Volunteer Opportunities in the Community
SCHIZOPHRENIA SOCIETY OF ALBERTA–OPEN MINDS WALK & RUN & CASINO VOLUNTEERS
On Saturday, October 4th, 2014 and Sunday, October 5th, 2014 the Schizophrenia Society will be hosting a Casino and require volunteers for General Manger, Alternate General Manager, Banker, Chip Runner, Cashier, Count Room Supervisor, and Count Room Staff. For more information contact Jeff Hansen at 403-327-4305 or email:
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY – COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SUPPORT & INFORMATION VOLUNTEERS
At the Canadian Cancer Society, they offer a place where volunteers can use their talents to make a difference – a place where volunteers can help save lives while fulfilling their own. They are the largest health charity in Canada, and the only cancer charity in the country that is fighting back against all 200 plus cancers. They are looking for Community Engagement Support and Information Volunteers for their Lethbridge office. This position provides practical support and general information about programs and services available to cancer patients, caregivers and the local community. For more information on qualifications and requirements contact Erica Bell at
GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY (PARK MEADOWS VILLAGE AND COTTAGES) – RECREATION HELPER
The Good Samaritan Society Park Meadows is looking for volunteer Recreation Helpers. Volunteers will assist recreation staff with the recreation programs and duties will depend on the interests of the volunteer. Volunteers could lend a hand with outings, crafts, games, poster preparation and so much more! Volunteers should be over 16, have good communication skills, the ability to follow instructions, be flexible and patient. Hours vary depending on individual programs. An orientation and training is provided. A criminal record check is required at no cost to the volunteer. Interested volunteers are encouraged to complete an online application at www.gss.org. For more information, contact Leslie Jastrau at 403-328-9404 ext. 2231 or email; .
LETHBRIDGE SHAKESPEARE PERFORMANCE SOCIETY
During July and August, free performances of Shakespeare will run in Galt Gardens and at CASA. Productions are made possible not only by the dedicated actors and generous community organizations but by local volunteers. Volunteers can choose to be Front of House Assistants to help seat the audience and hand out programs or if you enjoy publicity, you can help out with spreading the word about performances through social media, by word of mouth or by putting up posters. For more information contact Kate at 403-329-4568 or email:
GREAT CANADIAN PLAINS RAILWAY SOCIETY – BINGO VOLUNTEERS
Great Canadian Plains Railway Society is looking for volunteers that would be interested in assisting with two Bingo events per month on Sunday evenings from 4:30pm to 9:30pm. For more information contact Bill Hillen at 403-327-6893 or email:
LETHBRIDGE FAMILY SERVICES (IMMIGRANT SERVICES) - COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS VOLUNTEER
Community Connections volunteers connect newcomers with the community through networking and other activities that support cross-cultural awareness and informal English language learning. Volunteers will support newcomers during initial adjustments to their new life in Canada. Surprise yourself by discovering your hidden talents and become an integral part of these success stories. To find out more about the program and how you can help, call 403-320-1589 to reach Christine (ext. 234) or by email at: or Sunanda 403- 320- 1589 (ext. 231) or by email at:
LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY - READ ON TUTORS
Read On, the adult literacy program at the Lethbridge Public Library requires volunteer tutors for adult learners. Read On volunteers do amazing work helping their students improve their literacy skills in once a week, hour long, one on one tutoring sessions, anytime the library is open. Everyone benefits! Register at the Read On office at the Main Branch, Lethbridge Public Library or online at www.lethlib.ca/form/read-registration. For more information call 403-380-7323.
THE GALT MUSEUM - VOLUNTEERS
The Galt Museum is looking for new volunteers as others have moved on! A new volunteer orientation is scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering with the Galt Museum contact Chris Roedler at 403-320-4219 to get started with the many opportunities available.
COVENANT HEALTH – ST. THERESE VILLA – VARIOUS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Do you enjoy meeting new people or helping out with different activities? Would you enjoy using your musical talents to entertain residents who love music? St. Therese Villa has a variety of volunteer opportunities to do just that! They are looking for porters to help people get to and from their hairdressing appointments, assistants to help with their activity programs (both during the day and in the evening) and someone to help residents read to school children in the community. They welcome anyone who would like to spend time visiting or helping prepare for crafts/events even if for only a few hours a week or a month. If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact Christey-Ann at 403-332-5313 or by email at
GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA – GIRL GUIDE LEADERS
Ladies, have you ever been a Girl Guide or thought of becoming a Girl Guide Leader? Girl Guides of Canada are looking for female leaders all across the city of Lethbridge who are interested in spending a few hours a week helping young girls and women become amazing contributors to our community. Leaders are required for all branches with ages ranging from 5-18 years. For more information call 403-328-0733.
