Volunteer Opportunities – July 17

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.

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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 is seeking Run Day Volunteers and Committee Coordinators for the CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday, October 3. Position descriptions can be found at HYPERLINK “http://www.cbcf.org” www.cbcf.org or contact Laurie at 1-866-267-3948 or HYPERLINK “mailto:lsodomlak@cbcf.org” lsodomlak@cbcf.org

Cattle Round Up for Central Alberta Hospitals. Raffle ticket sellers are needed for Farmer’s Markets at Innisfail on July 22nd or Rimbey and Bentley on July 24. Contact Judy 403-227-6692 or HYPERLINK “mailto:judylynn@xplornet.com” judylynn@xplornet.com.

Central Music Festival August 13 and August 14. Volunteer at this family oriented celebration held in a beautiful natural amphitheatre just 5 km. north of Red Deer. Get a T-shirt and listen to great music! Flexible time commitment. Contact Cheryl at 403-886-5745 or go online HYPERLINK “http://www.centralmusicfest.com” www.centralmusicfest.com

CentreFest Street Performers Festival July 31 and August 1. Volunteers are urgently needed for Kids World (Child Welfare Check required), set up and tear down and site rovers. Volunteer orientation is 7 p.m. on July 20 at The Hub 4936-Ross Street. Contact Landa at 403-877-9175 or HYPERLINK “mailto:idoitall@shaw.ca” idoitall@shaw.ca.

Children’s Wish Foundation Face painters or cooks are needed for the July 20th Westerner Pancake Breakfast at Mooney Insurance. Be a Parade Walker for the July 21 Westerner Parade and sport a Children’s Wish t-shirt or spend a Saturday morning volunteering at the Red Deer Farmers Market July- October. 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 2 weeks over the summer at the Mac’s Store nearest you. Contact Kathy at 403-230-2764

Kidney Foundation of Canada Crazy about cars or love a BBQ? Cruisin for a Kidney on July 22 and M&M Meats Charity BBQ on August 7 need your help! Contact Linda 403-754-1625 or HYPERLINK “mailto:volunteer.kidney@shaw.ca” volunteer.kidney@shaw.ca

Westerner Days July 21 to July 25 Volunteers for Kids Corral urgently needed! Come help out and receive a free pass to the Fair and a parking pass for the day! Contact Donna at 403-343-7800 or HYPERLINK “mailto:hr@westerner.ab.ca” hr@westerner.ab.ca.

Ongoing Events:

Alzheimer Society is seeking Bingo volunteers for afternoon shifts on Saturday, July 24 or evening shifts on Saturday, August 7 at Cannery Row Bingo Hall. 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 6:00pm. 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 at HYPERLINK “mailto:robbinsd@bethanycare.com” o “mailto:robbinsd@bethanycare.com” robbinsd@bethanycare.com

CNIB needs Bingo volunteers for the following dates: Wednesday August 11 at the Red Deer Bingo Center, 4:30 pm to 9:30 PM. 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! You can help raise awareness of the increasing need for blood and the role Canadians play in supporting the blood system. Flexible time commitment. Customer Service volunteers for Saturdays 9am – 2pm are also needed. If you love people and have excellent customer service skills, this opportunity is for you! Training provided. 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 is seeking 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 for the Health Equipment Loan Program; contact Donna at 403-346-1241. For a variety of other opportunities contact Rhonda at 403-346-1241 or email at 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. Chiprunner, countroom and cashier positions for day, night or late shifts available.

Call 403-341-3553.

Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions, including: Volunteer Friend, Translator/Interpreters, Cultural Consultants and Immigrant Seniors and Youth Program volunteers.

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. Childcare Volunteers needed to assist in caring for and playing with children. Experience an asset. Strict confidentiality required. Tools for Schools volunteers needed to sort and organize donations and place in backpacks. 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. 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 and for our Families and Schools Together team. 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. Volunteers needed to help with construction of our 2 duplex lots this summer. Framing, siding, roofing, landscaping, painting, drywalling and much, much more! Scheduling is completed around 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 2-3 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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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

Memorial Society of Red Deer & District is seeking a volunteer receptionist. Hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Contact Ruth at 403-346-4636.

The Memories Rediscovered Project is seeking a Funding Researcher/Writer and an 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 3 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 Story Teller Sessions on the 2nd Thursday of the month beginning this 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. E-mail 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 Const. 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. Come in and see how you can make 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 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 3 hours shifts Monday to Friday. Contact Volunteer Resources at 403-343-4715.

Red Deer Youth Justice Committee needs Panel Members. Commitment is usually 2 panels per month, 2 hours per panel weekdays 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. 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 & 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 fundraising, 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

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