Volunteer opportunities – August 14

Fiestaval Urgently needs 60 volunteers for four hour shifts on Saturday, August 21.

Urgent Need

Fiestaval Urgently needs 60 volunteers for four hour shifts on Saturday, August 21. We need 35 volunteers for the children’s area alone (Child Welfare Checks will be required) and others for various duties throughout the Festival. Contact Laurie at 403-341-3553 or HYPERLINK “mailto:laurie.caiwa@telus.net” laurie.caiwa@telus.net.

Cattle Round Up for Central Alberta Hospitals Dinner and Auction on Thursday, August 26 has an urgent need for take down help after the event. A few positions in other areas are also still needed. Contact Judy 403-227-6692, HYPERLINK “mailto:judylynn@xplornet.com” judylynn@xplornet.com

Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society Tools for Schools volunteers are urgently needed to sort and organize donations. Contact Lindsay 403-347-2480 or HYPERLINK “mailto:lindsay@womensoutreach.ca” lindsay@womensoutreach.ca.

Special Events:

Alexander Way Arts Festival is seeking help September 18 to provide art support, set up or take down. Contact Kelly Richard at 403-755-9350.

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation PINK volunteer opportunities for you!  Join the CIBC Run ForThe Cure planning committee or become a run day volunteer on Sunday, October 3, 2010.  Contact our volunteer hotline at 403-340-3959 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.runforthecure.com” www.runforthecure.com.

Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life Leadership Committee needs fund raising and sponsorship co-chair, team retention, luminary and recruitment subcommittee, relay coach. Contact Melonie at 403-309-5427, HYPERLINK “mailto:melonie.mullins@cancer.ab.ca” melonie.mullins@cancer.ab.ca..

Children’s Wish Foundation Spend a Saturday morning volunteering at the Red Deer Farmers Market or sell raffle tickets August 27 and 28 at Bower Mall. Contact Abbylee at 403-314-3389 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:abbyleevollmin@yahoo.ca” abbyleevollmin@yahoo.ca.

Epilepsy Association- You CAN help us by delivering, monitoring, picking up and replacing CANS every two weeks over the summer at the Mac’s Store nearest you. Contact Kathy at 403-230-2764 or HYPERLINK “mailto:epilepsy.kfyfe@telusplanet.net” epilepsy.kfyfe@telusplanet.net.

Free 2 Walk, a 10 km walkathon September 18 is seeking walk participants, refreshment and lunch station volunteers and sponsors. Funds raised support ACT Alberta (Action Coalition on Trafficking) and Magdalene House. Contact David at HYPERLINK “mailto:reddeer@actalberta.ca” reddeer@actalberta.ca.

Kidney Foundation of Canada Give the Gift of Life Fun Run and Walk on Sunday September 12 needs your gift of time to help promote the importance of organ donation and assist those affected by kidney disease. Contact Linda 403-754-1625 or HYPERLINK “mailto:volunteer.kidney@shaw.ca” volunteer.kidney@shaw.ca.

Ongoing Events:

Alzheimer Society is seeking bingo volunteers for evening shifts on Monday August 30 and Thursday September 30 at Cannery Row Bingo Hall and afternoon shifts on October 2. Contact Darlene 403-346-2540 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:dgrasdal@alzheimer.ab.ca” dgrasdal@alzheimer.ab.ca.

Berachah Place, a drop in centre for Red Deer’s homeless, is looking for volunteers on Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 6 p.m. Contact Kimberly at 403-877-8055.

Bethany Care Society-Collegeside has many opportunities to work with seniors including gardening, special events, hymn sing and meal time assistants and resident visitors. Contact Delacey at 403-357-3702 or HYPERLINK “mailto:robbinsd@bethanycare.com” o “mailto:robbinsd@bethanycare.com” robbinsd@bethanycare.com.

Board Development Program volunteer instructors deliver workshops designed to build skills of not-for profit board members in Alberta. Commitment to training and instructing 10 workshops over 2-1/2 years required. Call toll-free 310-000 then 780-427-2001 or e-mail HYPERLINK “mailto:BDP@gov.ab.ca” BDP@gov.ab.ca.

CNIB needs bingo volunteers Thursday September 9 and Wednesday October 13 at the Red Deer Bingo Center, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Contact Rosane at 403-346-0037 or HYPERLINK “mailto:rosane.butz@cnib.ca” o “mailto:rosane.butz@cnib.ca” rosane.butz@cnib.ca.

Canadian Blood Services needs volunteers with excellent public speaking and communication skills to Speak Up and Save Lives! Customer service volunteers are needed Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Contact Gerry at 403-755-4337 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:gerry.tofin@blood.ca” o “mailto:gerry.tofin@blood.ca” gerry.tofin@blood.ca. 

