Volunteer Opportunities in the Community
GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Galt Museum is looking for volunteers to help with hanging up posters for events, exhibits and programming. They are looking for people interested in leading outreach programs, mostly in senior complexes and for volunteers willing to take yarn home and wrap doll bodies for this year's Christmas education program. Two people are required to assist in the mornings to watch the front desk. On September 3, 2014 during the Tour of Alberta cycle race, volunteers are required to guide visitors to the Galt Museum's parking area. The Galt also has a Beer (and wine) Tasting Soiree on Friday, September 5th, 2014 and will require volunteers to help with pouring, security, bartending, food service, helping outside (weather permitting), and other jobs that might come up before the event. These are just a few of the things the Galt Museum has going on, for more volunteer opportunities or to get started, contact Chris Roedler at 403-320-4219 and he will arrange an appointment and an orientation session for you.
CHINOOK REGIONAL HOSPITAL – CLEAN-UP BLITZ VOLUNTEERS
The Chinook Regional Hospital is seeking volunteers to assist in a half-day clean-up blitz on Friday, September 26th, 2014, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Chinook Regional Hospital. Volunteers will help ready the hospital grounds for the upcoming winter months! This is a great opportunity for a group or business to take on a half-day service project. For more information, please call Volunteer Resources at the Chinook Regional Hospital at 403-388-6311 or email:
CHINOOK REGIONAL HOSPITAL - INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
For more information or to apply, please contact Chris Fujita at 403-388-6003 or by email: Students from the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College are encouraged to apply as the successful applicant for these volunteer positions may be eligible for a $1000 bursary through SCiP. Please visit www.joinscip.ca for more details.
UNITED WAY OF LETHBRIDGE & SOUTH WESTERN ALBERTA - ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC COURSE SUPPORT
The United Way is looking for up to 10 volunteers to act as hole-spotters during the Servus Credit Union Golf Classic on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Teams of two hole-spotters are stationed at each of five holes on the course where there is a prize to be won if a golfer hits a hole-in-one. The hole-spotters are responsible for ensuring that any golfers claiming to have hit a hole-in-one have actually done so. Volunteers should be comforable outdoors and be prepared for hot weather with sunscreen, water bottles and whatever else you may need. Good eyesight is important and a familiarity with the course at Paradis Canyon would be beneficial but not necessary. Volunteers must be 16 years old or older, carpooling can be arranged and shorter shifts can be worked out if needed. For more information or to sign up to volunteer for this event, call Connolly Tate at 403-327-1700 or by email:
ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES - CHINOOK REGIONAL HOSPITAL - LETHBRIDGE
Volunteer Resources, Chinook Regional Hospital introduces on-line volunteer applications! Visit http://bit.ly/LethbridgeVolApp to get started today!
BIRTHRIGHT LETHBRIDGE - OFFICE VOLUNTEERS
Birthright Lethbridge always invites, mature, non-judgmental individuals who are able to volunteer 3 hours per week (weekday mornings/afternoons), to advise and support their clientele and represent their life-giving work to the community as office volunteers. Training will be provided and a police record check is required. For more information contact Sandra Baker at 403-381-1374 or by email: or leave a message at the Birthright office 403-320-1003 or at
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY - WESTERN PERFORMERS
The Alzheimer Society is in search of up to five actors to help with a one night fundraising event in September 2015. Actors will perform short western type skits. You may have an opportunity to write the skits you would like to do. Acting and/or education experience and writing skills are an asset. Volunteers must be able to perform one night in Lethbridge on a Saturday in September 2015 (date yet to be confirmed) and be excited to be part of the Alzheimer Society's team. Honorarium, Prime Rib Supper and possible university class credit may be negotiable. Please apply by calling Diane at 403-329-3766.
LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY – WORD ON THE STREET FESTIVAL
On September 21ST, 2014 the Lethbridge Public Library will host the fourth annual The Word on the Street Festival. The festival includes author readings, live music, great food, crafts, workshops, and much more! It will take a lot of volunteers to pull off this event and so they need your skills, energy and enthusiasm to add to their team for 2014. It is a great opportunity to be part of a major Lethbridge event and best of all; it is only a one day commitment. To find out more, please contact Emily Kundrik by email at or by phone at 403-320-4078. You can also find out more information about the positions they require help with by visiting: http://www.thewordonthestreet.ca/wots/lethbridge/support.
CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES – SIRENS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN
The Lethbridge Regional Police Service, Lethbridge Fire Department and the RCMP are rolling up their sleeves in the month of August, 2014 to give blood. Sirens for Life, in partnership with Canadian Blood Services, is a national emergency blood donor drive involving police, firefighters and paramedics that takes place annually in July and August and they encourage the public to roll up their sleeves and join them. Volunteer donors can save up to three lives with a single donation and it only takes about an hour of your time. For more information visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE to make an appointment.
CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES – LIFESAVING SUMMER
B-93.3 and Country 95.5 are proud to partner with Canadian Blood Services for a Lifesaving Summer to ensure that patients receive the lifesaving treatments they need during the month of August. Volunteer donors can save up to three lives with a single donation and up to five blood donors can help one heart surgery patient. It only takes about an hour of your time. For more information visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE to make an appointment.
THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE – 2014 TOUR OF ALBERTA VOLUNTEERS
On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 viewers from around the world will have their eyes on Lethbridge, a new host community in 2014 Tour of Alberta, as some of the world's top cyclists race through our community. Be a part of this International Professional Cycling Event by visiting www.tourofalberta.ca and signing up to become a volunteer as course marshals, festival helpers, media support, family fun zone, security, parking attendants and more! They are still looking for approximately 125 volunteers for the event. You can also contact Lethbridge's Local Committee at for more information.
SCHIZOPHRENIA SOCIETY OF ALBERTA – 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; .
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.
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 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
WELLNESS THROUGH LIVING – PAPER DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS
Wellness Through Living is looking for volunteers to help deliver the Sun Times and the Lethbridge Journal. They are setting up teams with vehicles to deliver door to door in different areas in the south part of the city. If you would like to help on either a Wednesday or a Thursday to when your team sets up the time, they would like to have you give them a helping hand. Please contact Ethel Hoeksema at 403-380-6536.
CKXU Radio Society
For the Week of: August 20, 2014
CKXU began as CKUL in 1972, when a public address system was set up in Section A of University Hall at the University of Lethbridge. CKXU 88.3 FM now broadcasts for more than 168 hours per week, year-round, with a volunteer core of over 100 members. Their purpose is to offer programming that is different in style and substance from the programming offered by other types of radio stations, and that reflects the diverse elements of the community. They value inclusivity, creativity and integrity. Their mandate is showcasing, promoting and enhancing cultural diversity in the Southern Alberta region.
How the Community Can Help: Volunteering with CKXU is a great way to make new friends and help out in the community! They have many ways that you can help out including; having your own weekly radio show, production, helping out in the music library, IT/Technical Support, reviewing new music, helping out at CKXU Events and many more opportunities! They are always looking for new volunteers, so if you are interested in volunteering with CKXU just email: with your name, phone number and email address. CKXU proudly presents Love & Records, Western Canada's largest FREE out-door record fair held annually at Galt Gardens in Downtown Lethbridge on Saturday, September 13, 2014. This fair features 12+ hours of live music, a massive single-day selection of new/used music (CDs, LPs, 45s, 78s, Tape), outdoor art gallery, beer gardens, food, family-fun, raffles, and more, bringing together a community of like-minded people to share in their love of music in its many media formats.
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Lethbridge Food Bank
For the Week of: August 13, 2014
The Lethbridge Food Bank, an important part of the community, has been proudly operating within Lethbridge and the surrounding area for 30 years. Their Mission is "Acknowledging the disparity in the availability of resources among Canadians and recognizing that while food banks will be needed for the foreseeable future, they are only a temporary response for those living in poverty and believing in the principles outlined above the mission of the Lethbridge Food Bank Society is to meet the immediate food needs of applicants in Lethbridge and the surrounding area, while working toward long term solutions to hunger and poverty." They provide monthly food hampers to their clients along with bread and produce on a twice weekly basis. They are working very hard to ensure that the children of Lethbridge don't go to school hungry by working closely with schools and clubs. Last year over 41,000 people received food and supplies from the Lethbridge Food Bank and 42% of them were children.
How the Community Can Help:
If you are looking for something rewarding to do during the day then you will love volunteering at the Lethbridge Food Bank. From sorting food to stocking shelves, this laid back atmosphere is a fun and exciting place to spend your time. Due to rain, the 6TH Annual Canadian Tire Care for Kids Golf Tournament was rescheduled to Wednesday, September 3, 2014; with the date changing, teams can still register. The proceeds from this tournament are shared with the Lethbridge Food Bank. You can register your team at www.careforkidslethbridge.com. To help children start off the new school year right, Lethbridge Food Bank is one agency that is accepting donations of school supplies for students from K-12 to help families as they head back to school. For any of these opportunities to help the Lethbridge Food Bank please contact the agency at 403-320-1879 or for more information visit www.lethbridgefoodbank.ca
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