Volunteer opportunities – October 30

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” –William James. Make a difference today- volunteer. Visit Volunteer Red Deer at www.cirsonline.ca or call 403-346-4636.

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” –William James. Make a difference today- volunteer. Visit Volunteer Red Deer at www.cirsonline.ca or call 403-346-4636.

Urgent Need:

Central Alberta Special Equestrians is in urgent need of new board members with expertise in fundraising, administration, financial or other skills related to running a non-profit organization. If you have a passion for horses, healing or people with disabilities, this is a great opportunity to use your skills to make a difference! Our next meeting is Nov. 08 @ 7:00pm. For meeting location contact Sylvia or Landa at 403-348-7050

Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter is urgently seeking volunteers who are able to work independently and help in our kitchen by assisting our cook with meal prep, clean up and other kitchen duties. Please contact Anna at 403-597-4142 or HYPERLINK “mailto:anna.sheridan@hotmail.com” anna.sheridan@hotmail.com for more information.

Special Events:

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.

Canadian Diabetes Association Door to Door Campaign is seeking canvassers to canvass one block or kit delivery volunteers to deliver Door to Door kits in Red Deer October 24 to November 15. Commitment is flexible. It takes just two hours to canvass one block. Contact Helen or Linda at 403-346-4631 or HYPERLINK “mailto:Helen.robertson@diabetes.ca” Helen.robertson@diabetes.ca.

Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter needs volunteers to work in the Gift Wrap booth at Bower Mall for four hour shifts during the month of December. Bring your friends, family or co-workers- this is a great group activity! Contact Anna at 403-597-4142 or HYPERLINK “mailto:anna.sheridan@cawes.com” anna.sheridan@cawes.com.

Festival of Trees volunteers are needed to sell raffle tickets and promote the Festival November 12, 13, 14 at Parkland Mall and November 19, 20, 21 at Bower Mall. Contact Lori at 403-342-7151 or email llamothe@xplornet.ca

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

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.

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is seeking five Top Secret gallery attendants for the “Top Secret: Mission Toy” exhibit. Get special clearance and help visitors interact with this intense exhibit running until January 2011! Contact Karli at 403-309-8441 or karli.kendall@reddeer.ca

Ongoing Events:

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking a collections and exhibit assistant to catalog artifacts and assist with school programs and also a research assistant to conduct research on Alberta’s military sport history . Contact Debbie at 403-341-8614 or HYPERLINK “mailto:Debbie@albertasportshalloffame.com” Debbie@albertasportshalloffame.com.

Alzheimer Society is seeking bingo volunteers for an evening shift November 8 at Cannery Row Bingo Hall and an afternoon shift November 27. Contact Darlene 403-346-2540 or email HYPERLINK “mailto:dgrasdal@alzheimer.ab.ca” dgrasdal@alzheimer.ab.ca.

Art from the Streets, an exciting new art program, 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 new opportunities as a beauty salon assistant, office assistant or computer assistant plus our regular opportunities as meal time assistants, maintenance assistants or resident visitors. 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.

CiRS is seeking a volunteer for one half day per week to answer phones, greet visitors and operate a cash register. Contact Nicky at 403-346-4636 or HYPERLINK “mailto:nicky@cirsonline.ca” nicky@cirsonline.ca.

CNIB needs bingo volunteers Wednesday November 3 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 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 a human resource/admin aid, 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 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 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 is seeking board members as well as barn, program and lesson volunteers. A horse background and/or experience working with people with special needs would be an asset. Contact Sylvia 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.

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 a home support visitor for a senior gentleman and 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.

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 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 volunteers to share their interests. 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 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 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 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 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 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 Neighbourhood Watch is seeking a secretary, a treasurer 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. 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 Summer CentreFest Society is seeking board members with expertise in finance, marketing, promotion, and any skills related to planning or managing an event. Meetings are monthly now but get more regular as CentreFest draws closer. Contact Randy at 403-396-8696 or HYPERLINK “mailto:randy@downtownreddeer.com” randy@downtownreddeer.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. 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 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 HYPERLINK “http://www.worldvision.ca” http://www.worldvision.ca.

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