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:
 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

 

My Canada, My Home Event

We need you to be a part of building a great community event for the Innisfail Canada Day celebrations!

We are recruiting volunteers for a variety of roles before, during and after the event. There will be many volunteer opportunities available during the event with different groups. There will be a specific request for help with set-up prior to the event and with take-down afterwards.

When: Saturday, June 30, 2018
No. of Volunteers Needed: As many as possible!
Contact:
Kane Williams, 403-227-3376 ext. 217  

 

Leaders in Training (LIT)

Leaders in Training (LIT), ages 13-17, volunteer a minimum of 2 weeks to help with Innisfail Summer Day Camps.

During this time, LIT will develop leadership and employment skills for future job opportunities while being actively engaged in the community. The LIT program provides youth with an opportunity to do something positive over summer break. At the end of the summer, our Day Camp Coordinator will write a reference letter and evaluation for each LIT. This is a great opportunity that can be added to and boost a resume!

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  • Develop leadership and employment skills for future job opportunities.
  • Receive a reference letter from our Day Camp Coordinator; an asset for future employment or post-secondary applications.
  • Do something fun and active during summer-break in your own town.
  • Each camp week includes a one-day field trip to a fun location.

No. of Volunteers Needed: 10-20
Date of Event (if applicable): July through August 2018
Contact Name: Brandon Murphy, 403-227-3376

Tourist Booth Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to man the Tourist Booth on weekends and holidays from May long weekend to Labour Day as a fundraiser for Innisfail & District Historical Village.

The hours would be 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and noon - 5 p.m. on Sundays and holidays. Some duties would include providing information on local events and destinations, as well as selling RV dump tokens. Volunteers are asked to commit one or more shifts depending on volunteer availability.

No. of Volunteers Needed: 1 or 2 per weekend
Date of Event (if applicable): May - September 2018
Contact Name: Clayton Ross, 403-227-6068 

 

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.