Upcoming Events

School Program Facilitator Volunteers

Their role is to prepare, support and facilitate school programs. Two Facilitators will be assigned to each program. LINKages will contribute training, a program plan, resources and support to the Program Facilitators, enabling them to find success with their role.

Working with LINKages, Program Facilitators will resource materials needed for program activities and snacks for programs working with an approved budget. Program Facilitators will lead programs, focusing on participation interaction and relationship development. Administrative duties (flyer delivery, recruitment, survey retention, photography, etc.) may also be responsibilities.

Programs start in fall and end before the summer. Programs will run weekly or bi-weekly. Approximately 3 hours is needed for Program Facilitator to prepare for and facilitate each programmed event. LINKages school programs are 1 hour events. A commitment from volunteers and participants are necessary for programs to develop trust, respect, openness and friendship.

To apply for this opportunity, visit:

https://www.volunteerconnector.org/volunteer/opportunity/5362


 

Imagine Cities is a nonprofit organization devoted to making cities better. Better for the people in them. Better for the planet. Right now, and in the future. We focus on curating and sharing interdisciplinary research on cities to inspire and support innovators to push the envelopes of tired and typical approaches to solving city problems.
They’re currently looking for the following volunteer positons. 
Web Developer Volunteer
GIS Volunteer Position
Program Manager, Secondary Research
Innovation Lab research Assistant

For more information on Requirements and how to apply, please click here 


Marda Gras

This year’s  Marda Gras festival is looking for volunteers to assist with their annual festival on August 11. They have a variety of positions available between 6:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
 
If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up at this link.
 
Volunteer hours from this event will be added to your Co-Curricular record. 


Suite Ambassador Volunteer:

Kids Up Front (KUF) has suites frequently donated by corporations for events at the Saddledome for Flames games, Hitmen games, Roughnecks’ games and concerts. Suite ambassadors are KUF representatives who accompany the groups that Kids Up Front sends from their partner agencies. 
The suite ambassador brings the suite tickets along to the event, meets the group a half hour before the event starts and then accompanies the group to the suite. Your job is to supervise the group and make sure the suite is taken care of. You aren’t there to babysit the group (chaperones are sent along from the agencies we send), you are just there to represent Kids Up Front. 
The position is as flexible as you want it to be. You can volunteer for any number of suites you would like to. Depending on the event, you will be required to be available for 3 – 4 hours,from the start to the finish of the game or concert. 
Each suite ambassador needs to complete a police check and child intervention check before taking on a suite with KUF. You will also be required to attend a volunteer training session and sign a code of conduct agreement.
If this is an opportunity you are interested in, please contact Landon Wesley, volunteer coordinator with Kids Up Front at landon@kidsupfront.com


Cerebral Palsy Association Alberta Opportunities

Receptionist/Admin Support Volunteers: Shifts available are Wednesday and between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Commitment requested is 1 regular shift/week of 4-8 hours in length. Volunteers will answer phones, log mail, greet visitors and clients.

Swimming Volunteers: Volunteers support children in the class with 1:1 ratio. 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

Interested volunteers can contact kelli@cpalberta.com or 403-219-1567


 
Parkinson Association of Alberta: Volunteer Opportunity

The Parkinson Association of Alberta is currently looking for several volunteers to fill the role of Receptionist. Shifts available are Monday through Friday and time between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Commitment requested is 4 to 20 hours per week depending upon your availability.

Description of Duties:
Greet visitors and clients , Answer calls, forward calls & take messages when necessary, light administrative duties, direct questions to appropriate staff person or program, maintain reception and waiting area neat and orderly

Requirements:
Friendly, positive, professional demeanor, excellent verbal communication skills, ability to operate multi-line phone, ability to work with people of many different backgrounds and abilities. Pass a background check, maintain confidentiality  and possess the ability to work cooperatively with staff and other volunteers

Please contact Lori Greig by e-mail at accounting@parkinsonalberta.ca if you are interested.

Our office is located at: #102, 6835 Railway St. SE, Calgary, AB


 

After-school Program Opportunities
  • Bridge Club Program Assistantwork with elementary school refugee and immigrant students.
  • NxtGen Jr. High Program Assistant: work with junior high school refugee and immigrant students.
  • NxtGen Sr. High Program Assistant: Tutor one of the following subjects to high school students in math, science, ESL, English, social studies, chemistry, physics and biology.
    Homework Club Tutor Assistant: Support elementary and junior high school students to do their homework.
Mentorship Program Opportunities
  • Mentorship Program Assistant: Support the educational settlement and integration of newcomer high school students.
  • Mentorship Program Field Trip Volunteer: Support the mentorship program during field trips. 

Volunteer details: Commitment is 2 hours per week, between the hours of 2:30 - 6:30 pm depending on location (February to May)

Location is at various Calgary area schools and libraries. For more information, please contact Dinesh Koirala at dkoirala@cbfy.ca or 403-470-9306. These opportunities can be tracked for your co-curricular record.


