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The Volunteer Registry can help you find the perfect volunteer opportunity to build your skills and your community. Use the search tools to locate the perfect opportunity for you!

If you're interested in learning more about volunteering, check out our "Volunteering on Campus" video to learn more about a few of the regular opportunities available at the U of A.

Posting an ad? If you need help editing your ad after you've posted, email infolink@su.ualberta.ca There are currently 199 Volunteer Opportunities in our database.

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The Volunteer Receptionist is responsible to assist in the management of the reception area in which the primary focus is to provide switchboard and reception customer service. It is a first point of contact to the Canadian Red Cross Edmonton office for staff, volunteers, deliveries and members of the public. This position will also assist in other administrative duties as required.


Reception Activities:

* Responds to general inquiries; provides information and directs the incoming calls to appropriate departments, programs or other agencies
* Greets and directs customers, clients, deliveries to appropriate department or program
* Graciously accepts donations to the Society in person, and issues general non-tax receipts
* Assists in maintaining the security of building
* Maintains reception area in a clean and orderly fashion
* Receives packages, letters, parcels etc. and signs for deliveries when necessary
* Performs other administrative duties as required

Switchboard Activities:

* Operates a multi-line telephone switchboard console; answers all incoming telephone calls and routes to appropriate person or department; responds to inquiries; provides information and/or refers caller to other Red Cross offices or agencies as required
* Represents the Society in a professional manner by providing efficient management of all incoming telephone calls to the regional office

Integrates volunteer resources within the scope of responsibilities, as required.

Participates in disaster planning, preparation and response, as required.

Contributes to a healthy and safe working environment.

Performs other duties, as required.


Understand and support the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement


Commit for a minimum of six months
1 or more shifts(1/2 day) per week during the regular office hours from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM


* Completion of online training (provided) - Intro to the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Intro to Volunteerism
* On site orientation and training related to reception, administrative and volunteer activities.

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Do you want to make a difference in your community?

Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in Canada and throughout the world, is currently seeking an Emergency Response Team (ERT) Responder Volunteer for the Emergency Management program.

What will you do

Working collaboratively as part of an experienced team of trained responders, supervisors and a site manager, you will:

Conduct emergency preparedness activities;
Assess the needs of those affected by an emergency event;
Provide services such as shelter, food, clothing, registration of evacuees;
Provide emotional care and comfort within an emergency shelter, community reception center, community recovery center or through outreach activities in the community;
What you bring and can further develop with the organization

Customer Service Skills – provide comfort and care, patience in dealing with upset clients, active listening to understanding needs, finding a solution and good communication so clients understand the services available and how to obtain them;
Commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement and model the core competencies of the Canadian Red Cross: team excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused;
Language – responders can deliver services as appropriate in English or French;
Communication skills – understanding of verbal and non-verbal cues, active listening, clearly able to explain self and confirm understanding from client;
Attention to detail - accuracy in completing necessary paperwork and giving information;
Data entry - able to enter data into a computerised database through a structured form. Able to use an email account to read, print and reply to emails (including opening attachments).
Teamwork - share information, be helpful, respectful, approachable, build strong relationships;
Dependability - Timely, takes initiative and ownership of work;
Remains calm during a crisis - Don’t allow emotions to get in the way, don’t take things personally, stay positive, respond decisively.

Working conditions

The majority of preparedness work is performed in community or in an office environment which is clean and comfortable.
The majority of the response work is performed in an environment which is moderately clean and comfortable.
Potential for responding in disaster areas with vulnerable populations, as well as difficult and unstable conditions (environmental, physical, social, etc.) and uncomfortable conditions (noise, odours, smoke, humidity). Information about these conditions are provided at the time of the request to deploy.
If working in a response site, health and safety considerations will be outlined prior to the assignment.
Able to work non-traditional hours (daytime, evenings and weekends), be on-call and respond to emergency/disaster related requests periodically.
Ability to respond in your local community and outside of your community periodically. ERT Responders may be asked to deploy to a large-scale response in Canada, as required and available, for 3 days or more.
Completion of online courses as well as in-person training is required as part of orientation and ongoing learning.

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