Volunteering doesn't have to be all about serving food at a soup kitchen. There are many great choices for volunteer activities in Calgary and many of the fit with specific passions. From art assistants to animal foster homes, there are plenty of great opportunities to volunteer throughout the city. Here are some of the best choices.
Dog Adoption Program at Animal Rescue Foundation of Alberta (ARF) - Telephone Interviewer
You can volunteer to call applicants looking to adopt a dog through ARF and spend a half-hour providing a telephone interview. You will be part of the process of ensuring dogs end up in good homes. Find more information about this opportunity at arf.ab.ca.
Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) - Mentor
If you're willing to help immigrants coming to the city, this is the right opportunity for you. Mentors work with immigrants and help them find a job, understand how their profession works in Canada and provide general support. This is only a 1.5 hour commitment every week for 16 weeks and meetings can be any time that works for you and your mentee. For more information contact Bruce Randall at email@example.com.
Home Start Program - Moms Helping Moms
Helping a mom that is trying to raise a young family can be very rewarding. This program allows volunteers to help new moms in their home with many aspects, such as postpartum depression, isolation, sleep deprivation and more. For more information contact Lynn Brownell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Calgary volunteer activities include:
- Dress for Success Calgary - Wardrobe Consultant
- Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta - Art Assistant
- Fort Calgary - Board Director
- Calgary Mothers' Milk Bank Association - Milk Pasteurizing Technician
- MEOW Foundation - Kittens and their mom Foster Parent
- Centre for Newcomers - Sewing Instructor
- And More!
There are hundreds of volunteer positions available throughout the city. Find one that fits your passion today!
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