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Volunteer Appreciation- Nominations 2022

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"Volunteers Make Edson Pop!"

Do you know an outstanding community volunteer? Do you want them to be recognized for going above and beyond?

Make a nomination for our upcoming 2022 Volunteer Appreciation Awards!

Nominate a Volunteer for;

  • Biggest Heart Award
  • Community Leader Award
  • Emerging Leader Award
  • Long-Term Service Award
  • Social Innovator Award
  • Business Leader Award

A special Mayor's Award of Excellence will be chosen and awarded from the Town of Edson's Mayor Kevin Zahara.

This years in-person event will be held on April 30th from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. More information will be available soon.

Nomination Deadline is April 11, 2022 at 12 PM noon. 

Fill out an application at the link below. 

SEE ALL AWARD CRITERIA HERE

2022 VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION- NOMINATION FORM

If you have any further questions, please contact Sarah at sarahm@edson.ca or 780-712-3500

 

 

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2022 Volunteer Appreciation Awards

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2022 Volunteer Appreciation Awards

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The COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent quarantine of communities has impacted non-profits substantially.  If you are interested in helping your local non-profit organizations be a part of the mailing list below of contact a local organization directly.

There are a number of ways you can get involved in our community.  Many events, initiatives and projects would not be possible without the help of many dedicated volunteers.

If you are interested in learning more about upcoming opportunities:

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* Volunteers will be responsible for connecting with groups/agencies regarding upcoming events that they wish to volunteer for

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ALL POSTED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Edson United Church
Community Pantry Coordinator

Continuing Care-Edson Hospital
Recreation Volunteer

Edson and District Community Learning Society
Bag of Books Program

Edson Animal Rescue Society
Secretary, Grant Writer, Fundraising Coordinator 

Check out Volunteer Connector Alberta to browse opportunities across Alberta.

Organization or Agency?

This page is ever evolving, so visit back frequently for changes and updates. The volunteer groups and agencies listed below have expressed interested in gaining new volunteers and members. Please use their provided information to get in touch if you are interested in volunteering.

If you represent a group or agency and would like to be featured here as well as included in Volunteer Call newsletters, click the link below.

Volunteer Group/Agency Survey

Call 780-723-4403 for more information or if you have any questions and we will do our best to assist you. 

Have a volunteer opportunity you'd like to submit?

Fill out the Volunteer Opportunity Form and submit it to Ali

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION RESOURCES

Psychological First Aid Courses (Self-care & Caring for Others)
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Alberta Health Services (AHS)
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Michele Heathcote
E-MAIL
3837 6 Avenue, Edson, AB T7E 0C5
Helping out in Recreation, playing games, cards and crafts with the residents in Continuing Care. Also visiting and reading to the residents.

Animal Rescue Society, Edson (EARS)
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Jennifer Delorme
E-MAIL
(780)712-6788
PO Box 7028 Edson, AB T7E 1V3
We are looking for people who have a passion for helping animals in need. Specifically we need volunteers for: 1. EARS Board of Directors 2. Foster Homes 3. Assistance with Fund Raising Activities.

Bargain Boutique, Edson
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Avril Houstoun
E-MAIL
(780)725-3337
1214 Edson Drive, Edson, AB T7E 1H6
Anything related to operating a second had store with clothing and housewares. There is a choice of various tasks - sorting donations, hanging clothes, organizing shelves and racks, tidying the store, running the till, helping with online sales, assisting with advertising and special events (yard sale, pop-up shop, luncheon etc).

Canadian Parents for French Edson Chapter
Find us on Facebook!
E-MAIL 
Promoting French culture within our community. We meet once a month to discuss and plan french based camps and events. We also support the french immersion programs at the local schools through resources and awards.

