Supporting Our Community – Through Football!

This blog post was written by Filsan Abdi, Volunteer Coordinator at the Women’s Centre.

Have you always thought about volunteering in your community, but felt like you did not have enough time? If so, this blog is here to help you, by offering another option to get involved!

Football season is fast approaching and we are gearing up for another awesome year. One of the reasons football is so exciting is because we have the incredible pleasure of working with truly awesome volunteers, who enjoy the game while volunteering for the Women’s Centre. Our football volunteers volunteer their time at Calgary Stampeders games as volunteer ushers, helping fans to their seats. All proceeds from their hard work go to the Women’s Centre’s Basic Needs program, which connects women with personal care items like shampoo, soap, pads and tampons every month.

Our volunteers are super dedicated and are always happy to be at each game, year after year. They are there for us in rain, shine, and snow, no matter how extreme the weather conditions get. These volunteers have single handily contributed over 1200 hours, in just the 2017 season alone. Not to mention the fact that their hard work helped us raise approximately $16,000.

Here is a quote from one of our football volunteers:

“I love that this volunteer opportunity combines my love for football and a great way to contribute to my community.  I always find myself to be very eager to be part of the Women’s Centre volunteer group.”

We offer the following amazing benefits to joining our team of volunteers:

  • An excellent opportunity to watch a great football game
  • A great way to give back to your community
  • A free meal ticket
  • Fantastic way to meet new people and develop everlasting friendships

After reading this blog, if you are feeling inspired enough to be part of this incredible volunteer team, we would love to have you join us.

All you need to do is fill out a short and simple online volunteer application and then we will follow up with you.  Please note that you do need to be at least 18 years of age to participate in this volunteer opportunity.

If you are interested in volunteering, but with a group of your friends or co-workers, you are welcome to do that as well.

On behalf of the Women’s Centre, thank you!

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