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Motherhood Matters Groups/ Mentorship

OrganizationCatholic Family Service

Community

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CityWideYes

95 Falshire Drive NE
Calgary, AB
T3J 1P7

403.205.5220

sara.thompson@cfs-ab.org

It can be tough to make it on your own as a young mom. Sometimes you need to hear someone say, you are doing a good job! Talk about your experiences as a young mom, meet other women, get support from a mentor. Contact us if you are under 24 years and expecting a baby or already a mom and want to connect with other moms and mentors Groups starting soon on Thursday evenings. No cost. Children welcome.

Come and Volunteer with the EPCOR CENTRE!

OrganizationEPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts

Community

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CityWideYes

205 8th Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 0K9

403.294.7455

dramler@epcorcentre.orgWebsite

The EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts has just launched a new, exciting volunteer program! Through their contributions, volunteers help create a cultural experience that exceeds audience expectations while having a lot of fun. As an EPCOR CENTRE volunteer, you are part of a creative community that offers innovative and engaging programs and events in one of the largest performing arts centres in Canada. In return, volunteers have the opportunity: - To make contacts and connections in Calgary’s vibrant creative community - To be entered into the EPCOR Centre’s Volunteer rewards Program - To learn new skills while engaging in creative activities We are currently recruiting for VIP Guest Services Liaisons and Captains, and Administration and Office Support Team Members. If you are interested in becoming an EPCOR CENTRE volunteer, please fill out the online volunteer application form at the following web address: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=277762048 A Volunteer Program representative will contact you when your application has been processed.

Sponsor-A-Sitter: Babysitting Courses for Children!

OrganizationSt. John Ambulance

Community

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CityWideYes

7236 10 St. NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 8X3

403.250.2922

nora.aly@stjohn.sb.caWebsitehttp://facebook.com/SJAAlbertahttps://twitter.com/stjohn_abhttp://youtube.com/stjohnalberta

At St. John Ambulance, our mission is to ensure all Albertans are safe at work, home and play. Through our Sponsor-A-Sitter initiative, we are offering our highly valuable "What Every Babysitter Should Know" course for children 11 years of age and older. Students will leave the course with valuable First Aid and Emergency Response information. The course is also available at a very low subsidized cost for lower income families and/or children in High Risk environments. Babysitting Kits are also generously offered through our sponsors. Our "What Every Baby Sitter Should Know" Course will provide students with the tools to be safe and prepared when watching young children. Our Sponsor-A-Sitter courses are running at our Calgary Centre on July 5th and August 19th. Please keep in mind that limited spots are available. To register, please phone St. John Ambulance at (403) 250-2922. For more information, please contact Nora Aly at (403) 250-2922, ext. 2130

RENT OUR CHURCH

OrganizationWild Rose United Church

Community

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CityWideYes

1317 1 street NW
Calgary, AB
T2M 2S5

403.277.5576

office@wildroseunited.caWebsite

Located in the heart of Calgary, Wild Rose United Church offers a variety of facilities that can cater to concerts, recitals, sporting groups, workshops, and community events. Our congregation adopts the attitude that the facilities should be used and useful rather than silent and empty. Rental of the property shall be of benefit to the community at large and activities conducted by rental groups will be nurturing of body and soul and reflect the values of the church. The following rooms are available to rent. Wild Rose Hall, Kitchen, Centennial Hall, Heritage Room, Sanctuary, Lounge. Please contact Amy White office@wildroseunited for all rental inquires and pricing.

Tumble Time

OrganizationLake Bonavista Community Association

Community

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CityWideYes

1401 Acadia Drive SE
Calgary, AB
T2J 4C6

403.271.7107

lbca@shaw.caWebsitehttps://www.facebook.com/lakebonavistacahttps://twitter.com/LakeBonavistaCA

Tumble Time is a great drop-in, parent supervised program aimed for children under the age of 6years. There are bouncy castles, hoops, balls and more! Come for one day or come for them all. No registration required. The Program runs 9:30-11:30am Tuesday-Friday.

Want to Volunteer and make a difference in Calgary?

OrganizationCanadian Progress Club - Calgary City Centre

Community

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CityWideYes

1416 Lake Michigan Cres SE
Calgary, AB
T2J 3G1

403.703.3114

gwenannh@yahoo.ca

Canadian Progress Club - Calgary City Centre We are a group of skilled, passionate, committed women who make positive contributions to our communities by fundraising and volunteering in an environment of acceptance and fun. Become a member and make a difference! Meet new people and develop new relationships, develop new skills and share your talents while giving back to your community. Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 PM. Centennial Legion 9202 Horton Road SW. Please join us to meet members of our club, learn about our organization, what motivates us to volunteer and the charities we support in Calgary and Canada. Funds raised in Canada stay in Canada and our local communities. For more information please contact: Gwen Hinch: gwenannh@yahoo.ca