Community Engagement Action Team
Find us on Facebook!
E-MAIL
605-50 Street, Edson, AB T7E 1T7
In March 2017 the Community Safety Initiative (CSI) and Bully Free Edson (BFE) merged to create the Community Engagement Action Team (CEAT). Our team was developed from a love of our shared community and to better support Edson and the surrounding Yellowhead County in growing a healthy, diverse and vibrant community. We are a community based society which collectively shares resources to promote a healthy, thriving, engaged community for the people of Edson and Yellowhead County, through various initiatives and educational events that enhance the safety and well being of all.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)
E-MAIL
780-723-4403
605-50 Street, Edson, AB T7E 1T7
We are always looking for helping hands to help out during the CVITP, which runs annually during the months of March and April. Hours are 9 AM-3 PM but full time is not expected from our volunteers. We train you to do the simple income taxes. There are even opportunities for some take home tasks. Training begins earlier in the year before the tax season begins. For more information please phone the number provided above or send an email. Volunteers must be 18+.

Community Garden, Edson & District
Main Contact: Janet Ficht
E-MAIL
(780)725-2549
5237 1 Avenue, Edson, AB T7E 1T2
Join work bees at the garden to help weed, prune and generally maintain the fruit tree and bush garden, the wildlife garden and the pond. Weed and hill the Food Bank potato garden. Volunteers are needed between April to October.

Community Learning, Edson & District
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Alana Loewen
E-MAIL
(780)723-6247
111-54 Street, Edson, AB T7E 1T2
Volunteer tutoring, family literacy and year round events. We are looking for long and short term volunteers!

Cultural Heritage Organization, Edson (ECHO)
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Bobbi-Dawn Drader
E-MAIL
(780)723-3582
4818-7 Avenue, Edson, AB, T7E 1K8
Annual Kids Carnival (July/August) Annual Harvest Bazzar (October) Annual Festival of Trees (November) Annual Strawberry Tea and Garage Sale (June) Other volunteer opportunities may arise throughout the year.  We are a non-profit organization.

Cycling Association, Edson
Find us on Facebook!
Instagram: @edson_cycling_association_
E-MAIL
(780)517-0327
We offer weekly group rides as well as look for volunteers for continued trail building of the Willmore Bike Park.

Family Literacy, Edson
Main Contact: Josephine Bunz-Clark
E-MAIL
(780)723-6247
#201, 111-54 Street, Edson, AB T7E 1T2
Projects include as Bag of Books, and Newborn Bags, (photocopying, laminating, creating materials, filling bags) and events such as Family Literacy Day. 

Food Bank Society, Edson & District
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Fred Kuzmic
E-MAIL
(780)723-1350
4511-5 Avenue, Edson, AB T7E 1B9
The Edson & District Food Bank Society is always looking for volunteers and new members. The commitment is only 2-3 hours a month.

Football Club, Edson
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Steve Lubarsky
E-MAIL
(780)728-6447
The Edson FC holds an AGM. Volunteers are involved in season planning, tournaments, fundraisers, year end BBQ, field clean up, field maintenance, grounds keeping, equipment maintenance, photography and social media coordinating.

Friendship Centre, Edson
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Laurie McCallum
E-MAIL
(780)723-5494
5023-3 Avenue, Edson, AB T7E 1X7
Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to working with children, bingo nights and other events hosted by the Edson Friendship Centre.

Friends of the Library
Main Contact: Helen Prosser
E-MAIL
(780)723-6691
4726-8 Avenue, Edson, AB T7E 1S8
URGENTLY looking for volunteers take over the Friends of the Library and provide leadership in this organization. Friends of the Library provide additional funding for children's furniture, special book collections, specialized library equipment. These funding amounts are for special items not covered by normal library funding.

Girl Guides of Canada
Main Contact: Jayne Buchwald
E-MAIL
(780)723-2338
5327-14 Avenue, Edson, AB T7E 1H5
Programs run September to early June, with weekly meetings of 1-2 hours. There is prep work involved but each Unit has at least one other Leader. We encourage the girls to help with planning. We have 2-3 sleepovers/camps a year. We do require a police record check and references, and have a training program (maximum 2 hours) to be completed. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age.

