Volunteer Newsletter

May 2024

National Volunteer Week ~ That's a Wrap!


During National Volunteer Week we held a colouring contest...what a huge success with 48 colouring pages returned for a chance to win a $25 gift cards in four age categories:

·    (10) under 6 - Winner Dawson

·    (13) 6-11 yr olds - Winner Zofia

·    (12) 11-18 yr olds, - Winner Mikyla

·    (13) adults - Winner Auralei

 

Thank you to our nominators for taking the time to shine light on our amazing volunteers, congratulations to our award nominees and recipients; thank you to MLA Johnson and Council for celebrating with us and thank you to MEGlobal and Volunteer Alberta for your continued support to our volunteer recognition events. 


As we reflect on the successful completion of National Volunteer Week, we are excited to shift our focus towards the upcoming opportunities to make a difference in our community.


The Blackfalds Days event on Father’s Day weekend presents a wonderful chance to get involved, with various volunteer roles available. From assisting at the Thursday night Moto Cross Show to supporting Youth Night Out on Friday and helping out at the Pancake Breakfast and Kids Zone on Saturday, there are plenty of ways to contribute.


And then mark your calendars the Abbey Centre Super Kids Triathlon on July 6, a thrilling event that combines the excitement of triathlon with a superhero theme, inspiring our young participants to discover their inner hero. As we embrace the words of Superman – “There is a superhero in all of us. We just need the courage to put on the cape!” – we invite you to consider joining us. If you'd like to sign up for one of the events, the newsletter contains all the information you need to get involved. Let’s come together, embrace our inner superheroes, and create a positive impact on the community!


Cara Kroetsch, FCSS Volunteer Programmer

Awards presented on April 19

Awards presented on May 2

VOLUNTEER TODAY!


Join our team as a Volunteer!

To get started, please complete the Volunteer Application Form and undergo a Criminal Record Check (for volunteers 18 years and older). These steps are essential for the screening process. Additionally, volunteers are requested to reconfirm their interest in volunteering for the Town of Blackfalds every 24 months.


Download the Volunteer Application Form.


For further details, feel free to reach out to FCSS Volunteer Programmer, Cara Kroetsch, at 403.885.6360 or through email.

Upcoming Town of Blackfalds
Volunteer Opportunities

Blackfalds Days ~ June 13-16

Volunteer Now ~ Blackfalds Days

Below is a list of volunteer opportunities during Blackfalds Days:

 

Moto Cross Show Thursday, June 13

  • Shift: 6-7:30PM
  • Eagle Builders Centre | Parking Lot
  • Help staff with parking

Youth Night Out Friday, June 14

This event is for youth Gr 4-12

  • Adult Volunteers
  • Shift: 5:30-8:30PM
  • Eagle Builders Centre | Arena 2
  • Help staff with supervising inflatables and activities

Town Councillors' Pancake Breakfast Saturday, June 15

  • Shift: 8:00-10:00AM
  • Community Centre
  • Help clear tables and clean up kitchen after breakfast.

Kids Zone Saturday, June 15

  • Shifts: 12:30-4:30PM
  • Eagle Builders Centre | Arena 2
  • Help staff with supervising inflatables and activities

Super Kids Triathlon ~ July 6

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following areas:

  • Swim Area (8:15am – approximately 11:00am)
  • Transition Area (7:30am – approximately 1:00pm)
  • Bike Area (8:30am – approximately 1:00pm)
  • Run Area (8:45am – approximately 1:00pm)

 

As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to assist athletes, direct them on the course, control traffic, and keep parents out of transition. No experience is necessary, and training will be provided at the volunteer meeting the night before and on the day of the event.


If you're interested in dressing up like your favorite hero and making a positive impact in the community, please click the link below.

Volunteer Now ~ Super Kids Triathlon

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A CAMP VOLUNTEER? 

The Abbey is offering new volunteer opportunities for ages 16+ to help with our Camp Curious summer camps. If you or someone you know can help plan and partake in camp activities while maintaining a clean, safe, and fun atmosphere, we need you!

See the Camp Curious Volunteer Program information sheet for more information.



Complete the Camp Curious Volunteer application and email it to the Guest Services Team Lead or mail it to/drop off at the Abbey Centre.

Community Information

Blackfalds Food Bank Society

The Blackfalds Food Bank Board of Directors is currently seeking a person to fulfill the role of Treasurer. The Treasurer oversees the general financial management of the charity. The primary duties include financial reporting to the Board of Directors at monthly meetings and managing incoming and outgoing of funds. The position works in correlation with a third party accounting service to maintain our financial records.


If you are interested in this position or for more information, please contact Chris Keim, Executive Director, Beyond Food Community Hub 403.600.1768.

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.


The board/committee members fundraise, plan events, and give out grants to local families so all kids can play community sports. Time commitment is one meeting per month.


You can make a worthwhile contribution that will give a kid a chance to experience the benefits of sport. For more information please or email.




  • 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 is available to do so. Please apply online.

Blackfalds FCSS | 5018 Waghorn St | Blackfalds, AB

Volunteer Programmer | 403.885.6360 | volunteer@blackfalds.com

www.blackfalds.com/volunteer

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