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KNICKI MARKOLF

VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR

The 2020 recipients of the Life Without Limits Volunteer Award are Tammy Fisher and Knicki Markolf. These two amazing volunteers have been facilitating the Art Fundamentals program for many years and when we transitioned to virtual programming, they continued to offer their expertise in our online art programs and have been facilitating this for the past 15 months.

Tammy shares her passion and love of art with our clients in a most generous way. Her kindness, patience and compassion has benefited all those who participated in the Art FUNdamentals Program over the years. She is intuitive and creative and is always finding new ways to engage and encourage the clients. 

Knicki is an extremely creative artist who had brought her unique talents to the Art FUNdamentals Program.  She is encouraging, patient, and shows tremendous compassion for our clients. Knicki has a unique way of capturing the attention of the clients through her creativity and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that clients have added value to their work.

Thank you to Tammy and Knicki for your continued support of Cerebral Palsy Alberta and our programs! 
 

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TAMMY FISCHER

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

RANDY MCCREARY

Meet Randy! Randy was a volunteer with our Aqua Therapy program before we had to postpone it due to COVID19. He now visits with his buddy who has a speech impairment, but that doesn’t stop them from having long chats, sharing jokes and even hosting some ukulele sessions  

 

"I have been volunteering with the CPAA since early 2020. Outside of volunteering I practice Energy Regulatory Law advocating for lower energy rates for residential, small business and farm customers. I love sports and enjoy wake boarding, mountain biking, golfing, fishing, playing tennis, football, basketball and soccer. I also enjoy spending time with my wife and my two daughters and their boyfriends. I LOVE downhill skiing, reading and hanging with my 12 year old Golden Retriever, Scout. I enjoy playing guitar but don't spend enough time doing so. I enjoy Buddy Visits because I like meeting new people, finding and exploring common interests and making a connection. I have never shied away from a challenge, and it has helped my listening skills. I also enjoy making people laugh."

 

From his buddy's sister: “I wanted to let you know that my brother, Gregg, very much enjoys meeting with his Buddy every week. This is a new experience for him and one he really looks forward to. Being able to actually meet a new person, and getting to know his buddy over Zoom, has a been such a valuable opportunity. Gregg has not been able to socialize during the pandemic outside of a few family members, so this represents a normalizing of friendship and socialization that he dearly misses. His buddy is amazing, and the support within the program is top notch. Truly a game changer during these difficult lonely days for my brother, and we hope it will continue into the future. Thank you so much for helping Gregg connect with his Buddy, Randy. We are most grateful to be part of this wonderful program”.

 

Randy, you are truly making the world better!

I enjoy Buddy Visits because I like meeting new people, finding and exploring common interests and making a connection. I have never shied away from a challenge, and it has helped my listening skills. I also enjoy making people laugh." – Randy

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN CALGARY

 

Cerebral Palsy Alberta (CPAA) offers volunteer opportunities for all commitment levels including 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. 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.

  • Due to COVID-19 our Volunteer Opportunities are limited. To apply or for more information about any of the Calgary-based volunteer opportunities, please contact our Calgary volunteer coordinator at 403-219-1573 or email.

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PROGRAMS VOLUNTEER

Our program volunteers provide support and instill confidence in our members while they engage in meaningful activities.  We are currently seeking volunteers for our Buddy System virtual visits program.

A current police check with vulnerable sector screening must be completed prior to volunteering in our programs.


Please contact our Calgary Volunteer Coordinator at 403-219-1573 or via Email.

 
 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN EDMONTON

 

Cerebral Palsy Alberta (CPAA) offers volunteer opportunities for all commitment levels including one-time events and ongoing programs. Volunteers play a fundamental role in the programs and services that we offer to our members and the community. 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 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.

  • Due to COVID-19 our Volunteer Opportunities are limited. To apply or for more information about any of the Edmonton-based volunteer opportunities, please contact our Edmonton volunteer coordinator at 780-222-6654 or email.

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PROGRAMS VOLUNTEER

Our program volunteers provide support and instill confidence in our members while they engage in meaningful activities.  We are currently seeking volunteers to support our Buddy System virtual visits program.

A current police check with vulnerable sector screening must be completed prior to volunteering in our programs.


Please contact our Edmonton Volunteer Coordinator at 780-222-6654 or via Email.