October 22nd, 2020

Volunteer Lethbridge helping with their weekly column of opportunities


By Lethbridge Herald on May 12, 2020.

VOLUNTEER LETHBRIDGE – BOARD OF DIRECTOR VOLUNTEERS
Volunteer Lethhbridge connects and convenes individuals, groups and organizations to champion and leverage capacity across sectors. They have an exciting opportunity to be involved with their organization on the Board of Directors. As a member of the board, a director will identify issues important to the association, maintain neutrality and objectivity, support and participate in fundraising, advocate for and assist in developing and maintaining positive relationships among the Board of Directors, committees, staff/volunteers, member agencies and the community, be responsible for continuing self-education and growth, knowing the community, being familiar with community resources and changing community trends. For more information or to submit your resume and cover letter email: Chris at croedler17@gmail.com.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS – GAMEON MENTOR VOLUNTEER
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people. They are looking for volunteers who could mentor a digital support group for middle-school boys, specific to COVID-19-related challenges. Volunteers will be provided with an outline of topics and resources to chat about and fun online engagement activities to do together. A police check and references are required. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. For more information, call Courtney at 403-328-9355 or email: info.leth@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

INTERFAITH FOOD BANK SOCIETY – TARGET HUNGER VOLUNTEER
Interfaith Food Bank is committed to recognizing the human dignity of those in need and providing food and access to services and resources generated from within our community. They are looking for volunteers to pick up food donations from a designated route for their annual Target Hunger campaign. Volunteers will be required on June 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will require a vehicle and must be 16 years of age. For more information, visit their website: http://www.targethungerlethbridge.com, call Echo at 403-320-8779 or email: targethunger.volunter@gmail.com.

SOUTHERN ALBERTA SELF-HELP ASSOCIATION – GENERAL VOLUNTEERS
Southern Alberta Self-Help Association (SASHA) is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to promote the independence of persons with mental illness by means of transitional and long-term housing through supportive programs and activities. SASHA is looking for volunteers to help provide much-needed socialization for individuals living in group homes who are struggling with mental health or addiction that are experiencing negative mental health effects of isolation. A police check and references are required. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. For more information, call 403-942-2263 or email: info@sashahouse.org.

FAMILY CENTRE SOCIETY – CITY-WIDE BOTTLE DRIVE VOLUNTEERS
Family Centre Society, based in Lethbridge, is a non-profit organization providing a comprehensive range of services to children, youth, and families in Southwestern Alberta. Family Centre is looking for volunteers aged 14+ to assist in the collection of bottles during their City-Wide Bottle Drive on Saturday, May 23. This is a contactless event and all of the volunteers and staff will be maintaining social distancing and personal protection items will be provided. There are a variety of different volunteer roles associated with this event, drivers (requires truck or van) , loading bottles etc. Shifts are 3 hours between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. or 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Family Centre will cover the cost of the gas for drivers. For more information, call Sara at 403-634-5601 or email: sara.dziwoki@famcentre.ca.

MYCITYCARE – GENERAL VOLUNTEERS
MyCityCare is an initiative developed by MyVictory Church to resource the community in areas of food and water, housing, clothing, health care and social justice, to give people a hand up into a hope-filled future. MyCityCare is looking for volunteers in the following areas: clothing-assisting in counting, sorting, and folding clothes; emergency food hampers–assisting with weighing-in food, sorting, and making up hampers; sewing project–assisting with cutting out patterns, assisting with individuals as needed, and ironing; clothing mobile unit–assisting with their mobile unit by filling the unit and serving people. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. For more information, call Carol at 403-942-1378.

STREETS ALIVE MISSION – SORTING VOLUNTEERS
Streets Alive Mission exists to provide for the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the poor, to empower them to change their lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Streets Alive requires volunteers to help them sort donated items at the Community Donation Centre. Times are available through the day. Please call Cam at 403-320-1159 if you’re able to help!

CEDAR CREEK ADAPTACARE –VOLUNTEERS TO UPLIFT SENIORS
Cedar Creek Adaptacare provides seniors with a specialized nursing and personal-care living facility. They are looking for volunteers who would be interested in lifting the spirits of their resident seniors by dropping off or mailing letters, cards and postcards to their centre. Everything gets steamed to ensure safety. For more information email: carl.abellana@uleth.ca.

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