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Be a Volunteer

Volunteer Week April 10 to 16, 2016

What is our greatest resource, our Volunteers!
They are the foundation of our community

Volunteers are vital not only to the City but the community as a whole. Volunteers are integral to making many of the City and community programs and services possible.

Volunteers are everywhere! They are coaching our young people in sport and recreation, helping those in need, assisting in emergencies, growing gardens and flowers that make our community sparkle, participating and bringing a voice to local government, fundraising, and assisting with the many special events that bring our community together. It's what makes our community a great place to live, work, and play.


Benefits of Being a Volunteer


  • Provide a valuable service to your community
  • Learn new skills
  • Discover, develop and share your strengths and talents
  • Gain self confidence
  • Meet new people and expand your network circle
  • Earn volunteer credits for school and gain work related skills and experience
  • Learn and lend your voice to local government.

Code for Volunteer Involvement


The City of Dryden recognizes the importance of fostering a healthy and rewarding volunteer-friendly community; therefore, Council has adopted a Code for Volunteer Involvement. The Code provides a foundation of core values, guiding principles, and standards that govern volunteer involvement and ensure a mutually rewarding experience for both the City and its volunteers.


City Volunteer Opportunities


If you would like to volunteer for the City and learn more about your City government and how it works, please contact us at 807-223-1119 to discuss the variety of opportunities available. We look forward to hearing from you and working together to make our community an even better place to live, work and play!

Kathy Huntus
Manager of Human Resources
(807) 223-1119
kehuntus@dryden.ca
                                                         Val McKeever
Human Resources Assistant
(807) 223-1182
vmckeever@dryden.ca


Volunteer Resources and Links


The following list includes City policies, procedures and applicable forms with regard to City Volunteers.

The City of Dryden Volunteer Involvement Program is based on the Code for Volunteer Involvement that was developed by Volunteer Canada. For information and additional resources regarding volunteerism, go to the Volunteer Canada website.


City Boards and Committees


If you are interested in volunteering as a member of one of the City of Dryden's Boards and Committees, please refer to the City Hall section of the website and refer to Council/Boards and Committees for more information and an application form. If you have questions, please contact the Clerk's Office at (807) 223-1125 or e-mail.

Community Volunteer Opportunities


We encourage people to get involved! The following links will give you the opportunity to make your contribution to our community. If you would like your 'link' posted, please contact Val McKeever, Human Resources Department, at (807) 223-1182 or vmckeever@dryden.ca

The following are groups in need of volunteers:

Princess Court - Volunteers are invited to join Princess Court Family Council for our monthly meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. We meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Princess Court Boardroom. For more information please call Isabel MacLean, Chairman, at 223-4087.

Grace Haven - Volunteers needed for senior support services and programs. Please call 223-5278 ext. 25.

Dryden Regional Health Centre - Volunteers needed in areas ranging from greeters to interpreters.
Dryden Regional Health Centre

Dryden Volunteer Recruitment & Referral Centre - Provides volunteer based direct services to the community. For more information call 807-223-5995.

Dryden Red Cross Society - Volunteers are needed in several areas within the branch; such as leadership, disaster management, seniors transportation and fundraising.
Dryden Red Cross