CANADIAN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION – CIBC RUN FOR THE CURE COMMITTEE POSITIONS
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is recruiting volunteers to join the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure Planning Committee, the Foundation's signature fundraising event. The CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada'slargest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. Join them in making Run Day on Sunday, October 5, 2014 the most successful ever. For more information on the Lethbridge CIBC Run for the Cure planning committee email Amber at
VOLUNTEER LETHBRIDGE – PROJECT PAINTBRUSH
Project Paintbrush is a program that offers free outdoor painting services to seniors and persons with disabilities. Last year Project Paintbrush completed a record number of projects and hopes to surpass that record this year and has expanded to rural areas. If you or a corporate team want to help with any projects throughout the summer, or if you are a senior or person with disabilities who physically and financially cannot paint your property, contact Chris or Kelsey (Lethbridge Area) or Scott (Rural Areas) at 403-320-2044 or email: Be part of Project Paintbrush and paint a difference in the community!
EXTENDICARE FAIRMONT PARK - BINGO BUDDIES & ENTERTAINMENT ESCORTS
Extendicare is looking for volunteers that are interested in being a Bingo Buddy every Tuesday afternoon. Starting at 1:15 pm, volunteers will assist with set up of the room for Bingo and help interested residents to the Bingo room. Bingo will begin at 2:00 pm and volunteers will help residents with identifying numbers called and possible winning Bingos. At the end of the program, volunteers will help residents back to their units and with general clean up and clearing of the room. Similarly, Entertainment Escorts will help with set up of room, escorting residents to and from their units, and clean up but for the Musical program on Fridays from 1:30pm - 4:00pm. For monthly birthday parties, duties may include serving residents with cake and juice. For more information contact Sylvia Besplug at 403-320-0102 or email:
MS SOCIETY OF CANADA – LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT CHAPTER – HIT-A-BALL VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers will pick up supplies from the MS Society office and go to a specific golf course for a tournament and be driven out to a par 3 golf hole where they will set-up signs and get ready. When golfers arrive to play their regular shot, the volunteers will ask if they want to donate $5.00 to enter draws for prizes and record the donor's name and phone number on the tickets to be entered into the draw. If the golfer's drive lands on the green, the volunteer will, as a bonus, give the golfer a sleeve of golf balls (provided). If you are interested in helping out with Hit-A-Ball, contact Joel at or 403-328-7002.
ADAPTACARE – RECREATION VOLUNTEERS
Adaptacare Cedar Creek is looking for volunteers that would come in and visit with their residents, as most of the residents' families live out of town. Adaptacare is a facility that does not employ a recreation coordinator therefore relying heavily on volunteers in the community to help out with activities like bingo, crafts, playing music and doing exercises with the residents. For more information call Chrissey at 403-3536 or email:
GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY (PARK MEADOWS VILLAGES & COTTAGES) – SUMMER STROLLS
At the Good Samaritan Society the residents love to get outside and go for summer strolls. If you are interested in assisting one of the residents in going for walks and enjoying some fresh air and exercise, then please sign up for this volunteer opportunity. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, enjoy the outdoors and like spending time with seniors. A Police Records Check will be done at no cost to the volunteer. The hours are flexible and this is a great opportunity to make new friends while being outdoors. Interested volunteers are encouraged to complete an online application at www.gss.org. For more information contact Leslie Jastrau (Volunteer and Recreation Programs Advisor at Park Meadows Village) at 403-328-9404 ext. 2231 or email: .
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY ALBERTA & NORTHWEST TERRITORIES-VOLUNTEER OFFICE ASSISTANT
The position of office assistant is the public's first point of contact with the Canadian Cancer Society, whether by telephone, general e-mail inquiry or personal office visit and is responsible for creating a warm and professional reception service and for providing friendly, timely and compassionate customer service. This volunteer will also provide general administrative support as directed by the unit staff. Administrative experience is an asset but not necessary. For more information contact Melissa Chan at 403-541-5395 or email:
GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY (PARK MEADOWS VILLAGES & COTTAGES) – OUTINGS VOLUNTEER
You have the chance to brighten someone's day as an outings volunteer! Volunteers assist recreation staff when taking residents into the community. Activities could include picnics, shopping or a movie for example, and volunteers will assist with pushing wheelchairs and guiding residents. Volunteers must be over 14; hours are flexible and vary with each outing. Training and orientation is provided. A criminal record check is required at no cost to the volunteer. Interested volunteers are encouraged to complete an online application at www.gss.org. For more information contact Leslie Jastrau (Volunteer and Recreation Programs Advisor at Park Meadows Village) at 403-328-9404 ext. 2231 or email: .
THE SALVATION ARMY ALBERTA & NORTHERN TERRITORIES DIVISION - STORE VOLUNTEERS
The Salvation Army is always looking for volunteers to assist in their store in all departments during various times throughout the day. In the store volunteers will replenish stock, create and maintain a professional atmosphere, provide customer service, organize and hang products along with various other duties. If this is something that interests you, call 403-327-8092 for more information on how you can contribute.
WELLNESS THROUGH LIVING - BOARD MEMBERS
Wellness Through Living is looking for Board Members that are willing to help make this agency grow in the right direction. Board experience is an asset but not a requirement. Required are strong people who can work hard and carry the agency to the next level of growth. For more information on Wellness Through Living visit www.wellnessthroughliving.ca or contact Ethel at 403-380-6536