Volunteer Connection

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

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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

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.

Qualifications

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

Duties

  • 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
janice.jones@innisfail.ca

Innisfail Tourist Booth Volunteer

The Innisfail Historical Village is looking for volunteer hosts for the Innisfail Tourist Booth.

The shifts are on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sundays and holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 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.

 

Evacuee Volunteers Needed

Volunteer Opportunity: Innisfail's Fire and Protective Services is looking for volunteers to participate as evacuees in mock rescue exercises. Lunch to be provided for all volunteers. 

Nbr. Of Volunteers Needed:  8 - 10

Event Date and Time: June 29, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Library Learning Centre

Contact: Rhonda at 403-227-5800

Canada Day at the Historical Village

Volunteer Opportunity:  Canada Day at the Historical Village Volunteers

Event Date:  July 1, 2017

Contact Name:  Jane Duncalfe

Contact Number:  403-227-2906

Volunteer Opportunity Details:  The Historical Village is looking for volunteers to work two hour shifts; this will involve mostly sitting and some money handling. The hours run between 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Nbr. Of Volunteers Needed:  10 – 12

Deadline:  June 28, 2017

Older Adult Walking Program

Volunteer Opportunity:  Volunteer Program Facilitator(s) - Older Adult Walking Program

Program Start:  September 2017

Contact Name:  Karen Bradbury

Contact Number: 403-227-3376

Volunteer Opportunity Details:  The FCSS Town of Innisfail is seeking a Volunteer Program Facilitator(s) that is interested in overseeing an older adult walking group three times per week for 10 weeks. The facilitator will be responsible for passing out and collecting the pedometers at the end of each session, setting up a rest area, setting up the walking course, as well as completing and submitting a log sheet detailing walker participation. The program is expected to run for 1 hour, three times per week. If interested in this opportunity, please contact Karen.

Nbr. Of Volunteers Required:  1 - 2

Deadline:  September 1, 2017

Kids Have Stress Too! Program

Volunteer Opportunity:  Kids Have Stress Too! Volunteer Parent Facilitators 

Program Start:  September 2017 - June 2018

Contact Name:  Karen Bradbury

Contact Number: 403-227-3376

Volunteer Opportunity Details: Developed by The Psychology Foundation of Canada, the Kids Have Stress Too! Program helps parents, caregivers and educators understand childhood stress, and how to provide children with the tools to deal with stress effectively. It is a broad-based primary prevention program which provides parents, caregivers, and communities with the knowledge, awareness and skills to help young people become healthier and more resilient through learning how to manage their stress.

The program includes a range of resources designed for parents, those who work with young children in early learning settings, and for classrooms .

We are seeking Volunteer Parent Facilitators who would be willing to go into a classroom setting, with the support of the classroom teacher, to implement the Kids Have Stress Too! Program to Grade 1 students in Innisfail. Training will be offered in late August and a program start is to be determined. The program runs between 12-16 weeks for approximately 1 hour per week. All materials and resources will be provided to facilitate the program.

Nbr. Of Volunteers Required:  6-8

Deadline:  August 31, 2017

 


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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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