NorthStar Ford Wood Buffalo Volunteer Centre

Volunteer sitting at FuseSocial volunteer booth

The NorthStar Ford Wood Buffalo Volunteer Centre strengthens our community by supporting volunteerism within the social profit sector.

We are passionate about bridging the gap between volunteers and volunteer opportunities, supporting the unique groups that utilize the power of volunteers through capacity building and our monthly Volunteer Managers Roundtable, and engaging the public, private, and non-profit sector to demonstrate leadership in the world of volunteerism. We know volunteering creates connection within a community and we are passionate about building the collective sense of volunteerism within Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo through campaigns, events and programming that meets the needs of volunteers and local organizations, agencies and groups.

Through managing and promoting, we provide a one-stop-shop for local volunteer opportunities, and an effective and efficient way for organizations to recruit and retain volunteers.

Additionally, our work with the local Emergency Social Services program encourages us to keep up-to-date on best practices for volunteer management and provide support in emergency situations through managing and supporting volunteers.

Support for Volunteers

Get Connected With Opportunities

If you’re looking to volunteer- you’re in the right spot! allows you to create a volunteer profile and browse for volunteer opportunities that match your interests and align with causes and organizations that you support. Track your hours, learn about local groups that utilize the power of volunteers and get rewarded through our WB Volunteer Rewards Program!

Get Connected With Us

Not sure where to start? If you need support finding a volunteer opportunity, book an appointment with our NorthStar Ford Wood Buffalo Volunteer Centre Coordinator. We are happy to support you!

Volunteer Of The Month

Volunteers work hard to better our community, and we think that deserves to be recognized. That is why every month we select an outstanding volunteer to publicly thank on our Facebook page, and give them a token of our gratitude. You could be next, stay tuned to our Facebook page!

Get Rewarded

Cash in your hard-earned volunteer hours for locally made merchandise through the WB Volunteer Rewards program, presented by Suncor. New items are always added to our inventory - there is something for everyone!

Support for Social Profits

Use Our Recruiting Platform

Many organizations utilize the power of volunteers in a variety of ways. Whether you’re a sports team trying to find a better way to organize your volunteer requirements, a social profit organization trying to track board member hours, or have an event that could use a few extra sets of hands - the resources provided at the NorthStar Ford Wood Buffalo Volunteer Centre support those that are supporting volunteers! Take the guess work out of volunteerism.

Reward Your Volunteers

You are busy chasing your vision and mission! Let us take care of rewarding your dedicated volunteers through the WB Volunteer Rewards program, presented by Suncor. Find out how we can support you in rewarding your volunteers

Monthly Volunteer Manager Roundtables

Looking for ongoing support? Join us for our monthly Volunteer Manager Roundtable where we learn best practices, share strategies and challenges, and build our networks! Anyone involved in the coordination and management of volunteers is welcome. Take the guess work out of volunteerism.

Board Member Matching

Is your board looking to fill a position? Our Board Member Matching initiative connects organizations with volunteers seeking boards to join. Let us connect you with potential candidates that we think could be a great fit. New board members also receive our Board 101 training session.

Upcoming Campaigns and Events

We love celebrating volunteerism! Our events and campaigns look to celebrate and promote volunteerism within our community. Here’s what’s coming up:

International Volunteer Manager’s Day | November 5, 2022 | “Many Backgrounds – One Profession – Stronger Together”

Giving Tuesday | November 29, 2022

International Volunteer Day | December 5, 2022 | “Solidarity Through Volunteering”

National Volunteer Week | April 16-22, 2023

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