Practice English - New Friends and Neighbourhood Groups

OrganizationCalgary Immigrant Women's Association

Community

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CityWideYes

#200 138 4th Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 4Z6

403.444.1752

debrac@ciwa-online.comWebsite

NFNGs are weekly 2-hour women’s groups that run at 16 different locations across Calgary. Our program is open to any woman born outside of Canada and registration is free. We also provide free, onsite child care. Weekly 2-hour workshops offer a safe and fun place for immigrant women to practice and improve English conversation, learn about life in Canada, build friendships with other women. NFNGs offer a welcoming space where there are no immigration requirements or pre-requisite skill level. The group leaders keep things interesting by planning discussion topics, guest speakers, games and many other activities! Some examples of workshops include budgeting, first aid, citizenship, parenting, recreation, health-care and many more! Please contact Debra Colley at (403)-444-1752 or email debrac@ciwa-online.com

Fun and Rewarding Role - Families and Schools Together (F&ST

OrganizationCatholic Family Service

Community

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CityWideYes

City wide
Calgary, AB
T2R 0B3

403.205.8540

sarah.seminara@cfs-ab.orgWebsite

Are you looking for a dynamic, exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunity? Are you passionate about seeing families and communities grow strong and healthy? Do you want to have fun while also being part of a world renowned family program? If so, F&ST might just be for you! F&ST is a 9 week program that is all about parent empowerment and aims to strengthen the relationships between parents, children, schools and the local community. As a F&ST volunteer you will be responsible for set up, greeting families, serving a meal, caring for children and clean up. As a F&ST volunteer you also have the privilege of being a positive role model to the children enlisted in the F&ST program. F&ST could not run without the help of our wonderful volunteer team! You can volunteer for F&ST as an individual, family or group, all we ask is that you are warm, friendly and professional. As a F&ST volunteer you will work as an essential part of a team of Catholic Family Service staff, school partners and volunteers. Training is provided.

Performers' Intensive: NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

OrganizationYouth Singers of Calgary

Community

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CityWideYes

1371 Hastings Cres SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 4C8

403.234.9549

yscadmin@youthsingers.orgWebsitehttp://facebook.com/YouthSingersCalgary?fref=tshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Txw2uZ9ZPYU

The Youth Singers of Calgary has an exciting FREE event for you to participate it in! We will be hosting a Performers’ Intensive, which is a small workshop where you will have the opportunity to hone your performing skills. During the evening you will take part in a choral and a choreography rehearsal for an exciting, brand new piece. At the end of the class, there will be a performance for family and friends to come and see what you have learned. Each performance will take place 90 minutes after the starting time of the class.. Feel free to bring as many friends as you would like to this event! Registration for this event is free, so if you would like to attend please e-mail the number of people in your reservation to: yscadmin@youthsingers.org. Don’t forget to sign up and we look forward to seeing you soon! GRADES 4-6: Monday, September 14th @ 5:30pm GRADES 7-9: Monday, September 28th @ 6:00pm GRADES 10-12: Wednesday, September 16th @ 6:30pm

Volunteer with the Hospital Elder Life Program (H.E.L.P)

OrganizationFoothills Medical Centre Volunteer Resources

Community

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CityWideYes

1403 - 29 St NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 2T9

403.944.1336

minyoung.lee@albertahealthservices.caWebsite

The Foothills Medical Centre’s Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is recruiting volunteers for our winter training session. HELP provides a unique volunteer opportunity for qualified individuals to gain experience working with older adults in a health care setting. Students may be particularly interested in this role due to the comprehensive training, acute-care setting and valuable experience to be gained. HELP’s program goals are to prevent delirium and functional decline in seniors in acute care. This is an opportunity to volunteer in a focused, outcome based program promoting the well-being of hospitalized older patients. Interested potential candidates please contact Volunteer Resources: minyoung.lee@albertahealthservices.ca for further information.

FREE Service Teaching Basic Computer Skills, Bulding Resumes

OrganizationOperation Kickstart

Community

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CityWideYes

6012 3rd Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2H 0H9

403.640.2818

Opkick2@telus.netWebsite

We are a Non-Profit Organization "Operation Kickstart" we provide FREE services to people who may not have access to a computer and may need to learn basic computer skills to get into the job game. We help People Do The Following: -power up a device -use a browser to conduct a search -save searched sites -explore all relative job descriptions at multiple sites using various search engines -work with Word or PDF -draft & store powerful resumes -draft & store attention getting cover letters -amend drafts to use to apply to other job boards -and last but not least, we provide hope, a "can-do" attitude, motivation and inspiration to reach out to those who have given up their dreams of finding a job!

