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!

Volunteer Coordinator:  CALL is a grassroots volunteer led and run organization. We currently have about 600 members, many of whom have taken on specific responsibilities such as working on committees, facilitating groups, helping out at events, undertaking specific projects identified by CALL committees, or assuming positions on the CALL Board.

As the organization has grown, so has the need for volunteers, so now CALL is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to help match identified needs with willing CALL members. 

This is a new position for CALL and the Coordinator will help determine how best to carry out the job.  The following are suggestive of ways this might be done:

  • Committees or individuals will identify a specific need and will provide a description of the background and/or skills required to the Volunteer Co-ordinator.

E.g. The webmaster is looking for someone to assist with posting CALL events and information to Meet-Up.  This may require one or two hours a week.  Basic computer skills required.

  • The Volunteer Co-ordinator will then communicate the needs to the CALL membership through the website, in person at CALL events, through individual contacts and other creative means.

E.g. Post description on the website, make announcements at CALL events, talk to individuals at these events.

  • The Volunteer Coordinator will then provide possible names and contact information to the Committee looking for assistance, and will provide contact information to the potential volunteers.

In addition, the Coordinator may work with others to:

  • provide opportunities for volunteers to connect with one another, learn from one another and feel appreciated through coffee parties, luncheons etc. for various groups of volunteers that include room for discussion, problem solving, idea sharing etc.
  • organize new member orientation/integration through coffee parties, pre or post CALL Café gatherings, “meet the Board” opportunities
  • work with greeters and help expand their roles at Cafés and other speaker events to identify and connect with new members
  • work with coordinators and facilitators to identify possible volunteers within the existing membership
  • identify existing volunteers willing to mentor new ones and help with transition into positions
Contact Louise Dormaar at ldormaar@gmail.com

NOTE: The Volunteer Coordinator is not a member of the Board and not expected to attend Board or Committee meetings except occasionally as requested in order to clarify the needs and to assist in developing a description of what skill sets are needed.

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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Issue 1

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NEW Interest Groups
Buddha, Body and Brain
cSpace Bridge
cSpace Basic Bridge
cSPACE Wordfreaks
Ideas, Lives, and Milieus: Exploring the Historical and Biographical Context of New Ideas
Reading Non-Fiction
Mystery Book Club

The Crusades: A Dark History
Shakespeare Studies 
Antony and Cleopatra
Lawn Bowling at Stanley Park
Literary Classics (new series)
Ukestra-Ukulele Workshop and Concert

Click here for a complete list of ALL Interest Groups.

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

Painting and Sketching
Poetry Workshop
Hamilton - The Book! The Musical!
Canada 150: What CALL's you
"Alberta Views" monthly discussion group
Music Theory for the Classical Guitar


Health and Wellness
Tuesday, May 23, 1:00-3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
“The Gift of Years” in Poetry and Film

Literary Classics
May 15 & 29, June 12 & 26, 10 am - 12
cSpace 3rd Flr, 1721-29th Ave. SW
Short stories of Katherine Mansfield


Health and Wellness
Tuesday, June 6 10:00-12:00 PM
cSpace, 1721-29 Ave. SW 
(Note: This is a change of location)
The Dwindling--A Daughter's Caregiving Journey to the Edge of Life

Science and Environment
Wednesday, Jun 7, 7:30-9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall

Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets

Arts and Humanities Speaker Series
Friday, June 9 1:00 - 3:00 PM
cSpace, 1721 - 29 Ave. SW
In Conversation with Louis Hobson

Monday, June 12, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
Calgary’s Stampede Queens

Treks and Travels
Wednesday, June 21, 7:30-9:00 PM
Rosedale Community Hall
Ecuador and the World Heritage Galápagos Islands

Employment Think Tank
Tuesday, June 27 1:00 - 3:00 PM
cSpace, Suite 310 - 1721 - 29 Ave. SW
Facilitated by Bruce Furlong

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VOLUNTEER Opportunities -
Media Setup Handyman/woman
Volunteer Coordinator
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