Volunteer Postings


Volunteer Airdrie

Highway Clean up: This year's Alberta Highways Cleanup Campaign is Saturday, May 6th. Volunteer Airdrie is looking for up to 60 volunteers to clean 15 km of the QE 2 from the north Airdrie city limit to the CrossIron Mills overpass at Balzac. This is a great opportunity for families, groups and companies to get out together to help cleanup the environment. To sign up call us or email info@volunteerairdrie.ca.

Board of Directors: A background in Event planning, HR, Legal and/or accounting would be an asset.

Bottle Drive Volunteers: Saturdays for 4-6 hours each month, or every other month. Ideal for students that need volunteer time. Also need some adults with trucks to assist with collection, transportation and supervision/safety of youth volunteers. Police check required for adults.

Fund Development Committee Member: Past experience in grant proposal writing and gaining corporate sponsorship would be an asset.

Fundraising Coordinator: Plan and execute a bottle drive fundraiser from start to finish with bottle drive volunteers.

L.E.A.D. Youth Leadership & Volunteer Development program: Work with our L.E.A.D. committee with our youth participants, liason between students and volunteer organizations to schedule and follow up on volunteer activities.

Member Mentoring Committee Members: Past experience in management consulting preferrable.

Technology Committee Members: Past experience in Mobile app development required.

Youth of all ages welcome!

Contact: Program Manager
Email: info@volunteerairdrie.ca
Call or Text 403.993.5034


Airdrie Abilities Centre Society

Airdrie Abilities Centre Society is committed to promote equal opportunities to support and demonstrate the strengths and abilities of person's with special needs.

We accomplish this through:
• Support of all individuals, and to understand that all people have basic needs that must be met.
• To accept all persons for whom they are and to recognize these people have unique abilities.
• To support independent living with daily living skills that are needed.
• To support individuals who are interested in gaining employment.
• Job search and skill development are part of the employment process, and that the employer pays minimum wage.
• To support individual participation and access to community-based opportunities, i.e. Education, volunteerism, recreation.
• To provide a meeting place for those desiring to make a difference in our community.

Special Needs Recreational Session Helpers - Do you have time during the day to help us provide activities? Contact us now!

 

 

 

Website: http://www.airdrieabilities.ca/

Email: AirdrieAbilitiesCentre@gmail.com

Contact: Wendy or Barb
Phone: 403-561-1147


Airdrie Block Parent Program

If you would be willing to volunteer from your couch for our program please contact us.  Airdrie Block Parent needs signs in windows visible from schools, pathways, school bus PU/DO points and in between to establish safer communities for the citizens of Airdrie young and old.  You only put your sign up when you are home and available to help, there is no minimum time required. 

 

 

Airdrie Block Parent Program

Website: Airdrieblockparent.com

Email: airdrieblockparent@gmail.com

Phone: 403-831-2883

Airdrie Block Parent Public on Facebook

 


Airdrie Citizens on Patrol Society

Do you want to make Airdrie a safer place to live?

COP is a volunteer organziation in partnership with RCMP, working very hard to keep our community safe. Volunteers must be 18+, have a valid drivers license and have a clearance by RCMP (criminal record). We require a commitment of 4 hours per month.

Name: Dave Martin, President
Email: airdriecop@gmail.com
Phone: 587-777-5111


Airdrie and District Hospice Society

Stampede for Hospice - Saturday July 16th at East Lake Park - Registration starts at 8:45 am, Hike starts at 10:00 am

Click for more details

 

Inspire others and share your skills! Join our board and take pride in providing a much needed service in Airdrie.

Education Committee Members: Work as a team to coordinate & bring speakers to Airdrie on a variety of topics and the Road Show with Alberta Hospice Palliative Care program.

Finance Committee Members: Do you have skills in any one of these areas and would like to share in bookkeeping, accounting, and budget or grant writing?

Grief and Bereavement Committee Members: Help us establish Grief support programs in Airdrie

Governance and Nominations Committee Members: Print media, pamphlets, Home & Life Style Show coordination

Social Media Committee Members: Facebook, Website, Twitter, Archivist

Compassionate Care Fund Members: Evaluate requests to determine if they meed criteria and manage the fund

Events Committee Members: ADHS Tree of Hope, Car show and other events that require coordination working with communications and volunteers

Hike for Hospice Committee: Annual awareness and fundraising event in May of each year during Hospice week

Outreach Coordination: Work as a team to support members in our community going through end of life

Spiritual Advisors: Work as a group to support members of our community

Contact: Lise Blanchette
Email: liseblanchette@shaw.ca
Phone: 403.975.3652
Website: http://www.airdriehospice.ca/


Airdrie & District Victim Assistance Society

Evening & On-Call Crisis Volunteers

ADVAS is a nonprofit volunteer based organization that provides 24 hour crisis response through the Airdrie & Beisker RCMP detachments for people who have been affected by crime and/or tragedy. Last year, ADVAS Volunteer Advocates assisted over 2,600 victims, helping them regain a sense of security and safety.

