Stony Plain Volunteer Centre


Spotlight:  Volunteer Opportunities

Wagner Natural Area Society

Located between Edmonton and Spruce Grove, in the the middle of fields and industrial development, Wagner Natural Area stands as a microcosm of boreal forest.   Volunteer positions for those who enjoy the outdoors and are concerned about the environment.  

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Ways To Get Involved

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. 

Animals and the Environment

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, Culture and History

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.

Befriending/Mentoring

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.

Organizations who are looking for your help are...

 

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 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! 

Counselling/Listening

Counselling/listening volunteers can provide practical and emotional support to others who are enduring a difficult time or recovering from a traumatic experience. There are lots of ways to volunteer and help, from counselling those suffering from depression to lending an ear to someone in any type of emotional distress. Volunteering roles are available for both qualified counselors any anyone interested in providing support.

Special Events

Events and stewarding volunteers are often the face of festivals, events and community gatherings, provide a warm welcome to event attendees helping to ensure events run smoothly and safely. 

Support/Outdoor Activities/Coaching

Do you love the outdoors? Are you passionate about a sport? We may not always have the weather – but that doesn’t hold back thousands of volunteers from volunteering throughout the year! There are lots of fantastic opportunities to volunteer and supervise and/or coach participants in a host of sporting/outdoor activities. Activities often include coaching and facilitating. 

Teaching/Tutoring/Supporting Learning

Volunteering opportunities in teaching are available across all age groups and an assortment of organizations and causes.   Potential volunteering activities include literacy tutoring, student support, and many others.

Youth Engagement

Are you passionate about enabling young people to find their voice and develop? Volunteering opportunities in youth work include a wide range of activities concerned with supporting children and young people. A few examples of volunteering activities in this area include: supervising young people, becoming a leader in a youth club, facilitating art workshops, being a positive role model for a young person, and many more!

Working with Animals

The following organizations are looking for volunteers.. please follow the links for more information!

 

Town of Stony Plain Volunteer Opportunities

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Become a Board or Committee Member with the Town 1
Council Appointed Board - Stony Plain 0
Pitch-in Week 1
Pride in the Park 1

Stony Plain Youth Centre

Founded in 2004, The Stony Plain Youth Centre prides itself on having provided a safe space for youth for almost 20 years! The SPYC grants youth opportunities in leadership, creative expression, and emotional support. The Centre can also be a place for youth to meet new people and have fun!

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Youth Mentor (18+) 1
Youth Volunteer - Stony Plain Youth Team (11-17) - Advisory, Leadership and Project Planning Team 1
Youth Volunteer - Stony Plain Youth Team (11-17) - Special Event Team 1
Youth Volunteer (11-17) 1

Animals and the Environment

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Pit Bulls for Life Foundation of Alberta - The DOGHOUSE 1

Community Support

Activity Shifts Start End
Spruce Up Spruce Grove Celebration - Tree Planting 1
Spruce Up Spruce Grove Clean Up 1
St. Michael's Health Group - Bingo Volunteer 1
St. Michael's Health Group - Recreation Volunteer - Evening Programs 1
St. Michael's Health Group - Special Events Volunteer 1
Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum - Spring Cleanup Volunteer 1
Volunteer Tax Preparer 1

Connecting Community

Stony Plain and area residents are enriched through a strong, healthy, connected community. 

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