Volunteer Opportunities in Edmonton

Here are the current volunteer opportunities with the Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta located in Edmonton. Volunteer opportunities are available for ongoing programs or office-based work.

You can make a difference and empower Life Without Limits. We thank you for your time and consideration when deciding to volunteer with us.

If any of our volunteer opportunities interest you, please contact For more information, please call Mara Pawluk at 780-733-0249 or mara@cpalberta.com

 

CookAbilites Mentor

Are you passionate about food and cooking? The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta has an exciting volunteer opportunity that involves coaching individuals with meal preparation and cleanup. While we welcome volunteers with a diverse skill set and experience, preference will be given to individuals that are genuinely interested in helping possessing interpersonal skills. Volunteers will be orientated during their interview and a cooking instructor will be facilitating each class.

Location: Whitemud Real Canadian Superstore 4410- 17 St Room: Cooking School (upstairs beside the Medical Centre)
Time: Fridays, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Contact Mara for further details at: 780-733-0249 or via E-mail at: mara@cpalberta.com
 
Music Therapy Assistant

The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta is recruiting volunteers for the role of Music Therapy Assistant.
Become a rock star in the eyes of our members! As a Music Therapy Assistant, the volunteer will work directly with a Music Therapist in a year-round program that employs singing, dancing, instrument-playing and making themed crafts as stress-reducing, therapeutic techniques.

Music Therapy volunteers should be outgoing and may be required to sing and dance with participants, as well as help them play instruments and make fun crafts. Musical aptitude is a highly desirable trait in volunteers, as engaging the class by playing songs on a guitar or piano and singing for the class helps while the Music Therapist works one-to-one (1:1) with participants.

Location: Winnifred Stewart Association (Gym) 11130 -131 St Gym (upstairs 1st level)
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

The CPAA relies on volunteers to offer meaningful programs to our members, so if you are interested in contributing to our mission by volunteering please contact Mara at: 780- 733-0249 or by email at: mara@cpalberta.com

 

Operations Contact Assistant

The Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta is searching the community for volunteers to work in our office as an Operations Contact Assistant.  If you are looking to further your volunteer experience, broaden your administration skills, data entry, and are familiar using Microsoft Excel, this opportunity matches your needs.

As an important member of the CPAA volunteer team your duties would include:

  • Database entry
  • Ongoing communication and data exchange with  appropriate departments
  • The ability to transfer information from  the yellow page directory  and organize the data into our system
  • Competency interpreting and categorizing addresses into appropriate geographical zones within Edmonton & Calgary

The successful applicant will possess the following characteristics:

  • Proficiency using  Microsoft Suite including: Outlook and Excel
  • Strong  communication skills including verbal and written
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  •  Ability to follow directions accurately
  • Take pride in the mission of the CPAA

 

Bowling Nights Assistant (on hold till further notice)

The CPAA is recruiting volunteer(s) for Bowling Nights Assistants. The volunteer(s) will help people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities to enjoy a recreational night out. The volunteer(s) will assist members with outdoor-wear, set-up and assist with ramps, score keeping and other, similar tasks.

We are looking for people with understanding, patience and compassion. The ability to have FUN is crucial attitude for this position.

Time commitment: One Tuesday per month for two to four hours.

Adult Meet-Up Group Volunteers

We are currently recruiting volunteer(s) to assist our Adult Support Coordinator in preparing the meetings for Adult Group Meet – Up Groups. These groups are for adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities who wish to develop a social network and explore the community in a group setting. The group provides a private forum to seek advice as well as to develop strong bonds with others who have common interests.

Volunteers will be involved in setting up the room for the meetings and assisting participants during meetings.

We are looking for helping hands that have compassion and are reliable and patient.

Time commitment: One evening per month for two to four hours

Art Program Volunteers

We are looking for 1 to 2 volunteers for our adult and Children’s art programs. These programs enable participants of all abilities to have fun through new creative and sensory experiences. Volunteers will assist with setting up the art materials, helping participants create their art work, and cleaning up after the program.

Art Expressions (Adult Program) 

Dates: Ongoing, Wednesdays

Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: Art gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton

Orientation: Meeting with Volunteer Coordinator prior to volunteering

Requirements: Interest in art, compassion and understanding towards persons with disabilities

Children’s Art Program (In partnership with the Centre for Autism Services Alberta)

Dates: Ongoing, Sundays

Time: 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square Edmonton

Orientation: Meeting with Volunteer Coordinator prior to volunteering

Requirements: Interest in art, enjoy working with kids

ComputAbilities

We are looking for a computer-savvy volunteer for our ComputAbilities program to mentor our participants with and without disabilities. Volunteers will assist with teaching computer, internet and email basics, word processing, and other computer skills. The program is held in our Edmonton office during the week.

Dates: Ongoing, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: Program hours are 9am to 3pm – Flexible volunteer shifts

Location: The CPAA Edmonton Office, 17231 105 Avenue

Orientation: Meeting with Volunteer Coordinator prior to volunteering

Requirements: Interest in computers, good communications skills and a desire to help others

 

Yoga Program Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers who have a passion for yoga to help participants in our yoga programs.

Yoga Day Program (Adults)

Dates: Ongoing, Wednesdays

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Location: Winnifred Stewart Association Gym, 11130 131 St Edmonton

Orientation: Meeting with Volunteer Coordinator prior to volunteering

Requirements: Interest in yoga and helping others

YogaBees (Children)

Dates: Ongoing, Tuesdays

Time: 6pm to 7pm

Location: Villa Marguerite Auditorium, 9810 165 St Edmonton

Orientation: Meeting with Volunteer Coordinator prior to volunteering

Requirements: Interest in yoga, working with kids and helping others