There are many great volunteer opportunities available at the Saskatoon Community Clinic. If you are interested in one of these volunteer programs please contact the Seniors Volunteer Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (306) 664-4282. If you are interested lending a hand as a volunteer gardener, contact Member and Public Relations at (306) 652-0300.
Strengthening the Circle Kohkum’s Group
Volunteers with this program meet and greet the Kohkums, participate in activities, assist in preparing and serving refreshments and assist with clean up. Our program has a First Nations focus and involves healing circles, education, and occasional outings.
Time Commitment: 1st Tuesday of each Month from 1: 30 pm – 4:00pm
Seniors of Tomorrow Health Education Series
Seniors of Tomorrow Volunteers help with greeting participants, program setup/takedown, and serving refreshments. As a volunteer and participant in this program you will learn how to maintain good health through our interactive health promotional education programs.
Time commitment: One Wednesday per month from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Happy Gang and Silver Threads Seniors Program
Volunteers with this program greet participants, prepare and serve refreshments, take part in activities, and tidy up afterwards! Programs may involve playing cards, listening to musical entertainment, or learning about health education topics.
Time commitment: 1-2 Thursdays per month from 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Seniors Advisory Council
This committee of Clinic members meets monthly to review Clinic programs, services and accessibility for seniors, advocate for seniors’ health issues and raise funds to support Clinic seniors programs.
Time commitment: 2-6 hours per month
Each growing season, the Clinic requires a small group of “Green Thumbs” to help maintain the flower beds and landscaped area in front of its Second Avenue building. Our Gardening volunteers work along with the Director of Facility Operations.
Time Commitment: On average, 6 hours per week. This varies however depending upon the availability of each volunteer with hours dispersed daily or provided once per week.
Board and Committees
There are opportunities available to participate in the governance of our co-operative. Please watch for announcements in our newsletters to learn about upcoming opportunities.
Annual and Semi-annual Members Meetings
Members are encouraged to participate in two regularly scheduled members meetings and other specially organized meetings and events. By participating in members meetings, you help support the organization by providing direction to the Board of Directors and management team on policy and program directions. You also have an opportunity to elect Board members who represent you between meetings and learn about new directions of your health care co-operative. All members are welcome. Pre-registration is not required. Watch for meeting notices on our website and in our newsletter.
Board of Directors
Elections for our nine member Board of Directors are held at Annual and Semi-annual membership meetings. Any member of the Association may put his or her name forward for election for a three-year term. Responsibilities include participating in one board meeting and one committee meeting per month and taking an active role in policy development and activities of the Co-operative Association.
“Focus” Editorial Committee
The three-member Focus Editorial Committee is elected by the membership at members meetings. Committee members normally meet four times per year to assist in the story selection process for Focus, our newsletter. Committee members also review Focus articles before publication.