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  • Make Tax Time Pay Clinics
    E4C, Strathcona County Library and Volunteer Strathcona are working together to put on Free Tax Clinics located at Strathcona County Community Centre on March 23 and April 13, 2024 in Meeting Rooms 3 & 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 … Read more
  • Board Members are key volunteers
    When we think of volunteers at community organizations, we tend to think of those who roll up their sleeves and pitch in on program delivery, events and fundraisers – like the folks who pack hampers at the Strathcona Food Bank, … Read more
  • Community Spotlight: Strathcona County Community Mediation
    At Volunteer Strathcona, we love learning about the amazing things being done by volunteers and community organizations in Strathcona County.   In December we caught up with Tara Erickson, Program Director at the Strathcona County Community Mediation program (SCCM), to … Read more

Upcoming Events Looking for Volunteers

Strathcona in Bloom Society

May 7, 2024 - September 30, 2024
All-day event
Location: Strathcona County
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VOLUNTEERS needed to help make our community bloom!

The Strathcona in Bloom Society (SIB) endeavors to beautify Strathcona County and Sherwood Park through the efforts of volunteers and County staff. We encourage the efforts of private homeowners and businesses as they help with this work.

Do you enjoy gardening? Would you like to work with a group of like-minded folks who want to beautify the community? Do you have the time to plant and/or help maintain a flower bed in your neighborhood? Do you like coordinating the efforts of groups of volunteers?

Variety of Volunteer Opportunities available such as the following:

  • Help plant and maintain a community flower bed
  • Deliver nominations to neighbours as part of Front Yard Recognition
  • Become a Director on the Strathcona in Bloom Board
  • Deliver nominations to local businesses and non-profits as part of Public Spaces Recognition
  • Participate in special events like Arbor Day and Canada Day, and Pitch in

Vision Mate Program – Sherwood Park

June 7, 2024 - July 5, 2024
All-day event
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CNIB (formerly called Canadian National Institute for the Blind) is looking for volunteers for the Vision Mate Program in Sherwood Park!

Vision Mates provide regular, one-to-one assistance and companionship for a person who is blind or partially sighted. Matches are made with someone who lives close to your home, school or work. You visit once a week for a couple of hours to assist with tasks like reading, errands (like groceries and shopping), going for walks, and socializing. CNIB asks volunteers for a minimum of 6-month commitment. Training, support and resources will be provided.

Volunteer duties include:

  • Making a difference for people who are blind or partially sighted; provide sighted assistance and companionship to a person in your community who is blind or partially sighted.
  • Developing or use experience and skills in client service.
  • Being part of a dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer team working to further CNIB’s mission.

Interested in volunteering?

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sanduni at Sanduni.Kandegedarage@cnib.ca

YEGPIN Pinball and Arcade Expo

June 20, 2024 - June 23, 2024
All-day event
Location: Millennium Place

YEGPIN Pinball and Arcade Expo needs help in a variety of light duty roles from June 20-23, 2024. Volunteers age 16+ are needed and shifts are as short as two hours, available for a variety of times throughout each day of festival assisting with the registration desk and/or scorekeeping. A 4 day all access pass to YEGPIN is provided to all volunteers completing a total of 9 hours or more over the course of 4 days.

Upcoming Learning Events

Do I Need A Vulnerable Sector Check?

June 18, 2024
11:00 am - 11:30 am MST
Location: Online
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Our Volunteer Screening Program (VSP) webinette is happening on Tues, June 18 at 11 AM MDT! This is a 30-minute info-packed session where we will share the essentials about Vulnerable Sector Checks (VSCs) and review good practices for screening volunteers. This is a quick and easy way to learn what to consider when requesting VSCs for volunteers. Register today!

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Leading a nonprofit or charitable organization in today’s rapidly changing environment can be challenging, as is navigating a route forward when much of the world we know is shifting and the future remains uncertain.

Strategic planning processes enable organizations to understand their current and past operating states, create a vision for the future, and determine what steps they should take to achieve that vision.

In this free interactive virtual session, we will introduce participants to the concepts of strategic planning as well as tools to use in an emergent and uncertain environment.

Topics include:

  • Tools and processes to better understand an organization’s current capacities.
  • External trends and forces that will impact organizations moving forward.
  • The process for turning a broad vision into a coherent strategy with well-defined objectives and a plan of activities.
  • The components of the cycle of strategic planning and how to adapt these within a rapidly changing environment.
  • How to develop approaches to keep strategy front and centre and building ownership throughout the organization.  

Bylaws Lab

September 20, 2024
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm MST
Location: Online
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At Bylaws Lab, learn the latest best practices and ask the experts how you can make your bylaws fresh and future-ready in an evolving non-profit sector. This is a bylaws session for non-profits registered under the Societies Act.

Representatives from non-profits will gather for 2 days to explore bylaw requirements, recommendations, and proven practices. Our goal is that you will walking away with a rough draft of your new bylaws to explore with your board and membership. We will also be hosting a follow up session to allow you to come back with any questions you may have. 

Friday, September 20, 2024 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Online)

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