Volunteers play an important role in the lives of our children, youth, young adults and families; providing them with the reassurance that people do care and that they are valued-members of the greater community. As a volunteer with the Ranch Ehrlo Society you will help children, youth and families develop a brighter future. Volunteers allow Ranch Ehrlo to provide services and enhance programs in ways that we would otherwise not be able.
“Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.” ~Author Unknown
Ranch Ehrlo Society is always looking for caring, committed individuals to become part of our team and the lives of our young people. We currently have volunteers who are students, young professionals and leaders in their fields. Positions are available on an event, seasonal and year-round basis depending on your interests and abilities, and we welcome and will consider your suggestions to develop a specific volunteer role.
Reasons to volunteer at Ranch Ehrlo (check out out brochure):
• Acquire job skills and improve job opportunities
• Fulfill educational requirements for your field of study
• Have increased contact with your community
• Gain friendships
• Learn about and learn from other cultures
• Develop better communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
• Possibility of being hired as paid staff
• Support a cause you believe in
Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~Elizabeth Andrew
Current opportunities within our programs include:
1) Sport Venture Programs (Regina)
- Basketball coach – organize weekly practices/scrimmages for community children and youth ages 8-18; approximately three hours/week for the eight week season (May – June 2012).
- Recreation (sport) – Program Assistant: will assist the Community Recreation Worker in delivering a varied sports program to children/youth with special needs (i.e. ADHD, autism).
- Recreation (arts/crafts) – Program Assistant: will assist the arts instructor with classroom management and encouraging engagement in the activities; special populations (mood disorders, autism).
- Casual Childcare – Assistant: supervising and engaging young children in activities while their parents attend programming.
- Specialized After-School Program – Program Assistant: will assist the Community Recreation Worker in delivering specialized educational and recreational programming to children and youth at risk of becoming involved in or a victim of crime.
2) Residential programs (Regina, Prince Albert, and Saskatoon)
- Youth Care Assistant – under the supervision of the Unit Manager and/or the Youth Care Leader, assist residential team with the youths’ daily activities.
3) Family programs (Regina)
- Donation organizer – help organize donations of clothing, household items and food that the program receives.
- Donation search – source and make arrangements to pick-up particular items that are required by the program.
- In-home childcare – a family in Ranch Ehrlo’s Family Program requires childcare for five children (infant, ages 2, 4, 5 and 7) Wednesday evenings from 6-9:30 p.m. Two volunteers per evening would be preferable.
The following positions have a minimum 8 week commitment:
- Coffee talker – will meet parent(s) for regular social outings to offer companionship and an opportunity for socialization; approximately one hour/week.
- Cooking/nutrition mentor – work with a group of parents to teach basic recipes and meal planning; approximately two hours/week (facility and all required dishes, ingredients, etc. will be provided).
- House cleaning – clean houses when families have moved out or are moving into a new dwelling (all required cleaning products will be provided).
- Yard work – Seasonal and regular maintenance of the yards of residential dwellings (all required products and tools will be provided).
- St. Paul’s Community Breakfast – assist in the preparation and clean-up of a monthly breakfast for the homeless (first Friday of each month from 5am-8am).
- Archivist – preserve the rich history of the Ranch Ehrlo Society by cataloguing and archiving historical documents, photos, newsletters, etc. This would be a wonderful opportunity for a retired or fledgling archivist, history buff and/or librarian!
Or, you can choose your own role by learning more about our various programs
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” ~Mahatma Gandhi
Requirements for all volunteers (new registrations)
- All volunteers must submit an application form prior to beginning volunteer service.
- All volunteers (over the age of 18) require a current criminal record check, including a vulnerable sector check, in order to volunteer with the Ranch Ehrlo Society. Criminal record checks must be current with in six months of the volunteer’s start date. Those volunteers not receiving credit for their services (i.e. course requirement) may receive a letter from Volunteer Services which allows them to avoid processing fees for their criminal record check. Please inquire with the Manager of Volunteer Services before getting your criminal record check done if you require such a letter.
- All volunteers must, at minimum, an oath of confidentiality prior to beginning services. In many cases, volunteers must complete additional paperwork and attend an orientation as part of their volunteer screening and training. Please contact Volunteer Services for complete application details.
- If you would like to volunteer at Ranch Ehrlo you can begin the process now! Download our application form and send it to Kim Buchan (Manager of Volunteer Services) using the information found below.
Manager, Volunteer Services (interim)
Ranch Ehrlo Society
PO Box 570
Pilot Butte, SK S0G 3Z0
P: (306) 751-3871
F: (306) 757-0599