Volunteer opportunities – December 18

Join with other volunteers and watch what can happen! For more volunteer opportunities, visit CiRS Volunteer Services at www.cirsonline.ca or call 403-346-4636.


“Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things but just look what they can do when they stick together.” Vista M. Kelly.

Join with other volunteers and watch what can happen! For more volunteer opportunities, visit CiRS Volunteer Services at www.cirsonline.ca or call 403-346-4636.

Urgent Need

Big Brothers Big Sisters- urgently need in-school mentors. It takes just one hour a week to make a difference in a child’s life. This is not tutoring but having fun and being a positive, consistent role model at school with an elementary or middle school student. Contact Janessa at 403-342-6500 or HYPERLINK “mailto:janessam@yvc.ca” janessam@yvc.ca

Bethany Care Society-Collegeside has an urgent need for beauty salon porters, office assistants and meal time assistants. Contact Janine at 403-357-3702 or HYPERLINK “mailto:fraserj@bethanycare.com” fraserj@bethanycare.com.

Loaves and Fishes urgently needs volunteer driver(s)to do pickups 9am to 2pm Mon., Wed., Fri.; 9am to 1pm Tues.,Thurs; 9am to 1pm Sat.. Vehicle is supplied. Valid driver’s license and abstract required. Please contact Halina at 403-347-1844 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:halina@reddeerloavesandfishes.com” halina@reddeerloavesandfishes.com for more information

Salvation Army is seeking volunteers for their Christmas Kettles in various indoor locations. By volunteering just 2-3 hours you can make a difference in people’s lives by helping to raise money for people in need of help this Christmas. Our campaign runs only until December 23. Contact Nicole at 403-346-2251 or HYPERLINK “mailto:kettles9@telus.net” kettles9@telus.net

Christmas

Bethany Care Collegeside is seeking individuals or groups of volunteers to help provide music or entertainment on Christmas Eve for the enjoyment of people who live at Bethany. If you are looking for a way to spread Christmas spirit, please come share yours with us on Christmas Eve! Contact Janine at 403-357-3702 or fraserj@bethanycare.com

Special Events:

Alzheimer Society is seeking bingo volunteers at Cannery Row Bingo Hall for evening shifts on December 30. Contact Terisa 403-346-2540.

CNIB needs bingo volunteers for evening bingos 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Red Deer Bingo Center on January 20 and February 3, 2011. Contact Rosane at 403-346-0037 or Rosane.butz@cnib.ca

Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life Planning Committee needs a luminary coordinator, relay coach, entertainment and activities, logistics, volunteer coordinators and many more! Contact Melonie at 403-309-5427, HYPERLINK “mailto:melonie.richard@cancer.ab.ca” melonie.richard@cancer.ab.ca.

Central Alberta AIDS Network Society Volunteers are needed to help with props and behind the scenes of The Vagina Monologues on February 11 and 12 at the Memorial Centre. Contact Shelly at 403-346-8858 or HYPERLINK “mailto:shelly@caans.org” shelly@caans.org.

Habitat Team Building Days We are seeking groups (five to 20 individuals) to participate as teams in constructing a Habitat home. Contact Rachel at 403-309-0998 or HYPERLINK “mailto:habitat3@telus.net” habitat3@telus.net.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada urgently needs volunteer canvassers for their March Drive Campaign March 1st to March 31st for Kidney Health Month. It takes just one or two hours to canvass your neighbourhood or your business or workplace. Contact Barb @1-800-461-9053 ex. 223 or funddevelopment@kidney.ab.ca.

Heart and Stroke Foundation is seeking a campaign admin support assistant to assemble campaign kits plus other administrative support duties and are also looking for a data entry volunteer. Contact Kelly at 403-342-4435 or HYPERLINK “mailto:kbarber@hsf.ab.ca” kbarber@hsf.ab.ca.

Red Deer Hospice is seeking individuals or a group of snow shovelers who can sign up for a week at a time during “snow season”. Shovels and snow blower are supplied. Contact Robin at 403-309-4344 ext.101.

Ongoing Events:

The Arthritis Society of Alberta and NWT needs education leaders to present information to the public using prepared material, and general volunteers to distribute posters, make calls, etc. Contact Dallas at 403-340-0781.

Art from the Streets is seeking artistic volunteers to commit a minimum of three hours per month facilitating free art creating sessions at Potter’s Hands. Contact Doris at 403-396-1182.

