Front: Do you want to use your people skills? Front line volunteers at The Lending Cupboard receive training to answer client questions and process requests for loans of medical equipment. Your friendly, efficient and compassionate communication skills will help connect people with the medical equipment they need, when they need it.
Back: Want to work behind the scenes? Our back room volunteers receive training to sanitize medical equipment to Provincial health and safety standards. Your work will require bending, kneeling and stretching. And if you’re handy with minor repairs, we can use your skills to keep the equipment functioning smoothly for those who need it.
Time commitment: Volunteers are needed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9:00am to 4:30pm when The Lending Cupboard is open to the public. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. Only have a few hours? Only available part of the year? We still want to hear from you.
At the Lending Cupboard, we supply medical equipment to central Albertans.
Are you a caring, compassionate individual that is looking to become involved with an organization that is making significant impact in the lives of thousands of central Albertans every year? The Lending Cupboard is looking for you! As an engaged, dedicated team, our Board is guided by a set of principles that places high value on our people and our clients and is committed to operating in an accountable, sustainable manner.
If you believe that Albertans are entitled to an enhanced quality of life and have access to medical equipment that will help them maintain mobility, independence and dignity and you have skills that would benefit our Board of Directors, then we invite you to submit a letter of interest along with your resume to our Executive Director at email@example.com.
Our Nominating Committee will be reviewing resumes and contacting individuals early in September in time for our AGM in October. For more information please contact Dawna Morey, Executive Director via email or at 403-356-1678 ext. 202.
Customer Service, Cleaning/Sanitizing & Quality Control, Repair & Maintenance – just to mention a few.
Do you have a few hours a week? Are you interested in making a difference in someone’s life? The Lending Cupboard is inviting you to join our incredible team of volunteers. Are you looking to join a lovely bunch of like-minded people? We have a number of opportunities where we know you can fit in.
You provide your time, we provide the training!
No experience needed, some standing & bending involved, & light lifting. If you enjoy giving back to your community, come join our team, we’d love to meet you.
Interested individuals can contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule a meeting to find out more by calling 403-356-1678. We are open Mon/Wed/Fri.
Volunteers make the Lending Cupboard tick, and here’s what the numbers tell us from last year
“I had a client come in the other day who said that she had borrowed a leg lifter, among other items for after her surgery, and that she had found this so useful that she is convinced she recovered faster because of it.
By a simple act of volunteering an hour or two of your time you can make a difference in someone’s life.”
“I love the people here and feel like part of a family.
I met many who were having the same type of operation that I had had, and was able to comfort them and ease their minds as well as give them equipment suggestions as to use.
It is wonderful to feel REALLY needed, and to know you make a difference!”
“I worked at a hospital, I understand the equipment, I am here now 2 years 7 months to help people with medical equipment needs –
Come to the Lending Cupboard and volunteer!”
“I have chosen to donate my time to the Lending Cupboard because I feel that it is a good organization. People are nice to work with and I feel good at the end of the day.”
“I’ve chosen to donate my time to the Lending Cupboard, it’s a good learning experience and I like helping other people.
Volunteering here made me realize I was making a difference when just sitting with the elders and listening to them. After hearing them talk about their problems I just want to get up and hug them, or cry with them.
My advice to others – Come and try it out, it’s a good experience and you will meet lots of new people”
“After retirement I needed to fill my times and felt that volunteering for something that interested me would be to my advantage and to the advantage of the charity.
I have chosen to donate my time to the Lending Cupboard after I had tried a couple of other places and the friendliness and openness of the Lending Cupboard is the most appealing.
I have realized I was making a difference when a gentleman was returning some equipment and was telling me how it had helped his wife so much while she was ill, he began to cry as she had just passed away. It was very touching.
My advice to new volunteers:
Make sure the position is definitely something you are interested in and that you can feel you are making a difference!”
“… I want to give back to the community.
Donating my time to the Lending Cupboard is such a great cause!
It is a great experience I had while volunteering which made me realize I was making a difference in helping someone that is in need;
My advice to someone who is on the fence about volunteering –
Come to the Lending Cupboard and volunteer!!”