Volunteers are the heart of the work we do at Strathcona Place Society. Volunteers contribute to and support our recreational activities, programs, events, and Departments.
Our volunteers are engaged in meaningful activities and roles, and they come from diverse backgrounds but have one thing in common - a strong desire to help others.
In accordance with public health guidelines put in place by the Government of Alberta, the majority of in-person volunteering opportunities are temporarily suspended. If you would like to know more about what opportunities are currently available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regular Volunteer (On Hold)
Do you like to work in a team, need to build administrative experience, or consider yourself to be a people person? We provide daily shifts to support the work of our various Departments. Schedules are flexible enough to fit your busy lifestyle.
Special Events Volunteer (On Hold)
Our Special Events are the talk of the town! There is an event for almost every celebratory event on the calendar: Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day, the list goes on. We also have our flagship fundraising events to add to this list. If you are detailed oriented, enjoy the company of others, are an exceptional multitasker, then this role is for you.
Phone Pal Volunteer (Remote)
The Phone Pal programme was launched in April 2020 to provide ongoing telephone support to isolated seniors.
Phone Pal volunteers:
Volunteer Columnist (Remote)
Visit our Seniors Connection Blog to submit blog articles of general interest to the community. No volunteer application required.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What are the benefits of volunteering?
2. What is the typical length of a volunteer shift?
A volunteer shift typically lasts for four hours, except for the Phone Pal volunteer, whose hours will vary.
3. Can I drop in to volunteer?
We do not allow drop-in volunteers. Every volunteer at Strathcona Place Society has to pass a security clearance and undergo training in the area of interest.
4. Do I need a criminal record check?
Criminal record checks and interviews are required as you will be interacting with a vulnerable population and will, in some instances, be privy to confidential information.
5. Is there a cost for volunteering?
There is no financial obligation to our volunteers.
6. Do you take volunteers who need to complete practicum hours in the social work field?
Yes. However, approval is based on interest and available spots.