Mentorship Survey

OrganizationeMentorship

Community

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CityWideYes

212 Meridian Rd NE
Calgary, AB
T2A 2N6

ryanb@surecallcc.comWebsite

We are starting up a local organization focusing on mentorship. We are looking for insight on what people want out of a supportive mentoring experience. We have created two different surveys; one for mentors and one for protégé. We would value any feedback and input from the community. To thank you for taking the time to fill out our private survey, we are offering a win Ipad contest. You can find the surveys at: www.ementorship.com/protege-survey www.ementorship.com/mentor-survey Thank you for taking the time to help us. By helping us, you are supporting your community and future.

Adult Figure Skating

OrganizationOlympia Skating Club

Community

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CityWideYes

COP - 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary, AB
Calgary, AB
T3B 5R5

403.640.2710

bennietalk@shaw.caWebsitehttp://facebook.com/olympiaskatingclub/

Olympia Skating Club is an adult only figure skating club that offers skating 4 days a week in a fun and friendly environment. No previous skating experience is necessary to join our ice. Coaching is also available. Dust off your skates, increase fitness, set personal goals, and meet new people at Olympia Skating Club!

Volunteers Needed: Teach Financial Literacy!

OrganizationJA Southern Alberta

Community

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CityWideYes

#870 - 105 12 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 1A1

403.781.2575

programs@jasouthalberta.orgWebsitehttps://www.facebook.com/JASouthAlbertahttps://twitter.com/jasouthalberta/

JA Southern Alberta provides in school programs to help youth develop an entrepreneurial spirit, financial literacy, work readiness skills. As a JA volunteer, you help equip students with the necessary skills to be successful in their education and career, and instill the importance of financial literacy, work readiness and an entrepreneurial spirit. JA volunteers bring practical and personal business expertise into the classroom, and share elements of their own personal success to help students develop confidence, leadership and critical thinking skills. JA volunteers facilitate elementary and middle school programs over the course of 1 morning in classrooms around Calgary, Airdrie and southern Alberta. A volunteer partner, program and classroom management training, and all program materials are provided.

Junior Achievement is looking for volunteers like you!

OrganizationJunior Achievement Southern Alberta

Community

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CityWideYes

870, 105 12 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 1A1

403.781.2591

mbertram@jasouthernalberta.org

Junior Achievement is looking for volunteers like you! JA is the largest youth education organization in Canada focusing on entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness skills. JA works in partnership with educators, volunteers and businesses to help youth expand their potential, engage in their own economic development, and contribute to the strength of their community and Canada’s economy. JA Southern Alberta reaches over 28,000 students each year with the help of volunteers and community partners who share in our mission to inspire young Albertans to succeed in the global economy. Interested in learning more? Junior Achievement has a variety of Elementary, Middle and High School programs that engage thousands of volunteers each year. To learn more about JA’s programs visit http://jasab.ca/programs/. How to get started? Sign up as a volunteer at http://bit.ly/2c9qwRI We have a volunteer opportunities in Calgary and Airdrie year-round. Click here to see up-coming opportunities. For more information about how you can support Junior Achievement, contact programs@jasouthalberta.org

Volunteers Wanted!

OrganizationTen Thousand Villages

Community

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CityWideYes

220 Crowchild Trail NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 2R2

403.270.0631

calgary.crowchild@villages.caWebsite

We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about Human Rights and Sustainable Development. Our organization is non-profit and we have three stores in Calgary recruiting volunteers. Ten Thousand Villages creates opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.

Committee members wanted for Sickle Cell Foundation, Calgary

OrganizationSickle Cell Foundation of Alberta

Community

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CityWideYes

Print black
Calgary, AB
T2K 1B3

calgary@sicklecellfoundationofalberta.orgWebsite

As one of the Directors of the Sickle Cell foundation of Alberta, I am looking to start a chapter in Calgary. This require an ongoing commitment of 1.5-2hrs per month for meetings and or presentation at a local school or hospital to promote the cause. If you are interested please contact us at calgary@sicklecellfoundationofalberta.org We look forward to hearing from you.

English Teachers Wanted

OrganizationCalgary Immigrant Educational Society (CIES)

Community

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CityWideYes

1723 40th Street SE
Calgary, AB
T2A 7Y3

403.235.3666

melissamckinnon@immigrant-education.caWebsitehttps://www.facebook.com/CalgaryCIES/?fref=ts

Are you looking for a fun and exciting opportunity to gain teaching experience? The Calgary Immigrant Educational Society is currently recruiting ESL Teacher for afternoon (1:30pm to 4:00pm) or evening (6:00pm to 8:30 pm) classes. It is a 2½ hour time commitment per week. Lessons and materials will be provided in advance. Volunteers must be fluent in English and enthusiastic. This is a great opportunity for those looking to gain valuable teaching experience and for those who have an interest in working with individuals from different cultures and ethnicity. Check us out online!

Are You Depressed?

