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Edmonton and area, AB 2018-12-06T11:15:07+00:00

EDMONTON and area, AB

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URGENT NEEDS

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WOMEN'S EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATIONS CENTRE

Women

Monday evenings, 6:45-8:30pm

EDMONTON REMAND CENTRE

Men

2nd Team starting on Sundays, 2x/month

YOUNG OFFENDER CENTRE

Thursday evenings

boys

AT A GLANCE  

as of November 21, 2018  the following teams have room for volunteers – see dropdown boxes below for details

  • Adeara – Tue am women
  • Capital Care – Thu am
  • EIFW – Tue aft women
  • Edmonton Remand Centre – Sun aft & Tue eve women & men
  • Edmonton Young Offender Centre – Tue eve girls;  Thu eve boys
  • Fort Sask Correctional – Wed eve women; Thu eve men
  • Long Term Care – Millwoods & Zetter
  • Prayer Team
  • Women’s Emergency Accommodation (WEAC) – Mon eve
  • Welcome Home – monthly potlucks and weekly life groups

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


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.


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 has a need for 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 a musical instrument. A piano is available.

18415-127 Street,  Edmonton  AB  T6V 1B1

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


Team Leader:  Danny & Ronda

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

What to expect:  This team typically goes to more than one unit of men each time. Small groups sessions of biblical teaching, discussion and prayer.

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


Team Leader:  Jamal

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

What to expect:  This team typically goes to more than one unit of men each time. Small groups sessions of biblical teaching, discussion and prayer.

Current Volunteer Needs: This team has immediate need for additional volunteers to form another Sunday team.


Team Leader:  Sandy

Time:  Sundays  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  (1st & 3rd Sunday of the month)

What to expect:  This team goes to a women’s unit. Small group session of biblical teaching, discussion and prayer.

Current Volunteer Needs:  This team has room for additional women 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:  Steve

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 has room for an additional volunteer.


Group 3:  Boys with ADHD, FASD

Team Leader:  Deb

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 need of 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 has room for additional volunteers.


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 has room for additional volunteers.

 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:

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

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

In addition, Prayer Servants are encouraged to:

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

Current Volunteer Needs:  we both need and welcome Prayer Servants


Locations:  Mostly in 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 Needs & Opportunities:  Table Hosts needed, as well as Churches in other locations who would like to start hosting potlucks for newcomers. We can help them get started.


WELCOME HOME ENGLISH teams

What to expect:  You will engage newcomers in English conversation on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:30am @ Millbourne Community Life Centre, 2101 Millbourne Rd W Northwest

Current Needs & Opportunities: We need host couples and team members.


LIFE GROUPS

Current Needs & Opportunities:  

  • Other locations
  • We need volunteers who would like to host new Life Groups or assist in a new location. If you want to learn how to host a Life Group come to the Tuesday group in Millwoods to observe.

WELCOME HOME HOSPITALITY Teams

Current Needs and Opportunities:

  • Volunteers who will host events in their homes
  • Volunteers who will be on teams of people helping the hosts

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


WELCOME HOME PRAYER Teams

Current Needs and Opportunities:

  • Every second Tuesday 9:00-10:30am starting on Oct 9
  • Text or call Phil Taylor 780-966-7401 to confirm dates & location

Description:  This prayer meeting is for people who are reaching out to newcomers to Canada or are interested in learning how to do it. It is for volunteers to come to be refreshed and encouraged and it is for interceding for the needs of refugees and newcomers.

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. Visit Adeara’s website to learn more about their vision.


Time:   Tuesdays  9:00 – 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 has room for additional volunteers.

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 Medium Security Unit.

Current Volunteer Needs:  This team has room for additional volunteers. There is also the possibility of an evening team starting, volunteers are needed for this team.

18415-127 Street,  Edmonton  AB  T6V 1B1

Description:  The Edmonton Remand Centre is a provincial correctional facility. This team ministers to women only.


Team Leader:  Sandy

Time:  Sundays  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  (1st & 3rd Sunday of the month)

What to expect:  This team goes to a women’s unit. Small group session of biblical teaching, discussion and prayer.

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

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:  Mondays  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 has room for additional 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:  Alexis

Time:  Tuesdays  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 has an immediate need for more volunteers.


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:  Mary Lou Ng

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:  

  • Bible Study Leaders (need to be women, do not need to be widows)
  • Leaders to start new W2W groups in new locations (need to be women, do not need to be widows)
  • Women who have training in or a desire to provide Grief Support to the newly widowed
9611-101A Avenue, Edmonton AB T6V 1B1

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


Team Leaders:  

  • Team 1: Leslie
  • Team 2: Lynn

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:  

  • This team has room for additional volunteers.

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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