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Volunteer Airdrie in response to governmental changes are focused on the Airdrie Covid-19 Response at this time. Volunteer opportunities that are not within this category may be at a standstill but you will be contacted when they reopen.

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.All things Volunteer Airdrie

Our Vision

A city where volunteering and community involvement are a chosen way of life.

Why is this important?

By contributing time, energy, and skills to their community, people gain a greater sense of belonging and connection. They are more likely to care for their environments and the people around them; imagine less graffiti, more local shopping, less crime, more block parties, and increasing community pride. This is especially important in a rapidly growing city like Airdrie, where we are seeing the strains of growth and below-average levels of community volunteerism.

The research shows that volunteers are more likely to lead connected lives, improving their personal well-being and sense of meaning. As a result, we see less social isolation which is often linked to stress and to poor health – this will reduce health care costs. Imagine the improved impact for social benefit organizations, whose strong volunteer base makes them more able to deliver on their mandates! We are working towards an inclusive and neighbourly Airdrie that is well-known for its caring citizens who make a difference wherever they can.

Our Mission:

To empower Airdrie residents to invest in themselves and their community through volunteerism.

What does that look like?

Currently, we have three primary strategic focuses:

1) Promoting and connecting people to volunteer opportunities with existing Airdrie organizations

This is our matchmaker role – helping individuals find meaningful ways to contribute and reducing the barriers for them to do so. Helping organizations promote their opportunities and find volunteers to support them.

2) Facilitating exchange and learning within Airdrie’s social profit sector

This is our knowledge broker & networker role – Helping organizations find resources helping them better engage volunteers, or hosting a gathering of social profits who are all facing a similar challenge and want to share ideas.

3) Supporting creative, DIY voluntary initiatives by individuals and groups

This is our creative partner role – you might see us developing a workshop or resource for DIY community engagement projects, hosting a ‘demo’ project, or simply sharing neat ideas and examples happening in your neighborhood to inspire local action.

Administrative/Office Work

Many organizations require volunteers for office administration assistance such as reception duties, typing and research. Organizations often seek volunteers to help out at busy times with publicity campaigns or fundraising drives. Potential activities can include reception and administrative work, computing, managing a committee, and much more. 

.Airdrie COVID-19 Response

Help others in your community and elsewhere around the world by volunteering your time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic health crisis. This category will include at home volunteering and microvolunteering.

Animals and Wildlife


Do you love the outdoors? Are you passionate about a the environment? We may not always have the weather – but that doesn’t hold back thousands of volunteers from volunteering throughout the year! Activities include beautification, public engagement and teaching. 

Arts and Culture

There are lots of amazing ways to volunteer in the arts. You can volunteer by teaching, coaching, set design and assisting with a variety of arts and crafts from fine art to card making. If you’re musical, you can volunteer as a musician at a local nursing home or community centre. Of course, you don’t necessarily have to be artistic to volunteer in the arts – why not help out behind the scenes with a local theatre group or promote an arts project in your area.

Board Service and Committees

Looking to develop or actively demonstrating your leadership skills (board service looks great on a resume or CV!) Getting a behind-the-scenes look at internal organizational systems such as nonprofit management, human resources, fundraising and resource development, and volunteer resource management.

Community Non-Profit Agency Support

 

Are you passionate about making our community a better place for all of us to live in? These opportunities are focused on exactly that! 

Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program

Volunteer opportunities to support the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program locally through the Volunteer Airdrie Open Award Centre.

Group-Based Volunteering

Volunteering opportunities that involve group activities, often for employees of a company, members of a church, service club or youth group.

Occupational Health & Safety

Applies to all opportunities that involve safety programs to comply with Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code.

Virtual Volunteering

Virtual volunteering opportunities are those activities that can be done from home using your computer.

.Airdrie COVID-19 Response

The following category is virtual and micro volunteering opportunities that can be done from the comfort of your home to support the community response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

 

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Bits and Pieces Program - Alberta Emergency Management Agency 1
Homeless Emergency Beds Blankets & Sheets Donations - Calgary Drop-In Centre 1
Inn from the Cold - Remote Volunteering 1
Making Health Care Face Masks - Mustard Seed 1
Making Word Search Puzzles for Seniors 1
Soap For Hope- Bottle Collection 1
Tote Bags for Frontline Healthcare Workers 1

.All things Volunteer Airdrie

All activities that are run directly through Volunteer Airdrie.

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Actors - Youth Program Video 1
Community Cleanup Volunteer 1
Home Moving Crew Volunteer 1 10/30/2021 10/30/2021
Poster Distribution 0
VA/Community Links - Keep In Touch Program 1
Volunteer Airdrie - Video Editor 1
Volunteer Driver - Disabled Handivan 10 10/29/2021 12/31/2021
Volunteer Drivers - Seniors & Disabled Medical Appointments 1

Administrative/Office Work

Many organizations require volunteers for office administration assistance such as reception duties, typing and research. Organizations often seek volunteers to help out at busy times with publicity campaigns or fundraising drives. Potential activities can include reception and administrative work, computing, managing a committee, and much more. 