OrganizationUniversity of Calgary

Community

Quadrant

CityWideYes

3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 4Z6

403.210.6389

bmohamme@ucalgary.ca

You may be qualified to be part of a depression brain imaging study. Participants will receive: - antidepressant medication - non-invasive fMRI brain scans - Assessments from a psychiatrist Must be: - 20 to 55 years old - Experiencing symptoms of depression For further information please contact: bmohamme@ucalgary.ca Phone: 403-210-6389

Join our Volunteer Crew!

OrganizationLimeLighter

Community

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CityWideYes

33 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB
T2T 1Z2

tammy@limelighter.caWebsitehttps://www.facebook.com/LimeLighter-178625115566410/https://twitter.com/LimeLighterYYC

LimeLighter creates and promotes events which spotlight artists, and collaborates with others who encourage the arts, healthy community, and sustainable living. We are looking for reliable people who are passionate about the arts to join our event volunteer crew. Some Opportunities Include: Set Up Crew: Load/unload vehicles, set up for event. Tear Down Crew: Clean up at end of event, load/unload vehicles. Front Door/Admission: Are you friendly, good with people, and have attention to detail? Server: Do you have ProServe? Event Photographer: Looking to gain experience? Got a good eye? We need someone to take a ton of photos. Our next art show will be on April 22, 2017. For more information or to volunteer, email tammy@limelighter.ca.

Study participants needed for new hospital video system

OrganizationW21C / University of Calgary

Community

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CityWideYes

TRW Building, 3280 Hospital Drive, NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 4Z6

403.210.7493

m.dahodwala@ucalgary.caWebsitehttps://www.facebook.com/W21C.UCalgary/https://twitter.com/w21c

We are working with CISCO Systems to develop an effective and easy-to-use video-on-demand system that delivers important content to patients during their hospital stay. If you have any chronic conditions and have an hour to come try out the system and answer a few questions about your experience, we would love to hear from you!

Volunteer with Roots 2 STEM

OrganizationRoots 2 STEM

Community

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CityWideYes

#38, 11410 - 27th Street SE
Calgary, AB
T2Z 3R6

403.452.4847

eeva@roots2stem.caWebsitehttp://facebook.com/Roots2STEMhttps://twitter.com/Roots2STEM

Volunteers with Roots 2 STEM help with support this youth learning centre with administration and instructional duties. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with young students providing support on their projects and instruct in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Support for Newcomer Youth!

OrganizationBoys and Girls Clubs of Calgary - Beltline Youth Connections

Community

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CityWideYes

221 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T2R 0G9

403.606.8146

agarunia@bgcc.ab.caWebsitehttp://facebook.com/beltlineyouthconnectionshttps://twitter.com/bgcc1939http://youtube.com/bgcc1939

Beltline Youth Connections supports youth ages 12 to 24 with a newcomer immigrant and refugee focus. Services are offered seven days a week throughout the year during critical out of school hours. Programming is based on the seven values and guiding principles of the settlement service sector and are developmentally appropriate. At BYC we remove risk factors while increasing protective factors to help youth successfully integrate into Canada. We achieve this through a one-to-one case management system. Programming includes: supportive coaching, conversation clubs, employment related services, education support, plus art and recreational activities with positive adults and peers. If you or someone you know would benefit from these services please feel free to contact us at the information provided and we are more than happy to help! All services are FREE to youth!

Event Volunteers Needed - Light the Night

OrganizationThe Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada

Community

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CityWideYes

316, 1212 31 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 7S8

matthew.miller@lls.orgWebsitehttp://facebook.com/events/1315462431809168/https://twitter.com/LLSCanada

Volunteers wanted for the Calgary – Light the Night Walk benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) Location: Calgary, Alberta Light the Night is the LLSC’s annual 5km walk and fundraising event - a night of solidarity and hope. This enchanting event is in support of the many people diagnosed with blood cancer and paying tribute to those claimed by it. On October 21st, 2017: friends, families, co-workers and supporters will gather at Eau Claire and Festival Market to walk in the twilight, holding illuminated lanterns – Red for Supporters, White for Survivors and Gold to remember ones lost. Light the Night We are currently seeking energetic, fun-loving people for a variety of roles: (between 9am-10pm) • *Volunteer Coordinator – Lead and organize volunteers for the day. • *Registration – Registering walkers for the event and receiving donations. • *Accounting – Process donations the night of the event. • Lantern Assembly – Putting together the red, white and gold lanterns of the event. • Volunteer Check In – Direct volunteers as they come to Eau Claire. • Kids Zone – Providing a fun experience for the little walkers and their families. • VIP Area Runners – Making sure incentives are set up in the tents, and assisting the participants with anything beforehand. • Route Marshals – To cheer on walkers as they progress through the route, and answering any questions that arise during the walk. • Greeter – Greeting the walkers as they first arrive to Eau Claire and direct them to the area(s) they’re looking for. • Clean Up – Post Event. Leaving the event site as we found it. • Set Up – Set up tents and site outside. • Other Roles * Denotes mandatory attendance to a volunteer orientation session prior to the event date. This inspirational event is a great way to engage in the community, to give back in a meaningful way, to expand your network, and to build your resume. When: October 21st, 2017 Where: Eau Claire Market

