Take a look at the many volunteer opportunities we have in Fort Saskatchewan. To learn more or to see other opportunities in our community come stop by for more details.
Santa's Workshop is an opportunity for children to purchase Christmas gifts for their family. The event takes place November 25 from noon to 7:00 pm (2 hour shifts). Elves (youth/ teens) help children choose gifts for family members and Gift Wrappers wrap the gifts that the children have purchased.
Operation Red Nose is a service that provides rides home to people who have been drinking and who do not want to drive impaired. ORN volunteers are dispatched in teams of three (driver, navigator and escort car). The program operates the last weekend in November and Fridays and Saturdays in December including New Years Eve. Applications can be completed at the RCMP Detachment. Two pieces of ID required. Operation Red Nose is organized by the Rotary Club of Fort Saskatchewan.
Share your time as a Snow Angel. This Program is a volunteer service where individuals, organizations, businesses, classrooms, families, and groups of youth can commit to removing snow from the driveway and entrance way of a community resident in need throughout the winter season.
November 28th - December 2nd (Shifts are from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm)
Habitat for Humanity is calling all women to help us build homes during Women Build Volunteer Week! No construction skills are required - just a willingness to lend a hand and share of your time and energy.
We need 100 women volunteers (age 18+) to build at both our Fort Saskatchewan (and Carter Place in south Edmonton) build sites.
*the workshop is not a prerequisite to volunteering
Tuesday and Friday shifts available at 9:00 am, Thursday and Friday available at 1:00 pm shifts
Share your time as you provide support to the patient and/or companions under the direction of the health care team. Duties may include talking with patients and families, directing families to the coffee shop or other areas of the hospital, getting warm blankets for patients, tidy room and more. Time Commitment: Friday and Saturday shifts available from 1:00 pm - 4:00pm
The Community Hospital is looking for volunteers to help at the Hospital Gift Shop particularly on weekends and evenings. Time Commitment: Shifts are Mon-Friday 10:00 am -1:00 pm; 1:00 pm -4:00 pm and 4:00 -7:00 pm.
The Restorative Justice Program is seeking committed volunteers for their program. If you have a passion for youth or would like to help people resolve conflict (including conflict with the law; neighborhood disputes or bullying issues), this volunteer program may be right for you! Time Commitment: Committee meeting once per month and two client sessions. Training is provided. Check out the website www.restorefortsask.ca
The Restorative Justice Program is seeking a co- facilitator to help with the M.A.C. Group (Men Achieving Change). The M.A.C. Group is a free drop-in support group for men to engage with other men in the community and work towards building personal change. The M.A.C. goal is to help support men through the challenges they face and encourage them to be great husbands, dads, brothers and men.
The Boys and Girls Club is a nonprofit youth serving organization that has worked with children, youth and families for 27 year. The Volunteer Board Members oversee the Boys and Girls Club Program.
The Boys & Girls Club has many volunteer opportunities available. Volunteer opportunities include:
Do you like sewing? Here is a volunteer opportunity for sewing vintage clothing for the Museum. Patterns and fabric are supplied.
Habitat for Humanity is building 8 duplexes along Canyon Road in the Sienna community in Fort Saskatchewan. Individuals and groups are welcome. Shifts are daily Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. All volunteers receive an onsite safety orientation and training. No minimum number of shifts required. Beginners are welcome! You can register online at www.hfh.org/volunteer or contact Joanne at 780-451-3416 ext 222. If you would like more information, www.hfh.org/our-builds
The Christmas Hamper Campaign will soon be underway. Volunteers collect donations at the Christmas Hamper Depot which opens at CO-OP on November 27. The Depot is open Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Hamper Delivery Day will be December 16. Time Commitment: Collecting donations are two hour shifts with two people per shift. The volunteer sign-up sheet will be available on November 28 at the CO-OP or you can stop by the Food Bank (9803- 102 Street) to add your name to the sign-up volunteer list.
This Family Festival Sunday, December 31 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm) will be at the Fort and Museum Grounds.
Families First was created in 1996; this organization works in partnership with other community agencies and organizations to promote positive parenting and child development and to build family strengths.
Some volunteer opportunities at Families First include:
The VPA oversees the Victim Services Unit, Restorative Justice Program and the Volunteer Centre. Share your time and expertise as a VPA a Board Member. Time Commitment: Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Share your time and talents helping senior residents at Dr. Turner Lodge.
KidSport believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. KidSport in Fort Saskatchewan is looking for Board Members (Secretary, Application Assistant, Equipment Coordinator) to help with their program. Time commitment: Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
There are many on-going volunteer opportunities available at Rivercrest. Some of these volunteer opportunities include being a friendly visitor, playing Bingo (afternoons or evenings), playing board game (afternoons), being a mealtime assistant, helping with outings, special events (birthday parties) and more.
Special Transportation Services Society (STSS) is a group of dedicated community volunteers who oversee the operation of the Subsidized Transportation Services. The Board oversees Driving Miss Daisy and the Handivan Program. Other activities of the Board include fundraising for a new van, decision making with the screening process and more. Time commitment: Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Share your time as you become a volunteer board member for the Furniture Bank. Board members attend meetings ,plan events and coordinates with volunteers for moves.
The Furniture Bank is a non-profit group providing gently used donations of furniture and household items to residents in need.