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.
Town Community Programs
There are plenty of unique volunteer opportunities with the Town this fall! We have an option for every age and interest:
Women’s Conference Volunteers
Volunteers will greet and direct participants, help with the set up and take down of sessions and assist on the registrations and refreshment tables.
When: September 20, 2014 from 8.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Okotoks Recreation Centre
When: September 20, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Where: Knowles Park (60 Alcock Place)
Tween Time Volunteers
When: Every Friday throughout the school year, from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Where: Okotoks Recreation Centre
Grade Five Gets Active Volunteers
Help out with the set up and take down of sports activities and help to supervise them at the Okotoks Recreation Centre.
Youth Advisory Committee Members
When: Meetings are once a month throughout the school year Where: Okotoks Recreation Centre
Friday Night Teen Night Security/Ambassador
When: Every Friday, starting January 3, 2015, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Where: Okotoks Recreation Centre
The successful candidate for this unique volunteer position will have the following:
Attending Criminal Studies or plans to attend criminal studies an asset
18 years of age or older
Problem solving and conflict resolution skills an asset
Desire to work with teens in a recreation setting, to mentor and establish relationships with participants
Ability to work in a team environment that is constantly changing, based on the participants in attendance
Must meet with Client Services and Community Programs Team Leaders in a separate meeting
Ability to commit to 50% of teen nights a month
United Way/Okotoks Partnership
United Way Okotoks is hosting an old-fashioned
carnival in conjunction with Harvest Fest on Saturday, September 27th
at Ethel Tucker Park (beside the Okotoks Public Library).
We need volunteers to man the carnival games,
10:30 am - 12:30 pm and
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm.
It will be a really
fun day and volunteers will get a free BBQ lunch.
Foothills Salvage and Recycling
“FSRS” (Foothills Salvage and
Recycling society) is always looking for new volunteers to be involved in the
many aspects that are available to every age group! Please contact Candice at email@example.com or Candice at 403-648-3764
Want to make wishes come true? Join Make-A-Wish by becoming a Wish Grantor for local
Are you looking to volunteer
in a fun place and make new friends and at the same time be part of helping
those near and far who are less fortunate? Then we have the perfect opportunity
for you! Volunteers are needed who can donate a minimum of four and half hours
We are looking for cashiers,
front-end clerks, back room sorters of clothing, housewares, toys, books, etc.
There’s a wealth of
positions available to both
utilize your skills or learn new ones. J Please contact
our Manager, Dale Attrill, at (403) 995-8099 for further information.
Have fun, inspire, and be inspired. JA volunteers are community leaders who are
dedicated to motivating our future leaders. They have many faces
including post-secondary students, parents, business people, retirees, as well
as organizations of all sizes. Most importantly, JA volunteers know that
they can help build a more vibrant community by becoming actively involved.
They create a spark in bright minds and empower youth with the knowledge that
they can make a difference too.
Volunteering with JA is an extraordinary way to
give back to your community, and the inspiration that you will give these kids
is priceless.We provide an orientation, program materials and
support to make your volunteer experience fun, meaningful and easy to deliver. There are a variety of ways that YOU can support
JA.Our volunteer opportunities are almost as diverse as our volunteers!
Volunteer with a
world-recognized leader of business education programs for youth. For more
information please contact Timmi Shorr at (403) 601-5834 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Drivers Program
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 email@example.com
Foothills Regional Victim Services
Victim Services is in need of local volunteers who are interested in a unique,
challenging and rewarding experience. Victim Services provides support to
community members affected by a crime and/or tragedy. For more
information please click on the link below.
Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta - ReNewal
The ReNewal Program is an initiative to assist in
repairs to homes damaged by the flooding in High River, Calgary, and
surrounding areas. We are seeking volunteers to help with the rebuilding
process and welcome people of all experience levels, as individuals or in
groups. Construction volunteers are supervised by our very skilled, supportive
and fun construction staff. Learn about home construction, meet new volunteers,
and make a difference in the lives of hard working families in Alberta!
Are you interested in helping immigrants improve their
communication skills? Become a mentor with Workplace Communication
for Rural Immigrants and spend 10 hours a semester meeting with someone in your
community to practice small talk, giving feedback, and other communication
to a new place and learning a new culture is not easy and Volunteers are needed
to assist newcomer immigrant families adjust to Canadian life in the Foothills
area! This unique cultural exchange gives you a chance to experience the world
without leaving home and an opportunity to make new friendships! If you are
interested, please contact the Community Connections for Newcomers Program
Staff at Foothills Community Immigrant Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 403-938-4699/403-652-5325
Alberta Health Services – “Friendly Visitor”
Volunteer Resources is looking for
volunteers wishing to be a “Friendly Visitor”.
Your role would be to visit Community Care Clients in Okotoks and the
DeWinton area in their home on a regular basis.
Training is provided.
more information, please contact Robin at 403-933-6564.
Life Organizing Committee
for Life documents attached. The
Canadian Cancer Society is currently seeking volunteers for their Okotoks Bark
For Life event. 5 organizing committee members are needed to assist
with planning and delivery of the event. The time commitment is 1-5 hours
a week, for up to 10 weeks. Apply today at www.cancer.ca or email@example.com .
Oilfields Hospital - “Morning Greeters”
Oilfields Hospital is in need of
“Morning Greeters” at the Rising Sun Long Term Care Facility. The volunteer will greet the residents as
they gather for breakfast, pour coffee and provide refreshments. Selection of days are available Monday –
Friday from 8:00 am – 9:00 am. Training
more information, please contact Robin at 403-933-6564.
Black Diamond Adult Day Support
The Black Diamond Adult Day Support program is looking for volunteers for Mondays and/or Wednesdays. Duties to include visiting with clients, assisting staff, helping in the kitchen during snack/lunch time and program setup and clean up. Training is provided.
For more information, please contact Robin @ 403-933-6564
The Heartland Retirement Residence
Do you enjoy spending time with seniors? Are you looking to fulfill volunteer hours for school or do something meaningful with your spare time? The Heartland Retirement Residence is seeking volunteers to assist residents with filling out surveys as well as providing friendly one-to-one visits.
Applicants will be interviewed and screened, and a police background clearance is required. Contact Amanda Cross at 403-938-1285 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Start Something BIG! Volunteer to mentor a young person in Okotoks. Become a mentor and make a difference in the life of a young person. From football games to symphonies, libraries to swimming pools, forge a lasting friendship and help them realize their full potential. Our programs match volunteers with young people 6 to 18 years of age based on shared interests and experiences. Start something BIG today! Contact Laura Padget at 403-909-7507 or email@example.com for more information.
Are you interested in giving back to your community? Do you have a passion for working with seniors? Then why not give the gift of time & become a volunteer with Tudor Manor! We are Okotoks' newest Supportive Living, Level 4 senior's facility & welcome volunteers to assist in the Recreation Therapy Dept. We have numerous jobs including 1:1 visits, portering to & from activities, working in the gift shop & assisting with large events like Birthday Parties! We have a lot of fun & know you will too!