Society of Alberta is seeking volunteers to commit to one, three hour shift per week. Hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10-3. Duties vary by volunteer position. Call 403-356-1678 or email lendingcupboard@shaw.ca.

Magdalene House Society is seeking volunteers for their Temporary Foreign Workers support group to assist migrant workers with understanding our culture, language and legal system. Contact David at 403-342-6191 or dacat2@shaw.ca or Lauren at 403-343-7007.

Michener Services knows volunteering is all about the connections you make. Consider sharing your love of math and board games with a new friend, becoming a ‘Water Bug’, sitting and relaxing in a warm pool with a new friend, sharing stories, talking, laughing, spending time getting to know your community by walking and signing with a friend or sharing your love for music with someone and watch your friendship grow. Contact Carmen at 403-340-7803 or Carmen.kostiuk@gov.ab.ca.

Red Deer Arts Council is seeking volunteer board members, programming, and performing arts committee members. For more information, call Diana Anderson, Coordinator, at 403-348-2787 or contact us at info@reddeerartscouncil.ca.

Red Deer Food Bank Society is seeking detail oriented and physically fit fundraising and warehouse helpers. Contact Alice at 403-342-5355 or rdfoodbank@hotmail.com.

Red Deer Neighbourhood Watch is seeking a treasurer and secretary. We welcome newcomers! Meetings are held monthly. Contact nwatch@telus.net.

Red Deer Public Library Homebound Reader Service is looking for volunteers to choose reading material for homebound City residents, primarily seniors, and to deliver and pick up the books. Contact Donna at 403-346-2100 or dstewart@rdpl.org.

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre is seeking a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Greeter to act as a liaison between staff and visitors. Contact Darci at 403-343-4715 Ext. 3 or darci.shave@albertahealthservices.ca. The Hospital is also seeking volunteers for Moose Cottage to offer patients, families, visitors and staff an opportunity to unwind, visit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a fresh baked treat. Volunteers require completion of the Safe Food Handling Course. Contact Brenda at 403-343-4715 Ext.1 or brenda.farwell@albertahealthservices.ca.

Ten Thousand Villages is seeking volunteers to work in our Southpointe Common store. Dare to be involved. Contact Leslie at 403-341-0178 or reddeer@villages.ca.

Whisker Rescue Society of Red Deer and Area needs animal lovers for a variety of fundraisers, special events, and rescue programs. Contact Susan Scott at 402-342-0976 or sscott@telus.net.