The Innisfail Volunteer Connection aims to connect volunteers and the many community events, activities and organizations that require their services.
"...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.
Karen Bradbury, Community & Social Development Coordinator
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.
Karen Bradbury, Community & Social Development Coordinator
In Celebration of National Volunteer Week...Three Times to Thank You!
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we are showing our appreciation for your service to community in 3-ways, in 3-days.
There will be draw prizes at each event such as family bowling passes, pool party rentals, family movie passes and volunteer gifts. A Volunteer Information Table will be available to learn about the current volunteer opportunities in our community.
Whether you’ve volunteered 1 hour or 1,000 hours, join us for one or all of the events. No need to RSVP...just come early to ensure you get a spot! All event listing can we viewed at www.innisfail.ca/events.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Ducks Unlimited Canada - Golf Tournament Volunteers
Ducks Unlimited needs your help to Rescue Our Wetlands. Ducks Unlimited Canada in conjunction with the Red Deer chapter is hosting a golf tournament at the Innisfail Golf Club.
We invite volunteers for setting up before, during and after the event. Any time available will be appreciated. This event will run from noon on the May 26th until about 10pm. We will need a variety of tasks completed that day. Here is a small portion of duties:
- helping with registration
- game play hosts and refs
- hosts at holes
- auction bid runners
- auction bid watchers
- picture takers
- set up help
- clean up help
When: May 26th, Shotgun start at 2pm.
# of Volunteers Needed: 10 - 15
Contact Name: Christen Sweet at 403-304-4689
Innisfail Minor Football Association
Innisfail Minor Football Association is in dire need of volunteers to keep the football program alive in the community and volunteers are an intregal part of that. At this moment, we do not have the volunteer resources or community support to ensure that the upcoming season is viable.
The IMFA requires, immediately, the following positons filled:
- Board member and game day volunteers. Positions needed for executive board members are: President, Club Manager, Field Coordinator, and Equipment Manager.
if you are intrested in volunteering for this amazing program please message Talitha at email@example.com by March 15 and come to our special members meeting on March 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Innisfail Aquatic Center.
- Six (6) Volunteer Coaches. No experience is needed, just a will to teach and a love of the game. All coaching training required is provided and paid for by IMFA. Training includes: safe contact, making ethical decisions, concussion awareness and competition introduction: position coaching. If you are interested and available to coach on any three minor teams – Atom (grades 3,4,5), Pee wee (grades 6/7), Bantam (grades 8/9) – please contact Kim Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org, and attend our special coaches meeting on March 26 at 6:00 p.m. at The Fox and Hound
Age-Friendly Action Plan Steering Committee
Members needed for the *NEW* AGE-FRIENDLY ACTION PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE
The Committee will oversee the development of an age-friendly action plan associated with the Innisfail Seniors Needs Assessment (2016). The Age-Friendly Ad Hoc Committee shall provide recommendations to Innisfail Town Council regarding an Age-Friendly Strategy and Action Plan.
The Steering Committee shall be comprised of a total of seven (7) voting members appointed by council as follows: Two (2) members of council; ii. Five (5) public member who shall be individuals 55 years of age or older.
For more information about the Committee and to apply, view the links below:
- View and Download Bylaw 1610-2018 & Committee Terms of Reference (PDF)
- View and Download Committee Member Application (PDF)
For more information, call the Town Office at 403-227-3376.
Big Brother Big Sisters Mentoring Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer and District, provides direct service to children by matching adults and children in quality mentoring relationships. Our qualified agency staff, screen volunteers and match them with children of mutual interests and similarities. Volunteers have the option of mentoring in: Community-Based Programs and Site-Based Programs.
Community-Based One-to-one Mentoring Program
The Community-Based program provides youth ages 5-18 with a role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a relationship is developed between the mentor and the mentee, built on trust and common interests, and is supported by our experienced coordinators.
The program entails a commitment of a few hours a week for a minimum of a year.
In-School One-to-One Mentoring Program
Of the various mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters, In-School Mentoring is our fastest growing. It involves spending one hour a week with one child – usually between the ages of 6 and 15 – doing non-academic activities in the child’s school during school hours. You do not meet over the summer break or during other school holidays.
There are many children in Innisfail waiting for mentors. To learn more about the “positive outcome potential” of mentoring and the various ways you can get involved, visit http://youthhq.ca/organization/big-brothers-big-sisters/.
There are also a variety of programs offered locally to serve the specific needs of each community – log on to the website or contact Janessa at 403-342-6500 ext. 115 or email@example.com to find out more.
Boys and Girls Club Volunteers
Looking for a fun way to give back? The Boys and Girls Club is seeking 2 volunteers aged 16+ to help with our evening programs with youth 10-15 years of age. Programs run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm out Innisfail High School, and include assisting with activities, fundraising, sports, crafts, and field trips.
We are also seeking a volunteer 18+ to assist with walking kids over from St. Marguerite Catholic School to our Kids Club at Innisfail High School at the end of school (3 pm) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Time commitment each day is approximately 15 min-30 min.
Volunteers will be screened by our agency and a police record check and child intervention check are required.
If you are interested in volunteering and making a difference for youth in the community, contact Emily West at 403-342-6500 ext 141.
Go to http://youthhq.ca/organization/boys-and-girls-club/ to learn more about the Boys and Girls Club.
Snow Angels Needed this Season
Snow Angels are needed this winter to help shovel snow for those who have little to no supports and are not physically or financially capable to remove snow from their premises. Local residents in need of this service register with the Town and are then matched with a registered volunteer.
Being a Snow Angel is a great way to give back to your community — and support your neighbours in need. Sign up to be a Snow Angel today and—while supplies last—you will receive a complimentary winter kit (toque, scarf and mitts). All active volunteers are entered into a draw at the end of the season to win an iPad Mini.
Consider this volunteer opportunity today and fill out the application form here. Applications should be forwarded to Karen Bradbury, Community & Social Development Coordinator, 4943 53 Street, Innisfail. Need more information before signing up? Contact the Town Office at 403-227-3376, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spread Your Wings Today!
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!
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.