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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.

Town Community Programs

There are plenty of unique volunteer opportunities with the Town this fall! We have an option for every age and interest:

Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement is looking for Volunteer Facilitators for our Business Basics program. This fun, interactive program is presented to grade 5/6 students in your community! Contact Timmi at tshorr@jasouthalberta.org   for more info.  

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

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.

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.
 

Town of Okotoks 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 volunteer@okotoks.ca

Foothills Regional Victim Services

Foothills Regional 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.

Okotoks Public Library

The Okotoks Public Library needs volunteers well versed in technology who would enjoy tutoring patrons one on one with e-readers and e-resources. Should be proficient in either Apple or Android platforms.

If interested or have questions, please contact Tessa or Kelly at 403-938-2220 or librarianokotokslibrary.ca or kfraser@okotokslibrary.ca

 

Foothills Salvage and Recycling Society

“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 candice@fsrsonline.com or Candice at 403-648-3764

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

Bibles for Missions Thrift Store

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 weekly.

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.

Sheep River Health Trust

Do you love Christmas? We need 15 people to help out the Sheep River Health Trust annual fundraiser Avenue of Trees, on display that the Okotoks Recreation Centre in November and December.If you are 18 years or older, and love Christmas, we have various jobs and activities, whether you can help on the organizing committee, tree set-up days or Photo With Santa evenings we have some fun for you.

Call 403-995-5400 or sheepriver.healthtrust@albertahealthservices.ca to volunteer.


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


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