Volunteer Newsletter
May 2021
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to promote the benefits of volunteering for both individuals and society.

Congratulations to our 2021 Town of Blackfalds Award recipients and honourable mentions listed below. We are so thankful for the work that you have done and continue to do for the community and those who reside within it.
Video from April 13th Awards Presentation
Community Volunteer Drive-In Movie ~ May 14
VOLUNTEER TODAY!
Volunteering offers vital assistance to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, therefore transforming both the lives of the people who volunteer and those who benefit.

“The Heart of a Volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the
Commitment to Make a Difference in the lives of others.” ― DeAnn Hollis

As part of the volunteer recruitment process, we require your Volunteer Form and a Criminal Record Check (for volunteers 18 years of age and older) be conducted as part of the screening process. Volunteers are required to reaffirm their interest in volunteering for events every 24 months. Download the Volunteer Form.

For more information please contact the Blackfalds FCSS Volunteer Programmer at 403.885.6360 or through email.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
NEW Volunteer Programs
Blackfalds Fire | Rescue Volunteer Firefighter
Community Information
Blackfalds Lunchbox Program Extended
We understand that as we continue to deal with the many uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 that programs like the Lunchbox help alleviate hunger in our community.
 
Each Monday you can pick up a box of food supplies for the week to build healthy lunches and breakfast for your family at home.
 
If your household, or someone you know, could benefit from this program OR if you would like to donate to the program please contact FCSS at 403.600.9066 or send an email.

KidSport Lacombe County
We provide grants to help cover the costs of registration fees so that all kids aged 18 and under in Lacombe County can play a season of sport.
 
Our chapter accepts applications and administers grants of up to $250 per child/year, for kids who live in Lacombe County, or in one of the other communities we serve.
If you live outside of Lacombe County, please contact the Provincial Office to find your nearest chapter, or to get support through the Provincial Fund.
For more information please go to the website or email.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
  • The Blackfalds Public Library has free memberships and access to eBooks, eAudio as well as regular books. In addition, we offer curbside pick up and online programs now and through out the fall and winter. Follow us on Facebook or our website. The Friends of the Library are fundraising for the new Library furnishings for our new Library furnishings for our new move to the Eagle Builders Centre in 2021. Contact the library for more information on how to make a tax deductible donation 403-885-2343.

  • Blackfalds Minor Soccer is desperately seeking volunteers 18 or older to coach for the 2021 soccer season. No previous soccer knowledge is required. Season will run from early May to late June. Weekly time commitment varies by age group. Please visit our website www.blackfaldsminorsoccer.ca or email for more information.

  • The Dual Ice Development Society are still actively seeking individuals or businesses who are looking to leave their mark on the new arena through sponsorship opportunities!! Please feel free to contact us for further information. You can contact either Sean Barnes, Director Community Services or the President of Dual Ice Development Society Karen Sernecky or 587.877.9266. Or find us on Facebook or instagram. Volunteer opportunities also available!

  • Canadian Red Cross is seeking volunteers for their Emergency Management program. While based in Red Deer, Volunteers in this program will respond to small-scale disasters across Central Alberta and large-scale disasters across the province, and the country. Volunteers are asked to consider that immediate deployments are unlikely and on-going training is key to being prepared to respond when and if the volunteer has available to do so. Please apply online.
Blackfalds FCSS | 5016 Waghorn St | Blackfalds, AB
Volunteer Programmer | 403.885.6360 | volunteer@blackfalds.com
www.blackfalds.com/volunteer