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Edmonton and area 2018-02-12T13:35:39+00:00

EDMONTON and area, AB

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IMMEDIATE NEEDS

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VOL COORDINATOR ASSTNT

5-10 hrs/wk

some weekday

WOMEN'S EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION

Mondays

6:30-8:30 p.m.

LONG TERM CARE - GOOD SAMARITAN, MILLWOODS

Sundays

4:30-7:00 p.m.

ADEARA (DREAM CENTRE)

Tuesdays

9:20 – 10:00 a.m.

CAPITAL CARE STRATHCONA

Thursdays

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

LONG TERM CARE - ZETTER CENTRE

Sundays

morning

AT A GLANCE  

as of Feb 08, 2018  the following teams have room for volunteers – see dropdown boxes below for details

  • WEAC – Mon eve
  • Long Term Care – Millwoods & Zetter
  • Adeara – Tue am
  • Capital Care – Thu am
  • Fort Sask Correctional – Wed eve women; Thu eve men
  • Welcome Home – monthly potlucks and weekly life groups
  • EYOC – Thu eve boys
  • Intercessory Prayer
  • The Remand Centre – Tue eve or Sun aft

Are you musical?

We could use guitar players and a piano player. Apply today to join a team.

 

Interested in a team but it appears that team doesn’t have a need?

CONTACT our Volunteer Coordinator who can discuss options with you

We have the potential to form new teams at some venues as volunteers come forward

Men or Women Volunteers

your home is your office

Description:  As Connecting Streams grows, so does the need for some of our staff team to have administrative help in place. These volunteer positions vary and may include one-time or ongoing project work, regular weekly tasks, or regular flexible-time tasks.


Positions Currently Available

 Title:  Volunteer Coordinator Assistant

Staff member requiring assistance:  MargaretVolunteer Coordinator

Time:  5 to 10 hours per week, flexible (some weekday availability an asset)

Position:  

  • We are in need of someone with a strong commitment to the Vision and Mission of Connecting Streams to assist our Edmonton Volunteer Coordinator.
  • This person will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator in the screening and placement process of new volunteers for the Edmonton area.
  • This position is well-suited to someone who:
    • has good oral and written communication skills,
    • has administrative and computer skills,
    • enjoys meeting new people,
    • has the ability to maintain confidentiality, and
    • is reliable and responsible.
12 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park, AB  T8H 1V3

Description:  This group ministers to residents of a long term care facility who have Alzheimer’s disease, by facilitating a hymn sing.


Team Leader:  Betty M.

Time:  Thursdays  10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

What to expect:  Entering through secured access doors is a stark reminder of the difficult decisions that family members often have to make when someone suffers from dementia.  Music has power – especially for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.  This team meets in a common area and leads the group in familiar hymns, ministering not only to this oft-overlooked segment of society, but also indirectly to the staff and family members.

Current Volunteer Needs:  This team is always open to new volunteers. No specific skills are required beyond a love for Jesus, patience, and a caring heart and manner toward those who no longer have control over their minds. This team would love to gain a volunteer who can play the piano.

18415-127 Street,  Edmonton  AB  T6V 1B1

Description:  The Edmonton Remand Centre is a provincial correctional facility. Teams minister to groups of men using a variety of formats.


Team Leader:  Danny

Time:  Tuesdays  6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  (twice a month)

What to expect:  This team typically goes to more than one unit in the evening. Small groups sessions of biblical teaching, discussion and prayer.

Current Volunteer Needs:  The current team has a need for more men volunteers.


Team Leader:  Jamal

Time:  Sundays  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  (once a month)

What to expect:  This team typically goes to more than one unit in the evening. Small groups sessions of biblical teaching, discussion and prayer.

Current Volunteer Needs:  The current team has a need for more men volunteers.


This facility has room for more teams. We are hoping that as the current teams grow and learn, we will be able to multiply into more teams serving.


18621-127 Street, Edmonton AB T6V 1B1

Description:  The EYOC is a correctional facility for teen boys and teen girls. 


Group 1:  Athabasca – Boys, ages 13-18

Team Leader:  Ava-Jo

Time:  Mondays  6:10 – 7:00 p.m.

