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Calgary volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities in Calgary

The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA) offers volunteer opportunities for one-time events, ongoing programs or office-based work. Volunteers play a fundamental role in the programs and services that we offer to our members and the community. Without volunteers, our weekly programs cannot run and there is an opportunity for individuals of all abilities to become volunteers.

By volunteering with us, you are a positive representation of our organization in the office, the community and especially in the lives of other people. Volunteering with the CPAA is an opportunity to use your personal interests and skills towards creating a Life without Limits for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

  • To apply or for more information about any of the Calgary-based volunteer opportunities, please contact Brandice at 403-543-1161 or bthompson@cpalberta.com

Please note that CPAA programs have varied locations across the city, so inquire about the location of a specific program if you are interested in volunteering for, if the location is not listed.

Swim with our “Little Nemos”

If you love swimming and are interested in helping one of our “Little Nemos” learn to love swimming too, this is the perfect opportunity!

The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA) is a registered non-profit organization and makes a difference in the community by enriching the lives of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Through our programs and services, we promote awareness, acceptance and understanding for persons with disabilities to live Life Without Limits.

When a child is supported in the water by an enthusiastic, positive, and gentle natured person, it helps them to feel more comfortable in the water and to benefit from the movement and warmth on their muscles. Each child in the class will be supported by one volunteer. Volunteering for this program is an opportunity to share your love for the water and being active to benefit a child with limited ability.

Volunteers are required to feel comfortable in deep water and able to support the movement of the participant they are working with.

Time commitment: Saturdays from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Vecova Recreation Centre

A current police check and child intervention check must be completed prior to starting with the program. Volunteers may be under the age of 18 but must be supervised by an adult. (Minimum age is 16)

Please contact Brandice Thompson bthompson@cpalberta.com

Are you ARTistic? Volunteer as an art assistant

We are looking for creative volunteers who want to help our members shine, artistically.

The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA) is a registered non-profit organization and makes a difference in the community by enriching the lives of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Through our programs and services, we promote awareness, acceptance and understanding for persons with disabilities to live Life Without Limits.

As an art assistant the volunteer would include assisting an art instructor to share creative ideas, lend a hand to participants and distribute supplies. Projects range from one to three classes in length – dependent upon the complexity of the project.

There is an opening for one volunteer and this is an excellent opportunity for anyone who enjoys art to share their passion or for an aspiring art teacher to gain experience for a résumé.

Time commitment: Thursdays from 9:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Rotary Challenger Park

The CPAA relies on volunteers to offer meaningful programs to our members, so if you are interested in contributing to our mission by volunteering please contact Brandice.

 

Funding Request Committee Board Member

The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta is recruiting volunteers for the Funding Request Committee. This committee is an important part of the CPAA’s member support as it provides oversight to the Funding Request Program. The Funding Request Program provides financial support for members of the CPAA with cerebral palsy across the province, empowering them to live a Life without Limits. As a committee member you will have a direct hand in helping individuals with disabilities

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and make decisions regarding funding applications submitted monthly by CPAA members.
  • Review applications for specialized equipment, programs and services that enhance the quality of life for persons with cerebral palsy
  • Attend meetings on the second Tuesday of every month from 4.30 PM to 6.30 PM
  • Comply with CPAA policies and procedures
  • Volunteer cannot be employed by another disability agency or be a CPAA staff member, or be directly related to a member of the CPAA
  • It is not necessary to have direct knowledge of cerebral palsy, equipment nor programs
    No prior experience is necessary

Training provided by Funding Request Program Administrator during the meetings

Meal provided at each meeting

Please contact Brandice Thompson for more information bthompson@cpalberta.com or 403-219-1574