EMPOWERING  AIRDRIE  RESIDENTS

A city where volunteering and community involvement are a chosen way of life.

Volunteer Airdrie

How a Picnic Table Creates Community

Last weekend was airdrieFEST 2016, an annual community event that brings together local non-profit groups, small businesses, musicians and entertainers...

The Lion and the Mouse – The Origin of Skills-based Volunteering!

The Lion and the Mouse – The Origin of Skills-based Volunteering!

Once when a Lion was asleep a little Mouse began running up and down upon him; this soon wakened the...

Volunteering & the Parable of the Talents

Volunteering & the Parable of the Talents

As Albertans struggle through a period of high unemployment levels not seen since the early to mid-1990’s, the Parable of...

The Parable of the Flying Geese

The Parable of the Flying Geese

When you see geese flying along in “V” formation, you might consider what science has discovered as to why they...

Volunteering & The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Volunteering & The Parable of the Good Samaritan

I think just about everyone has a general understanding of the parable of the Good Samaritan. It is one of...

“I May Only Be One Person…”

“I May Only Be One Person…”

The Parable of the Starfish

The Parable of the Starfish

One Sunday, a woman was walking along a beach filled with starfish. As she walked, she would stoop down, pick...

Motivational Thought of the Week

Motivational Thought of the Week

The Parable of Brother Leo

The Parable of Brother Leo

A legend tells of a French monastery known throughout Europe for the extraordinary leadership of a man known only as...

Family Friday – “Do You Have the Volunteering Gene?”

Family Friday – “Do You Have the Volunteering Gene?”

Is there a volunteering gene? Is there something in a volunteer’s DNA that compels them to do what they do?...