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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 our Calgary volunteer coordinator at 403-219-1567 or Email

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.

 

Gala Event Volunteer

Ever wanted to see what it takes to put on Gala? This is an excellent opportunity to peek behind the scenes and be part of our 12th Annual Life Without Limits Gala – celebrating Cinco de Mayo!  Funds raised at this event support the CPAA’s vital programs and services for individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Through our programs, services and collaborations, we advocate and promote awareness, acceptance and understanding for persons with disabilities to live, learn and work in the community.

Volunteers at this event will help with registration, live & silent auctions, ticket sales, set up & tear down and ensure that our guests have a ‘Magnifico’ experience!

A Training session is provided along with a Volunteer Lounge where you’ll be provided with dinner & refreshments.

Time commitment: Saturday, May 5th 5pm-12:30am OR Set up: 8am-12pm.
Location: Ranahan’s Stampede Park

Please contact our Calgary volunteer coordinator at 403-219-1567 or via Email.

 

Community Ambassadors

Do you enjoy being out in the community and engaging with the public? Are you looking for volunteer opportunities to fit into your busy schedule?

Last year, we collected over 3,500,000 pounds of reusable items and diverted them from Alberta landfills. In addition, we collected over 600,000 empty beverage containers, saving 235,105.5kWh of energy and 66,753.2kg of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Our Community Ambassadors advocate for needless waste, and encourage the public to donate their unwanted household goods to us, which is then converted into funding supporting our programs and services.

Community Ambassadors can work in teams or solo at a variety of year round initiatives:
– Attended Donation Station Ambassador (ADS) – Collect donations at our outdoor locations (Flexible, regular opportunities)
– Value Village Silver Springs: outreach, (weekly commitment, 4 hour shift)
– Spring Clean Up – Collect donations during the City of Calgary Spring Clean up Initiative. Be a presence to accept donations on behalf of CPAA. Great for a team!

Commitment is Flexible. Locations are varied across the city. Pick your project!
Support: Training for this position will be provided

To receive information and dates, please contact our Calgary volunteer coordinator at 403-219-1567 or Email

 

Social Inclusion Volunteers

We’re looking for creative and enthusiastic volunteers who want to help our members engage in meaningful activities. Our programs run Tuesdays-Saturdays at various locations across the city, and at our main office located 12001- 44 Street SE Calgary.

Are you a crafty green thumb who enjoys cooking? Let your skills shine as a Horticulture Therapy Assistant Volunteer! If you love swimming and are interested in helping one of our “Little Nemos” learn to love swimming too, this is the perfect opportunity! Want to experience something different every week? Join our Calgary Meet up Group on Tuesday evenings and spend time doing anything from lazer tag to shopping expeditions. Check out our Calgary Programs listing for more information on the dates and times of these programs.

A current police check and child intervention check must be completed prior to volunteering with our Programs
Please contact our Calgary volunteer coordinator at 403-219-1567 or via Email.