Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta is looking for volunteers and mentors. Volunteers aid us in successfully reaching our goal of inspiring all girls to be 'Strong, Smart and Bold' throughout the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Volunteers have the power to have an enormous impact on the girls in our community and within our programs.
There are many ways that volunteers can become involved with our organization. We are looking for volunteers to be guest speakers for programs, help out with our fundraising events or even joining our Board of Directors. You can also apply to become a Mentor in our Girls Inc. Staying Strong Mentoring Program.
Become a Girls Inc. Volunteer
Program volunteers can take on a variety of roles such as guest speakers, mentors and program facilitators. When community members share their time and expertise by attending programs it helps participants to connect deeper with the concepts discussed. Program volunteers will always work directly with Girls Inc. staff and use their own skills to enhance girls’ learning.
Fundraising Event Volunteer
Do you enjoy being involved in the community… and have a few hours to spare for key Girls Inc. events? Perhaps you would like to get involved in the planning or day of operation of one of our annual events. Some of our annual events include:
Women of Inspiration Celebration (June),
Golf Tournament (June). and our
Zombie Run (September or October).
Board of Directors
Perhaps you are interested in becoming involved in the overall management of the organization. We are looking for committed men and women with a variety of expertise to join our Board of Directors.
Become a Girls Inc. Mentor
We ask that individuals interested in our Staying Strong Mentoring Program submit a Registration Form so we can understand what skills you have and what vision you would like your volunteer experience to be like. The program is currently every Thursday after school and is facilitated by the mentors and staff. This program is group mentoring. Dedication to the program is very important. Please only consider becoming a mentor if you can commit to the program for the entire year. We will also be providing training for our mentors, as well as a monthly meeting to discuss future sessions and how the program is going.
Applicants interested in becoming a mentor must sign the following agreement to:
- Make a commitment to the program
- Attend training sessions
- Engage in the relationship with an open mind
- Be on time for scheduled meetings
- Keep discussions with youth confidential (except where youth's safety or well-being is at risk)
- Accept guidance from program staff and ask for help when needed
- Refrain from contacting or seeing the mentee outside of the established parameters and supervised sites where the program takes place