Volunteer opportunities – March 13

Alzheimer Society is seeking Fund Development/Event volunteers for our Benefit Dinner being held March 27, 2010. Committee members, event tasks, silent auction organizers, marketing help, decorators are all needed to make this event a success.

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Alzheimer Society is seeking Fund Development/Event volunteers for our Benefit Dinner being held March 27, 2010. Committee members, event tasks, silent auction organizers, marketing help, decorators are all needed to make this event a success. Please contact Darlene 403-346-2540 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:dgrasdal@alzheimer.ab.ca” dgrasdal@alzheimer.ab.ca

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is seeking two Run Co-Directors and various Committee Coordinators for the 2010 CIBC Run for the Cure on Sunday October 3. These vitally important volunteers work in such areas as Marketing, Media, Site, Route, Stewardship, Program, Volunteers, Registration, Teams and Sponsorship. Information on the duties of each position can be found at HYPERLINK “http://www.cbcf.org/prairiesnwt” www.cbcf.org/prairiesnwt Please contact Laurie at 1-866-267-3948 or HYPERLINK “mailto:lsodomlak@cbcf.org” lsodomlak@cbcf.org

Canadian Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for Daffodil Days, March 24 to 27 and Relay for Life committee members and volunteers. For more information, please contact Sharon at 403-309-5426 or HYPERLINK “mailto:sharon.butler@cancer.ab.ca” sharon.butler@cancer.ab.ca

Family Services of Central Alberta The Children’s Festival is seeking Event Day volunteers for Friday June 4 and Saturday June 5 – learn more about the festival at HYPERLINK “http://www.centralalbertachildrenfest.ca” www.centralalbertachildrenfest.ca. Please contact Shamara 403-343-6400, email HYPERLINK “mailto:scarrick@fsca.ca” scarrick@fsca.ca or visit our website at HYPERLINK “http://www.fsca.ca” www.fsca.ca

Help for Haiti Event is seeking volunteers for the dinner fundraiser being held on Friday April 16 at the Red Deer Lodge. Many positions are available; marketing, decorating, event assistants, ticket sales and prize coordinators. If you can help with the planning or during the event, please call Ashley Stenlund at 403-963-4469 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:ashleystenlund@hotmail.com” ashleystenlund@hotmail.com

Kidney Foundation of Canada is seeking volunteers for three upcoming events. Canvassers are needed for our door to door campaign March 1 to March 31. You can volunteer to canvass your neighborhood, the business community or online. Please call 1-800-461-9063 Ext 232. The Wine’ n’ Roses Wine Tasting Gala on Tuesday April 20 and the Give the Gift of Life Fun Run & Walk on Sunday September 12 are in need of organizing and event day volunteers. Please contact Linda 403-754-1625 or HYPERLINK “mailto:volunteer.kidney@shaw.ca” volunteer.kidney@shaw.ca

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is seeking volunteers for the First Friday events that start off each new exhibit at the MAG. Ticket Sellers, Gallery Attendants and Beverage Servers all work together to make the events a success. Please contact Karli at 403-309-8441 or HYPERLINK “mailto:karli.kendall@reddeer.ca” karli.kendall@reddeer.ca

Schizophrenia Society Iris Campaign requires volunteers from Monday April 19 to Thursday April 22. Many different shifts are available with an urgent need for those available between 9:00 am and 4 pm and volunteers are needed to package flower bouquets, deliver flowers or to sell flowers at various retail locations. Please contact Shannon at 403-597-6873 or HYPERLINK “mailto:shannon@ssard.com” shannon@ssard.com

Ongoing Events:

Alzheimer Society is seeking Bingo volunteers for afternoon shifts on March 21 and April 24 or for evening shifts on March 15 and April 30 at the Cannery Row Bingo Hall. Various positions are available. Please 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. Duties include: sorting and distributing donated clothing, providing the homeless with towels and hygiene products and sharing smiles.  Please contact Kimberly at 403-877-8055.

