Posts Tagged: Volunteers

Around Alberta: Village of Waskatenau

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity for organizations across the country to celebrate and express appreciation for volunteers. Volunteer Alberta and the Government of Alberta work closely to administer funding to help celebrate volunteerism in these communities. Since each community is different, they all celebrate in their own way! Today, we are going to take…

Around Alberta: Blackfalds

National Volunteer Week is a chance for organizations across the country to celebrate and recognize their volunteers. Volunteer Alberta works alongside the Government of Alberta to provide funding to help celebrate these communities. The way in which communities choose to celebrate varies, so today we are going to take a closer look at Blackfalds. We…

Flowing Fridays: VA Staff Reflection

By Graeme Dearden (VA Manager, Learning and Resources) One of the most challenging aspects of playing pool, at least in my experience, is eye strain and fatigue. Pool isn’t an activity that is very hard on the body, but when you’re practicing for a few hours, it can become hard to maintain focus and form….

Around Alberta: Drumheller

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity for organizations across the country to commemorate and celebrate their volunteers. Volunteer Alberta works alongside the Government of Alberta to provide funding to help celebrate these communities. Every community chooses to celebrate this  event in a different way, so today we are going to take a closer look at Drumheller….

Around Alberta: Hanna

National Volunteer Week is a celebration of non-profit organizations in various communities and of the many volunteers who ensure that these organizations operate smoothly and provide services needed in the community.  Recognizing the importance of celebrating those volunteers, we provide funding with the support of the Government of Alberta to organizations planning events in honour…

Around Alberta: Barons-Eureka-Warner FCSS

Barons-Eureka-Warner FCSS is a preventative human services-based organization that supports people throughout their entire life course, from infants to seniors. Like many rural FCSS’s, they serve multiple communities but their service area includes a stupendous 16 municipalities spread throughout the the Municipal District of Taber, Lethbridge County, and the County Warner. To celebrate National Volunteer…

Screening Youth IN, Not Out

Youth are an integral part of the volunteering and civic engagement landscape. The 2018 General Survey on Giving, Volunteering, and Participating showed that approximately 52% of Gen Z (those born 1996 and up) participated in a formal volunteering activity 1. While these stats came before the major society changing event that was the pandemic, Volunteer…

Around Alberta: Town of Okotoks

Jana Giger is the Volunteer Administrator and part of the Community Wellness team for the Town of Okotoks. The team’s mission is to connect the community through volunteerism, and they work with 18 different organizations to keep the community vibrant and connected.  One of the key events they coordinated in 2022 was the National Volunteer…

Around Alberta: Tofield/Beaver County

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is dedicated to appreciating and recognizing all volunteers who have given their time and skills to uplift their communities. In partnership with the Government of Alberta, Volunteer Alberta provides funding to nonprofit organizations to host volunteer appreciation events. Every year we have seen unique and fun ways towns and organizations across…

Around Alberta: Hinton

It is our pleasure to share our conversation with Lisa Brett, the Community  Connections Coordinator at Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) in Hinton, Alberta: A BRIEF STORY OF HINTON FCSS  FCSS offers preventative programs and services that enhance social well-being at the earliest opportunity.  Hinton FCSS was established nearly 40 years ago with the…