Call For Volunteers

OrganizationCalgary International Film Festival

Community

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CityWideYes

#207, 214 - 11th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB
T2G 0X8

volunteer@calgaryfilm.comWebsitehttp://facebook.com/calgaryfilm/https://twitter.com/calgaryfilm

Calgary Film is looking for Venue and Transportation volunteers for this year's festival! The Calgary International Film Festival is a 12-day showcase of up to 200 multi-genre feature and short films from Canada and over 40 other countries. The festival hosts gala events, screenings, special presentations, and a Behind the Screen series that emphasizes unique and exciting ways for filmmakers and fans to interact. Each year, more than 300 individuals share their time and talents with us – and this contribution has built an incredibly vibrant festival. Here’s just a taste of the success we’ve built together: almost 37,000 tickets sold in 2016, and we’re expecting to grow again in 2017, making us the largest film festival in Alberta and the sixth-largest in Canada. We’re uniquely positioned and known as a leading champion of Alberta and Canadian film. We’re proud that we’ve been named by Movie Maker Magazine as one of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” for the second year in a row, and that we’re also an Oscar-qualifying festival for short films! None of this would be possible without our volunteers. Perks for volunteers include: General admission vouchers, Gala tickets, Festival Passes, and an invite to the Volunteer party a week after the festival! Those interested can visit the volunteer section of our website -calgaryfilm.com/volunteer which includes links to descriptions of the roles we offer as well as a link to our registration form. Hope to see you at the movies!

FREE Employment Skills Training Program

OrganizationCalgary Immigrant Educational Society

Community

Quadrant

CityWideYes

3820 - 32 Street NE
Calgary, AB
T1Y 7L9

jennifervibert@immigrant-education.caWebsite

FREE Canadian Workplace Training! We Provide FREE Bus Passes! Seats Still Available in BOTH SE & NE Locations! PT Evening Classes: 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM Mon - Thurs FT- Classes: 8:45 AM to 2:30 PM Mon - Fri Register Now! NE Location: Welcome Centre 3820 - 32 Street NE Calgary, AB T1Y 7L9 SE Location: 1723 - 40 Street SE Calgary, AB T2A 7Y3 FREE Employment Skills Training! CIES is proud to offer the free of charge Employment Skills Training Program. This program equips unemployed immigrants with the skills to secure employment in Canada. Clients will make a career plan, build an effective resume and cover letter, learn effective business communication techniques, develop interview preparation skills, and soft skills to navigate Canadian business culture. Clients with Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 3 and above are welcome to register for the Employment Skills Training. A free monthly bus pass and free of charge childminding are eligible for clients’ with children of 19 months to 6 years old who are enrolled in CIES’ Children Care program.

Robert McClure Farmers' Market

OrganizationRobert McClure United Church

Community

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CityWideYes

5510 - 26 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB
T1Y 6S1

bghumphrey@telus.netWebsitehttp://facebook.com/mcclurefarmersmarket/

This is to invite you to be part of an exciting new opportunity: Robert McClure Farmers’ Market – celebrating the diversity of North East Calgary through food and music. Join us every Friday from 3:30 – 7:30 at Robert McClure Farmers’ Market 5510 – 26 Avenue NE starting June 2 until September 29, 2017 Located in a highly multi-cultural, multi-religious, multi-ethnic community, the good folks at Robert McClure United Church see a unique opportunity to create a farmers’ market that celebrates the neighbourhood that is North East Calgary. We love our neighbourhood and it’s important to us that people eat healthy, locally produced food, that neighbours have an opportunity to gather and that local farmers and crafters have a space to sell their products. It will be an opportunity for various cultures to connect through music and food. The Market will be a fun, family experience. Adults and children will enjoy different types of musical entertainment from talented musicians in our neighbourhood and other neighbourhoods in our city. If you are interested in being part of this exciting new community connection by providing musical entertainment or if you would like to rent a stall at the Robert McClure Farmers’ Market please contact Karen Dingwall at kddingwall@hotmail.com – 403-280-9500

Participants needed for focus groups

OrganizationUniversity of Calgary

Community

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CityWideYes

TBD
Calgary, AB
T2N 4Z6

parentingforumresearch@gmail.com

Online Parenting Forums and Parents’ Views of Childhood Decay We are looking for parents (age 18 and older) to take part in focus groups run by researchers from the University of Calgary. We want to know how you use online parenting forums to get advice or information about your child’s teeth and mouth. Your participation in our research will help dentists, hygienists and public health to better provide information for families about young children’s teeth. If you’ve ever read any information in an online parenting forum, or given or received advice about children’s dental health and you are interested in sharing your views and experience, please contact the researchers by email at: parentingforumresearch@gmail.com If you participate in this study you will be asked to attend a focus group in person, at a central location in Calgary (e.g., community centre or library). The focus groups will last 2 hours, plus travel time. Reimbursement for your time will be provided ($35.00 CAD). This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (REB17-0657). Thank-you!

