Volunteer opportunities – March 19

For more volunteer opportunities, visit CiRS Volunteer Services at www.cirsonline.ca or call 403-346-4636.

For more volunteer opportunities, visit CiRS Volunteer Services at www.cirsonline.ca or call 403-346-4636.

Urgent Need

Epilepsy Association is urgently seeking volunteers to monitor MAC’s Store donation cans for March and April. This is a GREAT way to raise epilepsy awareness and funds for our programs in Central Alberta – all we need to make this a success is YOU! Help us by delivering, monitoring, picking up and replacing Cans at the MAC’s store nearest you. Contact Norma at 403-358-3358 or HYPERLINK “mailto:epilepsy.njaskela@telus.net” epilepsy.njaskela@telus.net.

Michener Services has an urgent need for a person to join in and help volunteer at Loaves and Fishes. We have a lovely lady who helps put together school lunches at Loaves and Fishes on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30am.  Help support this lady in her tasks and volunteering efforts and develop a friendship as well! Contact Carmen at 403-340-7803 or Carmen.kostiuk@gov.ab.ca.

Special Events:

CNIB needs bingo volunteers for evening bingos 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Red Deer Bingo Center on Wednesday, April 13. Contact Rosane at 403-346-0037 or HYPERLINK “mailto:Rosane.butz@cnib.ca” 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.

Canadian Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Daffodil Days campaign, March 31, April 1 and April 2. If you are interested in helping us support the many people affected by cancer, please contact Sharon at 403-309-5426 or HYPERLINK “mailto:Sharon.butler@cancer.ab.ca” Sharon.butler@cancer.ab.ca

Central Alberta Children’s Festival Bring your energy and enthusiasm to this fun and energizing family event in June! We are seeking volunteers for clean- up crew, Festival games and activities, mascot and mascot attendants, park set up and take down, snack stop, and our on-site Volunteer Centre on June 3rd and 4th at Recreation Park in downtown Red Deer. Contact Kathleen at 403-346-4636 or HYPERLINK “mailto:Kathleen@cirsonline.ca” Kathleen@cirsonline.ca.

FSCA- Central Alberta Children’s Festival needs face painters! Bring your energy and creativity to the Children’s Festival on June 3rd & 4th. Supplies are provided. Training sessions ($25.00 fee) will run in April but the fee is waived if you sign up for at least one volunteer shift (three hours) at the Children’s Festival. Contact Kathleen at 403-346-4636 or HYPERLINK “mailto:Kathleen@cirsonline.ca” Kathleen@cirsonline.ca

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Red Deer has fabulous initiatives that you can help us out with such as event and receipt volunteers for Jumps and Hoops;; event volunteers for our Big Bike event and volunteer committee members for our Golf Classic. Get involved in our great FUN-raising events! Contact Kelly at 403-342-4435 or kbarber@hsf.ab.ca

Ongoing Events:

Bethany Care Society has opportunities for beauty salon porters, computer mentors, maintenance assistants, mealtime assistants, men’s group assistants and resident visitors. All opportunities are available at both our Red Deer and Sylvan Lake locations. Contact Mary at 403-210-4616 or HYPERLINK “mailto:jardinem@bethanycare.com” jardinem@bethanycare.com.

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 Joyce at 403-342-2266 or jneiman@reddeer.cmha.ab.ca

Catholic Social Services has new positions for a brain injury companion and a sign language volunteer along with their regular resident visitor opportunities. 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 recruiting for a variety of positions, including: volunteer friend, translator/interpreters, cultural consultants and immigrant seniors and youth program volunteers. Call Frank at 403-346-8818 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:care2@telusplanet.net” care2@telusplanet.net.

Family Services of Central Alberta is seeking volunteers for our Adult Day Program. Do you have a desire to work with older adults? Volunteer with us Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! We are also looking for a 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.

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.

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 HYPERLINK “mailto:execdir@LDreddeer.ca” execdir@LDreddeer.ca.

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. We want people who are willing to journey with a TFW for the duration of their stay in Canada- up to two years. Contact David at 403-342-6191 or HYPERLINK “mailto:dacat2@shaw.ca” dacat2@shaw.ca or Lauren at 403-343-7007.

Michener Services A personable, fun and independent individual is looking for a caring and friendly woman to be an exercise buddy and go to Body Basics with her. We also have other individuals who are looking for volunteers to share their interests in action movies or horses, Star Wars or going for walks, dog walking or fishing or just going out for lunch. Flexible shifts; training and support provided. Contact Carmen at 403-340-7803 or Carmen.kostiuk@gov.ab.ca.

Red Deer Action Group Society is seeking board members to help plan the direction of our Subsidy Ride Program and other initiatives. Business and fundraising skills would be helpful but not mandatory. An interest in helping disadvantaged persons and 2-3 hours/month (3rd Wed 1-3pm) is all that is required. Contact Jean at 403-350-7260 or 403-343-1198 or HYPERLINK “mailto:rdag@telus.net” rdag@telus.net

Red Deer Arts Council is seeking Board Members and/or Committee Members to help plan the direction of arts and culture in Red Deer and initiatives directly related to the arts. Skills from business and fundraising would be helpful but not mandatory. Contact Diana Anderson, Coordinator, at 403-348-2787 or HYPERLINK “mailto:info@reddeerartscouncil.ca” info@reddeerartscouncil.ca for more information. Our AGM is set for March 22, so we would like to hear from you soon.

Red Deer Hospice Society is seeking volunteers for resident/family support; reception; kitchen; grounds and maintenance, special events and bereavement support. Contact Robin or Chris at 403-309-4344 ext.101 or HYPERLINK “mailto:volunteer@reddeerhospice.com” volunteer@reddeerhospice.com

Red Deer Neighbourhood Watch is seeking a secretary to take minutes at Board meetings, and a board director. We welcome newcomers! We meet once a month. (No meetings July or August!) You decide which projects/events you can volunteer for. Contact Michael at 403-346-4636 ex.123 or HYPERLINK “mailto:nwatch@telus.net” nwatch@telus.net

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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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.

Ten Thousand Villages is seeking volunteers to work in our Southpointe Common store. Learn about Fair Trade and fantastic arts and crafts from countries around the world and share this knowledge with customers. Contact Leslie at 403-341-0178 or HYPERLINK “mailto:reddeer@villages.ca” reddeer@villages.ca

Westerner Park is seeking committee 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