Volunteer Newsletter
December 2018
BE THE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY !
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 Application form on file and a Criminal Records and Vulnerable Sector Checks to be conducted as part of the screening process. Because this is a requirement through the Town, there will be no charge to you. To download the application form click here .

For more information please contact the Blackfalds FCSS Volunteer Programmer at 403.885.6360 volunteer@blackfalds.com.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Snow Angel Program ~ Winter Season
SNOW ANGELS NEEDED

The Snow Angel Program is a volunteer program that supports Blackfalds residents who require assistance to clear their snowy driveway and/or walkway.

"Adopting" a drive/walkway is a fun and healthy way for all ages to be good neighbours, while contributing to improving the quality of life of others in the community. Those needing assistance can contact the Volunteer Programmer to be matched with a Snow Angel. 

As a Snow Angel you are committed to the same resident throughout the season and may adopt more than one resident if desired. Volunteers who have been matched will receive a toque & collapsible shovel at the beginning of the season, which has been generously donated by Telus. 

For more inform ation ple ase check out the brochure. click here
Breakfast/Lunch with Santa ~ December 1
We need volunteers to help Town of Blackfalds staff at the Breakfast and Lunch
with Santa events. Tasks may include facilitating a craft, serving breakfast/lunch,
helping children write letters to Santa, photo with Santa line management and clean up. 
 
Saturday, December 1 from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Field House | Abbey Centre

Snacks will be provided to volunteers
CP Holiday Train ~ December 9
Looking for volunteers to help collect non-perishable food items & money for the Blackfalds Food Bank on Sunday, December 9th. (Shift: 12:15 - 2:00 pm)

Volunteers will be required to be outdoors during the event so please dress accordingly.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 Arrival: 12:45 pm / Event Time: 1 - 1:30 pm
Blackfalds CP Tracks | Gregg Street between Broadway Ave and East Ave

If you're interested in helping out please click link below or contact Karie Ackermann at 430.885.0119 or kackermann@blackfalds.com
The Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train will soon set out once again to entertain hundreds of thousands of people, celebrating 20 years of collecting food and raising funds for food banks across North America. 

The CP Holiday Train program launched in 1999 and has since raised more than C$14.5 million and gathered 4.3 million pounds of food for communities along CP's routes in Canada and the United States. Every pound and dollar raised at each stop stays with the local food bank to help feed those in need in that community. 
Christmas Bureau
Blackfalds Food Bank is looking for volunteers at the beginning of December to make Christmas hampers for the Christmas Bureau.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Karie Ackermann at 403.885.0119 or kackermann@blackfalds.com
New Year's Eve Free Family Skate ~ December 31
We need volunteers to help Town of Blackfalds staff at the New Year's Family Free Skate. Tasks may include supervising door prize table, food or beverage tables, photo area, ice marshall, mascot, playing music, set up or clean up. 
 
Monday, December 31 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Multi-Plex Area

Snacks will be provided to volunteers
Other Volunteer Opportunities
  • Central Alberta Victim & Witness Support Are you able to contribute a helping hand to support those who support victims in our community? Do you have an hour to spare for Central Alberta Victim & Witness Support? We are seeking event volunteers to assist with our Charity Check Stop on December 15, 2018. We are booking one hour shifts from 11-12, 12-1 and from 1-2 and need a minimum of 6 people per shift. Check our website at www.victimsupport.ca for volunteer application forms.

  • Block Parent is a non-profit organization and being a board member is really easy. We meet when we can (a few times a year) and we try to put on one fundraiser a year. Previously, we have run a BBQ in partnership with FCSS. As well, we try to attend at least one market/fair to talk about the program & getting more Block Parent homes signed up. Board Members Needed!!! Please contact Jody for more information at 403.350.9434 or Info@blackfaldsblockparents.ca 

  • Canadian Red Cross is looking for Personal Disaster Assistance volunteers in Blackfalds! If you are interested in helping vulnerable people in Central Alberta with assistance after a natural or human-induced disaster, please consider Red Cross for your volunteer engagement. All training is provided. Local volunteer hours vary based on need and national deployments available for those with 10-21 days consecutive availability. Apply online redcross.ca/volunteer
Blackfalds FCSS | 5016 Waghorn St | Blackfalds, AB
Volunteer Programmer | 403.885.6360 | volunteer@blackfalds.com
www.blackfalds.com/volunteer