You can make a difference in this volunteer position by providing assistance, support, information and referrals to victims in Airdrie and surrounding Districts. Interested candidates will possess an interest in a long term volunteer position, have a flexible schedule (including evenings, weekends and holidays), and the desire to provide non-judgemental, practical and emotional assistance to victims of crime and/or tragedy.

Website: http://www.airdrievictimassistance.com/
Contact: Colleen Maurice
Phone: 403.945.7290


Airdrie Festival of Lights

Volunteer Application: No special skills or knowledge necessary; training provided. Time commitments vary, so choose the number of hours that suits you.

 

 

Website: http://airdriefestivaloflights.com/
Email: coordinator.afols@gmail.com
Phone: 403.948-5133


Airdrie Food Bank

The Airdrie Food Bank collects and distributes food to those in need and educates the community on hunger related issues. We accept volunteers over the age of 10 with their families, as well as groups, and individuals. To work alone you must be over 16 and have your parents sign your application. All volunteers require a RCMP check.

If you are interested looking to give back to the community and love working with a passionate and enjoyable team

Click here to find out more about what's currently needed.

Email: volunteers@airdriefoodbank.com
Phone: 403.948.0063
Website: http://www.airdriefoodbank.com/


We are looking for volunteers for a number of positions and shifts. All of these positions and times can be found on our website.

Its my pleasure to be the Volunteer Coordinator for the 2017 Airdrie Pro Rodeo. I look forward to working with each of you to ensure this year's rodeo is safe and enjoyable for everyone attending and participating.

Volunteers are what make this event possible, and each year we require higher number of volunteers to make our event a success. We thank you very much for donating your time and being a part of the Airdrie Pro Rodeo.

We will need volunteers for the gates, parking, beer gardens, and kids activities area for each of those days. Whether you can cover a couple hours or a full day, any of your time helping will be greatly appreciated.

Each person that volunteers will receive free admission to the rodeo on the days they volunteer. So if you volunteer multiple days, you will have free admission each of those days.

All the different positions and shifts that are needed are available at the following link:
http://www.airdrieprorodeo.net/en/volunteers

You can register on the site to view and sign up for whichever position you would like to volunteer for.

Please also feel free to respond to this email if you have any questions or would like to schedule your volunteer time through me instead of online and we will do our best to accommodate your time/position requests. Please also pass along my information to anyone you think might be interested in also volunteering this year.

Thanks again in helping us make this years Airdrie Pro Rodeo a great success!

Contact: Hollie Hart
Email: volunteers_apr@hotmail.com


Airdrie Public Library

Advocates for Airdrie Public Library: The Advocates for Airdrie Public Library are looking for new members. If you believe a strong and vibrant library contributes to the health and well-being of the community and are passionate about literacy and lifelong learning then we'd love to meet you! We promote the library, its programs and its value to the residents of Airdrie and surrounding Rocky View County. We fundraise for new services, materials and equipment for the benefit of everyone. For more information, email us at advocatesapl@gmail.com

Contact: Lucia Gomez
Email: lucia.gomez@airdriepubliclibrary.ca
Phone: 403.948.0600
Website: http://www.airdriepubliclibrary.ca/


Airdrie Minor Basketball Association

AMBA is a vibrant, volunteer driven organization bringing basketball excellence to almost 300 Airdrie youth ages 6-17. We have an immediate need for Board Members, Direct & Gym Scheduler, Director & Tournament Coordinator.

There are also on-going positions as coaches, fundraising and special events committees and many other exciting opportunities that can be matched to your skill set!

Basketball experience not required.

Youth of all ages welcome!

Email: volunteer@AirdrieBasketball.ca
Phone: 403.912.7995
Website: http://airdriebasketball.ca/


Airdrie Parades and Fireworks

Parade Staging
Your tasks will include set up duties, staging and organizing of the Parades entries. Ensure floats entrants have read over the rules and information hand out. You will ensure all floats are properly lined up and aware of the speed/distance they should maintain between floats. Ensure that all floats are aware of where they will turn around and disperse at the end of the parade. With these tasks you will help in Parade preparation and ensure that the Parade is well organized from the get go.

Barricade Volunteer
Lots of energy and a love for people? Your job is to ensure the safety of those watching the parade. Ensure no spectators are encroaching onto the parade route. Children are not permitted to dart out onto the street. Ensure all spectators are respectful of the barricades and road closures and do not enter the parade route with their vehicle before the road has been reopened at the end of the parade. It is your job to be well informed of the length of the parade, when the roads will open and safe exit routes for vehicles and pedestrians after the parade ends. Please be sure to have checked in with the Volunteer coordinator, obtained a safety vest and instructions regarding where you will be placed. Most important is to have fun and make sure you are polite and considerate to those out to enjoy the event.

Fireworks Volunteer
Lots of energy and a love for people? Your job is to ensure the safety of those watching the fireworks. Ensure no spectators are encroaching into the fireworks safety zone. Please be sure to have checked in with the Volunteer coordinator, obtained a safety vest , radio and instructions regarding where you will be placed. Most important is to have fun and make sure you are polite and considerate to those out to enjoy the event.

