January 23rd, 2021

Volunteer opportunities


By Volunteer Lethbridge on January 13, 2021.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS LETHBRIDGE & DISTRICT – GO GIRLS MENTOR VOLUNTEERS
Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers to facilitate a digital support group for middle school females, specific to covid-19 related challenges. The group runs for seven weeks, once a week for approximately one hour. You will be provided with an outline of topics and resources to chat about and fun online engagement activities to do together. There is the flexibility to bring your own ideas as well. Group sizes can range from 5-10 youth participants but this can be decided to your preference. Sessions may include topics around internet safety, isolation and loneliness, self-care and mental health, mindfulness and family dynamics, and youth-directed themes. Must be a female who is 18 years of age or older. For more information call 403-328-9355 or email: info.leth@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

LETHBRIDGE FAMILY SERVICES – COMMUNITY CONNECTOR VOLUNTEERS
Lethbridge Family Services is a highly-accredited, charitable human services organization that improves the well-being and quality of life for individuals and families in South Western Alberta. Help create a more inclusive city by volunteering as a community connector with individuals or families who are new to Canada with a focus on language and literacy. Volunteers in this role will help newcomers adjust to life in Canada though conversation, activities, and socializing. Support individuals and families as they learn English through school and language training programs. Volunteers will promote well-being by offering social connection, homework help, the chance to practice conversational English, as well as access language support resources in the community. For more information or to sign up contact Najib at 403-320-1589 or email: nmangal@lfsfamily.ca

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES – TEAM LEAD VOLUNTEER
Together, with donors, recipients, employees, partners and volunteers, Canadian Blood Services are Canada’s lifeline. Their role is to provide lifesaving products and services in transfusion and transplantation for Canadian patients, and to safeguard Canada’s systems of life essentials in blood, plasma, stem cells, and organs and tissues. Donor centre volunteers are responsible for creating a positive, welcoming and comfortable donor experience that promotes donor satisfaction and retention at all Canadian Blood Services donor clinics. Volunteers in this role will provide donors with great customer service, a welcoming environment and updates on programs within Canadian Blood Services. By acting as a team leader, you will help to ensure volunteers have what they need to succeed and provide donors with the best support possible during their donation. For more information email: megan.burch@blood.ca or to fill out a volunteer application visit blood.ca/volunteers

TETRA SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA – TRADES/TECHNICAL VOLUNTEERS
Tetra Society of North America is a non-profit organization that empowers people with disabilities through volunteer built custom assistive devices that overcome obstacles to independence. Do you like to build, design and create? Can you think outside the box to find solutions? Do you have a passion for helping persons with disabilities? The Tetra Society is looking for technically skilled volunteers to design and build customized assistive devices that assist people with disabilities to overcome physical barriers they face in day to day tasks and in recreational opportunities. They accept volunteers with various technical backgrounds (i.e. engineers, technicians, machinists, carpenters, seamstresses, etc.) and of various ages. A Police check and references are required. For more information, fill out their volunteer application form at https://tetrasociety.org/support/volunteer-application.php

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. Please fill out their registration form at http://www.lethlib.ca/hdi/volunteer/readon or for more information, call 403-320-3133.

LETHBRIDGE SENIOR CENTRE ORGANIZATION – COURIER AND DRIVER VOLUNTEERS
Meals on Wheels is a charitable, volunteer based organization, committed to providing home delivery of hot and nutritious meals to people in need. The LSCO Meals on Wheels program has a deep, positive impact, within the City of Lethbridge. The people they serve to are able to maintain a sense of independence and stay in their homes and count on a hot noon meal. Volunteers deliver kindness, along with a meal. A friendly wave through a window or a quick hello, while maintaining social distancing, is helpful to the people they serve. Onsite training is provided. For more information call 403-320-2222 or email: volunteer@lethseniors.com

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