Volunteer Connection

The Innisfail Volunteer Connection aims to connect volunteers and the many community events, activities and organizations that require their services.

How it works: I am a volunteer

As volunteer opportunities become available, the Innisfail Volunteer Connection will contact all registered volunteers with the opportunity details and contact information. Volunteers can choose to connect or sit out with no obligation.

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Program Contact: 
Karen Bradbury, Community & Social Development Coordinator
Phone: 403-227-3376

How it works: I need volunteers!

Organizations and businesses within the Town of Innisfail are encouraged to submit a request for volunteers. The Volunteer Connection will notify all registered volunteers with the opportunity details and contact information.

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Program Contact:
Karen Bradbury, Community & Social Development Coordinator
Phone: 403-227-3376

Current Volunteer Opportunities

CHIPS Back Up/Park Play Facilitator

# of volunteers needed: 1

PAID POSITION: The CHIPS Program is seeking an individual interested in being a back up to our current facilitator (September-June) in the event of an emergency; as well as, the primary facilitator for our Summer (July-August) Park Play Program. The CHIPS (Children's Indoor Play Space) is a drop-in parent/guardian supervised playgroup at the Library Learning Centre on Tuesday mornings.

Facilitator will need to be available on Tuesdays from 9:30-11:00 am with setup at 8:30 and take down at 11:00 am.

Parents and their children between 0 - 5 years old will enjoy a safe , fun environment for burning off lots of energy with a focus on gross motor skills development. During the summer months, the play group is facilitated at various parks throughout Innisfail. For more information, please contact Karen Bradbury.

Board/committee applications being accepted

Community Services

The Community Services Standing Committee discusses and researches issues and concerns affecting areas including, but not limited to, parks, recreation, culture, transportation, support services, beautification and business revitalization, and provides recommendations to Council for decision. The Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m.

Number of vacancies: 1 youth rep.
Term: One year

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB)

The SDAB hears appeals on developments and subdivisions, and meets on an as-needed basis.

Number of vacancies: 1
Term: One year


Nomination & Selection Subcommittee

The Nomination & Selection Subcommittee, reporting to the Community Awards Committee, is responsible to coordinate the submission, collection and selection of community award nominations. Members will be responsible for inspiring community organizations and/or individuals to submit nominations, ensure nominations are collected, and select three semi-finalists in each of the nine (9) awards categories. Members will also assist the Community Awards Committee in selecting the final award recipients. The Awards Gala, being held this year on October 13 at the Innisfail Legion, is a dinner event held annually to publicly recognize and present awards to local high achievers.


The subcommittee will consist of five to seven members-at-large who are outgoing, well connected to the community, and ideally come from multi-sectors of the community that relate to the following awards categories:

1) Female Athlete of the Year

2) Male Athlete of the Year

3) Sports Team of the Year

4) Coach Recognition

5) Community Arts & Culture

6) Leaders of Tomorrow

7) Mayor’s Fitness Award

8) Community Builder

9) Citizen of the Year


  • Approach and encourage local individuals and/or community groups to submit nominations
  • Collect and review all nominations.
  • Select the top three (3) contenders in each category.
  • Gather additional material from the top three contenders (i.e. biographies, pictures, etc.)
  • Assist the Community Awards Committee in selecting the final award recipient within each category.
  • Participate in post-event debriefing and evaluation process.

Number of vacancies: 4

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Janice Jones Marketing & Administration Coordinator
Town of Innisfail, 4943 53 Street, Innisfail, AB  T4G 1A1

Vintage Vehicle Show & Pancake Breakfast Volunteers

Vintage Vehicle Show & Pancake Breakfast Volunteers
Saturday - May 27, 2017
9:30 to 11 a.m.
Number of Positions: 8
Deadline:  May 25

We are looking for volunteers to man the gate from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and sell tickets for the Pancake Breakfast. We also need a person or two to supervise the bounce house from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. If anyone has experience mixing pancake batter for a large crowd we could use the assistance.

Call Jane Duncalfe, Historical Village at 403.227.2906 to apply for this volunteer position or to learn more about this opportunity.

Innisfail Tourist Booth Volunteer

The Innisfail Historical Village is looking for volunteer hosts for the Innisfail Tourist Booth. The shifts are on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays and holidays from noon to 5 p.m.  We are looking to fill these positions during the 2017 spring/summer tourism season, May 20 to September 4.  We will be recruiting for these positions until mid August. If you are interested or simply want to know more about this opportunity, please contact Clayton Ross at 403-227-6068.


Central Alberta Relay for Life (Red Deer/Innisfail)

Volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society is a great opportunity for you to make a positive impact in your community, be part of a team, share your experience, learn new skills and develop lasting friendships. Volunteers are critical to our accomplishments and we wouldn’t be able to support, inform and empower those touched by cancer without you.

Whether you are cheering on survivors, walking the track, passing the baton to your teammate or joining in exciting track side activities, Relay For Life is more than just a cancer walk - it’s a journey.

Money raised through Relay For Life funds the most promising cancer research, supportive care to people living with cancer, comprehensive cancer information, prevention initiatives and advocacy for healthy public policy.

The Canadian Cancer Society is seeking event day volunteers to support the Central Alberta Relay For Life being held in Red Deer! The event will take place at Crossroads Church, in Red Deer on June 10, 2017 (12pm to midnight).

Available volunteer roles include:

• Parking Services
• Event Registration
• Food Setup/Tent Services
• Volunteer Check-In
• Survivor Reception/Registration
• Setup & Tear Down of Event
• Event Security
• Entertainment Setup

View the event day opportunities and sign up for the volunteer shifts that interest you at :


For more information, contact volunteer@cancer.ab.ca

Go the distance and join the thousands of Canadians making a difference for people with cancer and their families by signing up to volunteer for Relay For Life!


Become a Volunteer!

The volunteer connection is reaching out to our community to reach our goal of 500 volunteers registered with the connection. Register today and help us reach our goal!
Our Goal 500 Volunteers 224

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