MFRCS Volunteer Program:
The Volunteer Program offers volunteers the opportunity to work in partnership with staff in providing services, programs and activities for the community. MFRCS volunteers participate in the Youth Centre, Day Care, Deployment Support, as Board members and in a variety of programs within the Centre. These dedicated people are involved in conference committees, fundraising, warm line calling, welcome packages, 4 Wing events, administrative work, workshop facilitation, scrapbooking retreats and more. Volunteers also participate in community partnership events such as Family Day, Canada Day, Community Registration Day, Air Shows, 4 Wing Community Run, Terry Fox Run, Deployment events and Morale Boosters.
By contributing to the various programs at the MFRCS, a volunteer benefits by enhancing his or her social circle, gaining experience and developing skills, along with the satisfaction of giving to the community. Many volunteers are augmenting their resumes for entry into the job market, while others are maintaining valuable skills that were acquired through past postings. Training, supervision, support and recognition are provided to volunteers. Components of the program include advertising, recruitment, screening, orientation, training, placement, assessment, supervision and recognition.
The 4 Wing Military Family Resource Centre Society makes every effort to meet the needs of volunteers while ensuring that all programs and services are maintained to the highest standards. This may include “episodic” volunteering, where the volunteer only comes in as needed, an “on call basis” or a position created within a program to accommodate a skill that requires application or development by the volunteer.
Adult or Family Volunteering:
The MFRCS Volunteer Program is designed to develop and maintain a core of volunteers who work in partnership with the staff in providing programs, events and services for 4 Wing Cold Lake and the Cold Lake community. The commitment can be long or short term and can be simple or intense. The type of involvement is your choice and can be very rewarding. This is a great way to spend quality time with your family, meet new people, build a resume, enhance your expertise or work with children and youth. Volunteering touches all that we do at the MFRCS. A variety of volunteer positions are available and there is sure to be one suited for you.
Student’s volunteer hours can work for them. Perhaps volunteer hours are needed towards graduating high school or maybe even for scholarships. In Alberta, volunteer experience can count towards marks in high school and, in some cases, towards acceptance at post-secondary institutions. Find out what volunteer requirements are needed in other provinces for high school graduation. Grade 9 and higher can start building a portfolio, track, and display their volunteer efforts towards obtaining their future goals.
MFRCS Volunteer Services Include:
- Matching Placement
Volunteer Program Opportunities Include:
- Busy Little Hands Playgroup – an adult/child playgroup
- RCAF Family Sponsorship Program
- 4 Wing Community Events
- Child Care Services
- Crop Haven Committee (Scrapbooking)
- Board of Directors
- Program Facilitators
- Warm Line Callers
- Odd Job Squad
- Welcome Packages
- Event Volunteers
- English & French Conversation Facilitators
For more information, please contact our Volunteer Services Coordinator at 780-594-6006 Ext 227 today!