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Red Deer community foundation looking to connect volunteers with new online platform

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation is partnering with VolunteerConnector to help central Albertans easily find volunteer opportunities.

The platform can be found on the RDDCF website and is a user-friendly database that connects individuals who want to help out with the agencies that are seeking volunteer support.

“When we heard that Volunteer Central was closing its doors, we reached out and asked how we, as a foundation, might be able to support volunteerism in our district,” said Erin Peden, executive director of the Red Deer & District Community Foundation.

“That was when we learned of the VolunteerConnector platform and how easily our community could benefit from the service.”

The website is a comprehensive platform that helps communities provide more volunteer engagement and recruitment support to organizations.

Volunteers can easily track volunteer hours, with a profile outlining skills and interests to reduce application time and also get notifications regarding newly posted positions.

Organizations can quickly recruit with an unlimited amount of volunteer postings, directly communicate with volunteers, easily assign roles.

“It aligns nicely with what the foundation stands for within the community,” Peden said.

“We strive to connect our donors with the causes that matter to them and as we all know, volunteerism is an incredibly effective form of philanthropy. When our residents give their time, effort and talents, charitable agencies – and the community as a whole- benefit significantly.”