Volunteer Connection

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

 

 WhyVolunteer
 

"...volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation." — 2011 United Nations State of the World's Volunteerism Report

 

 

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:
 [email protected] 

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:
 [email protected]

Current Volunteer Opportunities 

 

  

 

Youth HQ: In-School Mentors

 

Youth HQ is looking for In-school mentors to start in the fall.

 

Volunteer Opportunity: In-School Mentors
 
Dates:  September 1, 2017
 
Contact Name: Janessa McCormack
 
Contact Number: 403.342.6500 ext. 115
 
Contact Email: [email protected]
 
Volunteer Opportunity Details: It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their mentors meet with them there, whether it’s in the classroom or on the playground. And parents know what a positive impact it makes.

IT’S TEACHER-APPROVED.
Some of the biggest supporters of our School-Based Mentoring program are actually teachers. They see students come back from their time with their mentor filled with confidence, smiling big, ready to learn and eager to succeed.

The In-School mentoring program provides youth with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up within school grounds. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts or just hang out on school grounds.

The In-School mentoring program requires a weekly visit of one hour for the duration of the school year. Matches do not meet during school holidays nor over the summer break however will have great experiences to share when school begins in the fall!

Visit youthhq.ca for more information and to volunteer. Or, contact Janessa directly at
[email protected] or call 403.598.1465
# of volunteers needed: 14
Deadline: accepting applications up to and including July 2, 2019

 

Youth HQ: Big Brothers Needed

Youth HQ Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for Big Brother volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunity:  Big Brothers

Dates:  Ongoing

Contact Name:  Janessa McCormack

Contact Number: 403.342.6500 ext. 115

Contact Email: [email protected]

Volunteer Opportunity Details:  Currently there are 12 boys in Innisfail and area who would really like to have a mentor - a positive role model they can become friends with. Being a Big Brother is one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling things you’ll ever do. You can help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun!
You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do - hiking, playing video games, fishing, playing music or sitting around and talking. It takes as little as an hour a week to help a child gain the confidence to achieve more
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Why not start today! Visit youthhq.ca for more information and click on the big purple box. Or you can us at [email protected] or call 403.598.1465

Nbr. Of Volunteers Required:  12

Deadline:  Posting will remain up until all 12 positions are filled.

 

Neighbours Helping Neighbours: Friendly Callers

What's a Friendly Caller? A Friendly Caller regularly checks in with a community senior or shut-in client by phone, at least once a week, lasting between 15-30 minutes. A small time commitment that provides a big impact!

About Friendly Callers
  • A new pilot program, enhancing our NHN initiative, made possible through
    the New Horizons for Seniors short-term funding.
  • When this agreement expires we want to continue to address this need in
    our community. We need volunteers to help kick-start this program!
  • Many older adults and seniors in our community do not have family or
    friends to check in on them. Daily contact decreases feelings of anxiety/
    depression from living alone, and lessens isolation.
Friendly Caller Requirements
  • Trained volunteers will place a call once a week on a set day and time, for approximately 15-30 minutes, to provide a friendly ear and ensure the well-being of the resident.
  • Both parties must have access to a reliable landline or cell phone.

No. of volunteers needed: 10  
Date of Event: All year round
Contact Name: Allyssa Bremner, FCSS Community Facilitator
Contact Number: 403-227-3376 ext. 225

  

 

   


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 274

Register as a volunteer!

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