Bethany Care Society-Collegeside has many opportunities to work with seniors available. Gardening Assistant is a perfect position for those who enjoy gardening. Special Events Assistants can help during our events such as Bar-b-ques. Hymn Sing Assistants enjoys music and helping residents to participate. Resident Visitors visits with residents and may accompany individuals with their independent leisure pursuits. Meal Time Assistants helps during the meal and provides dinner conversation. In each of these positions compassion for seniors is needed, pushing wheelchairs may be needed and training is provided. Each position has unique time requirements – one is sure to fit your schedule! For more information on these opportunities, please contact Delacey at 403-357-3702 or at HYPERLINK “mailto:robbinsd@bethanycare.com” o “mailto:robbinsd@bethanycare.com” robbinsd@bethanycare.com

Canadian Blood Services has opportunities for young adults between 17 to 24 years old. If you are attending high school or college in Red Deer this fall, consider becoming a Youth Committee member. This core group of volunteers is responsible for projects that recruit youth blood donors. If you like to make things happen, this position allows for you to work on challenges, special events and mobile blood clinics. Hospitality/Refreshment volunteers are needed week days between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Red Deer donor clinic. Volunteers must have excellent customer service skills. Training, support, references and flexible hours are provided for all positions and for more information please 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 needed to assist in the branch office. You can choose the days and times during office hours that suit your schedule. Diabetes Awareness Speakers are needed to deliver presentations as requested.  New Canadians who speak good English but willing to present in their own language are welcome! Training is provided. Please 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. Tasks include running the cash register, hanging clothing, unpacking and pricing donations. 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. HELP volunteers are meticulous and like to work with their hands while they clean and repair medical equipment, provide customer service, assist with data entry, organization and inventory control. Come join our team 2 to 3 hours per week by contacting Donna at 403-346-1241. Other volunteer program areas that you can participate in include Disaster Management Program, Youth Activities, Volunteer Resources, Branch Council or Fund Development and any communications professionals who want to offer their skills as Red Cross Volunteers. For more information on these positions, please 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 Recreation Participation Aides. We need mature female volunteers to establish and maintain a relationship with developmentally and/or physically disabled adults with a focus on participating in healthy recreation activities. The commitment is 1 to 2 hours per week. All potential volunteers will need to complete a formal screening process. Please contact Angela at 403-347-8844 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:angela.beishuizen@catholicsocialservices.ab.ca” angela.beishuizen@catholicsocialservices.ab.ca

Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions, including:

Immigrant Seniors Program Assistant is needed to work with the Community Connections program visiting with senior newcomers by participating in a weekly fellowship group at the Golden Circle.

Immigrant Youth Volunteer-immigrant youth are eager to learn and appreciate your assistance.  Time commitment is only one hour per week and is quite flexible. 

Volunteer Friend-to spend two hours a week visiting with immigrants/refugees to help them learn more about Canadian culture and customs and in doing so, to help them practice conversational English and to improve their language skills.

Translator/Interpreter volunteers are needed to assist with translation duties in the community as well as to assist in translating documents. We have urgent need in Farsi, Thai, Cantonese, Spanish and Korean languages.

Volunteer Cultural Consultants we are looking for people who have come from other countries and are interested in talking about their culture with students and others. A great way to meet new people, share your culture and improve your public speaking skills.

If you are interested in these exciting positions, please contact the C.A.R.E office at 403-346-8818 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:veronica.solorzano@care2centre.ca” veronica.solorzano@care2centre.ca

Central Alberta Special Equestrians is seeking Mature Volunteers for our regular operation of programs including fundraising events, office support, barn duties, work bees, side walkers and more. Our next orientation is April 12 at 6:30 pm. Experience with horses and disabilities knowledge an asset. Board members are also needed. Meetings are the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. For more details on these positions, please contact Volunteer Coordinator at 403-346-4636, email HYPERLINK “mailto:case@cirsonline.ca” case@cirsonline.ca or mail a resume to Box 974, Red Deer, AB T4N 5H3. Criminal record checks will be required for all positions.

Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter requires Volunteer Movers to assist clients moving from the shelter into their new homes. If you have access to a truck and/or trailer and a few hours to spare each month, you can help victims of domestic violence transition into a new life. Compensation for your mileage is in the form of a tax receipt and lifting may be required. Please contact Anna at 403-346-5643 or HYPERLINK “mailto:anna.sheridan@cawes.com” o “mailto:anna.sheridan@cawes.com” anna.sheridan@cawes.com

Citizens on Patrol the Red Deer RCMP are interested in reviving this volunteer group that sees neighborhood patrols report on suspicious activity in our community. One 4 hour shift per month with training and support provided. Contact Constable Jody Young at 403-341-2077.

CNIB Bingo volunteers are needed for the following dates: Tuesday March 23 or Tuesday April 6 at the Red Deer Bingo Center. Various positions are available and shifts are in the evenings 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Please contact Rosane at 403-346-0037 or HYPERLINK “mailto:rosane.butz@cnib.ca” o “mailto:rosane.butz@cnib.ca” rosane.butz@cnib.ca

The Crisis Center needs volunteers for the 24 hour Sexual Assault Crisis Line. Volunteers can work from their home as they provide anonymous confidential service helping people in our community. Comprehensive training and ongoing staff support is provided. Please call Ashley Schleihauf at 403-340-1124.

