Beddington has a wealth of parks, playgrounds, pathways and fields (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 transform and revitalize these. Please help us steward these spaces wisely.
We have a number of events that come up throughout the year. We 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 let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
- NEIGHBOUR DAY BARBECUE, June 16, 2018: Help for a short while or the whole event! We need many helpers doing a variety of things.
- 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
Every winter, we have an amazing outdoor skating rink but need dedicated volunteers to keep it in shape. If you enjoy outdoor skating and would like to help maintain this important community asset, 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)
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 email@example.com and we can set up a time to meet in person
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.