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
Email:
 karen.bradbury@innisfail.ca 

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
Email:
 karen.bradbury@innisfail.ca


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Scout Section Leaders and Management Committee

Volunteer Opportunity:  Volunteer Members Needed

Program Start:  Section Leaders - Tuesday evenings from September 1 to April 30, plus 2-3 overnights/year. Committee 1/month.

Contact Name:  Gary Patrick

Contact Number: 403-227-6768

Volunteer Opportunity Details: Two types of volunteers required

Section Scouters (leaders) - plan and attend weekly meetings = 12 to 14 hours/month. Ages of Scouts 8 - 14 years.
Group Committee (management) - Time required per month are averages throughout the year. There are various positions at present: Secretary = 4 - 6 hours/month; Treasurer/Fundraiser = 4- 6 hours/month; Commissioner = 12 to 16 hours/month.

All volunteers are required to have a clean Police Record Check every 3 years and pass the on-line Scouts Canada training which is approximately four hours. All details of position duties and requirements vary with each position and are available from the contact.

Nbr. Of Volunteers Required:  Minimum of five — two Section leaders and three Committee members.

Deadline: November 10, 2017

 

 

Council Representation Board / Committee Opportunities

Various volunteer positions on Town of Innisfail boards and committees are nearing the end of their respective terms, and community members are being sought to fill the resulting vacancies. These opportunities are more formal volunteer commitments with descriptions below. For more information about Council represented committees, boards and foundations please click here

To apply for membership with any of the committees, download the application form below and deliver your application to the Town Office (4943 53 Street) or email it to townhall@innisfail.ca

Membership Application 

Community Services Standing Committee

Number of vacancies: 5
Term: Two year
Membership: 18+ and (1) Youth/Student representative (High School or Post-Secondary student)
 

The Community Services Standing Committee is intended to enhance and strengthen the quality of life for all citizens in Innisfail and area. The Committee is to provide a broad community perspective on issues affecting the following service areas: parks & trails, recreation & culture facilities; social & recreational programming; cultural activities & events; public transportation; support services & inclusion initiatives; and community beautification & business revitalization. The committee acts in an advisory capacity and provides recommendations to Council for decision. 

The Committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:30 p.m.

Transportation Committee

Number of vacancies: 1
Term: One year
Membership: 18+
 

The Transportation Committee’s objective is to establish and maintain policy and procedures in regards to: the operation, rules and regulations of the Community Bus & Handi-Van; administrative & booking procedures; rates & remuneration; maintenance & safety procedures; and responsibilities of the Town & Operator of the Community Bus and Handi-Van.

The Committee meets at least once a year in June or as circumstances require.

Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)

Number of vacancies: 2  
Term: One year
Membership: 18+
 

The Municipal Planning Commission acts as development authority in deciding upon all development permit applications for discretionary uses, and any other development applications referred to it by the Town’s Development Officer.

The MPC meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 3:00 p.m.

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (SDAB)

Number of vacancies: 4  
Term: One year
Membership: 18+ 

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

Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)

Number of vacancies: 5  
Term: Two years
Membership: 18+
 

The FCSS Advisory Board is responsible for identifying community issues and needs, reviewing Community Grant applications and making recommendations to Council. The FCSS Advisory Board is responsible for identifying community issues and needs, reviewing Community Grant applications and making recommendations to Council. 

The Board meets on an as-needed basis, typically in the evening.

 


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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Join the Innisfail Volunteer Connection and be notified of volunteer opportunities in your community, please provide your name and email address below.