Calling for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the upcoming Canmore Winter Carnival Events:
February 4 – Ice Carving Competition
Help us make this a memorable day for ice carvers and spectators.
Set up, tear down, checking in carvers and more.
Shifts vary from 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
February 5 – Fun at the Civic Centre:
Kids Ice Carving, log sawing competition, pooch parade
Make hot chocolate, watch the bonfires, help kiddos with ice carving, monitor the giant Jenga and more fun duties.
Light duties. Super fun and social day.
Shifts from 10:40 am – 6:30 pm
February 12 – Snowy Owl Kid ‘N’ Mutt Races
Help us keep the order, time the races, handing out pizza and prizes.
Amazing, fun day to volunteer.
Shifts from 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Is this your year to volunteer in Banff National Park?
Banff National Park is recruiting more volunteers. We have opportunities for individuals and groups to participate. From April until late October, a variety of projects will be offered such as helping with an Earth Day BioBlitz as well as other research and monitoring projects; hiking and reporting on trail conditions and being assistant leaders on guided hikes; trail work with groups; event support; litter picks and weed pulls; and some backcountry and other leadership assignments. This is a special year to be a part of stewardship in Banff National Park, as we celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. Training, gear, and volunteer uniforms are provided. Please go to www.pc.gc.ca/banff-volunteer to find out more and apply! Deadline is March 1st, 2017.
The Ultimate Race
Ultimate Events is looking for volunteers for their upcoming event happening on Mar. 18, 2017 in Canmore called "The Ultimate Race" it's very similar to the tv show Amazing Race where teams of 2 race around Canmore solving clues and competing in mental/physical challenges while racing to the finish line. We provide a free lunch halfway through the day and give out prizes to the teams at the end. The event runs from approx 9am - 6:30pm. We need volunteers to man each station to make sure the teams completes the challenges as per the rules (This will all be discussed prior to race day) If you are interested in volunteering for this event or want to race in the event, please click this link and fill out the required info. http://www.ultimateevents.ca/contact-us you could also check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ultimateevents.ca
Volunteer Driver Program
The Volunteer Driver Program is in need of some dedicated individuals to join our excellent team of drivers responsible for getting clients (primarily seniors) to their medical appointments out-of-town (usually Calgary).
Potential driving volunteers require a vehicle in excellent operating condition, a valid driving license, a reasonable sense of direction in Calgary traffic, and with that, probably a good sense of humour! The program operates on a cost-recovery basis for gas.
Applicants will be interviewed, have a police records screening and provide a current motor vehicle driving abstract. Benefits to volunteering with this program will be First Aid/ CPR training, meeting wonderful new people, and providing a much needed service to this community.
Volunteer Snow Angel Program
Volunteer snow shovellers are needed in Canmore to remove snow after snow fall for senior citizens and people with disabilities. We are also looking for a back-up volunteer to help out when needed.
- Be in good health and fitness to shovel snow.
- Be available to shovel snow within 24 hours of a snow fall.
The Community Connectors program is currently recruiting for Volunteer Connectors. Anyone who has lived in the Bow Valley long enough to become comfortable and connected in the community is encouraged to consider volunteering to support new community members.
Individuals and families can volunteer to provide a friendly face in the community, share knowledge of community resources and services and help another individual or family build stronger community connections. Training, support and fun activities are all part of the Community Connector volunteer experience.
More information about Community Connections in the Bow Valley can be found at:
Facebook: Community Connections in the Bow Valley
Canmore Community Garden
Each season the garden is collectively maintained. The following positions are available
• Irrigation Master: Maintain hoses, nozzles, cisterns in good working condition. Help gardeners keep cisterns filled, and offer assistance/guidance to gardeners regarding proper use of hoses and cisterns.
• Maintenance Specialists: Maintain garden tools in good working condition. Keep garden structures such as fence, gate, tool shed, tool box, cistern stands, etc. in safe, working condition.
• Fence Garden Gurus: Plan, plant, irrigate, and otherwise maintain gardens along the exterior of the fence. Keep an eye on perennials, tending to as needed, and plant appropriate annual flowers etc.
• Garden Log Keeper: The ‘Keeper’ is responsible for making regular entries in the Garden Log, including: a map of communal garden, planting dates, weather observations, what is ready to harvest etc.
• Bloggers: Help with occasional or regular Blog and Facebook posts…what has been going on in the garden, relevant gardening resources, and/or a personal log of a community gardener’s experiences.
Canmore Community Cruisers
Volunteers are the grease that keeps Cruisers Rollin on the streets of Canmore. We are always looking for keen individuals to join the Cruiser community and offer a hand.
Volunteer Opportunities Include:
- Bike Maintenance
- Bike Restoration
- Bike Redistribution (amongst hubs)
We are also looking for board members – particularly members with an interest/skill in bike repair and/or marketing
2 hrs of volunteering equals a free membership and an overwhelming sense of satisfaction!
Friends of Kananaskis Country
Volunteers are the heart of Friends of Kananaskis Country. They are a driving force behind many of our programs and activities. Our successful trail care initiatives and many of the special events we organize or participate in are possible because individuals donate their time and energy.
If you feel a special connection to nature and wish to see the future generations enjoy the wild beauty of Kananaskis Country, why not consider volunteering for our Kananaskis trail care program? You’ll get out in nature, visit the parks and wild spaces of Kananaskis Country, meet new people, and make a difference to Alberta’s natural landscape.
Canmore General Hospital
Volunteers play such an important role in Alberta Health Services. If you are interested in volunteering with Alberta Health Services, contact the location where you would like to volunteer. There is contact information on each site’s page. Volunteer Resources can tell you what programs are available and can send you an application package.
A meeting with Volunteer Resources will be set up once your application is received. You will meet with them to talk about your skills, interests, and availability, as well as learn about location guidelines and the volunteer opportunities that are available. Based on this meeting, a placement best suited to you is arranged.
You must have a security check and baseline health screening done before you start the placement. This can take several weeks. All volunteers are given an organization and facility orientation, followed by a department-specific orientation, when they begin their placement.
Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre