Volunteer Appreciation Week happens in April and I hope everyone takes a minute to appreciate how much happens in our communities because of volunteers. From single, small jobs, to really big commitments. Volunteering not only builds strong communities but also builds you, as an individual up from the inside. If you already volunteer, then soak in a little of all our appreciation for what you do. If you’re thinking about volunteering, then give us a call and we will help you find a match for what will fill your bucket. 403-485-2192. If you are unable to volunteer at this time, stop and thank someone who is able contribute, help encourage others and make them feel like they matter. If you scroll down, I have included a list of many of the organizations that rely on volunteers in Vulcan County, and I am sure I have missed some. It makes me appreciate how great our community is when I see how many volunteer their time. I’ve also included a list and posters of a few that are currently seeking volunteers.
Apr. 2 – Milo Lions Fundraiser and Silent Auction. Get your tickets at Milo Green Foods or Milo Post Office.
Apr. 3 – Game Night at the Vulcan Church of Christ 6pm. All are welcome bring your family and friends out to play some games.
Apr. 6 – Books for Babies session begins with Rainbow Literacy. (See attached poster)
Apr. 9 – Come check out the Youth Entrepreneurs Market at the CRC and support local youth who want to work and want to showcase their products. (See attached poster)
Apr. 11 – Easter Craft-along. Register with Rainbow Literacy 403-485-3107 (See attached Rainbow Literacy poster).
Apr. 13, 20 & 27 – Moovin and Groovin for the little ones at the Vulcan Lodge Hall on Wednesdays at 10:30am (See attached poster)
Apr. 16 – Vulcan Community Easter Egg Hunt Memorial Park-ages 0-12. Register from 1:00-2:00, with a 2:00 start. Bring a basket to collect your goodies. Hosted by the Vulcan United Church.
Apr. 16 – Milo Easter Egg Hunt – 1pm, at the Milo Lions Park for 5 and under. On the path for older kids and adults. The younger crew will be doing a Easter egg hunt in the Lions park! For the older kids AND adults you are going to earn your chocolate. Bring your bike, scooter or plan to run from the Lions park down the path. The farther you go the more chocolate you earn as there will be eggs to collect along the way. Preregistration is not mandatory, but it does help us when buying supplies so please preregister.
May and June – Early Childhood Developmental Check-ups – VPE May 27, other schools, dates to be announced. Call your local school to book. (See attached poster)
Apr. 19-22 – Easter Adventure Camp Go to townofvulcan.ca/recreation for info.
Apr. 20 – Stretch Class – Champion School 7pm. $10 Drop-in. Bring your own mat.
Apr. 28 – Pancake Supper 5:30pm at the Champion Hall as a fundraiser for the Champion School
Apr. 29 – Movie at the C.R.C. 6pm Spiderman No Way Home.
April – May – Financial Literacy for Children sessions (See attached poster)
May 6 – Brooke Wylie Band presented by the Vulcan County Performing Arts Society (See attached poster)
May 10 – Here and After – A Vocal Recital (See attached poster)
May-August – Feeding Your Baby – Online Nutrition Class
Time for Rhymes – (See Rainbow Poster) Register with Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107 [email protected]
Milo – Wednesdays at 10:30am – Milo Drop-in Centre
Vulcan – Fridays at 10:30am – Vulcan Yoga and Wellness Centre starting March 11th.
Champion – Tuesdays at 10:00am – Zoom
Arrowwood Play Group – 10am Arrowwood Hall. Drop-in. Contact Betty for more
Bedtime Stories – Online in the evening. Register with Rainbow Literacy. 403-485-3107
Mentorship Program – For youth 6-17 years old to improve the well-being of youth by providing a role model that can support them academically, socially and/or personally. Call Rainbow Literacy at 403-485-3107. (See Rainbow poster)
Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm for 10-18 year olds at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan. 403-485-6033. Ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!
Quilting – Carmangay Seniors Centre 9am-12pm.
Seniors Social – 2pm Lomond at the Drop-In. Games, cards, coffee, etc.
Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 3:30-6pm for 10-18 year olds at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan 403-485-6033. Open for Teen Night from 6:30-9pm for ages 13-18 yr. olds.
BINGO – Carmangay, first and 3rd Wednesday. Doors open 6:30pm. Seniors Centre
Adult Basketball – 8pm at the CRC.
Drop-In for Coffee – 2pm at the Lomond Seniors Centre
Creative Minds – Carmangay Seniors Centre 9:30am – 12pm for any type of project.
Man Cave – 1-3pm for men of all ages to hang out, visit, play pool, ping pong, foosball, cards, puzzles or games. 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan. (See attached poster)
Yoga – Milo at the Drop-In at 10am
Get-A-Way Youth Centre – Open 12:30-5pm at 105A 3rd Ave. S. Vulcan 403-485-6033. Ping-pong, pool tables, foosball, air hockey, video games, crafts and music!
Mon. Wed. Fri.
Carmangay Community Centre is open for walking from 10:30-11:30am.
Pickleball – 10-11am Vulcan CRC.
Vulcan Legion Meat Draw – 3-6pm.
Vulcan Legion – Drop-in Pool at the Hall 3pm. $5/person. No membership required.
Youth Community Basketball – 3-5pm at the CRC.
Monday – Saturday
Vulcan Senior Centre Drop-In 9am-12pm at 303 Centre St.
-MUMS – Peer-to-Peer Maternal Support for pre- and post-partum. Weekly confidential phone calls. Call Families Matter at 403-205-5194.
-Every Tuesday and Thursday – AA – Alcoholics Anonymous – Meetings are at 8pm. Contact Gary at 403-485-5818
-Al-Anon Family Group – meetings as needed. Contact Betty at 403-652-8285
-Wednesday’s – SMART Recovery – 7pm Addiction Support Meeting. Call Beth at 403-485-1054 for information.
-Thursday’s – Men’s Healthy Relationship Group 6-8pm Registration details at rowanhouse.ca/safe-at-home
Youth Engaging Workplaces – YEW Helping youth age 16-24 in preparing, applying and securing employment. For anyone facing barriers. Next session begins April 4.
Career and Employment Services are back in Vulcan in person. MCG Careers is hosting a Meet and Greet on Tuesday, April 5 from 1-4 and will be back in Vulcan on Tuesdays.
Kidsport – Need financial help with registration fees and equipment? Apply online at www.kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/vulcan-county/ or call 403-485-2554.
Rowan House – Abuse thrives in secrecy. Even if your own relationship is healthy, your knowledge can support and empower others. Learn more about our Create Change online course: www.rowanhouse.ca/prevention Home is not always the safest place. Call or text 403-652-3311. Safety planning, shelter, emotional support.
Are you new to the Vulcan Community? Welcome!
The Vulcan Lionette Community Connection would like to help by providing you with the civic
information you may need to familiarize yourself with the local community including: Local map, recycling, library, recreation facilities, clubs and organizations and coupons from local businesses. Call [email protected] or Marg @403-485-2426.
Launch – A work experience and skills development program for young adults aged 20 – 30 that have completed some post-secondary training. Contact MCG Careers for more information.
Willow Creek Immigrant Services – providing support services to immigrants and refugees who are new to Canada. All services are free. Roan Santos || Settlement Counselor
Willow Creek Immigrant Services
Direct Line: 403.973.5583
130-50 Ave W, Claresholm AB T0L 0T0
Website: www.ccisab.ca || E-mail: [email protected]
Are being a caregiver for a loved one at home or in their home? NorQuest College offers a wide range of workshops taught by experienced healthcare professionals to help caregivers gain the confidence and knowledge they need to care for a loved one at home and/or requiring end-of-life care. (See 2 Family Caregiver posters). Visit www.norquest.ca/family-caregiver and click ‘REGISTER’.
Upcoming Family Caregiver Workshops
Are you or a loved one living with cancer?