Parking Volunteers
Duties within this position would include parking lot control, directing traffic and ensuring the safety of pedestrians within the parking area. Check in with Citizens on Patrol & the Volunteer coordinator prior to the event to ensure that you receive a safety vest, radio and instructions on where you will be volunteering.

More volunteer information
Volunteer Application

Email: paradesairdrie@gmail.com
Website: http://www.airdrieparades.com/


Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation


AIWC depends on an army of dedicated and passionate volunteers to assist the staff members with the operation of our wildlife hospital.

Volunteering is a truly rewarding experience, and even mundane tasks such as floor-mopping are more enjoyable when you know you’re helping wildlife and are surrounded by such magnificent creatures.

Help is needed in various roles and at various times of year. Spring and summer are our “peak” seasons, however, we rely heavily on 100+ active volunteers year round to keep our centre operating.

Volunteer positions available (click to view position description):
Wildlife Centre Volunteer – .pdf
Wildlife Rescue Driver – .pdf
•Hotline Volunteer (responding to incoming calls) – coming soon
Fundraising Volunteer – .pdf
Office Assistant – .pdf
Education Presenter – .pdf
Education Ambassador Assistant – .pdf
Education Program Promoter – .pdf
Construction Volunteer – .pdf
Cleaning Committee – .pdf
Supply Committee (picking up groceries, and other items for facility) – .pdf
Photography and Writing Committee – .pdf

If you would like more information about volunteering, please e-mail our volunteer co-ordinator with the following information included:
•Full name
•E-mail address
•Phone number
•Roles you are interested in
•Your availability (once a week, once a month etc)

The first step is to attend an information session and learn more about AIWC and the volunteering opportunities we provide.

If you would like to continue with the volunteering process after attending an information session, you will then be required to attend an orientation and receive necessary training prior to volunteering at AIWC. Candidates will be interviewed by our volunteer co-ordinator, this gives volunteers a good opportunity to ask any questions they have and outline what they would like to do at AIWC.

All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have access to a vehicle. Public transportation is not available to our wildlife hospital.

Contact:
Email: volunteer@aiwc.ca
Website: http://www.aiwc.ca/volunteer/


Bert Church Legacy Project: “Charging Through Airdrie” Race
Origin: Wanted to create a legacy project that would promote school spirit and support organizations in our community. Student body had input on what would eventually become our race.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE RACE - Charging Through Airdrie - September 17th, 2016
Ultimate goal: to raise awareness of the Child Advocacy Centre

Sub goals
• Building school spirit (Charger Pride)
• have both fun activities and educational opportunities about the Center
• organize an assembly
• having students play an integral role in the organization and running of the race

• Creating links with the school and the community
• Help local businesses by providing exposure to their location

• Raising money for the center
• For the first year we will not be setting a goal for the amount of funds as we feel the first year will set the baseline that we can then try to beat in successive years

• Race Day
• Registration begins in May 2016, including putting up information posters at race locations
• 20 teams of up to 4 people
• picked up their race packages at the ATB lobby the day before.
• Meet at staging area for instructions at 10am, then shotgun start - we would need two adults at each of these locations
• ATB - open the safe
• Airdrie Public Library - find a book using online app
• Pharmasave - make a candy pill pack
• Salvation Army - dress up
• Blacksmith Yoga - do a routine
• Avenue Cakery and Bakeshoppe - find the perfect dessert
• Menchies - make the perfect dessert
• Frilly Lilly - waxing or nail painting
• TBA (lost location due to bankruptcy) - would appreciate any ideas to replace this
• Winners announced at 1:30 pm (tentative)
• Tentative prizes for: best time to complete course, most fundraising, best social media, team spirit, sportsmanship

- we would also like to have some volunteers at various cross-walks to ensure that our racers do not impede traffic in any way.

Total # of adult volunteers needed - 30 (students are arranging for 25 youth volunteers)
(we already have a handful of teachers ready to volunteer as well as parents of the students who are organizing this activity; we have also reached out to the Airdrie Lions for volunteer support)

 


Bethany Care Society

Recreation Assistants - We are looking for friendly, people to assist our Recreation team. The ideal volunteer enjoys working with our senior residents and is committed, approachable, responsible and reliable.
Come join us in providing meaningful, worthwhile recreation opportunities for residents.
Some of the talents you can share include: Playing music, singing, assisting with community outings, making residents feel important through quality one-to-one visits or assist with bingo, which is one of our residents most valued programs.

Know with certainty, your gift of time and talent does not go unnoticed.
Build relationships by helping us achieve our mission of "Creating Caring Communities"

Mealtime Companions - Can you imagine what it would be like if you could not feed yourself? Many senior residents at Bethany Airdrie have difficulty during meal times. A Mealtime Companion Volunteer provides encouragement and/or physical assistance with eating and “Enhance our mealtime experience”. Orientation provided free of charge, flexible hours, times and days available. Know with certainty, your gift of time and talent does not go unnoticed.

