Updated April 2nd, 2013:
VOLUNTEER TODAY! Our community is growing and so are the opportunities for you to help build the community lifestyle that you want for yourself and your children. It’s a GREAT way to meet new people and make new friends! People with the same interests and priorities as you!
Vacancies are also advertised in the Northern Edge News every month.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Vacancies on the Board:
Neighborhood Improvements Director
Examples for this role may include organizing fence painting, supporting volunteer efforts to plant and maintain garden features, community clean ups, looking for solutions to repair/remove damaged entry features etc. Have a desire to see improvements in our community aesthetics?
Community Garden Director
This is a wonderful opportunity to share your enthusiasm for gardening! Working with the existing garden coordinators, you will represent the interests of the Community Gardens on the NHCA board. Come, grow with us! The previous director has provided great documentation and will remain as an active volunteer.
For interest in Board positions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other volunteer opportunities:
Events for 2013: Would you like to help out at any of the events in 2013? We are always grateful for help with the following:
- set-up and take-down
- help with inquiries and the prize draw at the NHCA membership and information table
- help on the events committee (this could be for just one event, or if you enjoy it, stay and help with more than one!) : contact Kate at email@example.com ; or the membership committee: contact Navjot at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about (non-soccer/sports) positions available or to volunteer at an event that interests you, please contact email@example.com .
COMMITTEES and NON-BOARD POSITIONS (A-Z):
At Home In The Hills – An initiative to assist new Canadians, Calgarians and/or residents to the Northern Hills. We are working on providing activities and information to assist with the transition into our area. This volunteer committee recently held a successful Kaleidoscope Olympics event. If you are a resident of the Northern Hills Communities, familiar with the area and perhaps speak another language, this could be a wonderful opportunity to meet and greet! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautification – We are expanding our efforts to beautify neglected areas in our communities and are looking for committee members. Activities of the group may include organizing fence painting, gardening, community clean ups, looking for solutions to repair/remove damaged entry features etc. Have a desire to see improvements in our community aesthetics? Contact email@example.com
Community Gardens - Our existing gardens in Harvest Hills and Coventry Hills have been a great success. If you would like to help out at these gardens by doing a little carpentry work, mowing, weeding, watering or planting flowers etc. this would be a great way to get out and enjoy the sunshine! Are you a resident of Panorama or Country Hills and would like to have a garden in your neighborhood? This could be the committee for you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Events – Our association hosts many events, large and small, throughout the year and we are looking for individuals to join this committee to help organize and carry out the tasks necessary for success. Love to socialize and enjoy the feeling of a job well done? Contact email@example.com
Farmers’ Market – A committee has done some research and planning for a Farmers’ Market in our area. We need help with finding a potential site and/or business partner to get this project moving! The focus will be on healthy, fresh food. If you are an avid market shopper and/or have knowledge of vendors in the Calgary area, this would also be a great group to explore the possibilities with. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Graffiti Abatement - Individuals eager to learn how to clean it up and prevent future outbreaks! If you are someone who likes to take action and see results, this could be the opportunity for you. Please contact email@example.com if graffiti gets under your skin!
Grants - We are a non-profit organization and funding is an important component of our business plan. There are funds available; we just need committee members who enjoy filling out the forms! Previous experience with grant applications would be an asset. If securing available funds is your specialty then we need you! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Litter Clean-Up - Have some ideas on how to clean up and prevent littering in our neighbourhoods? We are seeking individuals who are as annoyed as we are about the amount of loose litter lingering in our alleys, on our boulevards and in our green spaces. Please contact email@example.com if you’ve had enough!
Membership Services - Opportunities to meet your neighbours when helping out at events around the community. The NHCA hosts a table at a variety of events including the Community Garage Sale, Business Fair, E-Cycle and Community Clean Up, Stampede breakfasts etc. If you are interested in helping out contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Rinks – Our rink in Harvest Hills provided many hours of skating pleasure for residents this year and could use the help with watering and flooding and winter as well as mowing the site during the summer months. We will be working with the City to have a similar rink up and running in Panorama for next winter and our rinks committee is seeking eager individuals to help with the planning and execution of an additional outdoor rink in Coventry Hills, this would be a dynamic committee to be a part of. Contact email@example.com
Senior’s Group – SPRY in the Hills, a group of older adults who host regular get togethers on Tuesdays from 2 – 4 pm, Fridays from 1 – 2pm, a weekly walking group, occasional lunches, workshops and field trips are looking for you and your ideas (click here for their latest schedule). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Networker - If you are interested in tweeting, posting or blogging about all the latest goings on in the Northern Hills community, then the NHCA Communications team would love to hear from you! Contact email@example.com
Sponsorship – Have an interest in marketing and a no fear attitude when communicating with businesses in the area? Our association would appreciate your help in contacting local business owners to discuss advertising opportunities and their community support. Interested? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Traffic – If you and your neighbors have traffic related issues; parking, speeding, upgrading controls at intersections and you’re willing to work together to find solutions, contact email@example.com
Youth - Calling on future community leaders to get together and bring their ideas on how to engage their peers in community building activities. A great way to meet youth with common interests and fulfill those volunteer hour requirements! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
To volunteer at our non-sporting events or for information on current short-term volunteering opportunities, please email: email@example.com.
For information on sports volunteering, please visit our Sports Volunteering page.
Interested in an article on volunteering and how it can enhance your community? Find it in the January 2013 Northern Edge News, available for download.