Wellspring is a not for profit cancer support organization, and ALL of their services and programs are completely free. Their non-clinical cancer support programs meet the emotional, social and practical needs of people living with cancer for both patients and caregivers. All their programs and services are accessible to anyone living in southern Alberta or beyond via Zoom or the telephone. When it is safe to do so, they will operate in a hybrid model of both online programs and in-person programs both in Calgary and in pilot communities across southern Alberta outside of Calgary. Caregivers and families benefiting from our programs but they are being connected with a community of people ‘who get it’. They have programs for families with children, an Indigenous Cancer Sharing Circle, Young Adults, people living with a cancer that may never go away, programs just for caregivers and just for people who live in regional and remote communities and more. You can read more here: wellspringcalgary.ca/
-Local West Painting (See attached poster)
– Lifeguards – Town of Vulcan visit townofvulcan.ca/recreation (See attached poster)
-Principal – Vulcan Prairieview Elementary School pallisersd.ab.ca
-Class 1 and 3 Drivers Walker’s Corral Cleaning. Call 403-485-8073
-Early Childhood Educator – Vulcan Daycare – Training provided. vulcandaycaresociety.weebly.com
-Mobile Universal Banker – connectFirst Credit Union, primarily in Vulcan and Nanton.
-Cooks/servers – Speargrass Country Club. Send resume to [email protected]
-Kitchen Help—Mossleigh Bar and Grill P/T & F/T.
-General construction and landscaping, casual/P/T – Residential Rescue call Jesse at 403 862-1961 or email at [email protected]
Found on indeed.ca
-Track Maintainer/Labourer – CP Railway
-Train Associate Server – Aspen Crosssing
-Community Support Worker – Wheat Country Special Needs Society
-Administrative Assistant, Protective Services – Vulcan County
-Payroll and Benefits Administrator – Vulcan County
-Location Assistant – Richardson Pioneer
-Insurance Broker – Western Financial Group
-Environmental II (Cleaning) – AHS Vulcan
-Health Care Aide, Dietary Aide, Cook – Extendicare
Substitute Teaching -Palliser School Division
-General Farm Worker – Ballco Feeders
Found on workopolis.com:
-Operations Assistant – G3 Canada Carmangay
-Electrical Apprentices Solar – PTW Energy Services Lomond
-Field Technician Supervisor – Nova Power Source Lomond
-School Bus Driver – First Student Canada Lomond
-Petroleum and Agro Salesperson – Arrowwood Co-op
-Agro Driver Seasonal – South Countrty Co-op Lomond
-Shaw Satellite and Internet Technician – Integrated Solutions Vulcan
Don’t forget to check Linked In, local employers career and employment links on their websites and monster, calgaryjobshop.ca and kijiji and facebook jobs section.
We are looking for more nomination for youth in our community that volunteer and contribute for Leaders of Tomorrow Awards to be presented at the Volunteer Appreciation BBQ in April. The deadline is mid April. To nominate a youth download the forms at https://vulcanandregionfcss.com/useful-documents/
We are looking for Volunteers for our Compassionate Care Program. If you have a big heart and bit of time each week, this might be right for you. (See attached poster)
Vulcan Communities in Bloom will be planting soon. Come and join us… we need your energy and your green (or not so green) thumb! Call Christa @ 403-485-0239
Victims Services is looking for volunteers. (See attached poster)
Vulcan and District Historical Society is in need of new members. Call 403-485-6688 for more information.
Spock Days Association is looking for a Secretary and Beer Gardens volunteers. For information contact Lori at 403-485-0601.
Wheat Country Special Needs Society is seeking members from the Milo, Arrowwood, Mossleigh, Champion, Carmangay, and Lomond areas who would be willing to sit on the Board of Directors. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Compensation will be paid for mileage to meetings. Please contact Linda Schierman at 403 485-4733 for more information.
Fire Departments in Vulcan County – workopolis.ca
Vulcan County Health and Wellness Foundation is looking for new volunteers. Board, Trustees, Ambassadors and Event Volunteers. More information at vchwfoundation.com 403-485-4001
Here is the list of amazing volunteers in our County! (See Volunteer list attached)