Volunteer Opportunities

Seniors on the Bow Centre runs in partnership with Seniors on the Bow of Cochrane and Area Society and the Town of Cochrane. We rely heavily on the efforts of our volunteer teams. We currently have opportunities for volunteers of all ages.

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Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers working with money or who have keys to SOTB will be required to obtain a criminal record check through the RCMP, including a vulnerable sector security clearance. This check is $10 for volunteers and will be reimbursed once the police check and receipt are submitted to the office staff. Find out how to get your criminal record check.

Opportunities Available

Receptionist Duties: The Receptionist will be stationed at the reception desk behind the plexi-glass barrier. The Receptionist is responsible for welcoming members, checking in registered guests in their programs and directing guests to the auditorium. They are also responsible for encouraging members to follow all AHS Covid-19 protocols and will be trained on the protocols. The reception volunteers do require a police check.

Host/Hostess: The Host/Hostess will be stationed in the auditorium. The Host/Hostess is responsible for serving guests coffee and cookies. They are also responsible for encouraging members to follow all AHS Covid-19 protocols and will be trained on the protocols. A mini food safety certificate is a requirement of the host position.

**For both Reception and Host volunteers we ask that you schedule an appointment with Centre Staff for a short orientation to the position. You then shadow a veteran volunteer for one or two shifts before you would be scheduled on your own.

Special Events and Programs: Many opportunities are available for special events and programs throughout the year. This includes but is not limited to: kitchen crew, planning committee, data entry, phone tree caller, movie assistant, program leaders, and more!

If you are interested in any of these positions please email or call to set up an orientation appointment. Thank you so much for saying you would like to volunteer.

Volunteer Training

Volunteers usually shadow an existing team member until they are comfortable undertaking their roles on their own. A general orientation to the centre is also recommended. These are scheduled as needed.

Food Safety Course

A basic food safety training course is required by volunteers that may handle food or kitchen equipment as part of their position. You can take the course online through Alberta Health Services then print your certificate and bring it to Seniors on the Bow Centre. There are also live instructional courses available.

For more information on each opportunity or to get started, please contact our centre at 403-932-6002.

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