Volunteering in your Community?

There are so many ways to volunteer in our community. Check out our Volunteer Opportunities below:

Volunteer Opportunities

Who can volunteer?

  •  Individuals of all ages
  • Youth
  • Families
  • Community groups, faith groups, clubs or friends

About the Volunteer Centre

The Stony Plain Volunteer Centre along with Parkland Area Volunteer Action Committee (PAVAC) provides support and services to the volunteers and organizations within Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Parkland County. The Centre continues to be an active presence in the community and grows to serve volunteering and community needs.

The Volunteer Centre focus

  • Connecting volunteers to opportunities and organizations to volunteers;

  • Creating community awareness by promoting volunteerism through National Volunteer Week celebrations, activities and recognition; and

  • Capacity building by providing resources, training and help to organizations and groups in the community.

Neighbourhood Connect

Neighbourhood Connect is all about neighbours helping neighbours. 

Everyone is valuable and has something to offer neighbourhood life. The discovery of your neighbours skills, abilities and needs will lead to a stronger, more engaged, and supportive neighbourhood. 

Our neighbours are our greatest assets!

Register to be a Neighbourhood Connector in your neighbourhood. Build community, strengthen Stony Plain community spirit, and ensure all your neighbours are connected. Use #SPNeighbours to share stories and ideas with other Neighbourhood Connectors.

Note: Remember the importance of maintaining physical distancing in these times of COVID-19. Be innovative with your neighbouring and connecting.

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Together we can ensure our neighbourhoods are strong, healthy and connected where neighbours care about neighbour and celebrate Stony Plain as a great place to call home.

SeniorConnect Tri-Region

SeniorConnect Tri-Region is a free, online training program that teaches residents how to recognize and respond to seniors in need. The program is open to all residents in the Tri-Municipal Region and is an excellent way for us to work together to help seniors in our community find local information, resources and support.

SeniorConnect Tri-Region is a partnership involving Stony Plain FCSS and Spruce Grove FCSS, and is made up of six training modules focused on:

1. Why connecting with seniors is important
2. Caregiver burnout
3. Mental illness: dementia, delirium and depression
4. Elder abuse
5. Addictions
6. Diversity

Register for SeniorConnect Tri-Region
To register for the training and become a Senior Connector:

• Create an account with SeniorConnect Tri-Region.
• Complete the online training modules.
• Start connecting with seniors.

SeniorConnect Tri-Region FAQs
What is a Senior Connector?
Senior Connectors are people of all ages who have completed the online training program and who live or work in the community. They are caring, concerned residents who are trained to connect seniors with the supports they need to remain independent, healthy and safe.

Why should I become a Senior Connector?
Senior Connectors play an important role in our community by recognizing seniors in need of support and responding with the information and resources they need. As people age, they can become isolated and disconnected, which may affect their social, mental and physical well-being.

Meet Tom, for example. Tom is a widowed senior living on his own. His family has moved away and he doesn’t get out much anymore. A neighbour who has completed the training and is a Senior Connector notices that Tom’s car is no longer parked in front of his home and decides to call him to see how he is doing. The neighbour learns Tom is no longer able to drive and needs groceries. So, she picks up some supplies for Tom and provides information about the Accessible Transportation Service for him to use in the future.

What kind of local resources does the online training program focus on?
The training program teaches participants about a variety of local resources. 2-1-1 Alberta, for example, is a 24-hour information and referral line that helps connect people to a full range of essential social, health and government services in the community.

How long will it take to complete the program?
Each module will take between 15 and 40 minutes to complete. You should expect the entire program to take two hours.

How can I support seniors safely amid COVID-19?
During these challenging times it is important to find ways to be good neighbours to one another. Look for opportunities to provide assistance and support to seniors where you can and when it is safe to do so. You may consider the following services, or acts of kindness, that don't involve physical contact:

• Delivering groceries or medical supplies;
• Mowing the lawn or helping in the garden;
• A friendly phone call to touch in.

Learn more about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

100 Ways to Make a Difference in your Community

We can help you find volunteers or volunteer opportunities! Contact us for more information.