Volunteering

WE VALUE AND APPRECIATE EVERY SINGLE VOLUNTEER

he Town of Black Diamond is very proud to have so many Diamond Valley residents and businesses that are committed to helping this community be a better place for everyone. Volunteers of all ages continue to donate their time and make a difference. They play a very important role in community spirit. They work together helping groups, organizations and committees that are responsible for making the region a vibrant, interesting, fun and attractive place to live, work and play.

STARS OF ALBERTA

The search is on for Alberta’s outstanding volunteers as nominations for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards are now open. From students to seniors, volunteers are the backbone of our communities and you can help to recognize their selfless generosity.

Think about those remarkable people who are making a difference in your community through their volunteer service. Now consider putting their names forward for the 2014 Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards!

Six awards, two each for youth, adult and seniors, are presented annually on December 5 International Volunteer Day.

VOLUNTEER WEEK in BLACK DIAMOND

The Town of Black Diamond wishes to thank everyone who volunteers their time to make our community the wonderful place that it is. Watch here for information regarding volunteer appreciation events in the Town of Black Diamond.

WONDERING HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

If you are interested in playing an active role in your community, we encourage you to take a look at the following committees and organizations in need of volunteers and feel free to contact them for further information. If you do not see something here of interest, give any one of us a call and we'll help you find what you are looking for, or visit here regularly for new additions.


OILFIELDS GENERAL HOSPITAL

The Oilfields General Hospital has an active volunteer program. Fill out the application at http://bit.ly/AHSOilfieldsAPP and/or contact Robin Carnegie for more information.

Contact: Robin Carnegie, Volunteer Coordinator
Ph: 403.933.6564 or 403.652.0113    email:  Robin.Carnegie@albertahealthservices.ca 

MEALS-ON-WHEELS VOLUNTEER SERVICES

Meals-On-Wheels is a support service group that povides hot meals to people who are unable to prepare their own meals. Meals on Wheels is currently seeking volunteer drivers to deliver meals in Black Diamond and Turner Valley. Please contact Robin (see above).

HIGH COUNTRY LODGE

Recreation Coordinator, Michelle Germain is currently looking for a volunteer bingo Caller every Thursday from 1:15-3:15.  This is an easy program in a relaxed atmosphere of only 6-10 seniors.  Please call Michelle at 403-933-4028 if you are interested in helping out in this capacity.


FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES

Ph: 403.933.4348
Email: fcss@town.blackdiamond.ab.ca

Do you have an interest in helping people in a time of need or in providing a hand in a community project? FCSS is a Town department that consists of many different community programs designed to assist children, families and seniors in need due to hardship or challenges as well as provide preventative health, wellness and social services. FCSS also heads projects that are associated with improving health, environment and living conditions in our community. We are continuously looking for caring individuals to pitch in and give a helping hand where needed. Please contact us for more information on volunteers required.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Economic Development Committee (EDC) is occassionally looking for new committee members, please call the EDEC below if you are interested in joining the committee, if we have a position available then we will be glad to have you join.

Events are held regularly in our Town and the Town itself manages 3 of these events. Please call the EDEC (see contact below) if you are able to be a volunteer so we can put you on our "call out" list: we would appreciate your help.

If you are a local non-profit organization looking for volunteers and would like to post a notice here, please send complete details to:

Contact: Economic Development and Events Coordinator (EDEC)
Ph: 403.933.4348
Fax: 403.933.5865
Email: edc@town.blackdiamond.ab.ca