Okotokians have a rich history of volunteering and community involvement. Our volunteers are on the front lines of all of our community services - community health care, heritage and arts, maintenance of green space, disaster relief, volunteer firefighting, minor sports, special events, local non profits, schools, churches - the list is endless.
The work of volunteers is essential and we would like to pay tribute to all the Okotoks volunteers who donate their time and energy.
Thank you Okotoks Volunteers! You are the heartbeat of our community and you do make a difference!
For more information on any of the opportunities listed, please contact the Okotoks Volunteer Resource Centre using the contact information listed at the top of this page.
Volunteer for Light Up Okotoks Friday, November 22
Get into the spirit of Christmas early and give the gift of your time to support this fun event that kicks off the holiday season.
Volunteers are needed for the following positions and shifts:
Set up/tear down: setting up fire pits and fire wood, road closure barricades to be set up and taken down. Shift: 4:45pm to set up, 9:10pm to tear down.
Fireworks security: 8:20pm to 9:30pm at the north end of Elk Ave.
Glow stick hand out (2): two people to hand out glow-in-the-dark sticks.
Crowd Patrol (3): three people to walk downtown and through crowds, identifying concerns, answering questions, and giving out information. Shift: 4:45pm to 9pm
Contact Mark Doherty, Community Events Coordinator, at 403-938-8950 or email@example.com to help!
Sheep River Health Trust
Sheep River Health Trust is looking for volunteers to help put up Christmas Tress for our Avenue of Trees fundraiser on Thursday, November14th from Noon to 4pm at OkotoksRecreation Centre or Turner Valley Library.
Call 403-995-5400 to help!
Community Volunteer Income Tax Program
The Town of Okotoks, Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) is currently looking for persons to volunteer with the Canada Revenue Agency - Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. Experience with personal income tax preparation and a computer would be preferred. Please contact the Town of Okotoks, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information. 403-938-8936 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Town of Okotoks Programs
Volunteer for any of our upcoming events!
Skate with Santa Dec 8th 1:45pm – 3:30pm. Help with set up/take down or handing out hot chocolate. Please bring skates if you have them but not necessary.
Little Elves Workshop Dec 18th 9:00am– 12:00pm. Help with set up/take down or help children with craft projects.
If you would like to volunteer for any of them please contact Janis Coughlan at email@example.com or 403-938-8953
Foothills Community Immigrant Services - High River
Help out in our High River office! This is an opportunity to expand your basic computer, administrative skills and meet people from all over the world! Only 3-4 hours a week.
If you are fluent in a second language and looking for a meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunity, this is it! Volunteer interpreters/translators are needed to assist newcomer immigrant families adjust to Canadian life in the Foothills area! All languages needed! This unique cultural exchange gives you and your family a chance to experience the world without leaving home, meet new people and practice your second language!
Volunteers are needed to drive seniors or individuals who have no means of transportation to and from medical appointments in Okotoks and Calgary. Volunteers can work the drives around their schedules. For more information, or to sign-up please contact the following:
VOLUNTEERS who want to help out by driving residents in need to medical appointments should contact the Volunteer resource Centre 403-938-8936 or Volunteer@okotoks.ca
Need a Driver? If you need a ride please call The Okotoks Healthy Family Resource Centre 403-995-2626 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta
Do you have an interest in working with youth and have time during the day? Junior Achievement is looking for volunteers to present information to local students on the important life skill of money management. No experience necessary. We train you and provide all the materials. Develop your resume skills and make a difference in the future of our community – our youth!
Is looking to recruit volunteers to provide weekly friendly visit with residents, accompanying residents with mobility impairments on weekly shopping trips, and assisting with activities and special events within the Heartland.
If you are interested please contact:
Amanda Cross, BA Recreation & Leisure Director of Recreation
47 Riverside Gate, Okotoks, AB, T1S 0J2
Phone: 403-938-1285 Fax: 403-938-4441
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Start something. Become a mentor and make a difference in the life of a young person. Share new and fun experiences in a community or school based mentoring program.
Learning Coach Volunteer Positions Available at Literacy for Life
The function of this position is to offer literacy and numeracy volunteer tutoring services to individuals who reside within the MD of Foothills #31. Primary focus is on adults, eighteen and over with some services provided to adolescents. You would be expectation to commit a minimum of two hours a week to your learner. Times and locations are negotiable between you and your learner.
Literacy for Life Foundation is looking for volunteers starting in January for all locations...High River, Okotoks and Turner Valley. Dog Tales is designed to pair children who are struggling to enjoy reading with a gentle, well-trained dog who sits with the child and listens to them read. The program is designed to help children build confidence in reading while building a relationship with a dog.
All dogs are screened for gentle character and good habits.