Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There’s lots of ways to help with SupportWorks!

If you are interested in any of the positions listed below, let us know: e-mail contact AT supportworks.ca or call 403-305-4465.

If you have any questions or other ideas on how you think you can contribute, we welcome all suggestions!

We also have volunteer opportunities posted at Volunteer Calgary – just search for SupportWorks.

 

Current Volunteer Needs:

Peer Group Facilitators

Our group facilitators are individuals who have lived mental illness experience combined with incredible commitment, understanding, and compassion.

The role of the facilitator is to foster open communication within the group, to ensure that every participant has an opportunity to share, and to help everyone be mindful of group guidelines. Our meetings are typically facilitated by two individuals, who support one another in the role.

Individuals interested in facilitating are encouraged to attend group meetings to get a feel for how the groups run and to learn from experienced facilitators.

Facilitator responsibilities include regularly attending weekly meetings, arriving early to open the doors and welcome participants, and to report to the Volunteer Coordinator each week about the meeting. This position requires a commitment of one year.

 

Advertising/Outreach

We are looking for individuals interested in getting the word out about SupportWorks. If you are interested in connecting others with our programs, let us know!

Volunteers in this role will make contact with other agencies and health care providers, informing them about SupportWorks and providing informational brochures for distribution to people who are looking for peer support.

 

Fundraising

Got a passion for supporting a great organization? Interested in building relationships with donors? Got some ideas for fundraising? We’d love to hear from you!

Although our budget is relatively small, fundraising is a challenge faced by every non-profit. Help us keep our programs free by building connections between SupportWorks and donors, or by helping us develop innovate and meaningful fundraising events.

 

Website Maintenance

If you’re tech-savvy and interested in keeping the SupportWorks website up-to-date with mental health news and information, drop us a line.