Canadian Diabetes Association is seeking office volunteers and diabetes awareness speakers. Training is provided. Contact Helen at 403-346-4631 or HYPERLINK “mailto:helen.robertson@diabetes.ca” o “mailto:helen.robertson@diabetes.ca” helen.robertson@diabetes.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 Marg at 403-342-2266.

Canadian Red Cross is seeking volunteers with excellent public speaking skills to make presentations to seniors. Help is also needed for the health equipment loan program, disaster services, administration and special events. Contact Rhonda at 403-346-1241 or HYPERLINK “mailto:Rhonda.schwab@redcross.ca” o “mailto:Rhonda.schwab@redcross.ca” Rhonda.schwab@redcross.ca.

Catholic Social Services is seeking residential visitors, recreation participation aides and special events volunteers. Contact Angela at 403-347-8844 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:angela.beishuizen@catholicsocialservices.ab.ca” angela.beishuizen@catholicsocialservices.ab.ca.

Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association volunteers are needed for casinos on Sunday, September 26 and Monday September 27 at Jackpot Casino. Chip runner, count room and cashier positions for day, night or late shifts available.

Call 403-341-3553.

Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) is recruiting for a variety of positions, including: volunteer friend, translator/interpreters, cultural consultants and immigrant seniors and youth program volunteers. Call 403-346-8818 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:care2@telusplanet.net” care2@telusplanet.net.

Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter requires volunteer movers. Compensation for your mileage is in the form of a tax receipt and lifting may be required. Contact Anna at 403-346-5643 or HYPERLINK “mailto:anna.sheridan@cawes.com” o “mailto:anna.sheridan@cawes.com” anna.sheridan@cawes.com.

Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society needs childcare volunteers; experience an asset, strict confidentiality required. Contact Lindsay 403-347-2480 or HYPERLINK “mailto:lindsay@womensoutreach.ca” lindsay@womensoutreach.ca.

Citizens on Patrol Join our neighborhood patrol and report on suspicious activity in your community. Contact Constable Julie Messina at 403-341-2061 or email julie.messina@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

The Crisis Center needs volunteers for the 24 hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line. Work from the safety and comfort of your own home to provide support and information to assist people work through life’s challenges. Call Ashley Schleihauf at 403-340-1124.

Deer Park & Lancaster Community Association has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, ideal for those seeking a flexible schedule and wanting to help out in their community.  Call 403-346-1660 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:deerplca@gmail.com” deerplca@gmail.com.

Family Services of Central Alberta is seeking volunteers for our Under 6 Club September 8- December 15, for our Families and Schools Together team and for our new Parent Link space at Parkland Mall . Help build family unity and empower families to achieve their individual potential! Contact Shamara 403-343-6400, email HYPERLINK “mailto:scarrick@fsca.ca” scarrick@fsca.ca or visit us at HYPERLINK “http://www.fsca.ca” www.fsca.ca.

Golden Circle Seniors Resource Center is seeking volunteers to help with the hot lunch and supportive transportation programs and seniors application assistants. Contact Diane at 403-343-6074 Ext 108 or HYPERLINK “mailto:dlester@goldencircle.ca” dlester@goldencircle.ca.

Habitat for Humanity. Help with construction of our two duplex units this summer- framing, siding, roofing, landscaping, painting, drywalling and much, much more! Scheduling is based on your availability. Contact Ashley at 403-309-0998 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:habitat3@telus.net” habitat3@telus.net.

Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta, Red Deer Chapter is seeking event volunteers and volunteer tutors. Contact April at 403-340-3885 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:info3.ldard@shawbiz.ca” info3.ldard@shawbiz.ca.

The Lending Cupboard is seeking hands on volunteers for the medical equipment loan program for two to three hour daytime shifts. Contact Shirley at 403-342-7871 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.lendingcupboard.org” www.lendingcupboard.org.

MADD-Mothers Against Drunk Driving requires volunteers for the board of directors and coordinators for the Strides for Change Walk-a-Thon and Golf Tournament. Contact Joan McIntyre at 403-347-9922 or HYPERLINK “mailto:maddrd@telusplanet.net” o “mailto:maddrd@telusplanet.net

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Make-A-Wish Northern Alberta is recruiting for wish interviewers, wish grantors and committee members to promote awareness of the organization and its programs. Contact Amber at 780-444-9474 or view full details at HYPERLINK “http://www.makeawishna.ca” www.makeawishna.ca.