Build relationships by helping us achieve our mission of “Creating Caring Communities”

Piano Players for Worship Service - Music is a powerful thing, and there’s plenty of reasons to gift your music to people that need it. – Bethany Airdrie offers a regular worship service on Tuesday afternoons. We need talented pianists who are passionate about their faith and our mission as an organization. Come and help us lead our residents in worship!

• Assist the Chaplain in conducting Tuesday worship services by playing the piano
• Select and perform Christian worship music before, during, and after the service
• Time commitment is each Tuesday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact: Coordinator, Volunteer Services
Email: Karen.Macdonald@bethanyseniors.com
Phone: 403 948-8430
Website: http://www.bethanyseniors.com


Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Serving Airdrie and Area. We are a volunteer driven, donor supported organization founded on mentoring as a proven strategy for child and youth resiliency. We match caring volunteer mentors with a young person 6 to 18 years old based on personality, location, shared interests and common experiences. With a commitment of 1-5 hours a week our one-to-one mentoring relationships teach, challenge and support young people, allowing them to realize they have the ability to succeed and make life-changing decisions. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a variety of school and community based programs and provides ongoing professional support to foster the success of our matches.

For more information, or to discuss sponsorship opportunities today, please contact Alisha Kara, Development Officer - Events, at 403.771.4340 or by email at alisha.kara@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

Your partnership and community support will contribute to more mentoring in Airdrie; your investment is reaching out to kids in our community.

Website: http://www.bbbscalgary.ca
Phone: 403.777.3535


Boys & Girls Club of Airdrie

Volunteers for Children’s Programs

At the Club: We welcome volunteers to help support our club after school program for children age 6-12 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3-6, and Friday 1-5. These programs range from iCreate, Be a Friend, Cool Moves, Power Up/Game Play, and Freeom Friday.

At Nose Creek Elementary and R.J. Hawkey: We welcome volunteers to help support our school after school programs Monday to Thursday 2:30-6 and Friday 12:30 or 1-6. Volunteers will encourage children age 6-10 to develop by playing sports, doing crafts, going to the playground etc.

Volunteer tutors are needed to tutor Grade 3 level students after school.

Rogers Raising the Grade - Volunteer Mentor

Rogers Raising the Grade is an interactive after-school program within the Boys & Girls Club of Airdrie that allows youth to explore interests, receive homework support, connect with mentors/tutors, interact with peers, increase their digital literacy and plan for post-secondary education.

Rogers Raising the Grade aims to provide young people with the skills, tools, and opportunities that will equip them to excel academically and secure their future success as productive, independent and contributing members of society.
Volunteers will work with youth enrolled in grades 7-12.   Click here for more details

Contact: Cheryl Cresine
Email: ccresine@bgcairdrie.com
Website: http://www.bgcairdrie.com/


Bow Valley College

 


Contact: Julie Zurbrigg, Program Officer
Email: jzurbrigg@bowvalleycollege.ca
Website: http://bowvalleycollege.ca/regional-campuses/airdrie.html
Phone: 403.410.1449


Canadian Cancer Society

April is Daffodil Month, a time for Canadians to unite and fight back against cancer. Hundreds of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers sell fresh daffodil flowers and promote our bright symbol of hope: the daffodil pin. By wearing your yellow pin or buying daffodil flowers, you show people living with cancer they are not alone in their journey. This bright symbol of hope is a visible way to show your support for all Canadians affected by this disease.

Money raised through the Daffodil Campaign will make a difference in the lives of people living with cancer by funding the life-saving work of the Canadian Cancer Society. This includes funding the most-promising cancer research in Canada, crucial support services and information for people living with cancer, and various cancer prevention initiatives.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a tobacco free workplace.

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.

Find out more about volunteering during Daffodil month here or at website link below.

Website: www.cancer.volunteerhub.com
Email: volunteer@cancer.ab.ca
Phone: 403-309-5427
Contact: Charlene Fesnoux


Canadian Parents for French, Airdrie Chapter

Is your child French Immersion? Do you want to to expose your child to French outside the classroom?

By joining CPF, you will have the opportunity to help support French Immersion programs in our community. CPF Airdrie is now recruiting Board Members to help shape the future of our local chapter.

Website: http://www.cpfalta.ab.ca/
Email: cpfairdriechapter@gmail.com


Rocky View Immigrant Services

We've been looking for you! Rocky View Immigrant Services is a project of Calgary Catholic Immigration Society that provides settlement and integration services to newcomers. Our volunteer program works to connect people, provide support to newcomers and provide opportunities to learn about new and diverse cultures.

We would like to connect with speakers of multiple languages, professionals to share expertise, Airdrie locals to introduce Canadian culture to newcomers, skilled immigrants seeking Canadian experience, seniors looking for social activities, and anyone who wants to be involved in the immigrant settlement process. Contact us today to get started!

Opportunities: Ongoing, Daytime, Evenings, Weekdays, Weekends

Type: Families, Seniors

Contact: Eryn Wahl
Phone: 403-629-7842
Website: https://www.ccisab.ca/


Cedarwood Station Retirement Residence

We are looking for fun, energetic and dedicated individuals to join our team as volunteers.

