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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"...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 

 

  

 

 

 

 

My Canada, My Home and Canada Day Celebration: Event Volunteers


Volunteer Opportunity:  Event Volunteers - My Canada, My Home and Canada Day Celebration

Dates:  June 30th and July 1st, 2019

Contact Name:  Kane Williams

Contact Number: 403-227-3376 ext. 217

Contact Email: [email protected]

Nbr. Of Volunteers Required:  10-15 positions

Deadline:  Until the event dates - June 30th


Volunteer Position Description:

Event volunteers required to help celebrate Canada's birthday! We require event volunteers to help with the children's area and other parts of the celebration within the two events. Potential volunteers are welcome to help with one or both events.

 

My Canada, My Home Event - June 30th @ Centennial Park. Help us put on a terrific celebration of what makes our part of the world so special. There will great music, food and activities. The evening will be capped off with a fireworks display. This will begin at 3PM and continue into the evening. This is a free event!

 

Canada Day Celebration - July 1st @ Innisfail Historical Village. This event brings us to the Innisfail Historical Village where we will celebrate the past and present of our great country. This is a great chance to check out the Historical Village in all its glory! There will be a free pancake breakfast in the morning @ 10AM to get the day started

 

Westerner Days Fair/Exposition 2019: Saputo Kid’s Corral

 

Volunteer Opportunity:  Organizations to Man the Saputo Kid’s Corral

Dates:  July 17 - 21, 2019

Contact Name:  Christine Lindsay

Contact Number: 403.309.0236 ext. 236

Contact Email: [email protected]

Nbr. Of Volunteers Required:  not specified

Deadline:  Posting will remain up until positions are filled.

 

Volunteer Position Description:

Spring has arrived in Central Alberta, and that means the planning for Westerner Days Fair & Exposition 2019 is well underway! Each year, Central Alberta’s Largest Summer Celebration attracts nearly 100,000 visitors to Westerner Park. This summer-staple event is made possible through efforts of the many dedicated volunteers in our community. Westerner Park would like to invite your organization to volunteer at the Saputo Kid’s Corral during Westerner Days, July 17-21!

 

Volunteering at the Saputo Kid’s Corral provides local non-profits and other community organizations an opportunity to connect with families, while gaining positive exposure in the public eye. In exchange for your time and efforts, we provide a complimentary booth within the Kid’s Corral for you to promote your organization, on your day of choice. We proudly display your organization’s name on our official Westerner Days website, alongside additional marketing tactics that will highlight your brand as part of Westerner Days 2019! Sign up today.


Westerner Park highly values community, and we know that you do too – we believe your organization would make a great fit for the Kid’s Corral at Westerner Days! Attached is a document that provides full details on the Saputo Kid’s Corral, our volunteer requirements, and the many benefits included in volunteering with us.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask! We look forward to the opportunity of working with you for this year’s Westerner Days Fair & Exposition. 

 

Youth HQ: In-School Mentors 

Volunteer Opportunity:  In-School Mentors - Youth HQ

Date(s):  September 1, 2019
Contact Name:  Janessa McCormack

Contact Number: 403.342.6500 ext. 115

Contact Email: [email protected]

Nbr. Of Volunteers Required: 14

Deadline: accepting applications up to and including July 2, 2019


Volunteer Position Description:

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Youth HQ: Big Brother Volunteers

 

Volunteer Opportunity:  In-School Mentors - Youth HQ

Dates:  July 17 - 21, 2019

Contact Name:  Christine Lindsay

Contact Number: 403.309.0236 ext. 236

Contact Email: [email protected]

Nbr. Of Volunteers Required:  not specified

Deadline:  Posting will remain up until positions are filled.

 

Volunteer Position Description:

Spring has arrived in Central Alberta, and that means the planning for Westerner Days Fair & Exposition 2019 is well underway! Each year, Central Alberta’s Largest Summer Celebration attracts nearly 100,000 visitors to Westerner Park. This summer-staple event is made possible through efforts of the many dedicated volunteers in our community. Westerner Park would like to invite your organization to volunteer at the Saputo Kid’s Corral during Westerner Days, July 17-21!

 

Volunteering at the Saputo Kid’s Corral provides local non-profits and other community organizations an opportunity to connect with families, while gaining positive exposure in the public eye. In exchange for your time and efforts, we provide a complimentary booth within the Kid’s Corral for you to promote your organization, on your day of choice. We proudly display your organization’s name on our official Westerner Days website, alongside additional marketing tactics that will highlight your brand as part of Westerner Days 2019! Sign up today.


Westerner Park highly values community, and we know that you do too – we believe your organization would make a great fit for the Kid’s Corral at Westerner Days! Attached is a document that provides full details on the Saputo Kid’s Corral, our volunteer requirements, and the many benefits included in volunteering with us.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask! We look forward to the opportunity of working with you for this year’s Westerner Days Fair & Exposition.

 

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

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