 

 

Healthier Together, Edson
Main Contact: Maggie Gibbons
E-MAIL
(780)723-2131
111-50 Street, Edson, AB, T7E 1X7
If you are interested in making your community a healthier, more inclusive and sustainable place to live, this conversation is for you. As part of the Alberta Healthy Communities Initiative let’s start planning a healthy community. Every community has strengths that can be built upon to create healthier and happier living spaces. Now is the time to connect, share, learn, work and celebrate together.

Historical Society, Edson & District
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Shari McDowell
E-MAIL
(780)723-5696
223-55 Street, Edson, AB T7E 1L5
Research, tours, archival work, help with day to day activities, work with displays and artifacts. We like to work with volunteers to find what interests them most!

Kinette Club of Edson
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Mary-Anne Bittner
E-MAIL
(780)712-6489
We host a number of events and fundraisers that require volunteer assistance throughout the year such as the annual toy run, Christmas Hamper Program and various other small events. 

Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Edson
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Jen Kuilboer
E-MAIL
(780)712-0770
The Ladies work hard to be able to give back to our community. We offer two $500 scholarships each year and donate to various organizations benefiting our communities senior citizens.  The ladies volunteer their time working banquets and funerals. We work meat draws for the Legion.

McMan Youth Family Community Services
Main Contact: Heather Jones
E-MAIL
(780)712-7677
PO Box 7618 5017 2 Avenue, Edson, AB T7E 1V7
Searching for volunteers for annual fundraising events such as Oktoberfest. We provide support for adults with disabilities.

 

Rotary Club of Edson
Main Contact: Sheila Eaton
E-MAIL
(780)723-6312
P.O. Box 6176, Edson, AB T7E 1T7
Edson Rotarians are volunteers who work to improve the community in which they live and work, and to contribute hours to international projects. Rotarians bring a wide range of experience and skills to their volunteer service, as they are business people and professionals already resident in the area, who have a unique understanding of community needs. Currently looking for volunteers for community fundraisers ranging from BBQ's and Beer Gardens.

Sno-Seekers Club, Edson
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Darin Nelson
E-MAIL
(780)712-5916
P.O. Box 5155, Edson, AB T7E 1T4
We are a non-profit family orientated organization that had been apart of the community since 1965. We have approx 300 kms of trial that we maintain and 5 warm up shelters. We look for volunteers to help with Trail Cleanup, signage, trail maintenance, cabin maintenance, annual Poker Rally Fundraiser.

Tumblers Gymnastics Club, Edson
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Kerry Suave Johnson
E-MAIL
(780)907-8517
PO Box 6925, Edson, AB T7E 1V3
Our club seeks volunteers for gym cleaning, transporting equipment for demos, snow shoveling, lawn maintenance, advertising, etc. We are a non profit club providing both recreational and competitive gymnastics to the Edson community.

United Church, Edson
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Rev. Kimberly Roy
E-MAIL
(780)723-3418
1214 Edson Drive, Edson, AB T7E 1H6
Types of Activities/Events/Projects: Community lunches, sewing group to make prayer shawls and other knitted and quilting projects, mexico school, thrift store, many fundraising events.  We are an open inclusive community who reach out to support all people.

Victim Services, Edson & District
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Colleen Talpash
E-MAIL
(780)723-8813
115-55 Street, Edson, AB T7E 1S9
Board members, Volunteer Advocates for Crisis Intervention & Court. Must be over 18 years of age. To become a advocate for Victim Services there is a large amount of training and security clearance required.

Yellowhead Agricultural Society
Find us on Facebook!
Main Contact: Scott McRae
E-MAIL
(780)723-0910
PO Box 5138 Edson, AB T7E 1T4
From rodeos to the Bullarama and Dog and Kids events, Horse shows, clinics and more, there are lots of volunteer opportunities including but not limited to set up, take down, gate, security.