Volunteers are the backbone of CALL. We sincerely thank all of our dedicated volunteers! We are truly lucky to have such a rich diversity of experience to call upon, their gift of time and talent is immeasurable, and CALL would not be here and now without our volunteers!

“CALL” for Volunteers

This is a great way to get involved in CALL, meet new people and to provide some valuable help.  There are many ways to help out at CALL. Some are one-time events, while others are longer term and require a regular time commitment.  If you are able to help with any of these, we’d love to hear from you!
Please take a look at the list below. Contact information is provided.

CALL needs YOU!

Volunteer Opportunity!


The Program Committee co-ordinates, schedules, and supports all the wonderful Interest Groups, Speakers Series and other events that are offered to members.  The following volunteers are needed for the 2017-18 year.  

    Co-coordinators for the Arts and Media Interest Area.

    Someone interested in serving on the CALL Café Planning Sub-Committee.

    A Secretary to take minutes at the monthly Program Committee meetings.

       For more information about what is involved, contact

    Tamara Seiler, (program2@calgarylifelonglearners.ca)  or

    Mary Lou Kerr (program1@calgarylifelonglearners.ca)

The Program Committee is also looking for volunteers to help facilitate the following:

    Another "Our Lives, Our Stories" writing group at Trinity Lodge.  We have one facilitator there and need a second from CALL.  The group will be open to all CALL members.

    A painting group that will meet to work together and inspire one another.  We already have several people interested in joining such a group.

        For more information contact:  Pat Hogan culture@calgarylifelonglearners.ca

Media Setup Handyman (or Woman!): Do you love the CALL Lecture Series and CALL Cafés? Do you know the basics of hooking up a computer to a projector? Setting up a screen?
In order to continue to offer the great speakers, and the wonderful presentations, we need your help!
Some training is available. You could “shadow” one of our “techies” until you get the hang of it!
If you are interested in volunteering to help set up and take down the technology required to put on these great events, please contact Henri or Kai.

Social Media Co-ordinator Do you want to learn about Twitter? Get some experience with Facebook? Do you want to help CALL join the new millennium? Come join our new born Social Media team!
We are learning too, and think it is really exciting to get CALL onto some of these platforms. There are tools available that will make this a bit easier than it sounds.
Time commitment would be a couple of hours a week. Please contact Louise Dormaar for more information.

Interest Group Facilitator(s): It’s not difficult to facilitate an interest group. You don’t need to be an expert on the subject. You just need to have an interest. You may want to co-facilitate a group with a friend, a partner or a colleague. CALL helps by providing an Orientation Session and ongoing support for new facilitators. Facilitating is fun, satisfying, a learning experience, and an opportunity to meet people who share your interest or passion – exactly why you joined CALL.

Members are encouraged to discuss their ideas for possible interest groups with one of the Interest Area Coordinators. If you would like to propose a topic for a new program or interest group or become a facilitator, please email program1@calgarylifelonglearners.ca. You can also propose a new interest group verbally at a monthly CALL Café.

CALL Cafés throughout the year  –  We are also hoping to create small teams of 3-4 people to look after refreshments at the CALL Cafés, usually held one Monday afternoon per month at Rosedale Hall.  The plan is for teams to rotate so that we can accommodate people’s schedules and keep the loads light. Please contact Carol Gerein to let us know about your interest and availability.

Annual Board and Committee Nominations (Every Summer)

Are you interested in working on any of CALL’s committees, or perhaps chairing one and serving on the Board?  If so, now is the time to let us know!

If you are interested in chairing or co-chairing a CALL committee, or if you want to nominate someone else, please send an email to Patricia Roome at Past President, providing your name and, if appropriate, the name of your nominee, along with your telephone and email address.  Please also indicate which committee or committees from those described below is/are of interest to you.

Of course we also need lots of energetic volunteer workers, too. If you would like more information about committee opportunities, please sand an email to Patricia Roome at Past President with your name, phone and email address indicating which one(s) interest you, and a committee member will contact you.

CALL Committees:

1.  Community and Public Relations Committee

The Community and Public Relations Committee communicates information about CALL and its activities to the CALL membership, to partner and affiliated organizations, and to the larger Calgary community in order to advance the goals and objectives of CALL.

2.  Fund Development Committee

The Fund Development Committee raises funds through financial sponsorships and grants. Committee members research, identify and apply for grants and sponsorships.

Funds raised may be used for special projects, programming, equipment, rentals and other expenses as needed and as dictated by the specific granting agency or sponsor.

3.  Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for planning and providing CALL’s programs and activities. Members also recruit and provide orientation to facilitators, as well as work with other organizations to establish cooperative programs.

4.  Social Committee

The Social Committee supports CALL members by performing the hosting duties for organization-wide social events that the Board might authorize.

5.  Information and Technology Committee

The purpose of the committee is review, make recommendations to the Board and manage the audio-visual and computer technology and associated applications, including the website, for the administrative and program needs of CALL.

Below are some volunteer profiles. Click on the links to read more about a few of our wonderful volunteers!
Joe Boivin
Yvonne Hinks
Bob and Arlene Stamp

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Ongoing for Summer

World Events Discussion Group 1, Mon
World Events Discussion Group 2, Wed

Current Events Discussion Group, Thu

Mystery Book Club
Rosedale Bridge
Rosedale Wordfreaks
cSPACE Bridge
cSPACE Wordfreaks

Uke Jam

New for Summer

Lawn Bowling at Stanley Park

New for Fall

Human Conflict and Its Impact
Falling in Love with Who You Really Are: Advaita Vedanta
cSpace Basic Bridge
Digital Photography
Nature Photography
Poetry Workshop
Not So Common Law
Retirement Still Rocks
Philosophy in Everyday Life
Women in the History of Philosophy
Calgary Film Festival Intensive 2017
Ideas, Lives, and Milieus
Canadian Authors Plus Book Club
Shakespeare Studies 2017
Alberta Views Magazine Discussion Group
Buddhism: What You Always Wanted to Ask
Great Directors: Contemporary Women
Yoga: Connecting to Inner Peace and Joy
Unlocking New Films
Live from the Met  
Lunch and Learn
The Heroine's Journey through Literature
Exploring Books with Societal Implications
Literary Classics 
Scrabble--a laid-back approach

Click here for a complete list of ALL Interest Groups.

**Are YOU Interested? **
Interest Groups in the Works

Music Theory for the Classical Guitar

Where Were You in 1967?


Health and Wellness
Requested readings are posted on H&W


Arts and Humanities
Friday, September 8, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Masters Gallery, 2115 – 4 St SW
The History of Self-Portraiture with Ryan Green

Latin American Issues
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1:30-3:00 PM
New location:
cSpace, #310, 1721 - 29 Ave. SW

The Politics of Mobility in Southern Mexico

Lunch and Learn
Thursday, Sept. 14, 10:30 AM -12:00 PM
Reader Rock Garden McLeod Trail
and 25th Ave S.E.

SPECIAL "Kickoff" CALL Café
Monday, Sept. 18, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Dalhousie Community Centre,
5432 Dalhart Road NW
Speaker: Will Ferguson
Topic: Travels to Rwanda

Treks and Travels
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:30-9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall

Health and Wellness
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1:00-3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
Hearing Loss 101 - What Everyone
Should Know

Arts and Humanities
Friday, September 29, 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave. SW
The Art and Allure of Mysteries with Gail Bowen

**October Events**

Treks and Travels
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 7:30-9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
A Tour of Southern Africa: Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa....

Health and Wellness
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1:00-3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
Addictions in the Adult Population

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