Get up close to all the action by volunteering with Grizzly Events! Since 2010 they have helped many registered charities and non-profits raise over $600,000. Supported charities and non-profits organizations include MitoCanada, SPCA, MS Society, Terry Fox Foundation, Enviros Wilderness Schools, YWCA, Canmore Nordic Ski Club and Wheels For Wells.
Your help makes a difference and is very much appreciated! Click the link below for exciting upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Festival
Volunteer sign up for Plaid Goat Mountain Bike Fest is now open! Last year, intake had to close as all spots filled up. Great volunteer perks including the Volunteer Only Draw with prizes like a Stay & Play Package in Kananaskis including 2 nights at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge & Kananaskis Nordic Spa passes, goods from Santa Cruz & Evil Bicycles and more. Raising funds for the Ride the Rockies Society's Regional Stewards Program.
Get details & sign up here: http://plaidgoat.ca/volunteer-with-plaid-goat/
Canmore General Hospital
Canmore General Hospital is in need of some seasonal gardener volunteers. The Hospital Garden program is entirely volunteer-run and is appreciated by many in the community. It receives positive comments from patients, long-term residents, visitors, and staff on a regular basis.
Canmore Folk Festival
The Canmore Folk Music Festival is the longest running folk music festival in Alberta and the largest cultural event in the Bow Valley. Every year since 1978 more than 550 volunteers come together to make the Canmore Folk Festival the huge success it is
Some benefits of volunteering are a free weekend pass to the festival, a T-shirt, backstage snacks and access to the exclusive volunteer appreciation parties we throw for you!
For more information visit:http://canmorefolkfestival.com/about/
Canmore Food Recovery Barn
The Canmore Food Recovery Barn redistributes edible food to the community that would otherwise be headed for landfill. We require volunteers to assist with Pick Up & Sorting Shifts and Food Distribution Shifts.
Please go to this link for our Volunteer Signup site: http://bit.ly/2qPNVPl
For more information please visit our website at www.canmorefoodrecoverybarn.weebly.com
Volunteer with artsPlace
Do you love arts & culture? Would you like to get engaged in the community? Become an artsPlace volunteer!
We are looking for volunteers to help us run movies, programs and events in the evenings and on weekends. This is a great way to meet your neighbours, gain new skills and help us offer high-quality customer service to everyone who comes to artsPlace.
Volunteer With Rundle Riders
Rundle Riders provides therapeutic riding lessons to people of all abilities. Our volunteers are critical to the success of this valuable program. Lessons take place at the beautiful Camp Chief Hector, twenty minutes east of Canmore. No horse experience? No problem, we provide training on how to interact with these sweet and gentle therapy horses. We have opportunities for leading horses and side walking during our Spring, Summer and Autumn programs. Lessons take place on Friday and Sunday afternoons. Each session consists of two lessons, which are one hour each. Volunteers help prepare the horses for the lessons, lead the horses, or side walk and tend to the horses after the lessons. If this is too big of a commitment, options are available to volunteer for one lesson. Any time that you are able to spare for this valuable cause would be very much appreciated.
Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre
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 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.
Kananaskis Improvement District Councillors Needed
The Minister of Environment and Parks is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving as a KID Councillor, Representing Alberta Citizens-at-Large. This posting will be used to fill two separate opportunities. Council meetings are hosted in various locations within the KID, with subcommittee and other meetings also being held in Canmore, Cochrane or Calgary.
The primary purpose of KID Council is to provide effective local government and municipal services to the residents and ratepayers of KID. A secondary purpose is to work with, and provide input to, the Province of Alberta with respect to land use and resource management within the improvement district. Closing Date: 07/09/2017
For complete information visit: https://www.alberta.ca/public-agency-opportunity.cfm?appt=337