October 29th, 2020

Volunteer Lethbridge column of opportunities


By Herald on September 1, 2020.

Volunteer Lethbridge column of opportunities connects postings to help – contact them through http://www.volunteerlethbridge.com or 403-332-4320

STITCH IT FORWARD SOCIETY – SEWING VOLUNTEERS
By working on meaningful and helpful items, volunteers will help others in need. Stitch It Forward is looking for volunteers to help them sew Personal Protective Equipment to be used because of new health standards. Items to be sewn include: uniform washing bags (simple draw string pattern), ear saves (headbands with buttons, and other designs), and cloth washable masks. They can supply all materials you need and assistance can be given by the Stitch It Forward staff via email, phone, or through their Facebook page. No-contact pickup and dropoff for supplies. For sewing projects, you must have your own sewing machine. You will work from home, read easy, step by step instructions or make own pattern all on your own schedule. To get started, contact Cora 403-795-5393 or email: cora.walkey@gmail.com.

BLOOD TRIBE RECREATION & PARKS – GENERAL VOLUNTEERS
Blood Tribe Recreation & Parks aims to enhance lifestyle and friendship through participation by providing recreational, cultural, and educational program opportunities for Blood Tribe community members. They are looking for volunteers who will demonstrate an interest in working with youth, and sharing their skills, interests and experiences in order to provide improved recreational programming for Blood Tribe community members. Volunteers can expect to gain valuable work experience in program research and development, leadership, grant proposal writing, and implement their own recreational youth programs during our summer day camps. For more information, contact Jesse Bruised Head or Wendy Tallow at 403-737-3868.

ROTARY CLUB OF LETHBRIDGE (DOWNTOWN) – RIBFEST 2020 DRIVE-THRU VOLUNTEERS
Join the Rotary Club of Lethbridge for Ribfest – Drive-Thru style Sept. 18, 19, and 20 at the Enmax Centre. Four award-winning BBQ teams will be there serving ribs, pulled pork, chicken, sausage, and everything else that Ribfest lovers look forward to every year. Bonus! There will be other food trucks as well. Buy your food right from your vehicle. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting local charities. They are looking for volunteers to share their special talent with Ribfest customers as they wait in their vehicle for their food! They will have a stage built and some equipment for those needing this. Any and all talents are invited! They also have two positions available to help with selling 50/50 tickets and controlling traffic. This event will be safe and follow all safety and health guidelines. For available shift times and further details, please contact Brenda at 403-795-4476.

MYCITYCARE – GENERAL VOLUNTEERS
MyCityCare is an initiative developed by MyVictory Church to support 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. They are looking for volunteers to assist in the following areas: delivery of hampers, packing and preparing hampers, preparing hygiene kits, helping provide emergency services as needed, bagging clothing, and putting together lunch bags. For more information on how to get started, contact Carol at 403-942-1378 or email: carol@myvictory.ca.

FAMILY CENTRE SOCIETY – HIGHWAY CLEANUP VOLUNTEER
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 10-12 volunteers who could help on Sept. 19 with their highway cleanup. 4-8-hour shifts are available. The cleanup starts at 7 a.m. and will be done by 3 p.m. For more information, call Sara at 403-634-5601 or email: sara.dziwoki@famcentre.ca.

LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY – READ ON ADULT LEARNING AND ESL PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS
The Lethbridge Public Library’s (LPL) Read On Program relies on adult volunteers to tutor adult students one-on-one or in small groups. The LPL requires volunteers who can work with one or more adult students to help them meet their literacy goals. This usually involves foundational skills tutoring in reading, writing, listening, speaking, math and/or computers. A police check is required. Volunteers must be 20 years of age or older. The next training session (online via Zoom) is Friday, Sept. 25 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. continuing on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Please fill out their registration form at http://www.lethlib.ca/readon or for more information, call Margaret at 403-320-3133.

CANADIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY – EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (ERT) SUPERVISOR
The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world. They are accepting applications for Emergency Response Team (ERT) Supervisor. The Emergency Response Team (ERT) is activated for a response that exceeds Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team capacity. The ERT Supervisor may supervise a team of ERT Responders at the local level. The ERT Supervisor will organize and set up and manage a specific service during a response. The incumbent of this position supervises the work of the responders placed under their responsibility. A police check is required. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older. To get started with an application visit http://www.redcross.ca or email: vrs@redcross.ca.

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