What to expect:  A small group meets in the Chapel for biblical teaching, discussion and prayer.

Current Volunteer Needs:  This team does not have a need for additional volunteers at this time.


Group 2:  Sunwapta/Meander – Boys, ages 15-21

Time:  Thursdays   7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Team Leader:  Darlene

What to expect:  

  • small group setting with typically 6-10 coming to the sessions for biblical teaching, discussion and prayer
  • the team provides a snack each week of chocolate milk and chips (only sealed pre-packaged food can be taken in)

Current Volunteer Needs:  This team could use another volunteer


Group 3:  Boys with ADHD, FASD

Team Leader:  Tara

Time:  last Wednesday of the month  7:00-8:00 p.m.

What to expect:  This team meets monthly with boys experiencing challenges with ADD and/or FASD  to build relationships, pray and help them get to know Jesus and learn what the Bible says, through activity.

Current Volunteer Needs:  This team does not have a need for additional volunteers at this time.

7802 – 101 Street  |   Ft Sask AB  T8L 2P3

Description:  This is a provincial correctional centre for men and women.


Group 1

Team Leader:  Jamal & Danny

Time:  Thursdays  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

What to expect:  This team meets in a multi-purpose room. Typically 20-30 inmates attend.  Teaching is done from the front with conversation/discussion time to follow.  Music is dependent on volunteer availability.

Current Volunteer Needs:  This team could use 2 volunteers committed to regular attendance and participation. A guitarist/music leader would be an asset.


Group 2

Time:  Fridays   6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Team Leader:  Al

What to expect:   This team also meets in the multi-purpose room or chapel. Typically a different group of 20-30 inmates attend. Teaching is done from the front with conversation/discussion time to follow.

Current Volunteer Needs:  This team does not have room for additional volunteers at this time.

 9649 – 71 Avenue, Edmonton  AB  T6L 7A4

Description:  adults in long term care who deal with a variety of health challenges and spiritual needs


Group 1: Discipleship & Relationship Building and Chapel Service

Team Leaders:  Carrielynn & Orlow

Time:  Sundays  9:30 a.m. – noon

What to expect:  

  • 9:30-10:00  Portering residents to the main floor atrium10:00- 11:00  Atrium: hymn singing & biblical teaching11:00-11:30  Portering residents11:30 – noon  2nd Floor: hymn singing & biblical teaching. Volunteers are provided a full meal following the service; a great time for the team to debrief and learn from one another.

Current Volunteer Needs:  

This team would value having a 2nd pianist available.

There is always room for more volunteers, a role which includes:

  • portering residents to and from the service
  • assisting with page-turning and general help during the service
  • contributing musically through special music, if desired
  • pastoral care from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. as residents are arriving
  • pastoral bedside care for those unable to attend the service (volunteers work in pairs)
  • encouraging, welcoming, and helping residents know they are loved and cared for

This team always has room for committed, regular volunteers who are looking for a practical way to demonstrate the love and care of Jesus.

Ongoing, on-site mentoring/coaching provided.


Group 2:  Hymn Sing

Time:  Wednesdays   3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Team Leader:  Orlow

What to expect:   a group of approx 30 residents gather to sing traditional hymns

Current Volunteer Needs:  

  • the volunteer role is similar to above
  • this team has a regular pianist; a substitute would be an asset

Group 3:  Bible Study Group

Time:  Thursdays   3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Team Leader:  Orlow

What to expect:   this group of 8-20 residents meets for Bible study, discussion, and prayer

Current Volunteer Needs:  

  • portering residents to and from the service
  • assisting with page-turning and general help during the service
  • this team needs volunteers who will take a turn leading the Bible study
101 Youville Drive East,  Edmonton  AB  T6L 7A4

Description:  adults in long term care who deal with a variety of health challenges and spiritual needs


Group 1:  Discipleship & Relationship Building and Chapel Service

Team Leaders:  Carrielynn & Orlow

Time:  Sundays  4:30 – 7:00 p.m.

