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Volunteering as a Distress Line Listener can be a life-changing experience. Completing your volunteer contract as a distress line listener is a great way to enhance your resume and earn a great reference letter. If you work, or are thinking about working, in a helping field (social work, counselling, nursing, etc.), becoming a distress line listener give you lots of experience and help to grow your skills. Without highly-skilled, caring volunteers, the distress line would cease to exist and more than 1.300 calls for help would go unanswered each month.

Become a Distress Line Volunteer Listener!

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Interested in participating in local theatre? Walterdale Theatre is looking for people excited about theatre to join their Front of House volunteers! Positions available are Front of House Manager, Box Office and two Concession Volunteers:

Front of House Manager
Prepares the theatre lobby before patrons arrive and coordinates the front of house team.

Box Office Volunteer
Greets patrons, checks names off against a pre-sold ticket list, and sells tickets to patrons using Square.

Concession Volunteers
Prepare and sell pop, water, juice, coffee, wine and beer as well as any candy we may offer. Anyone serving alcohol will need to have an active PROSERVE certificate. If you have not completed this, but would like to, just let the Volunteer Coordinator know.

Walterdale Theatre, at over 60 years old, is one of Western Canada’s oldest amateur theatre groups. With the exception of a paid part-time Administrator, Walterdale Theatre is operated entirely by volunteers with a love of theatre.

Interested volunteers can contact the Volunteer Coordinator and FOH Co-Directors at walterdalefoh@gmail.com for more information. If you would like to know more about the Walterdale Theatre, please visit walterdaletheatre.com.

Upcoming shows include The Glace Bay Miners' Museum (October 19-29), A Fitting Confusion (December 7-17), The Mousetrap (February 8-18th), From Cradle to Stage (March 9-12), The Penelopiad (May 3-13), and Austentatious (July 12-22).

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Leisure companions provide companionship, support and socialization to Brain Care Centre’s clients who are living with acquired brain injury. Activities may include playing card games, going for walks, reading, socializing, running errands, going to the gym, etc. Become a leisure companion and create a positive impact, both in the life of an individual and in your community. We are only accepting application 18 +

Duties include:

- Helping the assigned client reach their goals
- Setting goals with the client
- Making necessary accommodations to ensure the client’s success
- Encouraging and supporting the client
- Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the client
- Upholding an open communication with the Volunteer Coordinator and Service Coordinator

To apply visit https://www.braincarecentre.com/

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The Youth in Care program is a section of Big Brothers Big Sisters community based mentoring that works specifically with youth in government care. Our volunteers share their time with one child through participating in a variety of activities that reflect the interests of both parties; it’s as simple as being a good friend to a good kid. BGCBigs works with Bigs to match them directly with Littles in ways that considers similar interests, and geography.
Through the YIC mentoring program mentors are connected to youth living in a variety of settings such as group homes, foster care, or kinship placements. The goal of YIC mentoring is to create healthy positive relationships for youth who may have experienced many transitions throughout their lives.
We believe it’s so important to be able to provide mentoring programs specifically for youth who have had involvement with Alberta Child and Family Services. Mentoring a youth in care has all the same impacts as mentoring through our other programs. Children with mentors experience incredible life benefits such as:

•Becoming 80% more likely to finish high school
•Increased confidence, self-esteem and sense of hope
•Less likely to engage in drugs and alcohol
•Improvement in relationships with adults and peers

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Kids need safe places to be after school, in the evening, and on school breaks. Clubs are open to all children and youth, and provide safe spaces and supportive staff at a variety of locations around the city. From snacks and hot meals to homework help, learning programs, and recreational activities, clubs are great places for kids to be!

