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Good Health is the Real Wealth

Written by Ryan Charles Parker  We live in a frantic world. Perhaps it’s your job that hurries you along. Maybe it’s your young family that dashes you. It could be anything.… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/09/good-health-real-wealth1/

A Place to Call Home

It is easy for those of us that were born here in Canada to navigate our cultural landscape. It comes almost automatically. But just imagine what it would be like if, for some obscure and difficult-to-imagine reason, you made the decision to move your fam…
Written by Ryan Charles Parker It is easy for those of us that were born here in Canada to navigate our cultural landscape. It comes almost automatically. But just imagine what… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/08/place-call-home/

Facing a Difficult Challenge

Let us be honest: no one wants a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. But perfection is a thing that our world doesn’t deal in. It short-changes, disappoints and breaks us down. It can be hard, tough and cruel. That does not mean, by any stretch of the imagination, …
Written by Ryan Charles Parker Let us be honest: no one wants a diagnosis of Parkinson’s. But perfection is a thing that our world doesn’t deal in. It short-changes,… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/08/facing-difficult-challenge/

Engaging YOUth Conference 2019

You are invited to join us for Engaging YOUth Conference as a local Central Alberta community agency/group on September 20th at Penhold Multiplex!
Engaging YOUth Conference 2019 Community Agency/Group Vendor Information You are invited to join us for the Engaging YOUth Conference as a local Central Alberta community… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/08/engaging-youth-conference-2019/

Volunteer of the Month Awards

We're partnering up with Parkland Mall to launch our Volunteer of the Month Award!
We are excited to announce our partnership with Parkland Mall as we launch our Volunteer of the Month recognition program in September!  We all know how crucial volunteers are… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/08/volunteer-month-awards/

Volunteer of the Month Awards

We're partnering up with Parkland Mall to launch our Volunteer of the Month Award!
We are excited to announce our partnership with Parkland Mall as we launch our Volunteer of the Month recognition program in September!  We all know how crucial volunteers are… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/08/volunteer-month-awards1/

To Those Who Need It Most

Our volunteer blogger, Ryan, met up with Amanda deBoer, of the Canadian Red Cross.
Written By Ryan Charles Parker     Of course, many don’t think that a disaster situation will happen to them. That doesn’t happen here. It only happens to other people.… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/07/those-who-need-it-most/

Inclusion Without Conditions

Our volunteer blogger, Ryan, caught up with Kareen Lambert of the Central Alberta PRIDE Society to chat more about the organization and the upcoming PRIDE week celebrations taking place in Red Deer from August 10th - 18th.
  Written by Ryan Charles Parker   Life gives us all mountains to climb. Obstacles that we would rather not have to traverse. Most of these simply come with the territory… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/07/inclusion-without-conditions/

Transitioning Through Tragedy

Our volunteer blogger, Ryan, was out at The Market chatting with Cynthia Edwards, President of our partner organization Central Alberta Victim and Witness Support Society.
Written by Ryan Charles Parker Perhaps you arrive at home in the evening and notice that the window on your front door is broken. Upon entering the house, you notice that some… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/07/transitioning-through-tragedy/

The Not-So-Sexy Side of Volunteering

It’s easy to get lost envisioning ourselves as the protagonist travelling abroad to dig water wells and vaccinate young children in third world countries. And it’s an admirable picture, no doubt, but are we romanticizing what we think we should be doing o…
Written by Danielle Stewart   Volunteering is multi-faceted in its importance to our society.  It enriches our society, brings us together as a community, and helps keep… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/07/not-so-sexy-side-volunteering/

Lending a Helping Hand

There are two groups of people that directly benefit from the tremendous work The Lending Cupboard does on a daily basis: those with health issues and everybody else.
Written by Ryan Charles Parker    /      Photo: The Lending Cupboard There are two groups of people that directly benefit from the tremendous work The Lending Cupboard does… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/07/lending-helping-hand/

Road Bumps, Not Roadblocks

Our volunteer blogger, Ryan Charles Parker, headed out to The Market this past Saturday to visit our friends at The Learning Disabilities Association of Red Deer. There, Ryan spoke with President Janet de LaForest about the challenges and common misconcep…
Written by Ryan Charles Parker Photo: Janet de LaForest of Learning Disabilities Association of Red Deer   Perhaps you have a child who is very bright. She can carry… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/06/road-bumps-not-roadblocks/

10 Outdoor Volunteering Opportunities

It’s becoming increasingly evident that natural environments are important for our health. Not only is being outdoors fun, but more importantly – it’s good for the brain, body and soul! So, in spirit of good health and community building, we’ve curated a …
It’s becoming increasingly evident that natural environments are important for our health. Not only is being outdoors fun, but more importantly – it’s good for the brain, body… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/06/10-outdoor-volunteering-opportunities/

Benefits of Volunteering for Your Youth

Encouraging your youth to volunteer helps empower them to become an invested member of our community. Volunteering can bring a host of benefits for your youth, including learning new skills that will prove invaluable throughout their life and career. Volu…
Ah, the sights, sounds and smells of summer. Kids laughing on the streets, ice cream trucks, festival and events, the smell of BBQ’s and campfires galore! We love summer, no… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2019/06/benefits-volunteering-your-youth1/

Being a Community Builder is Good for Business

The nonprofit sector is critical to Alberta: as an economic driver, as stewards of Alberta’s collective well-being, and as innovators. The sector stimulates community cohesion; it builds a sense of belonging and brings people together. The sector matters…
On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, we held our second annual Giving Tuesday Luncheon at the Radisson Hotel in Red Deer. This year, our speaker was Russ Dahms. He is the Executive… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2018/11/being-community-builder-good-business/

Featured on Volunteer Management Institute's Twitter

Thank you to Volunteer Management Institute for featuring our work and organization in their social media pages! https://twitter.com/VolManInst/status/1006214262908317696 https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2018/06/volunteer-management-institute-twitter/

Volunteer Central hires new Executive Director

“The Volunteer Central Board of Directors is excited to welcome Pam Snowdon to our organization as we head into our next phase of growth”
(Red Deer, AB) Volunteer Central is pleased to announce that Pam Snowdon has joined the organization as Executive Director. “The Volunteer Central Board of Directors is excited… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2016/06/volunteer-central-hires-new-executive-director/

A Fond Farewell

Following the incredible success of her local escape room business Lockdown Escape Rooms, Tammy Oliver-McCurdie will sadly be leaving the staff of Volunteer Central at the end of… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2016/05/fond-farewell/

Voluntines 2016

  Celebrate your  VOLUNTINES This February, let your Voluntines' colours shine. Download your choice of two blank template versions of our Voluntine cards.   Choose from a… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2016/02/voluntines-2016/

Volunteer Central welcomes a new Executive Director

Volunteer Central is pleased to announce that Tammy Oliver-McCurdie has joined the organization as Executive Director.
Volunteer Central is pleased to announce that Tammy Oliver-McCurdie has joined the organization as Executive Director.     Pictured: (Left) Departing Executive Director Karen… https://www.volunteercentral.ca/recent-news/2015/08/volunteer-central-welcomes-new-executive-director/

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