1. Volunteering strengthens your community
Volunteering gives you the satisfaction of knowing you are doing good and being involved in your community. If you feel strongly about something that is happening or not happening in your community, get involved. There’s nothing more fulfilling than realizing how much of an impact an event or project you volunteer for has on your community.
2. Volunteering brings people together
When like-minded people get together, friendships are formed. After working on a volunteer project for a few weeks, it’s not uncommon for volunteers to develop lifelong friendships with others in their community. You can also develop professional relationships and hear about job openings, gather insider employment information and develop great references.
3. Volunteering provides amazing opportunities and experience
Volunteering can not only be energizing & renewing, it can also provide a safe environment to learn new skills, retain and sharpen old skills, and to learn group dynamics and teamwork. Volunteers often learn about their own hidden talents, better understand the functions and operation of non-profits and our government, and gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.
2018 is The Year of Parks, Playgrounds, Pathways, Right-of-Ways and other open spaces:
Beddington has a wealth of these — 18 (not including Nose Hill Park or Confluence Park) — the largest number operated by the city in any neighbourhood! These spaces are where we can truly connect with our neighbours as we walk, run, skate, bike or play. We can even just sit and enjoy the view. The City of Calgary is partnering with Beddington Heights to create a strategy for our 18 “open spaces”. Our spaces are getting tired: There are many interesting possibilities to transform and revitalize these. Please help us steward these spaces wisely. Contact email@example.com
We have a number of events coming up and would love help with set-up, take-down, and general on-site duties. If you’d like to help out at these or other events, please keep checking here for positions coming up or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- WINTER CARNIVAL, January 13, 2018
- POP-UP BARBECUES, Summer 2018:
Request a BBQ in your block, get the word out to your neighbors and help us with the event. BHCA will show up with barbecues, food and beverages.
Community Skating Rink Volunteers
As the weather gets colder, we are reminded that winter is fast approaching and it’s time to get the BHCA rink up and running again! We have an amazing pleasure rink, but need volunteers to help make it happen. We are looking for:
- Rink Coordinator – to coordinate and train volunteers (in how to flood and look after the rinks) and potentially chair the Rink Committee (approx. time commitment: 6-8 hrs per month)
- Rink Volunteers to help maintain the rink: flood and clear (approx. time commitment: 2-6 hrs per month)
If you enjoy outdoor skating and would just like to volunteer to help maintain this important community asset, please contact email@example.com!
Board and Committee Members
We are always looking for new volunteers to get involved and help us make a difference in the community! If you’d like to learn more, join us at a Board meeting (4th Tuesday of each month, except August and December, 7-9 pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a time to meet in person!
More info coming soon on specific Board positions we are filling.