We have 5 program areas: Arts and Culture, Physical Activity, Health and Nutrition, Academic Support and G.E.L.L (Growth, Empowerment and Life Skills and Leadership). The diversity of our programming allows our volunteers to get engaged with our youth in a meaningful way that's relevant to their individual personalities and what they can bring to the table. If you enjoy theater, music and the arts, ask our club staff how you can get involved in that area of our programming; if you used to be a little league coach, you can become involved in our physical activity programs; if you are a health and fitness fanatic, help us come up with healthy meal plans for our kids and even teach them how to cook it for themselves! We want to play to your strengths and enable you to do the things you truly enjoy with our kids.

To ensure the safety of members, there is a well-qualified team of staff and volunteer mentors at each club. There are always staffs on site that are trained in first aid, CPR, and child abuse prevention.

Children with mentors experience incredible life benefits such as:

•Becoming 80% more likely to finish high school
•Becoming 2 to 4 times less likely to bully, lie, cheat, steal or become involved in drugs and/or alcohol
•78% of our kids coming from a family history of social assistance (parents depending on welfare, food banks, etc., to make ends meet) do not experience the same challenges in their adulthood
•Their life time income is $300,000 dollars more, on average, than youth who did not have mentors

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Our team is working on an immersive multilingual pregnancy health information website. The goal of this is to improve access to information about perinatal care for immigrant women. Language and cultural barriers are known to play a significant role in accessing reliable information.
We are looking for individual's who speak another language, fluently, who would be able to translate our website's information in written and verbal form.

We envision the website to have the following:
- Text and audio at Grade 9 level in multiple languages
- Embedded videos in multiple languages
- Entire website navigation in multiple languages
It will reach patients directly and can make important impact during such a life-altering moment in their lives.

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Are you passionate about telling stories in our community? Do you want to share them with a wide audience of Edmontonians?

CJSR is Edmonton's volunteer-powered, listener-supported, campus and community radio station. We are always looking for volunteers to join our news team.

We are especially interested in folks wanting to amplify stories about: environmental issues, local/independent film, our local LGBTQ2S community, forgotten history, and everything in between!

- Terra Informa, our environmental news show, is looking for reporters, audio editors, and social media coordinators/design volunteers.
- Moving Radio, our local film program, is looking for film reviewers and reporters.
- Gaywire, our queer and trans news show, is looking for story chasers, interviewers, audio editors, and social media coordinators/design volunteers.
- History X, our show exploring obfuscated or forgotten history, is looking for reporters.

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Friendly Visitor - spend time with residents one on one, reminiscing, playing cards or a board game, watching TV, touring around facility or on the grounds, having a cup of tea or coffee at the bistro with them...usually just a visit and sharing your time makes all the difference.

Evening Recreation Volunteer- assist Recreation Aides and residents with different programs. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (5:45-7:30)

Pet visitor - Bring your well behaved pet in to visit residents (documentation for pet's up to date vaccinations required)

OT Volunteer-assist the OT department with walking residents and some small programs- help needed Tuesdays 1-3 & Fridays 9-3 or 1-3

Bingo Assistant-every Tuesday afternoon 1:15-2:45 (assist residents to play Bingo)

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Are you interested in healthcare or the field of Recreation Therapy? Working with adults with mental health diagnoses? Our team at Sprucewood Place Housing Community is looking for new volunteers to assist within the Recreation Therapy departments! Sprucewood Place offers housing to adults and older adults with psychiatric illness, as well as some with brain injury, general physical disability and cognitive impairment. We are a predominantly mental health-focused facility.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Assist Therapy staff with facilitating programs (e.g. Bingo, crafts, music, exercise)
Assist Therapy staff with special events (e.g. birthdays, entertainment)
Engage in 1:1 visits with residents
Portering residents to and from programs
Help facilitate an on-site Tuck Shop (selling food, toiletries etc)

Volunteer Requirements:
All volunteers must be screened for the safety of our residents and staff. To become a volunteer, you must:
1. Fill out a volunteer application form
2. Interview with Recreation Therapist/Volunteer Coordinator
3. Complete a Vulnerable Sectors Check
4. Full COVID-19 vaccinations with immunization record

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