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Current Volunteer Opportunities

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:

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

Tree Planters

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, shifts:

  • 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 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


Want to make wishes come true? Join Make-A-Wish by becoming a Wish Grantor for local families:

For more information please contact April at april.cote@makeawish.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.

Junior Achievement

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 tshorr@jasouthalberta.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 familyresources@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.

Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta - ReNewal Program

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! 

For more information, please contact Amy at 403-253-9331 (ext. 269), or awilhelm@habitatsouthernab.ca

Bow Valley College Mentors

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 skills.

For more information, go to: www.bowvalleycollege.ca/workplacecommunication or contact Julie Zurbrigg at (403) 410-1449 or jzurbrigg@bowvalleycollege.ca

Workplace Communication for Rural Immigrants Poster (445 KB)

Foothills Community Immigrant Services

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

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.

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 oramanda.cross@reveraliving.com 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 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