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Current Volunteer Opportunities

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Okotoks Volunteer Resource Centre
Okotoks Recreation Centre, 99 Okotoks Drive
 
Phone: 403-938-8936
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 
 
Thank You Volunteers!
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!
 
Volunteer Opportunities
 
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.
 

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.

For more information, please contact Robin at 403-933-6564.

Bark for Life Organizing Committee

Bark 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 volunteer@cancer.ab.ca .


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 is provided.

For more information, please contact Robin at 403-933-6564.

Summer Saturdays Street Festival

Volunteers are needed to help with crafts and bouncy castles for Summer Saturdays, July 19, July 26, August 9 and August 30.

Taste of Okotoks

Volunteers are also need to assist with the selling of tickets for Taste of Okotoks on July 26!

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

Foothills Highland Games

Seeking volunteers to help in all areas of the Foothills Highland Games on August 23, 2014. Both adult and youth volunteers are needed to help with this fun event! Shifts are generally 3 hours long, and volunteers receive free admission to the Games, a t-shirt and lunch!

Foothills SNAPS
 
4th Annual ‘Leather ‘N' Chaps Ridin for SNAPS' Motorcycle Rally July 19, 2014 would love volunteers to help with all aspects of this event.
 
Please call Terrie at 403-603-3232 or e-mail volunteer@foothillssnaps.org


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Foothills Community Immigration Services - Immigrant Welcome Program

Are you looking for a meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunity for you or your family in 2014? This is it! Moving 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 fcisconnections@ccis-calgary.ab.ca or call 403-938-4699/403-652-5325

Foothills Community Immigrant Services - Interpreters and Translators

If you are fluent in a second language and looking for a meaningful and rewarding volunteer opportunity…This is it! We are looking for volunteer interpreters/translators to assist our newcomer immigrant families adjust to Canadian life in the Foothills area! All languages needed! This unique cultural exchange gives you a chance to experience the world without leaving home, meet new people and practice your second language! 

If you are interested and for more information please contact the program staff at Foothills Community Immigrant Services fcisconnections@ccis-calgary.ab.ca or call 403-938-4699/403-652-5325.

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 familyresources@okotoks.ca
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 okotoks@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca for more information.
 
Tudor Manor
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!
 
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Tudor Manor, please contact Sherry at 403.995.6811 or sherry.little@straffordfoundation.org
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 or amanda.cross@reveraliving.com for more information.