This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience working with people. Our recreation and social programs, with the support of our Volunteers, provide opportunities for socialization, fun and engagement for our residents and increases their overall quality of life and mental well being.

We currently have several positions available, including but not limited to:

Pub night, reading groups, cards & games, bingo night, one on one social visits, pet visits, special events and outings.

Please note that a clear police criminal record check is required for all volunteers.

Website: http://www.cedarwoodstation.ca/contact-us/volunteer/
Email: lifestyle@cedarwoodstation.ca
Phone: 403.945.2222


Cerebral Palsy Association of Alberta

Are you ARTistic? Donate your love and passion to benefit those with disabilities in the role of Volunteer Art Instructor.

CPAA is a registered non-profit organization that makes a difference in the community by enriching the lives of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Through our program and services, we promote awareness, acceptance and understanding for persons with disabilities to live Life Without Limits.

We are looking for creative volunteers who want to help our members shine, artistically. In this role, the volunteer would be responsible for assisting in a class of 10 to 20 adults and delivering different projects ranging from one to three classes in length - dependant upon the complexity of the project.

The volunteer would survey the available supplies and make lesson plans based on supply availability. There are openings for more than one volunteer and this is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring art teacher to gain experience for a resume. Two volunteers required.

Time commitment: Thursdays from 9:15am to 11:30am

Location: Rotary Challenger Park

Contact: Brandice Thompson
Phone: 403.219.1574
Website: http://www.cpalberta.com/
Email: bthompson@cpalberta.com


City of Airdrie Waste & Recycling

Are you interested in recycling? The City of Airdrie Waste & Recycling department is looking for ambassadors ages 16 & up to be part of our team.

Ambassadors will assist in conducting tours and providing information on waste management and diversion to schools, community groups and the public. Duties will include setting up and taking down displays, assisting with workshops and presentations and providing general information to residents.

No experience necessary, training provided.

Website: https://www.airdrie.ca/index.cfm?serviceID=868
Email: education@airdrie.ca


Community Links Society


Come Meet our Friendly Staff and learn how Volunteering can benefit you!

Snow Angels: Do you love winter - the crisp fresh air and rosy cheeks? Then Community Links would like to talk to you.

We are looking for individuals/groups interested in becoming SNOW ANGELS - a kind, caring community member/group who help an elderly or disabled person keep their sidewalk and property clear of snow.

 

For more information on providing a volunteer service to the Snow Angel Program, please call Sue 403-945-3900 or sue@nrvcl.ab.ca.

Treasure Vault: Community Links is currently recruiting volunteers for our Donation Program’s Treasure Vault. Volunteers are required to sort and maintain donations in a neat and tidy fashion. This Volunteer Opportunity has very flexible hours. If you are interested in making a difference in your community through assisting individuals and families with the provision of basic needs, please contact 403-945-3900.

Child Care: Do you enjoy working with young children? Do you aspire to work in the human service field? Do you wish to gain work experience and build your resume? Community Links is looking for individuals to provide volunteer child care on the last Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, while parents are attending education sessions in the same facility.

Please contact Sue at 403-945-3900 or toll free 1-866-945-3905 or email sue@nrvcl.ab.ca for more information.

Flyer Delivery Volunteer: Community Links would like everyone in Airdrie to be aware of our many programs and services that are available. We are looking for volunteers to deliver program flyers and workshop advertisements to various businesses and non-profit agencies within Airdrie. This volunteer opportunity will take 2 – 3 hours per month.

Volunteer Drivers needed: Do you drive to Calgary during the day several times a month for shopping or errands? Community Links is looking for volunteer drivers to transport Seniors to medical appointments in Airdrie and/or Calgary.

Delivery Volunteer: We are recruiting a volunteer to deliver Senior Outreach newsletter in the City’s centre. The newsletter comes out in September, November, January, March and May.

Toy Washing Volunteer: Do you have a desire to teach the children/youth in your life the intrinsic value of giving back to community? Do you have a day home or work with children/youth? If so then this volunteer opportunity may be for you. Community Links is seeking Volunteers to wash toys in our Toy Lending Library and Child Care Room. The commitment is very flexible and is appropriately 1 hour twice a month. This Volunteer opportunity will allow you to experience educational and special need toys, become familiar with Community Links programs and services, become involved in your community and have access for personal development training courses.

Jacket Racket and Basic Needs Donation Program: Are you a youth who would like to be involved in your community? Are you interesting in helping others and learning about social issues in your community? Then Community Links would like to talk to you about our Jacket Racket and Basic Needs Donation Program. We are currently recruiting youth volunteers to transport re-donated basic needs to the thrift store located across the street from our north office. Dollies and carts are provided for easy transportation. This volunteer opportunity occurs on Friday afternoon, after school, 2 – 3 times per month during the school year and will take approximately 10 – 15 minutes from start to finish.