Deer Park & Lancaster Community Association has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities within the association. A complete listing of positions can be found at HYPERLINK “http://www.volunteerreddeer.ca” www.volunteerreddeer.ca in the searchable database. All positions are ideal for a stay at home parent, retired, or semi-retired person who is looking for a flexible schedule and wanting to help out in their community.  Please contact at 403-346-1660 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:deerplca@gmail.com” deerplca@gmail.com for more information. Position holding volunteers receive a free membership for the year and one free rental per year.

Dress for Success Central Alberta is seeking Peer Support Mentors to help assist women who are re-entering the workforce. If you want to make a difference in a disadvantaged woman’s life, this is the place for you! Contact us at HYPERLINK “mailto:centralalberta@dressforsuccess.org” centralalberta@dressforsuccess.org or call 403-348-5831.

Family Services of Central Alberta is an excellent place to volunteer if you interested in helping children, families or seniors. We are seeking Board Members with a preference to individuals who are a member of a service club or individuals with a business or legal background. The board provides the overall direction and assumes responsibility for the operations of the agency. Please contact Shamara 403-343-6400, email HYPERLINK “mailto:scarrick@fsca.ca” scarrick@fsca.ca or visit our website at HYPERLINK “http://www.fsca.ca” www.fsca.ca

Golden Circle Seniors Resource Center is seeking Gardening volunteers to plant, water and maintain the flower beds around our building. Seniors Application Assistants are needed to help seniors fill out benefit application forms – full training provided. Set Up/Take Down volunteers are needed to assist during our regular programming on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and alternate Fridays. Set up starts at 12:45 pm and the take down would be at 3:30 pm. Heavy lifting is required. Please contact Diane at 403-343-6074 Ext 108 or HYPERLINK “mailto:dlester@goldencircle.ca” dlester@goldencircle.ca

Habitat for Humanity has a variety of opportunities including construction volunteers at the build sites, providing meals and support to our volunteers or to work in the ReStore. Our mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building decent affordable housing as a means to breaking the cycle of poverty. We always welcome new volunteers, please contact Ashley Davis at 403-309-0998 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:habitat3@telus.net” habitat3@telus.net.

Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta, Red Deer Chapter is seeking Committee members to organize our Blind Date with a Star 20th Anniversary event. Also seeking Volunteer Tutors for our multi-disciplinary reading and writing program. If you have an interest in supporting our reading and social skills programs, then this position is for you!  For more information, please contact April at 403-340-3885 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:info3.ldard@shawbiz.ca” info3.ldard@shawbiz.ca

MADD-Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Red Deer and District Chapter requires volunteers for the following positions:

Board of Directors-time commitment varies. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month in the CiRS building at 4728 Ross Street.

Coordinator for the Strides for Change Walk-a-Thon and Coordinator for Golf Tournament

Please 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? Volunteers deliver meals throughout the city. For more information, please 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.  If you’ve got great telephone skills and a desire to learn about the Memorial Society, please contact Sharyn at 403-340-1021.

The Memories Rediscovered Project is seeking a Funding Researcher/Writer to seek out, research and write funding applications for potential sponsors both locally and nationally. An Interview coordinator is also needed to help with the interview scheduling. The MRP is a video documentation of Canada’s military veterans for historic and educational purposes. Please contact Allan at 403-887-7114 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:alcameron@themrp.org” alcameron@themrp.org or go the HYPERLINK “http://www.themrp.org” www.themrp.org for additional information.

Michener Services is seeking the following volunteers:

Palliative Care volunteer – are needed to provide support, friendship and a caring ear. You will enhance an individuals comfort by holding their hand, assist them to write letters, scrapbook or by reading or playing music.

Pianist – Who can “tickle the ivories”? Spend some time exercising your talent in a relaxed home setting entertaining and delighting individuals with your music. Piano provided!

Volunteer Friend – Make a new friend and feel good that you have brightened someone’s day simply by spending time together participating in activities around the community. Times are flexible.

Contact Carmen at 403-340-7803 or email at HYPERLINK “mailto:carmen.kostiuk@gov.ab.ca” carmen.kostiuk@gov.ab.ca for more information. Training and support is provided.

