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2020-21 Annuals and Financials

VOLUNTEER

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For more information, please email volunteer@discoveryhouse.ca

Volunteering During COVID-19

Our volunteer program currently looks a little different due to COVID-19, and as a result, not all positions are available. We would still love to hear from you, so please reach out and we will keep your application on file.  

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of our organization. You will be joining a community of incredible individuals working towards ending the cycle of domestic violence. From administrative duties to working with the children in our care, there is no shortage of opportunities to utilize your skills! 

If you are interested in sharing your time and energy with us, please email volunteer@discoveryhouse.ca to learn more and apply.

Please note that all applicants will need to complete security clearance before coming on-site to volunteer. 

Below are some of the current opportunities we have available for volunteers. If you have a particular task or role in mind, please don’t hesitate to reach out! 

Volunteer Opportunities

Casino Volunteers

Discovery House is looking for multiple volunteers to help with a 2-day casino at Pure Casino (1420 Meridian Rd NE, Calgary) on September 24-25, 2022. There are various positions and shifts available for the casino. No experience necessary! 

TO APPLY

Fill out this PDF and email it to casino@discoveryhouse.ca

Drivers

We have a number of regular donations we receive that we rely on drivers to pick up and drop off at the shelter. If you like to drive and meet new people (AKA: our wonderful donors!), this role is for you. Days and times are flexible depending on your schedule. 

Donation Centre and Food Pantry Organization

If your biggest strengths include cleaning and organization, the care of the donation centre and food pantry are for you. We receive so many generous donations of items and food and need both rooms to be in their best shape to make sure we can care for our clients in an efficient manner. You would be organizing shelves, checking expiry dates on food, and ensuring general cleanliness of the spaces.  

Shelter Suite Maintenance

If you deem yourself a handyperson, this role is for you.

When clients move out, we need to prepare the suites for new families moving in. This includes tasks such as general repairs, painting, and decorating, to ensure families have a warm and welcoming place to call home. 

Corporate Volunteerism

Looking for a way to engage your employees and give back?

Get in touch with us to learn more about our corporate/group volunteer opportunities available! 

Child Development Centre

If you love to work with children and want to help bring joy into their lives, this role is for you. Tasks would include engaging in one-on-one or group play with the kids, serving snacks, and more. 

Board of Directors and Community Committees

As a member of the Board, a director acts in a position of trust and is collectively responsible with other directors for the effective governance of Discovery House. The primary responsibility of the Board is to set the mission and vision for Discovery House and to put in place the strategy and the policies to see them realized. Board members are elected for one three-year term and can be re-elected for a second three-year term. 

Community members with specific knowledge and expertise are also invited to join a committee of the Board as non-voting members to participate in the business of the committee. Community members are appointed to a committee for one year but can be reappointed for additional years depending on the need of the organization and willingness of the community members.

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