Our Volunteers are generously recognized and receive many benefits through this volunteer involvement, such as a work/school reference.

For youth aged 12 or older

Contact: Sue Der Stepanian
Email: sue@nrvcl.ab.ca
Phone: 403.945.3900
Website: http://www.nrvcl.ab.ca/


Elizabeth Fry Society

The Elizabeth Fry Society (EFry) offers Pathways to Healing for women in conflict, or at risk of being in conflict, with the law by providing opportunities through supports and advocacy.

EFry works from a holistic approach grounded in values of Integrity, Ingenuity and Advocacy. We hold a vision of equality that promotes a women's sense of self in her journey through lived experience towards infinite potential.

Court work program

Our court work program supports the EFry mission by placing volunteers in the court house in order to assist accused individuals in navigating the justice system. As a Regional Court - Airdrie Volunteer, you will support individuals (adult men and women; youth girls and boys) appearing at the Airdrie Provincial Court for first/subsequent provincial court appearances. You will be responsible for providing legal information to clients regarding court procedures, diversion programs, as well as referrals to legal and community resources, programs and further support.

Work location: Airdrie Courthouse (Suite 113 - 104 1st Ave NW

Time requirement: One shift every Thursday morning 8:45am to 11:00am with a commitment to volunteer for a minimum one year

Skills and Qualifications:
- Over 18 years of age
- Excellent Communication skills with the ability to listen well
- Ability to be level headed in a fast paced environment
- Willingness to work with clients with a variety of criminal charges without judgement or bias
- Interest in the criminal justice system
- Desire to assist individuals in navagating the criminal justice system
- Able to follow agency policies and procedures

Training:
- Must attend agency training (sessions 6 evenings - Tues/Thur)
- Trained individually in court by staff

Benefits:
- Gain experience providing front line client support
- Improve communication skills
- Increase knowledge of the justice system and women's issues
- Work alongside an exceptional team of people
- Give back to the community
- Participate in developmental training and cross-training opportunities
- Obtain opportunities to support cancer development

Website: http://www.elizabethfrycalgary.ca/main/page.php
Email: volunteer@elizabethfrycalgary.ca
Phone: 403.297.6043


Faith Community Baptist Church

The Good Food Box is a program whereby anyone can purchase fresh fruits/vegetables for a very low cost. Faith Community Baptist Church is an Airdrie pickup depot for this program.

Volunteer Drivers: We are looking for a few people to volunteer as drivers to pick up boxes from the warehouse in NW Calgary, a van or truck is necessary.

Volunteer Coordinator: Working a the church for when the boxes are picked up.

Contact: Denise
Website: http://www.fcbcairdrie.com/
Email: office@fcbcairdrie.com
Phone: 403.948.6727


Good Life Fitness - Towerlane Mall

Volunteer and Get in Shape! Childminding Volunteers Needed!

We offer great Volunteer incentives such as gym membership for active volunteers. We are very much in need of reliable volunteers who have a passion for working with children.

Volunteer Openings:
- Monday to Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm
- Monday to Thursday 4:30pm to 8:00pm
- Weekends 9:00am to 12:00pm

Contact: Tanya
Website: http://www.aacl.org/
Email: airdrietowerlane@goodlifefitness.com
Phone: 587.360.1559


Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta

Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta (HFHSA) makes home ownership affordable for families to build strength, stability and independence. We build homes through community support and sell homes to families with no down payment, no interest mortgages giving them the financial stability and flexibility to make forward looking choices. Since 1990, we have partnered with 245 families across southern Alberta, affecting the lives of 517 children. For more information visit www.habitatsouthernab.ca

Volunteers are at the heart of Habitat for Humanity. Our Chapters are like beacons in the community that reminds us that when we help one family, the whole community is transformed. All Chapter volunteers are champions for Habitat in their communities, they lead land search and acquisition and are active in ongoing fund development for the next build.

Volunteer Recruitment Chair, Public Relations Chair and Fund Development Sub-Committee Volunteers
Responsible to: Chapter Chair and colleagues on the committee and sub committee
Affiliate Support: VP of Marketing and External Relations, Director of Regional Development
Commitment: A minimum of two years with an additional two year term; Commitment to attend monthly Chapter meetings, and regular/monthly Fund Development Committee meetings. Commitment is critical to participation and achieving outcomes. Missing three consecutive meetings will prompt a meeting with the Chapter Chair.
Role: The Chair provides support to the Chapter and Fund Development Committee and ensures that the program of activities developed by the Committee is shared and carried out by Committee members. The Chair’s leadership enables the Committee to fulfill its marketing, volunteer commitment and fundraising goals while raising awareness and understanding of Habitat’s mission to support local families through affordable home ownership.

Construction Volunteers: Join us for an unforgettable experience! Whether you’ve never swung a hammer before, or you are experienced in the construction industry, we can use your help on the build site. All safety equipment, tools, and training is provided. Learn a new skill or two, meet new friends, and make a huge difference in the lives of local Airdrie families.