Meals on Wheels needs volunteer delivery drivers. Do you have 90 minutes, one day a week? Contact Cheryl at 403-340-2511 or HYPERLINK “mailto:rdmealsonwheels@shaw.ca” rdmealsonwheels@shaw.ca.

The Memories Rediscovered Project is seeking a grant researcher/writer and a veteran interview coordinator for a video documentation of Canada’s military veterans. Contact Allan at 403-887-7114 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:alcameron@themrp.org” alcameron@themrp.org or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.themrp.org” www.themrp.org.

Michener Services is seeking volunteer friends to spend time exploring interests with our clients. Flexible shifts; training and support provided.

Contact Carmen at 403-340-7803 or email at HYPERLINK “mailto:carmen.kostiuk@gov.ab.ca” carmen.kostiuk@gov.ab.ca.

Potters Hands is seeking artistic volunteers to commit a minimum of three hours per month for a new downtown art program. Contact Doris at 403-396-1182.

Red Deer Aboriginal Employment Services is seeking volunteers for the urban aboriginal storyteller sessions on the second Thursday of the month beginning in August. Contact Angela at 403-358-7734.

Red Deer Action Group is seeking board members. Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. Email HYPERLINK “mailto:rdag@telus.net” rdag@telus.net or call 403-343-1198.

Red Deer City Victim Services requires victim services advocates to offer support, information and referrals to those touched by crime or tragedy. Please contact Constable Chris Fry at 403-341-2043 or HYPERLINK “mailto:rdcvsu@telus.net” o “mailto:rdcvsu@telus.net

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Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society. If you love to cook or decorate or want practice serving food and beverages, all in a historic setting, volunteering at Cronquist House is just for you. Flexible hours. Call 403-346-0055.

Red Deer Food Bank is seeking volunteers to work in our busy warehouse environment weekdays. Join our team and help make a difference. Call 403-342-5355 for additional information.

Red Deer Neighbourhood Watch is seeking block captains, board members, event coordinators and office volunteers. Contact Michael at 403-343-6181 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:mlmaracle@shaw.ca” mlmaracle@shaw.ca.

Red Deer Public Library- Downtown Branch Do you have a knowledge of books and of the library? Are you comfortable with people with special needs or the elderly and are able to volunteer approximately once every three weeks? Check out becoming a homebound readers volunteer. Contact Donna at 403-755-1139 or dstewart@rdpl.org.

Red Deer Public Library 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. Contact Lois at 403-346-2533 or HYPERLINK “mailto:lprostebby@rdpl.org” o “mailto:lprostebby@rdpl.org

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Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre is seeking wellness center associates for three hour shifts Monday to Friday. Contact Volunteer Resources at 403-343-4715.

Red Deer Youth Justice Committee needs panel members. Commitment is usually two panels per month, two hours per panel weekdays 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Joyce Scott at 403-343-2487 or HYPERLINK “mailto:rdyjc@hotmail.com” rdyjc@hotmail.com.

Rural Victim Services Society is seeking advocates who will offer 24-hour crisis assistance to victims of crime and other tragic circumstances.  Contact the Program Director at 403-343-5504.

Sewing Project is seeking a sewing volunteer to install or repair zippers into clothing for distribution to various local charities. Contact Sue at 403-346-4636.

St. John Ambulance is seeking first aid responders to provide first aid services at community events. For more information please visit HYPERLINK “http://www.sja.ca” www.sja.ca or call 403-342-7744 Ext 3103.

Suicide Information And Education Services special event, fund raising and project volunteers are needed; times are flexible based on the projects selected. Contact Jennifer at 403-342-4966 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:Jennifer@suicidehelp.ca” Jennifer@suicidehelp.ca.

Ten Thousand Villages is seeking volunteers to work in the store. Contact Leslie at 403-341-0178 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.tenthousandvillages.ca” www.tenthousandvillages.ca.

United Way of Central Alberta welcomes board members, campaign and administrative volunteers and citizen review committee members. Join us in building an extraordinary community! Contact Cathy at 403-343-3900 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:cathy@caunitedway.ca” cathy@caunitedway.ca.

Whisker Rescue volunteers assist in fund raising, transporting animals, work in our adoption room, or provide a foster home for felines. Contact Stacy at HYPERLINK “mailto:whiskerrescue@shaw.ca” whiskerrescue@shaw.ca.

World Vision Be a volunteer advocate in our community or check out volunteer opportunities overseas. Contact Andrea at HYPERLINK “mailto:Andrea_Neilson@worldvision.ca” Andrea_Neilson@worldvision.ca or visit http://www.worldvision.ca.

For more volunteer opportunities or to meet with a volunteer coordinator, contact Volunteer Red Deer at 403-346-4636 or go to www.volunteerreddeer.ca.

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