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 opportunities for computer mentors, maintenance assistants or resident visitors. All opportunities are available at both our Red Deer and Sylvan Lake locations. Contact Janine at 403-357-3702 or HYPERLINK “mailto:fraserj@bethanycare.com” fraserj@bethanycare.com.

Brain Injury Association of Alberta is in need of an administrative support volunteer and a data entry/internet researcher. Some work may be done offsite. Contact Arlana at 403-309-0866.

Canadian Blood Services is seeking volunteer speakers to help recruit blood donors and raise awareness of the increasing need for blood and new blood donors, and clinic hospitality volunteers. Contact Diane at 403-755-4337 or diane.huston@blood.ca

Canadian Diabetes Association is seeking office volunteers with some computer experience for one morning or afternoon per week and diabetes awareness speakers with good public speaking skills to deliver prepared presentations. 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 support 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 visitor volunteers. Contact Angela at 403-347-8844 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:angela.beishuizen@catholicsocialservices.ab.ca” angela.beishuizen@catholicsocialservices.ab.ca.

Central Alberta AIDS Network Society (CAANS) is seeking volunteers for our front desk, special events or to assemble harm reduction essentials. Volunteers need to feel comfortable with people who are drug users, trans-gendered, homeless, sex trade workers or gay/bisexual. Contact Shelly at 403-346-8858 or HYPERLINK “mailto:shelly@caans.org” shelly@caans.org.

Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic Volunteer lawyers are needed to help support the work of the legal clinic that provides free legal advice. Lawyers must be bar certified or retired. To learn more contact Kathy at 403-314-9129 or Kathy@communitylegalclinic.net.

Central Alberta Pride Network is seeking advisory committee members to help organize events and programs for the glbt+ community in Central Alberta. Contact Mark at HYPERLINK “mailto:nqcastle@gmail.com” nqcastle@gmail.com.

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 Special Equestrians Are you passionate about horses or helping people with disabilities? Or, do you have great ideas for fundraising? We are seeking board members as well as barn, program and lesson volunteers who have that passion or those ideas! Contact Jody at 403-348-7050.

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 Anna at or HYPERLINK “mailto:anna.sheridan@cawes.com” o “mailto:anna.sheridan@cawes.com” anna.sheridan@cawes.com.

Child and Youth Friendly Red Deer is seeking youth aged 14 to 19 years to be youth reviewers. Reviewers will visit businesses and organizations and identify barriers and provide suggestions on how to improve child and youth friendliness. Food and freebies are bonuses of this volunteer opportunity! Contact Amanda at 403-342-8102 or Amanda.ens@reddeer.ca

Citizens on Patrol Join our neighborhood patrol and report on suspicious activity in your community. Contact Troy at 403-358-6301 or HYPERLINK “mailto:troy.ropchan@telus.net” troy.ropchan@telus.net or Constable Chris Kosack at 403-341-2000 or chris.kosack@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Crisis Center Sexual Assault Services 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 working through life’s challenges. Call Perry-Lynn Lyon 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.

Extendicare Michener Hill has a variety of positions available including resident visitors and activity volunteers. Contact Charlee at 403-348-0340.

Family Services of Central Alberta is seeking an administrative volunteer for two to three hours per week, a home support visitor for a senior gentleman, a volunteer board member with a service club, business or legal background and also volunteers for Parent Link at Parkland Mall. Contact Shamara 403-343-6400 or HYPERLINK “mailto:sohm@fsca.ca” sohm@fsca.ca or visit us at HYPERLINK “http://www.fsca.ca” www.fsca.ca

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

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to assist in construction and general labour, catering coordination , meal provision or as crew leaders to help build a Habitat home. Job sites run Tuesday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with half days available. Your skills can range from willing worker to contractor. Contact Rachel at 403-309-0998 or habitat3@telus.net

Ignite the Flame Ministries International is seeking advisory committee members for their Choicepoint (addictions treatment), Diversitas (support for the glbt + community) and Shaw Bears (helping children in distress) programs. Contact Mark at HYPERLINK “mailto:info@ignitetheflame.ca” info@ignitetheflame.ca or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.ignitetheflame.ca” www.ignitetheflame.ca.

John Howard Society of Red Deer is recruiting board members who would like to help the Society in their mission to provide effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime. Board meetings are held in the evenings six times per year.

Kids Help Phone is seeking community chapter council volunteers who will ensure, through fundraising activities and corporate relationships, that Kids Help Phone will be there for kids who need help on difficult issues. Contact Kate at 403-476-0385 or HYPERLINK “mailto:kate.munoz@kidshelpphone.ca” kate.munoz@kidshelpphone.ca.

Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta, Red Deer Chapter is seeking board members, volunteer tutors and conference committee members. Contact Sheryl at 403-340-3885 or email execdir@LDreddeer.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, coordinators for the Strides for Change Walk-a-Thon, and victim services advocates. Contact Joan McIntyre at 403-347-9922 or HYPERLINK “mailto:maddrd@telusplanet.net” o “mailto:maddrd@telusplanet.net

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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. Commitment would be for up to two years. Contact David at 403-342-6191 or dacat2@shaw.ca.

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 If you love action movies or horses, Star Wars or going for walks, dog walking or fishing or just going out for lunch we can pair you with someone who likes one of those interests too! 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.

Parkvale Lodge is seeking volunteers to exchange library books, decorate on special occasions, visit, lead the Parkvale Sensationals choir or provide entertainment for residents of the Lodge. Contact Ellie at 403-343-0688.

Pines Lodge is looking for volunteers in their Supportive Living and other areas to help lead games or crafts, visit, decorate, read to people, organize the library or lead a Men’s Group. Contact Diane at 403-343-0656, extension 3.

Piper Creek Lodge is seeking exercise leaders, bingo callers, games leaders or one on one visitors. Contact Diane at 403-343-0656 extension 3.

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 College is seeking front of house volunteers for a variety of events that require ushers, ticket takers, coat check attendants, program dispensers and concession workers. Contact Lynda or Sherry at 403-342-3519 or HYPERLINK “mailto:Lynda.sando@rdc.ab.ca” Lynda.sando@rdc.ab.ca.

Red Deer Community Chaplaincy is seeking groups of 2-4 volunteers to assist ex-offenders in reintegrating back into society. Commitment is one evening meeting per week for one year. Compassion and skills in setting boundaries are required. Orientation session January 15, 2011. Contact Don Stoesz at 403-227-8199 ext.1519

Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society is seeking a catering crew chief to organize their catering crew. Experience in hospitality preferred. Good organizational skills and an ability to be flexible and independent are needed. Contact Eileen at 403-346-0055 or HYPERLINK “mailto:rdchs@telus.net” rdchs@telus.net.

Red Deer Food Bank is seeking warehouse helpers, hamper assistants, and food sorters. Our volunteers’ greatest asset is their willingness to help their community. If volunteer is under 16, we request an adult accompany them. Contact Alice at 403-342-5355 or rdfoodbank@hotmail.com

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is seeking artist assistants for MAGnificent Saturdays. Tap into your creative side and help families create art together! Contact Karli at 403-309-8441 or HYPERLINK “mailto:Karli.kendall@reddeer.ca” Karli.kendall@reddeer.ca.

Red Deer Native Friendship Society is seeking a community board member for a one year term. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month. Contact Sheralle at 403-340-0020 or ed@rdnfs.com.

Red Deer Neighbourhood Watch is seeking a secretary, and a board director. Contact Michael at 403-343-6181 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:mlmaracle@shaw.ca” mlmaracle@shaw.ca.

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. Students are from all walks of life and from many countries. 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 volunteers for our pediatric kindergarten tours, acute care recreation therapy, intensive care unit, surgical family liaison program and, a brand new position: special care nursery greeters! Contact Volunteer Resources at 403-343-4715.

Red Deer Search and Rescue is seeking a fundraising chair who would like to work with a great group of talented volunteers to maintain and develop fundraising opportunities. Experience with AGLC rules an asset but we are willing to train! Contact Randi at 403-392-8226 or sargirl67@hotmail.com

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 sewing volunteers 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. Learn about Fair Trade and art from other countries and share the knowledge with customers. 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.

Victory Church is seeking volunteer childcare assistants for Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to provide care for children between six months and five years old. Contact Tara at 403-347-9939 or HYPERLINK “mailto:thordar@telus.net” thordar@telus.net.

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

Westerner Park is seeking event volunteers for their Northern Star Talent Search, Artistic Expressions, Kids Corral, Pony Chuckwagon, Little Red Barn and Ag Awareness, Westerner Championship Dairy Showcase, and Livestock events. Contact Westerner Park at 403-343-7800 or askus @westerner.ab.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 HYPERLINK “http://www.worldvision.ca” http://www.worldvision.ca.

Youth Voice if you are 14 to 19 years of age, volunteer with the City of Red Deer to ensure that issues important to youth are heard by decisions makers. Contact Brian at brian.einarson@reddeer.ca