Volunteering Opportunities for the Town of Strathmore

Council Committees

The Town of Strathmore has many opportunities for individuals to volunteer on select Counicl Committees, boards, or focus groups. Click on the link below to apply.

For questions or additional information please contact Debra Heemeryck, Senior Legislative Clerk, Town of Strathmore: dheemeryck@strathmore.ca

Volunteer Driver Program: KARE (Kind, Accessible, Reliable, Economical)

The purpose of the KARE Volunteer Driver Program is to assist those who do not have access to affordable, inter-municipal transportation (between communities) for their Healthcare and personal appointments. Each Client is required to fill out a client application. They will receive a client hand book detailing the program and how it works. Once the client is set up, they can just call the Strathmore FCSS office to book a ride. The client is responsible to reimburse the drive for expenses & parking. Call the office for the reimburse schedule. Rides are booked on a first-come-first served basis by calling the Strathmore FCSS office. It is recommended that trips be booked as far in advance as possible. While the Strathmore FCSS office will work to ensure that all client needs are met, the availability of rides are based on the availability of program volunteers. Rides may be unavailable at times.

For a client application, volunteer driver application or for additional information, please call Strathmore FCSS at 403-934-9090.

Volunteer Driver Application

Volunteer Driver Job Description

Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer

Thinking of becoming a volunteer? See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind.

  1. It's Good For You
    • Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It reduces stress.
    • Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
    • It makes you healthier! Your moods and emotions (like optimisim, joy and control over one's fate) strenthens the immune system.
  2. It Saves Resources
    • Volunteering provides valuable community services allowing more money to be spent on local improvements.
    • It is estimated the value of one volunteer hour is $15.39.
  3. Volunteers Gain Professional Experience 
    • Expanding your skillset while gaining experience improves your resume and career potential
  4. It Brings People Together
    • As a volunteer you assist in uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work towards a common goal, building comaraderie and teamwork.
  5. It Promotes Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
    • Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy. 
  6. Volunteering strengthens your Community 
    • As a volunteer you help support families and community. 
  7.  You Learn a Lot
    • Volunteers learn lots of things like:

      SELF: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth

      GOVERNMENT: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.

      COMMUNITY: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources avaialble to solve community needs.

  8. You Get a Chance to Give Back
    • People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
  9. Volunteering Encourages Civic Responsibility
    • Community services and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
  10. You Make a Difference
    • Enrich your Life! Volunteering adds meaning in many ways, through learning new skills, makein new friends, and by makeing our community a better place to live. Show yourself and people around you that you care - perhaps you can inspire them too! Every person counts!

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