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
CAUSE Canada is hosting its Annual Spring Fundraiser on Thursday, May 25 at the Pinebrook Golf & Country Club in Springbank (west of Calgary)! This interactive evening will be raising funds for long-term, sustainable programs in West Africa and Central America focusing on child education, microfinance for women, and maternal newborn child health.
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.
Volunteer Drivers Needed
The Meals On Wheels program provides hot meals at lunchtime, Monday to Friday, to those unable to access or prepare adequate meals for themselves. A team of dedicated volunteers shares the responsibility of this vital service in our community.
We are looking for several back up volunteers to be on call for when a regular volunteer
- Reliable and punctual
- Drive and have own vehicle
- Enjoy helping and visiting with others
- Delivery between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm
To volunteer or for more information, please contact Lu Douce at 403 678-7136
Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre
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.
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.