The Red Deer Dream Centre Needs You!
If you have a heart for those struggling with addiction, and want to make an impact on our community, we would love to have you on our volunteer team!
The Red Deer Dream Centre Volunteer Information
With our busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. But the benefits of volunteering can be enormous.
IT MAKES YOU HEALTHIER!
Giving to others can help protect your mental and physical health. It can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose.
YOU WILL MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
One of the best ways to make new friends and strengthen existing relationships is to commit to a shared activity together. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to an area.
ADVANCE YOUR CAREER.
Volunteering can help you gain new skills or strengthen existing ones. It also looks great on your resume.
MAKE YOUR COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE.
One of the more well-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping with the smallest tasks can make a real difference in the lives of people and organizations in need.
Get the Most of Volunteering!
You’re donating your limited time, so it’s important that you enjoy and benefit from your volunteering.
Current Volunteer Needs
- Handyman/driver – Small repair projects; driving RDDC van to take clients to appointments and do pick-ups & deliveries
- Receptionist (see attached job description)
- Grant Coordinator – Join our Fund Development Committee and oversee grant applications, writing, and tracking.
- Support Worker – Evening & Overnight shifts
To make sure that your volunteer position is a good fit:
DO YOUR RESEARCH. Read through the our website and get to know the organization.
MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT IS EXPECTED AND ASK US QUESTIONS. What is the time commitment? Is training required? Who will you be working with? Is there a dress code or uniform required?
COMMUNICATE CLEARLY. Be sure to let the organization know how many hours you can commit, if you can commit short or longer term, and the area(s) you are interested in. If you volunteer a few times and it doesn’t feel like a good fit, please check in with the volunteer coordinator and let her know you would like to try something different.