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Volunteering

Our Volunteer Program is designed to appeal to many interests, skill sets and backgrounds.

We love and depend on our volunteers, and believe volunteering should be rewarding and inspiring!

Ready to get started? Apply today and we’ll follow-up.

Current Opportunities

Purple Day by Night Volunteers

Date: Friday, April 19th, 2024

  1. Event Organizing Assistant – work with organizing committee to plan the event, organize specific elements of event, implement event elements at the event
  2. Auction Assistant – help solicit, pick up donated items, prepare items for display, event set up
  3. Fundraising Assistant – help organize one of the fundraisers taking place at the event, help implement at the event
  4. Volunteer Manager – Write volunteer job descriptions. Help recruit, orient, and train volunteers for the event. Supervise and thank volunteers at event.
  5. Event Set up – prepare decor and other elements in advance of event, then set up from 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm at event.
  6. Event Worker – assist with running of various elements of the event from:

5:00-9:00 pm: coat check, reception, VIP reception, Working Artist set up, Musician support, Activation  Entertainment set up/support, Purple Store, welcome drink coordinator

5:30-9:30 pm: selling raffle tickets, payment desk, balloon wall

7:00-11:00 pm: tear down, coat check, fundraising support

To sign up for a role, or inquire about more information please contact: info@epilepsycalgary.com

Casino Volunteer Shifts

Date: Sunday, March 3rd and Monday, March 4th

Participating in casino shifts is not only an engaging experience but also a significant contribution to our cause. You must be over 18, all training is provided.

Roles available:

BANKER: Controls cash and chip inventories (PC usage)

CASHIER: Redeems players’ chips for cash

CHIP RUNNER: Delivers chips and records inventories.

COUNTROOM: Sorts, counts, and records money using machines and PCs.

Purple Day Initiatives

Date: Now – Tuesday, March 26th (Bi-Weekly Virtual Meetings, emails, phone calls, site visits)

We plan to engage local businesses and communities to raise awareness for epilepsy on Purple Day. (March 26th). 

Volunteers are needed for various roles, including but not limited to:

  • Contacting local businesses to encourage purple-inspired creations and donations.
  • Reaching out to community associations, businesses, and municipalities to illuminate their buildings in purple.
  • Sharing personal stories about epilepsy for social media and press releases
  • Sending press releases and arranging media interviews

If you are eager to contribute your time and effort to either of these initiatives, please contact ken@epilepsycalgary.com. Your support is instrumental in making a positive impact.

Other Opportunities

We also recruit volunteers for the following roles:

  • Administrative Support
  • Casino Fundraisers (early 2024)
  • Social Connection and Recreation Leaders
  • Special Event Support (Harvest Half, Shaw Charity Classic, Melt the Isolation, etc.)
  • Safety Companions

Depending on the role, a current police background check may be required. Once complete, you will receive one-on-one or group-based training in your role. Volunteers are required to review and sign-off on applicable policies, as well as sign a confidentiality agreement.

Youths aged 15 to 17 will require the permission of a parent or guardian. Exceptions may be made for certain roles such as Special Event and Casino Fundraiser. Our Volunteer Program is designed to be a true partnership. Over the course of your time with us, you will be invited to provide periodic feedback so we can make improvements. Volunteers truly are the heartbeat behind our work in the community and we’re so grateful for your interest.

Questions about our Volunteer Program?

Want to volunteer for something not listed in our roles? Contact us at 403-230-2764 or email us.

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