Volunteer: Special Project Team Assistant Director

OrganizationOutrun the Stigma

Community

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CityWideYes

2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4

davidlau@outrunthestigma.caWebsite

Number of positions available: 2 Location: Calgary Time Requirement: Hours variable. Average 10-20 hours/month Description: The Special Projects team aims to design a series of workshops that will provide participants the opportunity to gain professional skills and self-care strategies. These skills will be developed through their experiences in creating a mental health story with guidance from experienced workshop facilitators. Each workshop involves a small group of student participants who will receive guidance in how to create and share a mental health story, with an emphasis on the importance of mental wellness. The aim is that workshop series will use a unique medium such as photography, dance, writing, and video to facilitate self care and story sharing. The Special Projects Team Workshop Development Assistant will be involved in workshop development alongside the Outrun the Stigma Special Projects team. Responsibilities: Brainstorming creative self care and workshop themes Identify and contact potential collaborations and/or facilitators for workshops Co-design workshop that facilitate a comfortable space and allow for open dialogue with participants Facilitate mental health story sharing and generate stories to share on our social media outlets Organize logistical considerations for event (location, materials) Develop promotional strategies for workshop Qualifications: Previous leadership or workshop development experience is an asset. Experience in and/or passionate about mental health awareness and advocacy Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. To apply, visit http://www.outrunthestigma.ca/joinourteam/

SUPPORT 86 YEARS OF ART EDUCATION - ASA Casino Night

OrganizationAlberta Society of Artists

Community

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CityWideYes

1420 Meridian Road NE
Calgary, AB
T2A 2N9

403.265.0012

volunteer@albertasocietyofartists.comWebsite

The Alberta Society of Artists is generously funded by the AGLC.  This year’s Casino will be held on December 13 – 14, 2017.  We still have 11 slots to fill and need your support so we can continue to receive funding and provide arts programming throughout the Province.  To sign up for a shift just follow this link  https://www.volunteersignup.org/EJJ3K

Learn to Curl

OrganizationGarrison Curling Club

Community

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CityWideYes

2288 47 Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2T 6J9

403.242.8191

info@garrisoncurling.comWebsite

We offer adult programs for players with little to no curling experience, as well as refresher courses and private lessons. Each session consists of instruction and game play. Registrants build league play confidence, all while meeting potential future teammates. Costs include rental equipment. Participants just need to wear stretchy pants, layered clothing and clean (flat, preferably rubber soled) indoor running shoes. Prices range from $50 to $150. View our website for dates and details.

Volunteers Needed for Gambling Study at UofC. Receive $90!

OrganizationUniversity of Calgary

Community

Quadrant

CityWideYes

2500 University Drive North West
Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4

gfstudy@ucalgary.caWebsite

The University of Calgary is currently seeking volunteers for a CONFIDENTIAL study that explores cognitive, biological, and genetic underpinnings of disordered gambling. Biological relatives share genes and a family environment, but often do not share the disorder of problem gambling. By studying family members, we will be able to gain a better understanding of genetic and environmental risk factors that influence behaviour. In order to explore biological and genetic factors involved in disordered gambling, we are inviting people who have experienced problems with compulsive gambling AND at least one of their relatives to participate in our study. MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: - MUST have experienced problems related to your gambling during your lifetime. - MUST be willing to refer at least one FIRST-DEGREE relative (i.e., a parent, child, or FULL sibling) currently living in Calgary to the study so that we can invite your relative(s) to participate in the study. Your relative(s) is/are NOT required to have experienced any problems with gambling. - Volunteers MUST be at least 18 years old. WHAT'S INVOLVED IN THE STUDY? - You will be contacted for a short telephone interview to determine if you are eligible for the study. - Eligible participants will be invited to visit the University of Calgary for assessments and cognitive testing. - Participation is done over the course of two sessions, each session lasting approximately 2 - 4 hours. - Participation does NOT involve any type of individual, group, or family counselling. Eligible volunteers receive $90 compensation for participation in the study in the form of gift cards. If you are interested in this study, or would like more information, please e-mail us at gfstudy@ucalgary.ca. Any replies to this ad and all information collected during the study will be kept completely confidential. This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board.