What to expect:  

4:30 – 5:50 p.m.  Volunteers visit (in pairs) with a sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit in starting intentional spiritual conversations, and prayer with the residents; volunteers connect with, and provide help for residents with their 5:00 p.m. meal

5:50 – 6:10 p.m.  Singing (with YouTube)

6:15 – 6:45 p.m.  Chapel service

Current Volunteer Needs:    This team is always open to new volunteers. Ongoing, on-site mentoring/coaching provided.


Group 2:  Bible Study / Discipleship

Team Leader:  Orlow

Time:  Tuesdays 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

What to Expect:    small group setting for biblical teaching, discussion, prayer, and pastoral care

Current Volunteer Needs:    This team has room for new volunteers.

Location:  This volunteer role is ideal for those who love to pray for others, as well as those who may not be able to get to the ministry locations.


Description:  Prayer is foundational and key to the work of Connecting Streams.  This team prays for the volunteers, those to whom we minister, the staff, and the overall work of the ministry of Connecting Streams.


What to expect:

Intercessors receive weekly email updates from the different areas of ministry so they can pray more effectively.

A volunteer Intercessor’s primary commitment is to personal prayer on their own schedule. Intercessors are encouraged to choose the areas of the ministry to which they can commit to regular prayer.

In addition, intercessors are encouraged to:

  • attend two Days of Prayer each year with the staff team; and
  • attend two Volunteer Training Workshops (Oct & Mar)
    • a Prayer Room is included as part of this day for the support and encouragement of the volunteers working on the front lines
    • two workshop options are included for volunteers, and while we encourage Intercessors to sign up for the Prayer Room for one of the workshops, you are also welcome to choose a training workshop for your own development for one of the sessions

Current Volunteer Needs:  we both need and welcome prayer intercessors


Locations:  homes, like yours!

Description:  Welcome Home provides several options for followers of Jesus to come alongside and befriend newcomers to Canada, introducing them to the One who can give them hope in all their challenges. Teams meet in homes to help newcomers adjust to Canada, improve their English, and learn about Jesus. 

The Welcome Home program is a great opportunity for volunteers who want “a way of life” ministry. Many of the Welcome Home volunteers have become true friends with the newcomers to whom they reached out, and they have an ongoing discipling role in their lives, as they continue to teach them what Jesus taught.


MONTHLY NEWCOMER POTLUCKS

Leader:  Phil Taylor (staff director, Welcome Home)

Time:  4th Fridays of the month; Sep through Jun

Location:  Calvary Community Church, 8704 Millwoods Road NW,   Edmonton AB  T6K 3J3

What to expect:  A great place to start. Invite a newcomer to join you at this friendly event.

Current Volunteer Needs:  Each round table of guests has one or two CS volunteers who make newcomers feel welcome, encourage conversation, and facilitate a scripture reading and conversation questions.


WELCOME HOME ENGLISH teams

What to expect:  

These teams meet in homes throughout the city, one evening a week from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Each evening includes:

  • a short opening talk from the Bible focused on Jesus
  • shared life updates; prayer
  • an activity-based English lesson
  • groups where the newcomers have beginner up to low-intermediate are provided with a translator

Typically, a team is comprised of a “host” couple who lead the biblical talk and time of prayer. Ideally, the teams meet in the host home, but some meet in the newcomers’ homes because of transportation &/or childcare logistics.

Current Volunteer Needs:  We currently have 2 families who have asked, and are waiting for, a Welcome Home English team to come and teach them. 

We can provide training and resources for both the Opening Talks, and the English lesson.


LIFE GROUPS

Currently available:

  1. Millwoods
    • Team Leaders:  Lorraine & Phil
    • Tuesdays 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  

What to expect: 

  • 6:00 p.m. Shared dinner (optional potluck)
  • 7:00 p.m. Teaching about Jesus, followed by discussion
  • Small group, or one-to-one English language conversation coaching during the discussion time for newcomers who want extra language help

Current Volunteer Needs:  This group has an immediate need for someone to take the English conversation portion. ESL teaching experience would be an asset, but is not a requirement. If you’ve always wanted to try teaching English, here’s your chance!  We’ll provide training and resources.