Piper Creek Seniors Lodge is seeking an In House Bingo Game volunteer to run a Bingo game for our residents on Thursday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, starting March 4. Come have a great time with our group! Also seeking a Visitor volunteer to come into the Lodge once per week for one hour to visit with a special resident who speaks Hungarian. If you enjoy working with seniors please contact Angela at 403-343-1066 Ext 3 or HYPERLINK “mailto:angela.m@pipercreek.ca” angela.m@pipercreek.ca

Potters Hands is starting a new downtown art program and is seeking volunteers with artistic interests to commit a minimum of 3 hours per month to facilitate art creation sessions at Potters Hands. Also seeking the donation of art supplies. Please contact Doris at 403-396-1182.

Red Deer Action Group is seeking Board Members. Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. Please 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 is in urgent need for volunteers at Cronquist House. If you like to cook, decorate or serve meals and have some time to spare we would love to have your assistance. Hours are flexible. Please call 403-346-0055 for more information.

Red Deer Food Bank is seeking volunteers to work in our busy warehouse environment. When you are out of work, volunteering isn’t just about giving back to the community. It is a way to keep your professional skills sharp, add to your resume and make new connections. Come in and see how you can make difference. We are located at 12-7429-49 Ave and are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call 403-342-5355 for additional information.

Red Deer Neighbourhood Watch is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions, including:

Block Captain-be the volunteer for your block of 10 to 20 homes.  Meet your neighbours, distribute Crime Prevention Packages and talk about what’s happening in you neighbourhood!  Time commitment is about 4 hours per year.  You do not have to be home all the time.  You do not let anyone in to your home.  You can sign up for the RCMP News Release Emails and will receive at least one newsletter a year. 

Board Member Vice President (1) and Director (2) Attend 10 meetings per year and share your ideas and enthusiasm.

Event Coordinator – assist and organize the special events that promote our organization

Office Volunteer-Time commitment is three hours per week-during the day-you pick the time that works best for you.  No weekend or evening shifts.  We have a very relaxed and safe volunteer environment.  We are part of the CiRS Community Village.  This position is responsible for general office duties as required and for ensuring that resident’s requests from emails and messages are met in a timely, professional manner.

To obtain more information on any of these positions, please 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 Public Library is seeking Homebound Reader’s Program Assistants. Volunteers pick up, drop off, and return books for members who are unable to visit the library due to age, illness, or disability.  Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 403-755-1145 or email at HYPERLINK “mailto:dreso@rdpl.org” o “mailto:dreso@rdpl.org” dreso@rdpl.org

Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre is seeking volunteers for the following positions:

Pastoral Care – volunteers help porter and accompany patients to Chapel services and sing-a-longs. Shifts are available Monday to Friday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Seniors Resources Clinics – greeting seniors at the clinics, direct seniors to appointments and visit with the seniors as they wait, one three hour shift per week on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Wellness Center Associates – provide customer service to consumers in their pursuit of relevant Health Information via selected strategies such as computers, video and interactive program displays. 3 hours shifts available throughout the day Monday to Friday.

For more information on any of these positions, please contact Volunteer Resources at 403-343-4715.

Red Deer Youth Justice Committee needs Panel Members to provide youth in conflict with the law and their family’s community based support, to foster accountability in the young person and to offer restorative resolutions. Commitment is up to the individual, usually 2 panels per month, 2 hours per panel and panel are held Mondays to Thursdays 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Contact Joyce Scott at 403-343-2487 or HYPERLINK “mailto:rdyjc@hotmail.com” rdyjc@hotmail.com for more information.

Rural Victim Services Society is seeking volunteers who will offer 24-hour Crisis Assistance to victims of crime and other tragic circumstances.  Upon the request of the RCMP, specially selected and trained volunteers provide prompt on-scene crisis intervention and support to victims.  For more information on becoming an Advocate, please contact the Program Director at 403-343-5504.

St. John Ambulance is seeking First Aid Responders. Maintain and learn new first aid skills while playing an important role in the community as volunteers provide first aid services at community events. Dog Therapy Volunteers are also needed to share the unconditional love of their dogs with those who are sick, lonely or elderly.

For more information on either of these opportunities, visit HYPERLINK “http://www.sja.ca” www.sja.ca or call 403-342-7744 Ext 3103. Join the team today – become a St. John Ambulance Volunteer!

Suicide Information & Education Services Special event and project volunteers are needed and include people who would be willing to serve on a fundraising committee. Times are flexible based on the projects selected. Please contact Jennifer at 403-342-4966 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:Jennifer@suicidehelp.ca” Jennifer@suicidehelp.ca

Ten Thousand Villages Store is seeking volunteers to greet customers, support the retail store and answer questions about the “Ten Thousand Villages”, Fair Trade and Artisan. Please contact Leslie at 403-341-0178 or visit HYPERLINK “http://www.tenthousandvillages.ca” www.tenthousandvillages.ca

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