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Kerby Centre Volunteer Roles

Adult Day Program

Job purpose:

To assist and encourage independence of the participants in the Adult Day Program within a positive and safe environment.

Schedule:

Set day/week 8:30am – 3pm

Requirements:

  • Caring, kind and patient attitude
  • Food Safe handling course
  • Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check

Bread Markets

Job purpose:

Run the operations of our Pop-up Bread Markets at Kerby Centre and/or at other locations in the community.

Schedule:

  • Fridays 10am – 12pm and/or
  • Tuesdays 10am – 12pm and/or
  • Flexible schedule (community locations) 

Requirements:

  • Enjoys customer service
  • Comfortable interacting with a diverse set of clientele including but not limited to different socioeconomic statuses, abilities and ethnicities.
  • Access to suitable transportation (community locations)
  • Valid drivers’ license (community locations)
  • Ability to lift bins of food (community locations)
  • Food Safe handling course
  • Police Information Check

Client Deliveries

Job purpose:

Deliver items such as meals, food hampers and rescued food items to Kerby Centre’s most isolated clients.

Schedule:

Most food deliveries occur on Wednesdays between 11am - 12pm. 

Requirements:

  • Access to suitable transportation
  • Valid drivers’ license
  • Food Safe handling course
  • Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check

Centre Tour Guide

Job purpose:

Kerby Centre Tour Guides are representatives of Kerby Centre that promote a welcoming experience for all visitors to Kerby Centre. As a first point of contact, ambassadors are responsible for welcoming visitors, showing them around the building, conducting official building tours, handing out promotional material and attending special events as a representative of Kerby Centre.

Schedule:

Flexible schedule required. Tours occur on Thursdays 10:30am – 11:30am.

Requirements:

  • A wealth of knowledge of Kerby Centre and its culture 
  • A people person
  • Willing to go the extra mile
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Police Information Check

Community Kitchen Assistant

Job purpose:

Working with the Kerby Café Chef, Community Kitchen Coordinator, and senior participants to run a fun, positive community kitchen group for seniors. Duties would include greeting participants, assisting with participant paperwork, recording recipes as the group works on them, taking photos of the group and meals made for social media (and potentially for a Kerby recipe book!), assisting with packing up food as needed, assisting with the "group meal" logistics at the end of the 8 weeks etc. 

Schedule:

Tuesdays for 8 weeks at a time (1 week break in between sessions) 

1:15pm - 3:30pm 

Starting Tuesday, June 28th 

Requirements:

  • Enjoy seniors and cooking 
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Food Safe handling course
  • Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check

Education and Recreation Data Entry

Assist the Education and Recreation department to enter departmental surveys and other data. Must be comfortable on the computer and using excel. Must be detailed oriented. Schedule is flexible. 

Education and Recreation Receptionist

Job purpose:

To provide reception and administrative assistance for the Education and Recreation department.

Schedule:

Set day/week 10am - 3pm.

Requirements:

  • Great customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to handle money and cash out a till 
  • Previous experience in administrative roles considered an asset
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Police Information Check

Elder Abuse Resource Line

Our volunteers will provide confidential support to callers.  They do this by listening, providing information support and referrals to shelters and/or other community services—as needed. When not attending to our Elder Abuse Resource Line, volunteers can support caseworkers and seniors residing at our shelter. Each day looks different at the shelter, making it an exciting and dynamic place to volunteer. Come and be a part of this important work being done at Kerby Centre!

Schedule: One shift per week per volunteer - Weekdays -  shifts : 10 am - 12:30 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm 

Food Bank Hamper Pick-ups

Job Purpose:

To pick up Food Bank hampers from the Food Bank and deliver them to the homes of senior clients who are unable to pick-up the hampers themselves. 

Schedule:

One set day/week. Flexible.  

Requirements:

  • The desire to increase food security for seniors 
  • Valid drivers’ license and access to suitable transportation 
  • Ability to lift a few bags/containers of food
  • Food Safe handling course
  • Police Information Check with a vulnerable sector check 

Food Donations Sorting

Job purpose:

To assist the Food Security department with sorting and packing rescued food and other donations, such as bread, eggs, etc.

Schedule:

Tuesday and Fridays 8:30am – 9:30am, Wednesday 9-11am 

Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for periods of time
  • Ability to work independently after given instructions
  • Ability to lift up-to to 25lbs
  • Food Safe handling course
  • Police Information Check

Food Rescue Pick-up Volunteer

Job purpose:

Pick-up food rescue donations around the city and deliver them to Kerby Centre. This food is then distributed to older adults in Calgary by our Delivery Volunteers.

