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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.

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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 over the reality of what needs to be done?

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Lending a Helping Hand

Jul 04, 2019

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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.

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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 misconceptions children with learning disabilities face, and how the Association is there to help.

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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 list of outdoor volunteering opportunities for you to do this summer and reap the benefits boosting your health and well-being, soaking up the sunshine and giving back to our community!

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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. Volunteering helps empower youth to care about the community they grow up in. They are, after all, ambassadors of our community’s future.

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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 to Albertans and is largely responsible for improving the quality of life in every community in the province. Learn how social capital can improve your bottom line ~and~ build a stronger community.

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Our Board of Director, Vice-chairperson, Lynne Mulder received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Women of Excellence Awards

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Volunteer Central was featured and quoted in articles about National Volunteer Week in Todayville.com, Red Deer Express, Red Deer Advocate, Red Deer News Now, and on Sunny 94 and Shaw Channel 10.

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