Ongoing events

Immigrant Services Calgary Opportunities 

Cooking with Friends @ St. Thomas United Church

Assist with weekly cooking, classes, learn to prepare dishes from other cultures and share resources in the community with participants taking cooking lessons.
When: Wednesdays, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: 100 Hawkwood Blvd. NW, St. Thomas United Church
Contact us to sign up or for further details.

Share and Learn: A support group for Immigrant Women

Help to deliver a a peer support and mentorship group for immigrant women.
When: Every second Friday, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Sudanese Community Association, Bay #5 1936 25 Ave. NE
Contact us to sign up or for further details.

 

Girl Power

Help to empower girls ages 8 to 13, explore creative outlets such as dancing, crafts, drama and more.
When: Every Tuesday, 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Dover Community Association, 3133 30 Avenue SE
Contact us to sign up or for further details.

 

Cooking with Friends

Childcare volunteer needed. The candidate must have experience in childminding and have a valid police check. 
When: Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where
: St. Thomas United Church, 100 Hawkwood Blvd. NW
Spots available: one
Contact us to sign up or for further details.

 

Share and Learn

A new support group that provides immigrant and refugee women with an opportunity to Make new friends, learn about community resources, learn about their rights and responsibilities, and Gain peer support and mentorship experience 
When: Every Second Friday Starting January 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
Where: Sudanese Community Association Bay # 5 1936 25 Ave NE *Childminding available upon registration
Contact us to sign up or for further details.

 

Homework Help @ the Shed

Free tutoring and homework support covering Math, Science, English & Social for young children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Homework Club requires a valid police check (cost covered by Immigrant Services Calgary)

When: Every Monday from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (snacks provided)
Where: The Shed, 1330 Berkley Dr. NW
Contact us to sign up or for further details.


Homework Help with Sudanese Community

Free tutoring and homework support covering Math, Science, English & Social for young children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Homework Club requires a valid police check (cost covered by Immigrant Services Calgary)

When: Every Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (snacks provided)
Where: Bay #5, 1936 25 Ave. NE
Contact us to sign up or for further details.

 

Homework Help in Ranchlands

Free tutoring and homework support covering Math, Science, English & Social for young children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Homework Club requires a valid police check (cost covered by Immigrant Services Calgary)

When: Every Monday from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (snacks provided)
Where: 7713 Ranchview Drive NW
Contact us to sign up or for further details.


Calgary Public Library

The Students Affairs Office of Bow Valley College is connecting our students with one of our community partners, Calgary Public Library. Through Calgary Public Library, learners can help our Calgary community thrive through volunteering. The Calgary Public Library offers lots of volunteer opportunities for adults to share their skills and passions, help Calgary's youngest citizens build skills, deliver materials to seniors, and help patrons explore computer technology and more.

Click here to learn more about the adult opportunities available at various Calgary Public Library locations.
Apply now and have your volunteer hours entered into your co-curricular record.
Contact us for further details.

Early Literacy Volunteer Corps volunteers encourage children and parents to learn and play in the Early Learning Centres in select community libraries.
Do you enjoy interacting with children and parents? Do you have great communication skills?
Then this opportunity may be for you! Ideally, volunteers would commit to at least one shift on a weekly basis for at least six months.

The Early Literacy Volunteer Corps run at these community libraries

Central (616 Macleod Trail SE) Shifts: Mon – Fri 10 AM – 12 PM, Saturdays 1 – 3 PM
Fish Creek (11161 Bonaventure Dr SE) Shifts: Mon – Fri 10 AM – 1 PM
Quarry Park (108 Quarry Park Road SE) Shifts: Mon – Sat 10 AM – 1 PM
Saddletowne (150 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE) Shifts: Mon/Wed/Fri 12 – 2 PM
Shawnessy (333 Shawville Blvd SE) Shifts: Mon - Fri 10 AM – 1 PM
Village Square (2623 56 St NE) Shifts: Mon - Sat 10 AM – 1 PM, Mon – Thurs 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Contact Katie Radke at katie.radke@calgarylibrary.ca or 403-221-2036 for more information and to sign up.

*The Calgary Public Library will issue a volunteer certificate for this opportunity and BVC learners will have their hours updated on their co-curricular records when they show their volunteer certificates from the Public Library to the Students Affairs Office.


Lougheed House: Historic interpreter volunteers

Interpreters tell stories about the house that are most meaningful to them, leading guests on tours, often in costume.
Skills required:

  • Public speaking
  • Historical research
  • Interacting with people

Apply Here

For more information, contact Student Affairs at studentaffairs@bowvalleycollege.ca.
*To have records entered in your co-curricular record, mention that you are a Bow Valley College Student in your application.


Your participation in BVC Cares events will be recorded in your co-curricular record.


Contact us

Learner Success Services

345 - 6 Avenue SE
South Campus, First Floor
403-410-1440
learnersuccess@bowvalleycollege.ca

 

Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

 

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