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.
Light Up Okotoks Volunteer Opportunities
Number of Volunteers Needed
Circulate through crowds the entire length of the street closure. The key role is to act as an ambassador for information and to identity any possible problems and to communicate back to event coordinator. Example could be, potential slippery areas, information as to where lost and found is, where to get medical attention for minor injuries, notification of potential serious health threat to event coordinator and to follow procedures to medical help to situation.
Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Must be able to circulate the street closure and be outside.
5 to 10
5.30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Special Guest Escorts
Escort Calgary Stampede Royalty and Santa as needed.
Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Must be able to spend periods of time outside and walk between the Municipal Centre and the Okotoks Art Gallery.
2 to 4
5.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
Event Tear Down
Help with the tear down of barricades to ensure smooth flow of traffic after event.
Adult Volunteers. Older youth may be considered when accompanied by an adult. Must be physically able to assist in tear down
3 to 6
8.45 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
Fire Pit Security
Help ensure the area surrounding the fire pit is kept safe at all times.
Adult Volunteers only.
2 to 4
5.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Cookie Decorating and Children's Crafts
Assist children in decorating holiday cookies, and creating crafts. Provide instruction and supplies to participants.
Youth or Adult Volunteers
4 to 8
5.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Town Community Programs
There are plenty of unique volunteer opportunities with the Town this fall! We have an option for every age and interest:
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
Town of Okotoks Holiday Opportunities
The Holiday Season is on its way! And that means that there are lots of fun and exciting volunteer opportunities! Volunteers are needed for the Halloween Mini Monster Bash, the Halloween Howler Jelly Bean dance, WinterSki at COP, Light Up Okotoks, and others!
Contact the Volunteer Resource Centre to find out which will be the best fit for you.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Foothills Community Immigrant Services
Foothills Community Immigrant Services (FCIS) is looking for Volunteer interpreters and translators for Tagalog and Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese) in the Okotoks area.
If you are interested and have verbal and/or writing skills in these languages (or any other language), please contact Nancy Risdon, FCIS Volunteer Coordinator at 403-652-5325 or email email@example.com
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.