Schedule:

Flexible schedule.

Requirements:

  • Access to suitable transportation
  • Valid drivers’ license and reliable vehicle
  • Ability to lift bins/bags/boxes of food
  • Food Safe handling course
  • Police Information Check
  • Cell phone 

Friday Sandwich Making Team

The group of volunteers works in Kerby Cafe Kitchen to prepare sandwiches for the wonderful group Bear Clan Patrol, who bring the sandwiches to those in need on the streets.

Registered volunteers complete an online food safety training course for this role. Volunteers must be confident with kitchen tools such as knives.

If you are available on Fridays at 1:30 this is a great position to consider!

Fund Development

Occasionally the Fund Development Team is looking for extra help with data mining, thanking donors and other administrative tasks. Please inquire with the Volunteer Department for more information. 

Grocery Delivery

Job purpose:

To purchase and deliver groceries to older adults in need of this service.

Schedule:

Flexible schedule.

Requirements:

  • Access to suitable transportation
  • Valid drivers’ license
  • Able to lift medium weight grocery items
  • Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check

Information Resources Receptionist

Job purpose:

The first point of contact for Kerby Centre’s Information Resources department. This department provides information and referrals for older adults, their family, and other professionals. This includes guidance with government services and benefits, referrals to other community resources, income tax filing, legal assistance, consultation for seniors housing and SO much more.

Schedule:

Set day/week either 9am – 4pm, 9am – 12pm or 12pm – 4pm

Requirements:

  • Well developed communication skills
  • Comfortable with the use of the computers, photocopiers, and fax machines
  • Able to handle large amounts of information
  • Able to multitask
  • Comfortable interacting with a diverse set of clientele including but not limited to different socioeconomic statuses, abilities and ethnicities.
  • Police Information Check

Kerby News Mailout

Job purpose:

Assist the Kerby News team by putting address labels on the papers. Many hands make less work with this one! 

Schedule:

Usually the last Friday of each month for a few hours. 

Requirements:

  • Okay with repetitive tasks 
  • Police Check

 

Kerby Café Volunteer Team

Job purpose:

To provide support to the Kerby Café. Volunteers perform multiple duties of cashier, food prep, dishwasher and server. The Kerby Café is a place where people can gather, it offers breakfast, lunch, take-out meals and catering for a reasonable price. 

Schedule:

Set day/week 9am – 2pm

Requirements:

  • Food Safe handling course
  • Police Information Check

Kerby Centre Golf Tournament Raffle Prize Solicitation

We are looking for some volunteers who are not shy to "ask"!

In 2021, Kerby Centre's Charity Classic Golf Tournament raised nearly $85k for Kerby Centre! The auction prizes alone contributed almost $5k! This year, our goal is to raise over $100,000 for seniors through the tournament. 

Fund Development is looking for a team of volunteers to reach out to the community again to solicit some auction prizes for our golf tournament in August 2022. 

What does this mean? 

  • We will provide you with a list of businesses to reach out to. This may include restaurants, spas, department stores, wine and spirit stores, breweries, excursions, hotels, car rentals etc. This year we are looking for big "experience" type prizes (for example, an overnight stay and gift certificate to a restaurant to Banff or a hot air balloon ride - think BIG!)

Your assistance picking up these prizes as we are successful with donations will be appreciated but not necessary. 

Sign-up today and lets work together to raise over $100,000 for seniors this year through our golf tournament!

Kerby Travel Desk

Job purpose:

To help plan, promote and book day trips for Kerby visitors

Schedule:

Set day/week 10am – 3pm

Requirements:

  • Great customer service and communication skills (via phone, email and in-person)
  • Ability to facilitate day trips on days that are not your regular day.
  • Intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, email)
  • Police Information Check with a vulnerable sector check

Knitting Groups

Knitting for a Cause & General Craft Group Volunteer Roles:

Job purpose:

Using donated wool and other craft supplies, volunteers meet to create items with the purpose to sell them at Kerby Centre or to donate them to a specific cause such as “Project Warmth”. While in person activities are temporarily on pause, this is a great opportunity for those who still want to contribute safely from their homes.