Contact information: To learn more about how you can get involved in the Airdrie – Ravenswood build, please email, phone, or visit our website!
Email: volunteers@habitatsouthernab.ca
Phone: 403-253-9331 ext. 239.
Websitehttps://habitatsouthernab.ca/volunteer-program/


Iron Horse Park

ihp_logo.jpgOpening Day May 21 for our 2017 season.

The miniature trains, track and landscape at Iron Horse Park represent the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) from the prairies to the coast. Visitors take the 1.6km interpretive journey aboard one of the 1/8th scale diesel or steam locomotives at the park and get a feeling of what the railway was like in Western Canada during the pioneer days.

Various volunteer opportunities available for individuals, groups, families with pre-teens, corporate groups, and youth (13+).

Various volunteer opportunities available for families with pre-teens and youth (13+)

Email: volunteer@ironhorsepark.net
Phone: 403.478.7108
Website: http://www.ironhorsepark.net/


Junior Achievement Southern Alberta

No current events, check back for future events

Contact: Deja Leonard
Phone: 4037812586
Website: http://jasab.ca/


Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that makes a difference in your community?  Join MADD in its work to save lives and support victims of impaired driving. We are currently looking for a Volunteer Leader in Airdrie. As a leadership volunteer, you will work collaboratively with volunteers, concerned citizens, victims, community partners and the national office to conduct mission-related activities within Airdrie. 

Commitment: Minimum 1-2 years, 2-5 hours per month

Responsibilities:

1. Promote MADD Canada positively in your community

2. Act as a spokesperson and community liaison

3. Work collaboratively with volunteers & community partners

4. Be knowledgeable about MADD Canada's policies, procedures, programs and services

5. Check e-mail, phone and mail.

Contact: Tracy Crawford
Email: tcrawford@madd.ca
Phone: 1.800.665.6233
Website: http://www.madd.ca


We are looking for a responsible adult to be a Wish Grantor.  Under the direction of the Wish Granting Coordinator, the Wish Grantor will deliver quality wishes in a timely manner to eligible children referred to the Make-A-Wish Southern Alberta chapter.

Wish Grantor
Activities and Responsibilities:
- Meet the wish child and their family in a timely manner and discover the child`s most heartfelt wish.
- Fulfil all aspects of wish granting process in a timely manner by means of a fun and creative process.
- Work cooperatively with other wish grantors, staff, and vendors where applicable.
- Ensure all necessary paperwork is completed and delivered to the MAW office in a timely fashion, including thank-you notes, in-kind donation forms, etc.
- Keep the best interest of the child and Foundation in mind when interacting with difficult people, keeping in accordance with all policies.
- Actively seek in-kind donations for wish items needed to grant a wish.
- Continually update MAWSA office on progress made during the fulfilling of a wish—remember communication is the key to a successful wish experience for everyone involved!
- Offer suggestions on how to improve the process.

Skills & Qualifications:
- Strong communication skills, especially with children
- Compassion and non-judgmental attitude
- Available to make and receive calls during daytime hours and in emergencies.
- Available to attend evening and weekend appointments and meetings
- Ability to be resourceful and creative
- Have access to a vehicle
- Detail oriented

Contact: April Cote
Email: april.cote@makeawish.ca
Phone: 403.228.3666
Website: http://www.makeawishsa.ca


Meals on Wheels

You can help us deliver more than a meal to our clients. It's a gratifying feeling helping those who stay in the comfort of their homes. Find out how you can make a positive difference in your community today!

Interested in serving as a Board of Director? We are currently looking for a Vice-President and Secretary, contact vice-president@airdriemealsonwheels.ca or Trudy at (403) 815-1400

Contact: Jan Stevens
Email: jan.stevens@shaw.ca
Phone: 403.815.1400
Website: http://www.airdriemealsonwheels.ca/index.html


MEOW Foundation

Need Loving Homes!

All of our volunteers, from front-line Adoption Centre volunteers, to event volunteers, Foster Homes and members of our Board of Directors make MEOW Foundation one of the most respected Calgary-wide no-kill rescue organizations. Through the efforts of our volunteers, we've helped more than 14,000 cats and kittens to date. Volunteering with MEOW helps create healthier communities that support and value responsible and compassionate human-cat relationships and animal care.

Current Volunteer Opportunities include Foster Homes (for pregnant cats, mother cats with kittens, and cats in need of special care), Board Members, Capital Campaign Committee Members and Adoption Centre Cleaners.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older for all volunteer positions with MEOW.

MEOW Volunteers are essential to the success of our organization. From fostering homeless kittens, to cleaning at our Adoption Centre, to helping with display, events and administrative tasks.

Website: http://www.meowfoundation.com/
Email: volunteer@meowfoundation.com
Phone: 403-815-0554


Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada - Calgary & Area Chapter


The Calgary & Area Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada provides support, recreation programs, education and advocacy for people affected by MS. They serve as far south as Claresholm and as far north as Didsbury.

