Volunteering

Volunteering for the Town of Strathmore

The Town of Strathmore has many opportunities for individuals to volunteer on select boards. To apply for any of these positions, please fill in the Application Form and forward it directly to Jennifer Sawatzky, Manager, Legislative Services at jsawatzky@strathmore.ca:


Town of Strathmore
680 Westchester Road
Strathmore, AB T1P 1J1


Volunteering Opportunities


KARE  (KIND, ACCESSIBLE, RELIABLE, ECONOMICAL)

VOLUNTEER DRIVER PROGRAM 


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.


Click Here for Volunteer Application

Click Here for 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.

10. It's Good For You
Vounteering 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.
9. It Saves Resources
Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.
It is estimated the value of one volunteer hour is $15.39.
8. Vounteers Gain Professional Experience
You can test out a new career!
7. It Brings People Together
As a volunteer you assist in uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work towards a common goal.
Builds comaraderie and teamwork.
6. It Promotes Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.
5. Volunteering strengthens your Community
As a volunteer you help support families and community.
4. 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.
3. You Get a Chance to Give Back
People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.
2. Volunteering Encourages Civic Responsibility
Community services and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.
1. 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!