Schedule:

Flexible Schedule – work from home OR join the group Wednesdays 9am – 12pm (General Craft group) or the 2nd and 4th Mondays (10am – 12pm) *in person groups temporarily on pause due to covid-19*.

Requirements:

  • Ability (or willingness to learn) to knit or craft
  • Police Information Check

Monday Afternoon Food Rescue Pick-up

Job purpose:

Pick-up rescued food every Monday between 2pm - 3pm from Crowfoot Safeway (99 Crowfoot Crescent NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2L5) and deliver to Kerby Centre. This food is then distributed to older adults in Calgary by our Delivery Volunteers and at our Food Markets. 

Schedule:

Mondays 2pm - 3pm 

Requirements:

  • Access to suitable transportation
  • Valid drivers’ license and reliable vehicle
  • Ability to lift bins/bags/boxes of food
  • Food Safe handling course
  • Police Information Check
  • Cell phone 

Retail Shops (Wise Owl & Next to New)

Job purpose:

To run the day-to-day operations of either the Wise Owl Boutique or the Next to New. Sales from both Shops go directly back into Kerby Centre services and programming.

Schedule:

Set day/week:

  • Wise Owl Boutique: 10am – 3pm
  • Next to New: 10am – 2:30pm

Requirements:

  • Enjoys customer service
  • Retail experience is an asset
  • Police Information Check

Recycling/Box cutting

Volunteer will be helping to collapse and recycle boxes after Bread Markets then transport the cardboard to the recycling bin in the back alley.

Fridays at 11:45 pm (schedule can be flexible).

Other recycling as required - recycling boxes throughout Kerby Centre - empty those boxes into the bins on the second level.

Room Set Up Help

Room Set Up 

Kerby Centre uses the building to host a variety of events, classes, drop-in groups and so much more! 

We are looking for a volunteer who is able to help us set-up tables and chairs for some of these activities on the busy days. 

The busy days are primarily:
-Wednesday mornings
-Thursday afternoons
-Friday afternoons (particularly the last Friday of each month) 

Volunteers would have to be quite mobile and be comfortable lifting and stacking chairs and tables (repetitive motions). This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get in shape and give back at the same time!

Sidewalk Seniors

Job purpose:

To accompany clients on walks for the purpose of socialization and exercise. 

Schedule:

Flexible schedule. Walks are usually once/week.  

Requirements:

  • A genuine care for the wellbeing of Older Adults
  • A love to walk and chat
  • Ability to commute around the city
  • Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check

Social Calls

Job purpose:

To provide check-in/social calls to Kerby Centre’s older adult clients in need of this service. 

Schedule:

Flexible schedule. Calls are usually made once/week and length of call will depend on you and your client(s).

Requirements:

  • Love to “chat”
  • A good listener
  • A genuine care for the wellbeing of Older Adults
  • Police Information Check with a Vulnerable Sector Check

Special Events

Job purpose:

Assist in a variety of ways with a variety of Kerby Centre special events. This could include but not limited to: serving food, decorating tables, prepping food, taking tickets at the door, running the coffee bar, event tear down etc. 

Schedule:

  • Flexible schedule required
  • Assist with at least 1 event/month

Requirements:

  • Flexible and willing to help with a variety of tasks/duties as they arise
  • Food Safe handling course
  • Police Information Check

Switchboard/Main Reception Desk

 

Job purpose:

To be the first point of contact for clients accessing Kerby Centre. This position involves directing calls, providing information, and greeting visitors to the Centre.

Schedule:

Set day/week 8am – 4pm (options available for ½ day)

Requirements:

  • Enjoys customer service
  • Basic computer skills
  • Well developed communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Police Information Check

Wednesday Dance Help

A volunteer band plays in the Kerby Café every Wednesday (1pm - 3pm). Helper volunteers collect payment and sign-in attendees (shift is usually 12:30pm - 3pm). 

 

Wednesday Delivery Prep Help

Job purpose:

To assist the Food Security department with preparing client hampers for delivery and transporting hampers out to delivery volunteers as they arrive.

Schedule:

Wednesdays 10am – 12pm 

Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently after given instructions
  • Ability to lift up-to 25lbs
  • Good customer service and communication skills
  • Food Safe handling course
  • Police Information Check

Ball Drop Raffle ticket seller

Help sell tickets to Kerby Centre's fundraising raffle between June and the end of August.

1/2 day shifts

Location: Kerby Centre membership desk.

Customer service skills, cash handling experience necessary.