Volunteers – April 6

• Schizophrenia Society of Alberta Iris Campaign volunteers drivers to deliver Iris orders on Wednesday, April 22 to local businesses.

Special Events:

• Schizophrenia Society of Alberta Iris Campaign volunteers drivers to deliver Iris orders on Wednesday, April 22 to local businesses. Drivers are responsible for collecting payment for the deliveries and returning to the office. Delivery drivers will be reimbursed for mileage and be given directions for the routes. Please contact Shannon at 403-597-6873.

• Canadian Cancer Society is seeking event day volunteers for this year’s “Relay for Life” are needed for June 5 and 6, 2009. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Sharon Butler at 403-309-5426 or email Sharon.butler@cancer.ab.ca.

• Red Deer Artwalk Festival is seeking numerous volunteers for the June 13-20, 2009 festival. If you would like to serve on the board (they require a volunteer coordinator and administrative assistant) or serve as an event day volunteer during festival week, please contact Janet Cole at artwalkfestival@yahoo.ca.

• Third Annual Children’s Fest Family Services of Central Alberta has a number of positions available for this event that is happening Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6. Please go to www.fsca.ca for a volunteer application to submit online.

• Alzheimer Society is seeking event day volunteers for the Investors Group Memory Walk on Saturday, June 20 at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Positions include registration, walk guides, walk marshalls, set up and take down. Please contact 403-346-2540 or email reddeer@alzheimer.ab.ca

• Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – the Central Alberta Chapter has an urgent need for committee members and event day volunteers to assist in planning their first Ride for the Breath of Life motorcycle ride which will be on Saturday, June 20. Please contact Alana at 403-347-5075.

• CIBC Run for the Cure — The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation needs co-run directors and committee coordinators to lead its signature fundraising event being held in Red Deer, October 4, 2009. For information go to www.cbcf.org/prairiesnwt or call Laurie Sodomlak, run liaison at 1-866-267-3948 or email lsodomlak@cbcf.org

• Kidney Foundation of Canada, Red Deer and District is seeking volunteers for the Give the Gift of Life Run/Walk on September 13 as well people for various third party events. If interested please call 403-754-1625 or email llumsden.kidneyab@shaw.ca

Ongoing Events:

• Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking special event volunteers both in planning the events and execution, for their two major events, the induction banquet and golf tournament. Fun and energetic party assistants are also needed for weekend parties. If you are interested in any of these positions please contact Debbie at 403-341-8614 or Debbie@albertasportshalloffame.com

• Alzheimer Society is seeking bingo volunteers for the following dates: April 27, May 15, June 7 and July 1. Volunteers are needed from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at the Cannery Row Bingo Hall and various positions are available. Please call 403-346-2540.

• Berachah Place — a drop in centre for Red Deer’s homeless, is looking to extend their hours by increasing their volunteer staff who help run the centre. Duties include: providing the homeless with towels, hygiene products, laundry detergent, and sharing smiles. Please contact Kimberly at 403-877-8055.

• Bethany Care Society — Collegeside requires outing assistants. Volunteers are needed to help seniors on and off the bus, visit with them during the drive and assist with wheelchairs during the outings. For more information on this opportunity, please contact Delacey at 403-357-3702 or at robbinsd@bethanycare.com

• The Brain Injury Association of Alberta requires a data entry volunteer to input data related to conference registration for the upcoming provincial conference April 16 through 18. Please contact Denni at 403-309-0866.

• Bowden Institution — Citizen’s Advisory Committee is composed of members of the local community who participate in the correctional process to ensure a better public awareness and contribute to the policies and procedures of the Correctional Service of Canada. If you are interested in this unique volunteer opportunity and would like more information, please call 403-227-3391 (extension 1381.)

• Canadian Blood Services is looking for Youth Volunteers aged 17 to 24 years who are attending high school or college. You would be part of a core group of students in your facility responsible for raising awareness for the need of blood and be involved in projects to recruit youth blood donors. This would include challenges and special events within the community.

