Current Volunteer Opportunities
Please note that due to COVID-19 there are currently no volunteer opportunities available. Please check back in a few months.
A few hours per week. Flexible schedule.
If your strengths include attention to detail and being remarkably organized, we want to meet you. Have computer skills? Even better. Administrative volunteers assist with office support and add necessary horsepower to our operation. If you have just a few hours a week to spare, our scheduling is flexible. Training is provided and a police record check is required.
(Raiser’s Edge experience is an asset, but that’s just us dreaming.)
Club 36 Friendly Visitor
Two hours per week. During a weekday.
Want to work directly with people who have dementia? Build connections with members of our Club 36 program and add some enjoyment and levity to your weekday routine. Volunteers assist in hands-on activities and provide added friendship and energy to the Club experience. On-the-job and formal training are provided. Available one day per week for two hours, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A police record check is required.
Support Group Facilitator
A few hours per month.
If you enjoy connecting with people and starting conversations, let’s have a chat. Support group facilitators lead monthly meetings throughout the city. You’ll help guide conversations, share important information and ensure all group members have an opportunity to express their feelings and concerns to their peers. You’ll thrive in this role if you are compassionate, patient and have strong active listening skills. Knowledge or experience related to dementia is an asset. Our Support Services team will provide ongoing supervision. Support and training will be provided. A police record check is required.
“Unforgettable” Display Mural assistance
A few hours, as-needed.
Good at assembling things? If you like creating large visuals, we could really use your help in setting this up in public spaces. The Unforgettable Mural is a unique wall-sized tribute and photo montage honouring local people (both living and deceased) who’ve been affected by dementia. Its presence helps raise awareness, change perceptions and create hope. This piece has been on display at City Hall, major attractions, hospitals, shopping malls, fundraising events and more. You’ll provide support in set-up/take-down and transporting it. It’s relatively easy to assemble, comes with instructions and fits inside a single hockey bag on wheels (plus a medium-sized sack). Training will be provided.
Community Education Volunteer
A few hours per month. As-needed.
Do you like being out in the community and talking to people? A major part of the demand for our programming comes from community education sessions. We’re travelling to every part of the city and providing learning sessions for people impacted by dementia. This role may include checking in guests as they arrive, helping set up and take down chairs and tables, greeting people, providing help with navigation, or offering refreshments. These learning sessions range from small, intimate groups to large, theatre-style auditorium events.
IG Wealth Management Alzheimer Walk & Run Volunteer
Got plans on Thanksgiving Sunday morning? If not, please join us. You’ll be home in time for turkey, we promise. Our signature fundraising event brings over 1,500 people together for an uplifting, high-energy walk and run from downtown Calgary along the Bow River pathways. There are music and entertainment, food and feel-good activities to nourish the soul. We need about 200 volunteers in all kinds of roles to ensure it’s a fun, safe and happy time for everyone.
Special Events Volunteer
A few hours. As-needed.
If you enjoy the buzz and energy at special events, this might be a great fit. From time to time, we’re involved in special events, such as gala-type events where volunteers assist with silent auctions, registration, and auction payment.
If you’re a night owl or love the sounds of casino games in action, this may be an excellent volunteer opportunity for you. Every year and a half, the Alzheimer Society of Calgary can work at a local casino as part of our fundraising efforts.
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