Sound System Operator Volunteer


Do you have a knack for electronics?  The Johnson MS Bike Tour is seeking a volunteer to operate a sound system Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26th.  Help us a create a fun atmosphere at our event prior experience is not necessary but an understanding of electronics is.
Responsibilities include:
Volume and Muting control, Microphone control, Assistance with equipment Storage & take down, Coordinate with Radio Station on Sunday for Operation, Test and resolve issues.

How often:  One project
Times:          Daytime, Weekends
Type:            Handicaps

A full description of how to operate the equipment will be provided.

We need cheerleaders and route marshalls for our Johnson MS Bike Tour June 25th and/or 26th. The bike tour begins in Airdrie on the Saturday morning and heads to Olds, returning back to Airdrie Sunday. Our route cheer teams will be stationed along the route between Airdrie and Olds to cheer on our cyclists and ensure they are heading in the right direction. Be a part of one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and have fun while you support MS! Everyone welcome.


Contact:  Dionne Hemsley
Phone: 403-250-7090 ext. 6123

Website: www.mssociety.ca

Johnson MS Bike - Airdrie to Olds Volunteers: June Fundraising Event
There are volunteer opportunities for families, groups, and individuals. Come for a few hours, a whole day or even two days! All volunteers receive a volunteer t-shirt, food, fun, and a great volunteering environment! Opportunities are available in Airdrie, along the cycling route, or in Olds.

Yoga Volunteers:  Help with handing out equipment, setting up the class, and helping clients participate in the class. On site training provided. No yoga experience required - we have a yoga instructor.

Fitness Volunteers: Help handing out equipment and assisting clients in the class.  On site training provided. We have a certified fitness instructor who teaches the class.

10 Pin Bowling Volunteers: Help run the computers for the bowling group, put out ramps for bowlers in wheelchairs to use and help the program run smoothly.

For youth aged 12 or older. Youth 11 and under can volunteer with their family.

Contact: Marie Wong
Email through website: http://mssociety.ca/en/involved/volunteer.htm
Phone: 403.250.7090 ext. 123


Nose Creek Valley Museum

  We are seeking volunteers for our school tour programs. Training is provided. No experience necessary.



Website: http://www.nosecreekvalleymuseum.com/
Email: ncvm@telus.net
Phone: 403.948.6685


Quinn's Legacy Run Society

We are currently looking for about 20 volunteers for our August 19, 2017 community based run here in Airdrie. We need people to support with all aspects of the walk/run over the 2, 5 and 10km distances. Run will commence at 10am at Monklands Park. There will be a food truck, children’s activities and beer gardens after the run event.

Last year our event brought 200 runners/walkers to Airdrie in support of Quinn's Legacy Run Society. We also raised over $20,000 to support Alberta families after the sudden loss of an infant.

Contact: Kayla Thomson
Email: quinnslegacy2015@gmail.com


Rocky View Schools Community Learning

Rocky View Schools and the Airdrie Public Library have established a partnership to promote and run the "Learning Coach Program".

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to one hour per week to help people with their literacy skills. The position will allow the volunteers to improve or obtain teaching / coaching skills.

Website: http://communitylearning.rockyview.ab.ca/
Email: communitylearning@rockyview.ab.ca


Special Olympics Airdrie

Splish and Splash: Make the difference in the life of a Special Olympics Athlete. Coaches are needed for Wednesday night swimming from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Airdrie. Interested individuals should be at least 16 years of age and a current policy security check will be required.

Website: http://www.specialolympics.ab.ca/airdrie
Contact: Dale
Email: specialolympicsairdrie@gmail.com
Phone: 403.254.5360


Stephen's Backpacks Society

 

The Stephen’s Backpacks Society was formed in 2006 by Jim and Nancy McPhee in order to answer the vision of their 6 year old son.  Stephen, who himself is diagnosed with autism, became aware that there were homeless children living on the street or in shelters.  With the simple words “Mommy I need to help them!” Stephen became a voice for homeless children and started a story that has changed hearts. While the circumstances are difficult and often sad …this is really a story about, belief, optimism, taking action and delivering hope.

 

Canada Day Parade and BBQ - Friday, July 1st 2016 9:00am -11:00am (BBQ to follow)

We are looking for up to 100 people to come and walk with us!  Receive your very own Stephen's Backpacks T-shirt when you join us in the parade!

 

Stephen's Backpacks Society has committed to donating 1500 backpacks filled with school supplies, shoes and love for students of Fort McMurray going back to school this fall. Email us to find out how you can help.

 

Save the date!
We will be scheduling shifts for filling back to school backpacks during.
August 19 - 21 2016.
Times TBA.

To volunteer to walk in the parade or for more information about the back to school volunteer events please email.


Email: volunteersbs@gmail.com 
Website: http://www.stephensbackpacks.com


Wild Rose Humane Society

Event Volunteer: Help with fundraising events including set up/take down; promotion of ethical and humane animal care; promotion of the Wild Rose Humane Society; sales of merchandise/tickets; and animal adoptions. View details.

Email: volunteer@wildrosehumane.ca
Phone:  403-586-PAWS(7297)
Website: http://www.wildrosehumane.ca/


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