Flexible hours, reference letters if you meet criteria. Training provided. Volunteer ABO typers — qualified volunteers are needed for blood donor recruitment through the • • “What’s Your Type” school and community blood typing events. Candidates must be enrolled as, employed as or retired from nursing, practical nurses, phlebotomist, medical lab assistant, technician, clinician or technologist of Health Services. Training provided and commitment is flexible. Please contact Gerry at 403-755-4337 or email: gerry.tofin@blood.ca.

• Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is seeking youth 14 to 24 to sit on their Youth Advisory Council. Looking for those interested in sharing ideas and increasing awareness. Contact Samantha at 1-866-302-2223 or smajor@cbcf.org

• Canadian Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions, including:

Cancer connection peer support program, wig lending program, and Relay for Life. For more information on these volunteer opportunities, please contact Sharon at 403-309-5426 or Sharon.butler@cancer.ab.ca.

• Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — Central Alberta Chapter requires bingo volunteers to assist with bingos throughout the year. Volunteers can expect to work 4:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. weeknights (may be the occasional daytime or evening bingo). Volunteer’s main responsibility will be selling tickets. Please contact Alana at 403-347-5075 or cysticfibrosis@cirsonline.ca

• Canadian Diabetes Association requires a Diabetes awareness speaker. You will deliver presentations as requested. New Canadians who speak good English but willing to present in their own language are welcome! Please contact Helen at 403-346-4631 or helen.robertson@diabetes.ca

• Canadian Red Cross is seeking energetic volunteers in a vast range of program areas. These include: disaster management program, medical equipment loan 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 Rhonda.schwab@redcross.ca.

• Central Alberta Brain Injury Society is seeking new board members. CABIS provides support, advocacy, information, and social events for people with brain injuries, their families, and caregivers. Meetings are held on the second Monday evening of each month (except July and August) at 7 p.m. at the CABIS office at #301,4805-48 Street in Red Deer. If you are interested in this exciting position, please contact the office at 403-341-3463.

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

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 and refugees to help them learn more about Canadian culture and customs and in doing so, help them practice conversational English and improve their language skills.

Special event volunteer assists with special events, manning displays, fundraising and poster distribution.

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. This is 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 care2@telusplanet.net.

• Central Alberta Special Equestrians is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions, including:

Board members — help support and guide CASE into growth and expansion.

Volunteers — if you are 14 years of age or older, have horse experience and experience with people with special needs, please consider volunteering with us.

For more details on these positions, please contact volunteer coordinator at 403-348-7050 or email at volunteer@hoofbeats.org

• Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter requires volunteers for the following positions:

Weekend cook — to plan and prepare balanced weekend suppers for shelter clients.

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.

For more information on these opportunities, please contact Anna at 403-346-5643 or anna.sheridan@cawes.com

• Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society requires a part time receptionist. Duties include answering the phone and greeting the public for two to three hours. Flexible hours Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. to noon, or 1 to 4 p.m. Please call Sandy at 403-347-2480.

• 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 four hour shift per month with training and support provided. Contact Constable Jody Young at 403-341-2077.

• CNIB requires bingo volunteers to work all aspects of a bingo hall (selling bingo cards, controllers, etc). Please contact Rosane at 403-346-0037 or rosane.butz@cnib.ca

• The Community Information and Referral Society needs casino volunteers for Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10 at the Jackpot Casino. Shifts are 12 to 8 p.m., 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. or in the count room 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Please call Fern at 403-346-4636.

• 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 and Lancaster Community Association is looking for the following volunteers:

Handy man/maintenance — for small, casual jobs as they arise

Bookings/rentals assistant — assist the activity centre coordinator, as required.

Janitorial/custodian — working 1 to 2 times per month for approximately half an hour.

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 403-346-1660 or email info@deerparklancaster.org for more information or to become a volunteer.

• Deer Park and Lancaster Community Association has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities within the association. A complete listing of positions can be found at the 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 info@deerparklancaster.org for more information. Position holding volunteers receive a free membership for the year and one free rental per year.

