Volunteering

Volunteers are people from all walks of life, all ages and stages.  What they have in common is the desire to make a difference in their community, and in their own life, by giving their time and expertise.

Considerations Before Volunteering

  • Where are my interests?
  • If money was not an issue, what would I do with my time?
  • What skills do I have to offer?
  • What kind of commitment do I want to make?
  • What will fit with my lifestyle and availability?
  • Do I support the values and mission of the organization I'm thinking of volunteering with?

Volunteering Reasons
Volunteers are essential to our way of life and have a positive impact on the way our communities develop and operate. You'll also have:

  • Opportunities to meet new people and become familiar with the community.
  • Satisfaction that comes when providing service.
  • More excitement in your life.
  • Opportunities for continuous  learning and personal growth.
  • Career development, items for your resume, new job skills.
  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Opportunities to help solve local issues and become a leader in your community.
  • A chance to give back and make our community a better place to live.
  • New challenges, skills and experiences.
  • Lots of fun!

Volunteer Cochrane is one of 200 volunteer centres in Canada that offer services dedicated to supporting volunteers and the non-profit organizations that engage volunteers in their community.  Volunteer Cochrane hosts a variety of events and programs to promote volunteerism, to raise awareness of the value of volunteering and to celebrate the contributions of volunteers.

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Are you looking to volunteer or post volunteer opportunities?

Volunteering is an ideal way to contribute and make a positive impact on the community. There are plenty of ways to get involved!

VolunteerConnector is the go-to platform that connects volunteers with non-profits in and around Cochrane.

It easy for you to find an activity or program that suits your skills and interests!

Volunteer Connector

Note: most organizations require volunteers to get a criminal record check. Find out how.


Ongoing volunteer opportunities

  • Alberta Cancer Foundation 
  • Alberta Health Services
  • Bethany Care Society (Cochrane)
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Calgary and Area
  • Boys and Girls Club of Cochrane and Area
  • Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
  • CHAPS
  • Citizens on Patrol
  • Cochrane Activettes
  • Cochrane and Area Events Society
  • Cochrane and Area Humane Society
  • Cochrane and Area Victim Services Society
  • Cochrane and District Chamber of Commerce
  • Cochrane Block Parents (Facebook)
  • Cochrane Ecological Institute (CEI)
  • Cochrane Home Treasures
  • Cochrane Public Library
  • Cochrane Research Institute
  • Cochrane Society for Housing Options (CSHO)
  • Cochrane Valley Folk Club
  • Cochrane Tourism Association
  • Helping Hands Society of Cochrane and Area
  • Home Reno Heaven
  • Rocky View Foundation (Big Hill Lodge
  • Rundle Riders
  • Seniors for Kids Society
  • Seniors on the Bow Centre
  • Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sports Centre
  • Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency (URSA)
  • Cultivate Cochrane

Resources

  • Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
  • Propellus
  • Volunteer Alberta
  • Volunteer Canada

For additional volunteer opportunities and information, contact us.
Volunteer Cochrane is a program of Cochrane Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).