Volunteer Counselling Position at Eastside Family Centre

OrganizationWood's Homes

Community

Quadrant

CityWideYes

805 37 Street NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 4N8

403.270.1750

lara.shannon@woodshomes.caWebsite

(Master's Degree and 3+ years counselling experience required) The Eastside Family Centre provides immediate, accessible, walk-in single session therapy at no cost to the client. Community Volunteer Therapists provide 1 hour therapy sessions to individuals, couples and families with a wide range of presenting concerns from significant mental illness, suicide and self harm, relationship concerns to job loss. The demand for immediate counselling provided by trained professionals at the EFC has dramatically increased this year and this opportunity would allow a volunteer to give back to the community. Volunteers, students, full time staff and consulting psychiatrists work together on multidisciplinary teams providing the volunteer with on-going support and supervision in a learning atmosphere. - Minimum range 4-8 hours per month. - Ideally we are looking for experienced therapists with a passion for professional development and social justice. - One year minimum commitment. - Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or other related counselling field required. - We welcome therapists with credentials approved by the Alberta College of Social Workers or the College of Alberta Psychologists. Visit www.wooshomes.ca to apply at our Eastside Family Centre.

Join the Youth Inclusive Program!

OrganizationImmigrant Services Calgary

Community

Quadrant

CityWideYes

#1200, 910 7th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 3N8

403.538.8369

GiaL@immigrantservicescalgary.ca

Have you recently moved to Canada? Are you between the ages of 12-20 and interested in making new friends while getting more involved in the Calgary community? The Youth Inclusive Program (YIP) offers group-based training and volunteer activities to youth to help them get connected to the community, make new friends and develop leadership skills. All activities are ongoing and youth can join the program at any time. To get involved or to learn more about the YIP and our exciting upcoming events, email Gia Lam at GiaL@immigrantservicescalgary.ca

La Leche League - Breastfeeding Support

OrganizationLa Leche League - Calgary, McKenzie Towne

Community

Quadrant

CityWideYes

40 McKenzie Towne Blvd. SE
Calgary, AB
T2Z 4X5

natalie@lalecheleaguecanada-alberta.cahttps://www.facebook.com/pg/lalecheleaguemckenzietowne/about/?ref=page_internal

Leaders are volunteers who have breastfeed for a minimum of 9 months and for most, much longer. Leaders have knowledge in addition to their own experiences but are not Lactation Consultants. If you have a breastfeeding concern, please contact us or come to a meeting! There is a hotline (403)242-0277 if you want to speak to a leader. Our meetings are free to attend, and children are welcome.

Calling all Animal Lovers!

OrganizationAlberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

Community

Quadrant

CityWideYes

5060 74th Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2C 3C9

volunteer@aarcs.caWebsite

AARCS is looking for committed and animal loving individuals who have a few extra hours a week to spend with our furry friends! We have a wide variety of positions available including Animal Caregivers (cats or dogs), events, transportation and volunteers in our brand new Veterinary Hospital!

Skating Registration now open

OrganizationWild Rose Figure Skating Club

Community

Quadrant

CityWideYes

5749 76 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
T2C 4S9

403.828.4777

wildrosefsc@gmail.comWebsitehttps://www.facebook.com/wildrosefsc/

Skating lesson registration is ongoing. Learn to skate ages 3 to adult. Group and private lessons. Adult synchronized skating age 19+. Classes M/Tu/W/Th/Sat. 3 locations in Calgary.

Al-Anon/Alateen Meeetings

OrganizationAl-Anon Family Groups

Community

Quadrant

CityWideYes

City Wide
Calgary, AB
A1L 1O0

403.266.5850

aiscalgaryinformation@gmail.comWebsite

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Volunteers Required for 2017 Vision Quest

OrganizationFoundation Fighting Blindness

Community

Quadrant

CityWideYes

890 Yonge Street, 12th Floor
Toronto, ON
M4W 3P4

info@ffb.caWebsite

The Foundation Fighting Blindness will be hosting its annual Vision Quest Calgary event at the University of Calgary (downtown campus) and will require volunteers on October 21, 2017. The Foundation Fighting Blindness is a non-profit organization which raises money to support vision research across Canada. Our mission is to lead the fight against blindness by advancing retinal disease research, education and public awareness. We are currently involved in funding 23 new and ongoing studies relating to retinal diseases. These studies aim to generate a more comprehensive understanding of the causes underlying vision loss as well as reactions to novel treatments, which brings us one step closer to preventing and curing blindness. For further information about our cause, please visit our website at http://ffb.ca/. Individuals interested in volunteering for the 2017 Vision Quest event may register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/17VQCALVolunteer

South Calgary Family Resource Center

OrganizationSCFRC

Community

Quadrant

CityWideNo

2609 15 Street NE
Calgary, AB
T2E 7E4

403.219.3477

akisio@aspenfamily.org

Serving communities south of Anderson (such as Shawnessy, Cedarbrae, Cranston, Seton), we are a family resource center supporting families with children 0-18 years of age. SCFRC provides the following services: • Parent Education: information, parent skill development & coaching • Family Support: individualized support • Child Development: activities & groups • Information & Referral services: connect families to community programs/services. We partner with various community associations and schools to offer our programs and services to families with children ages 0-18 years. Our current programs for January can be found in the website's "event calendar" and include: -Baby & Me Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 at Canyon Meadows (ages 0-12 months) - Fun In The Gym 10:00-11:30 at Cedarbrae (ages 0-5 years) - Parent & Tot 1:30-3:00 at Shawnessy Barn (ages 0-5 years) *All of these begin January 2015* We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

GET TO KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY

OrganizationAspen and Calgary Family Services

Community

Quadrant

CityWideNo

Village Square Library Room#1 2623- 56 St NE
Calgary, AB
T1Y 6E7

403.293.5467

bchevez@aspenfamily.org

Meet other neighbors to build a great community! Join our conversation about building strong neighborhoods Coffee and snacks provided. Child supervision available for ages 5-12. Please call 403-293-5467 ext 43 for more information.