• Dress For Success, Central Alberta has volunteer opportunities in the following areas:

Carpentry/renovation work — if you like to work with your hands and enjoy carpentry work such as putting up shelves, hanging slat walls and painting then this opportunity is for you!

Clothing sorters — to sort and hang clothing

Personal shopper — to work in the clothing boutique

Database and administrative — to manage the volunteer database, do administrative work and general duties.

If you want to make a difference in a disadvantaged woman’s life, this is the place for you! Contact us at centralalberta@dressforsuccess.org or call 403-348-5831.

• Family Services of Central Alberta is seeking the following: Special events assistant is needed to organize and assist staff and committees with our special events. Experience in project management, event planning, and volunteer recruiting and support desired and time commitment varies based on event schedule. Fund development volunteer — research and write grant proposals, obtain silent auction items and to find sponsors.

Please contact Shamara Carrick at 403-343-6400 or email scarrick@fsca.ca

• Heart and Stroke Foundation needs canvassers for the month of June. As an ambassador of the foundation you will visit approximately 25 homes in your neighbourhood to collect donations, thank residents for past donations, and raise awareness of the cause. Please call Kelly at 403-342-4435 or email kbarber@hsf.ab.ca.

• Heritage Preservation Committee is seeking a member at large. As a member of the board, volunteers are required to attend meetings, write letters, and provide input on historical and heritage related issues that are relevant to the City of Red Deer. Please contact Sheila at 403-347-7873 or Scott at skcline@shaw.ca .

• Kerry Wood Nature Centre is seeking bookstore/front-end volunteers to greet visitors, answer phones, take program registrations, and handle retail sales. If you would like to meet people with a wide variety of interests and knowledge and would like to learn about the natural history of the area, then this unique volunteer opportunity is for you! Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 403-346-2010, ext. 113 or at volunteers@waskasoopark.ca.

• Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta, Red Deer Chapter, is seeking volunteers to serve as board members. If you have an interest in supporting our reading and social skills programs, then this position is for you! For more information, please contact Julie at 403-340-3885.

• The Lending Cupboard needs volunteers to work three hour shifts, either 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday/Wednesday/Friday, to manage, distribute or deliver free medical equipment. Please contact Shirley at 403-356-1678 or lendingcupboard@shaw.ca .

• Loaves and Fishes is in great need of volunteers for the following positions:

Volunteer Drivers-to deliver school lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. It takes approximately one hour. If you are interested, please call Norma at 403-347-1844.

Cookie Makers-Loaves and Fishes now makes 126 school lunches every day and the cookies go very quickly. If you are able to make peanut free cookies, please call Emily at 403-342-6602.

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

Board of directors — time commitment varies. Positions on the executive in the roles of president, secretary and treasurer are also needed. 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 Peggy at 403-347-9922 or maddrd@telusplanet.net.

• 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 mealsonwheels@telus.net.

• Memorial Society of Red Deer and 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.

• Michener Services is seeking the following volunteers:

Green house volunteer — love gardening? Come out, meet a new friend and work together to create our community garden for an hour per week. Pick a day or time Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.

Palliative care volunteer — to provide support, friendship, and a caring ear through activities such as: helping to write letters, memoirs or scrapbook pictures, reading or playing music. Volunteers will have the opportunity to share life stories and journey with individuals who are dying.

Physiotherapy (water activities) — under the guidance of our physiotherapy team you can assist individuals in the water with movement, flexibility and fitness. This program runs Tuesday and Thursday 1 to 3:30 p.m.

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. Flexible times.

Contact Carmen at 403-340-7803 or email at carmen.kostiuk@gov.ab.ca for more information.

• Red Deer Action Group is seeking board members. Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. Please email 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 rdcvsu@telus.net.

• Red Deer Food Bank is looking for volunteers for the following positions: bakery gleaners, produce gleaners, food and product portioner, non-perishable portioners, hamper makers, and hamper window client assistants. If you can assist in any of these positions, any time Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., please contact Iris at 403-342-5355.

• Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery is seeking volunteers to serve as a volunteer visitor services assistant. Self-motivated and outgoing volunteers are required to assist in greeting, directing, and providing gallery/program information to visitors, assist in movie ticket sales, newsletter distribution, and to occasionally answer telephones. For more information on this opportunity, please contact the volunteer coordinator at 403-309-8441.

• 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 four 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 — fundraiser; attend ten meetings per year on the second Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Majority of tasks are things you can do at home to organize our fundraiser events (most of our events happen in the month of MAY each year): Community barbecue — as part of Crime Prevention Week, two events where we participate with displays and receive honorariums, donation tins for the month of MAY each year, Home Show raffle booth, assist with organizing casino volunteers (January 2010).

Board member director — attend ten meetings per year and share your ideas and enthusiasm.

Office manager — time commitment is three hours per week, during the day; you pick the time that works best for you. We have a very relaxed and safe volunteer environment. We are part of the CiRS Community Village. This position is responsible for organizing our office, training new office volunteers and ensuring that resident’s requests from emails and messages are met in a timely, professional manner.

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 TerryLee Ropchan at 403-341-4842 or email at ttropchan@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. Contact Lois at 403-346-2533 or lprostebby@rdpl.org.

• Red Deer Public Library is seeking volunteers for the following position:

Homebound reader’s program assistant — 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 dreso@rdpl.org

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

Moose cottage volunteers — A place for patients, visitors and staff to unwind with volunteers providing refreshments and support. Four hour afternoon shifts available daily.

Pastoral care volunteers — porters and accompanies patients to Chapel services or sing-a-longs. Two hour shifts available weekday afternoons.

Acute care recreation assistant — working directly with elderly acute care patients awaiting placement to continuing care, volunteers will help enhance their quality of life by assisting them to participate in various activities/programs. Time commitment is two to three hours once per week; morning or afternoon, Monday to Friday.

Greeter — greet, provide information and direction, and possibly accompany incoming patients and visitors to the department/unit that they are seeking.

Renal dialysis volunteer assistant — assist staff in this clinical area with various duties, offer companionship to patients and families, portering discharge patients.

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

• 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.

• Special Olympics Red Deer is seeking volunteers for the following positions:

Affiliate committee secretary — the incumbent is a voting member of the management committee whose duties include taking minutes at committee meetings (approximately five times a year) and doing some correspondence.

Promotions chairperson — the incumbent is a voting member of the Affiliate Committee, responsible for marketing and promoting Special Olympics in Red Deer. Approximately five meetings per year plus other work as required from home or office. Duties include media relations, general promotion, newsletter coordination, displays, etc. Please contact Jerry at 403-346-4636 or email at specialolympics@cirsonline.ca for more information or to volunteer.

• St. John Ambulance is seeking volunteers for the following positions:

First Aid responders — attend events of all kinds in local communities to provide First Aid response to participants and spectators of various events. These can include: paintball tournaments, fundraising walks/runs, trade shows, soccer tournaments, ice skating events, and many others.

Therapy dog volunteers — visit those in need of some companionship in locations such as hospitals, hospices, care homes, as well as group homes. Must have veterinarian record of up to date vaccinations and statement of general animal health.

For more information or to volunteer for one of these opportunities, please contact April Crabbe at 403-342-7744. extension 3103 or email at april.crabbe@stjohn.ab.ca.

• Suicide Information and Education Services is seeking volunteers to work in special events or as project volunteers. This includes people who would be willing to serve on a fundraising committee and the times are flexible based on the projects selected. Please contact Jennifer at 403-342-4966 or email 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 Khrista at 403-341-0178 or visit http://www.tenthousandvillages.ca

For information about any of the opportunities listed above, or to meet with our volunteer sector facilitator for help deciding how to best use your skills, please contact the Community Information and Referral Society at 403-346-4636 or check out our website at www.volunteerreddeer.ca

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