Activity Shifts Start End
Airdrie Block Parent - Marketing & Communications 1
Bilingual Crisis Responder: Kids Help Phone 1
Bookkeeper & Administrative Assistant 10 10/28/2021 12/30/2021

Airdrie Food Bank

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Airdrie Food Bank - Gardening Team 1
Airdrie Food Bank- 5 Tonne Truck Driver 1

Alberta Health Services

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AHS- Adult Day Support Program 1
AHS- Home Care Volunteers 1
Health Advisory Council Member 1
Provincial Advisory Council Member 1
Volunteer Drivers - Tom Baker Cancer Centre 1

Animals & Wildlife

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Tails To Tell Cat Rescue 0

Arts & Culture

There are lots of amazing ways to volunteer in the arts. You can volunteer by teaching, coaching, set design and assisting with a variety of arts and crafts from fine art to card making. If you’re musical, you can volunteer as a musician at a local nursing home or community centre. Of course, you don’t necessarily have to be artistic to volunteer in the arts – why not help out behind the scenes with a local theatre group or promote an arts project in your area.

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Nose Creek Valley Museum: Content Writer 1
Nose Creek Valley Museum: Handy Person 1
Nose Creek Valley Museum: Registrar 1

Bethany Care Society

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Bethany Care Society - Recreation Therapy 1
Bethany Care Society - Tuck Shop 1
Bethany Care Society- Quality of Life Ambassador 1
Bethany Care Society: Mealtime Companion 1
Bethany Care Society: Occupational Therapy Volunteer 1
Bethany Care Society: Volunteer Musicians/Entertainers 1

Board Service and Committees

Looking to develop or actively demonstrating your leadership skills (board service looks great on a resume or CV!) Getting a behind-the-scenes look at internal organizational systems such as nonprofit management, human resources, fundraising and resource development, and volunteer resource management.

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Airdrie Hospice - Treasurer 1
Airdrie Hospice- Board Member 1
Airdrie Hospice- Secretary 1
Airdrie Meals on Wheels - Fundraising Officer 1
Airdrie Meals on Wheels - Vice President 1
Airdrie Meals on Wheels - Volunteer Committee Members 1
Airdrie Meals on Wheels - Volunteer Coordinator 1
Alberta Lymphedema Association - Director 1
Welcoming Airdrie Committee 1

Casino Volunteering

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Airdrie Skating Club 5 11/11/2021 11/13/2021

Community Support

Are you passionate about making our community a better place for all of us to live in? These opportunities are focused on exactly that! 

Activity Shifts Start End
Airdrie Block Parent - Block Parent 1
Airdrie Citizens on Patrol 1
Airdrie Hospice- Children's Grief Facilitator 1
Airdrie Hospice- Volunteer Grief Facilitator 1
Airdrie Legion - 2021 Poppy Campaign 1
Airdrie Meals on Wheels- Delivery Driver 1
Airdrie POWER- Moving Help 1
Alberta Hospice - Grief Connector Mentor 1
Community Links - Toywashers 0
Community Links- Donation Program's Treasure Vault 1
Community Links- Program Service Guides Distribution 1
Soap for Hope - Delivery Drivers 0

Food Security Programs and Projects

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Humanity Hampers - Food Pick-Up Driver 124 10/28/2021 12/30/2022
Humanity Hampers - Food Sorting Volunteer 8 10/31/2021 12/19/2021
Humanity Hampers - Onsite Volunteer Manager 8 10/31/2021 12/19/2021
Humanity Hampers - Volunteer Scheduling Manager 1
The Left Overs Foundation- Volunteer Driver 1

Open Arms Patient Advocacy Society

Open Arms Patient Advocacy Society (OA) is an unbiased organization providing free patient support services in Alberta. We are a group of compassionate volunteers who share a common goal: achieving the best possible care for all patients. Recognizing that each client has unique needs for their healthcare journey, we provide a range of services to support clients; from guidance on specific healthcare questions (i.e. obtaining records, filing a complaint or informing on services available) to providing goal oriented in-person support.

As an independent, non-profit organization we work with Alberta Health Services and other healthcare organizations to seek the best possible care for patients. One of the key ways we do this is by positively contributing to research and education initiatives to support improvements on the existing system. OA has participated in a number of seminars and studies, where we have provided valuable learnings and recommendations for a better overall system.

Our goal is to help patients advocate for themselves. We look for opportunities to build positive relationships between healthcare professionals and their patients so that patients feel empowered to have productive and effective communications with healthcare professionals that result in the best possible outcome. Ultimately, we hope to equip patients with the ability to independently work with healthcare professionals but are also available to support if required.

Our Vision

We strive to inform and empower individuals seeking support with the ultimate goal of experiencing the best possible health care.

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Advocates 1
Ambassadors 1
Fundraising Coordinator 1
Membership Coordinator 1
Outreach Co-Chair 1

Seniors & Disabled Befriending & Companionship

Befriending/mentoring can offer volunteers the opportunity to provide support and friendship to a person who may be going through a difficult period, is feeling lonely, or is adjusting to a major change in their life. Potential activities can include meeting with a client to go shopping or visiting a client who might be isolated in their community to have a chat over a cup of coffee.

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Adult Driver Needed- Vehicle Provided 1

Youth Development & Recreation Programs

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Big Brothers Big Sisters: Volunteer Community Mentor 1
Girl Guides of Canada in Airdrie: Volunteer Leaders 1

YVC/LEAD

This category is for participants of Volunteer Airdrie's Youth Volunteer Corps and LEAD program. Those signed up for these positions will be cross-referenced with the staff in charge of these two programs. 

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YVC/LEAD Parent Volunteer 1

Volunteer Airdrie's Mission Statement

To empower Airdrie residents to invest in themselves and their community through volunteerism.