COLLECTIVE KITCHEN

OrganizationAspen

Community

Quadrant

CityWideNo

2409 50 St NE Rundle Community Association
Calgary, AB
T1Y 1Z5

403.390.2140

bchevez@aspenfamily.org

Do you like to cook and meet new people? If so, please join us! A collective kitchen is a group of people who come together regularly to cook and eat healthy, nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate meals. Collective kitchens help people learn and share skills, make new friends and engage in conversation

KEEPIN' IT COUNTRY LINE DANCE CLUB

OrganizationKeepin' It Country Line Dance Club

Community

Quadrant

CityWideNo

240 - 90th Avenue S.E.
Calgary, AB
T2J 6P6

kiclinedanceclub@gmail.comhttp://www.facebook.com/kicldc

KICLDC is a non-profit line dance club made up of advanced dancers. We meet at the Acadia Recreational Centre, 240 - 90th Ave. S.E. Wednesday evenings at 6-7 p.m. Review Program 7-8:30 p.m. for our Regular Program. This is a registered 12 week program. If you are interested please contact us at: kiclinedanceclub@gmail.com

Volunteers Welcome!

OrganizationTen Thousand Villages

Community

Quadrant

CityWideNo

8318 Fairmount Dr. SE
Calgary, AB
T2H 0Y8

204.255.0553

calgary.heritage@villages.caWebsite

Looking for an interesting and rewarding volunteer opportunity? We are looking for volunteers comfortable in a non-profit retail setting sharing the stories of our artisans and helping to alleviate poverty thru Fair Trade.

Volunteer with the Rehab and Fitness Program

OrganizationRehabilitation for Persons with Physical Disabilities

Community

Quadrant

CityWideNo

2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB
T2N 1N4

403.220.8112

rehab@ucalgary.caWebsite

Volunteers assist persons with physical disabilities in completing their exercise and stretching programs at the University of Calgary. Volunteers play a crucial role in motivating the clients and giving them a social outlet. Minimal exercise knowledge required, orientation will be provided. We ask for a 2 hour commitment per week, at a set time. Contact Rianne for more details

STEM education courses and camps

OrganizationRoots 2 STEM

Community

Quadrant

CityWideNo

#38, 11410 27 Street SE
Calgary, AB
T2Z 3R6

403.257.4200

robin@roots2stem.caWebsitehttp://facebook.com/roots2stemhttps://twitter.com/roots2stem

Roots 2 STEM is a local not-for-profit educational facility in Calgary where students are able to experience STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through innovative hands-on learning. With small class sizes and professional engineering instructors and mentors, we provide a uniquely diverse and inclusive setting where technologically inclined youth (6-18 years old) have access to state-of-the-art equipment including robotics, 3D design printing, laser cutters and much more. We have some really fun camps being offered this summer including Discover Your Inner Engineer, Coding for Girls, Star Wars, Remote Control Cars, Mars Exploration, Aeronautical Engineering, Robotics, Graphic Design, App Design, and more!

Volunteers Needed For Umbrella Visual Arts Conference

OrganizationElephant Artist Relief Society

Community

Quadrant

CityWideNo

2007 10 Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T3C 0K4

sofiaa21@hotmail.comWebsitehttps://www.facebook.com/ElephantArtistReliefSociety/

Elephant Artist Relief, a Calgary nonprofit that supports local visual artists, is looking for volunteers to help out with our upcoming event, the Umbrella Visual Arts Conference on Equity and Access. The 2-day event is a Celebration Site for Alberta Culture Days 2017. Volunteers will be needed on Friday September 29, from 3pm-11pm, and Saturday September 30, 2017, from 8:30am-5pm at West Village Theatre, near the Sunalta C-train station. We need volunteers to help in areas such as set up, clean up, greeting, surveys etc. The jobs will be broken down into 2 or 3 hr shifts so volunteers won't have to stay the whole time, but are welcome to join the conference before or after their shift. This is a great way to connect with the arts community, contribute to Calgary’s cultural landscape, build your resume and gain experience in event organizing! If interested please let us know by emailing sofiaa21@hotmail.com or through our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ElephantArtistReliefSociety/. For more information on the event visit http://elephantartistrelief.com/project/umbrella-visual-arts-conference-sept-29-30/