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 

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!

 

Senior Drop In Society Board: Treasurer

Volunteer Opportunity: Innisfail Seniors Drop In Society Treasurer

Dates:  starting as soon as possible

Contact Name: Jeanne Anderson

Contact Number: 587-484-9900

Contact Email: [email protected]

Nbr. Of Volunteers Required: 1

Deadline: Until a suitable applicant is found.

Volunteer Position Description:  Innisfail Senior Drop In Society Board Treasurer

The Innisfail Senior Drop In is a thriving senior center. They need a reliable trust worthy Treasurer to help them fulfill their requirements in leading them into the future.

Requirements are:

  • Must have background in Business or Accounting
  • Able to attend Board Meetings monthly Board meetings held every 3rd week of the month.  Once every 3rd month a general meeting held on Wednesdays.
  • Sign cheques for payables and sign off on payroll
  • Oversee bookkeepers work
  • Do monthly report of Financial Statements to Board
  • File Financial information reports for Grants
  • File other government forms

 

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 300

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.