• Volunteer Opportunities

Why Volunteer?

Have fun and meet new people

Share your skills and learn some new ones

Be a valued member of our healthcare system

Be an active member of our unique co-op!

There are many great volunteer opportunities available at the Saskatoon Community Clinic.

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.

Please contact Member and Public Relations at member.relations@communityclinic.ca or call (306) 652-0300.

CHSA Handicraft Club

The CHSA Handicraft Club is open to any members who like to do crafting including knitting, crocheting, sewing, wood working, baking etc.

Time Commitment: Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  On the 1st Tuesday of the month, the Club holds a Showcase Sale at the back door of the Downtown Clinic from 9:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Proceeds from the Showcase Sale support the purchase of patient comfort items for the children’s play area, waiting areas, cooking classes and more.   The hardworking members of the Handicraft Club have also made many items used for other causes as well.  Participation in craft groups is known to support people in maintaining good health and social well-being.

Contact Member Relations at 306-652-0300 or email member.relations@communityclinic.ca if you are interested in participating.

Strengthening the Circle Kohkum’s Group

This unique group program has a First Nations focus and involves healing circles, education, support, social activities and occasional field trips.

Volunteer role: Greet the aboriginal grandmothers, help those who require assistance,  prepare and serve refreshments, and help tidy up.

Time Commitment: 1st Tuesday of the month from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Please contact the Seniors Volunteer Co-ordinator at volunteers@communityclinic.ca or call (306) 664-4282.

Seniors of Tomorrow Health Education Series

Learn about health topics from Clinic and community health educators, and take part in activities such as stretching or meditation.

Volunteer Role: Greet participants, prepare and serve refreshments, take part in programs and help tidy up.

Time commitment: One Wednesday per month from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Please contact the Seniors Volunteer Co-ordinator at volunteers@communityclinic.ca or call (306) 664-4282.

Happy Gang and Silver Threads Seniors Program

Learn about health education, travel or history from stimulating guest speakers. Programs often include interactive discussions, musical entertainment, occasional field trips and fun.

Volunteer Role: Greet participants, help seniors who require assistance, prepare and serve refreshments, take part in activities and help tidy up.

Time commitment: Every second Thursday from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Please contact the Seniors Volunteer Co-ordinator at volunteers@communityclinic.ca or call (306) 664-4282.

Seniors Advisory Council 

This committee of volunteers has input on Clinic seniors programs, policies, services, and accessibility issues. It works with staff, patients and the community to advocate for seniors health and well-being.

Volunteer role: attend monthly meetings and planned educational and social activities.

Time Commitment: 1st Wednesday of the month, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Please contact the Seniors Volunteer Co-ordinator at volunteers@communityclinic.ca or call (306) 664-4282.

Gardening

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.

Please contact Member and Public Relations at member.relations@communityclinic.ca or call (306) 652-0300.