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

 

 Town of Innisfail Volunteering Survey 2018

The purpose of this questionnaire is to determine how many people volunteer in our community and in what area they focus his/her volunteer commitment. Additionally, the questionnaire will determine how he/she would like to be recognized/valued for volunteering.

* The survey is now closed. Thank you for participating. *

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

 

Feast on Main Event

Servers needed for the Innisfail Town Theatre's Long Table Supper on August 18, which lasts from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Main Street. Help us make the first community long-table event in Innisfail a success!

Volunteers will need to be able to carry out two plates of food at a time, but do not have to wait table/take orders. Servers will need to wear black attire on the bottom and a white top. It will be necessary to arrive at 3:00 p.m. for orientation, welcome and a light supper-snack.

When: Saturday, August 18, 2018
No. of Volunteers Needed: 20+
Contact:
 Norma Hoppins, 403-227-4144 

 

Drop-In Sports Fall Programming Volunteers

The Town Community Services Department is needing volunteers to help with drop-in sports during the Fall 2018 program season (September to December 2018).

Under the direction of the Recreation Program Coordinator and the Program Leader, drop-in volunteers help set-up, organize and conduct the Town of Innisfail's drop-in sports programs. The Fall 2018 opportunities include badminton, volleyball, pickleball and basketball.

The Drop-in sports programs are run on a weekly basis and are typically a 2 to 3-hour commitment for that night. Training will be provided. Experience with a specific sport is an asset but not necessary. Please note that volunteers will be subject to a vulnerable sector check.

If interested in the opportunity to get in some activity and help your community, contact Kane Williams at 403-227-3376 ext. 217.

 

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

 

Neighbours Helping Neighbours: Garden Angels

 

The Garden Angels provide basic lawn care such as mowing, weeding, gardening, and/or raking. This program is aimed to help support seniors and/or adults with disabilities, who are unable to do the work themselves or are unable to afford the help.

We currently have a high need for volunteers for the Garden Angels program, with 12 seniors waiting to be matched with a volunteer. Groups or pairs are welcome to volunteer together or rotate turns as well. This way many hands, make light work!

No. of volunteers needed: 12
Date of Event: Summer to early Fall
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.