WELCOME HOME HOSPITALITY Teams

Currently available:

  1. Southside
    • Fridays: 1st & 3rd – potlucks
    • Fridays: 2nd – prayer & training

Team Leaders: Stella & Tony

Description:  Most newcomers have never been invited into a Canadian believer’s home. Team members invite newcomers to potlucks hosted in believer’s homes. Here newcomers experience the love of Jesus as teams serve them, talk and pray with them and share their life journeys. Training provided.

Women only Volunteers

Location:  Adeara is in the Capilano area. The address is not disclosed to the general public. Our Volunteer Coordinator will provide it to interested applicants at the interview stage.


Description:  

This centre is a residential, faith-based long term addiction recovery facility for women and their children. Ministry teams lead biblical morning devotions.


Time:   Tuesdays  9:20 – 10:00 a.m.

Team Leader:  Emily

What to expect:  All residents attend a time of morning devotions prepared and led by volunteers. Typically, this would include a short talk, or reading of a verse or short passage of scripture, discussion, and prayer.

Current Volunteer Needs:   This team could benefit from one more volunteer.

11151 – 178 Street,  Edmonton, AB  T5S 2H9

Description:  EIFW is a federal prison with minimum, medium and maximum security for women. 


Team Leader:  Freda

Time: Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

What to expect:  This team facilitates a discovery and growth group in a small group setting, in the Chapel in the Minimum Security Unit.

Current Volunteer Needs:  This team does not have room for additional volunteers at this time.

7802 – 101 Street,  Ft Saskatchewan AB  T8L 2P3

Description:  This is a provincial correctional centre for men and women. 


Group 1

Team Leader:  Rhonda

Time:  Wednesdays  1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

What to expect:  This group meets in the Chapel with from 10-20 typically in attendance.  They may break into smaller groups for biblical teaching, discussion and prayer.

Current Volunteer Needs:  This team could benefit from 1 or 2 more committed volunteers.


Group 2

Time:  Wednesdays   7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Team Leaders:  Cherie & Cathy

What to expect:  This group meets in the Chapel with from 10-20 typically in attendance.  They may break into smaller groups for biblical teaching, discussion and prayer.

Current Volunteer Needs: This team could benefit from 1 more committed volunteer.

18621-127 Street, Edmonton AB T6V 1B1

Description:  The EYOC is a correctional facility for teen boys and teen girls.


Group:  Whitesands – Girls, ages 13-18

Team Leader:  Emily

Time:  Wednesdays  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

What to expect:  This team meets in the girls’ unit with from 5-12 girls typically attending. They start with an icebreaker activity, followed by music, Bible teaching, discussion, and prayer. They end their time together with a snack of potato chips and chocolate milk, which the team members take turns providing.

Current Volunteer Needs:  This team does not have a need for additional volunteers at this time.


Description:   W2W offers support for widows at all stages of their journey. With a sensitivity to those who may have little, or no faith, W2W volunteers come alongside widows for support, healthy socializing, and an introduction to the love and care of God through Jesus.


National Leader:  Jane

Times and locations:  visit widowtowidow.ca

What to expect:

  • weekly small groups are available based on interest
    • e.g., Bible study, book club, bowling, etc.
  • monthly gatherings in each area include a feature speaker
  • an annual weekend retreat in the Edmonton area

Current Volunteer Needs:  most groups have room for new volunteers who are mature in their faith to serve in a variety of roles

9611-101A Avenue, Edmonton AB T6V 1B1

Description:  WEAC offers Emergency Shelter and programming to women who have no permanent address


Team Co-Leaders:  

  • Loann and Leslie-Anne

Time:  Mondays  6:45 – 8:30 p.m.

What to expect:  

  • small group setting with typically 12-20 women coming to the sessions which include worship music/singing, biblical teaching, discussion, and prayer
  • team members share the responsibility for leading
  • on-site coaching from one of the CS staff team
  • there is a snack during the evening to which team members each contribute

Current Volunteer Needs:  

  • team members – Monday evenings

Men only Volunteers

9611 102 Ave NW,   Edmonton AB   T5H 0E5

Description:  downtown addictions recovery residence for men, operated by the Salvation Army


Team Leaders:  Allan, John, and Lowell

Time:  Wednesdays  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

What to expect:

Current Volunteer Needs:  This team does not have room for additional volunteers at this time.

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