Volunteer

Hospitality Volunteers Needed

Our Mission: To provide legal assistance, information and support to people who would not otherwise have access to such services.

Overview: The Hospitality Volunteers will be responsible for greeting people as they enter CLG’s office and helping them feel welcome, as well as assisting the Receptionist with monitoring for occupancy and equipment sterilizing (as per Covid-19 guidelines).

Supervision and Support: This volunteer position will work under the supervision and support of the Receptionist. A CLG Orientation and volunteer position overview will be provided by the Volunteer Manager and additional training and support are also available as requested.

Responsibilities
• Greet and welcome people as they walk in CLG office
• Provide hand sanitizer and directions to everyone entering
• Monitor and balance the number of people in reception area to help ensure capacity requirements.
• Offer snacks, water, coffee, or tea to guests in waiting room
• Sanitize chairs and children’s play area after each use (spray sanitizer, gloves, and any additional PPE will be provided)
• Record your volunteer time in Better impact, the organization’s volunteer data base.

Expected hours: Shifts run Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 10:00 am; 10:00am to 11:00am; 11:00am-noon; and 1:00 to 2:00pm; and 2:00 pm to 3:00pm. Volunteers are welcome to take more than 1 shift/day. A minimum of two 1-hour shifts per month is expected.

Helpful Characteristics and Skills:
• Friendly, welcoming personality
• Comfortable approaching and talking to others
• Committed to helping people in need
• Ability to commit to a minimum of 2 hours/month
• Dependable
• Comfortable being in service to people who may be vulnerable or in distress. Past work or volunteer experience with vulnerable populations is considered an asset but not necessary. *Training and support will be available.

Start/End Date:
• Anticipated Start Date – April 2021. This is an ongoing volunteer position and may lead to additional opportunities.
Benefits:
• Satisfaction in knowing you’ve played a role in helping vulnerable people access important resources and support for justice.
• Being part of the fun and friendly CLG team
• Becoming a member of the CLG society with opportunity to become a Voting Member and to participate in additional volunteer roles such as committees, the Board; and events including the Annual General Meeting and many volunteer appreciation events.

Email Kim today for more information.

Volunteer Lawyers Wanted

Volunteer lawyers are a crucial part of our volunteer base. There are many opportunities to get involved in our legal clinics, pro bono projects, research, and other initiatives. No specific area of expertise is required to volunteer at CLG. We ensure that all lawyers have the resources, training, and support to provide the information and advice that our clients need. This applies to lawyers at big firms, in solo practice, working in-house, or anything in between. All are welcome! The only requirements for volunteering are a commitment to help individuals and membership in the Law Society of Alberta.

Volunteer Lawyer Positions

CLG Volunteer lawyers continue to provide legal advice and information during our office closure. We are offering callers 45 minute appointments either by phone or online. We are looking for volunteers to assist on numerous legal issues including:

  •      Family
  •      Civil
  •      Landlord & Tenant
  •      Debt
  •      Immigration & Estate Law

We are seeing an increase in callers this month and looking for more help from the legal community. If you are a lawyer, and have time to provide legal advice and information to our low-income community members, please contact our Volunteer Manager Kim for more information.

ALBERTA DEBTOR SUPPORT PROJECT

With income supports and temporary mortgage deferrals tapering off and expiring this fall, the economic fallout of Covid-19 will create an enormous wave of secured and unsecured consumer debt defaults and foreclosures. Calgary Legal Guidance, Pro Bono Law Alberta and the UofC Public Interest Law Clinic are looking for retired judges and lawyers interested in volunteering to provide virtual advice to Albertans dealing with debt. Email Kim for more information.

 

 

At our last AGM held on Oct 8, 2020, the following volunteers were acknowledged for their years of service to CLG. Thank you! 

 

25 years
Catherine Fox Q.C.

 

20 years                                                15 years                                                10 years
Jeff Brunner                                         Paul Allyjan                                           Max Blitt
Mike Hokanson                                    Alison Gray                                           Calum Bruce
Ron Robinson                                      Zureen Kazmi                                       Gary Kirk
Kathryn Tweedie                                 Anne McVea
Beth Younggren

 

 

5 years
Abisola Adesanya                                Ashley Aplin                                          Stephanie Autio
Abram Averbach                                 Tom Booth                                             Alexander Brown
Melissa Burkett                                    Juliana Cliplef                                       Jasmine Ding
Telmo Dos Santo                                 Melanie Gaston                                    Aaron Grach
Sharagim Habibi                                 Zao Han                                                 Pui Hong
Maria Lavelle                                       Ben Leung                                             Kenneth Ludwick
Marc Massie                                        Michael Meredith                                 David Miksha
Kamila Nawrocka                                Julianne Osberg                                    Melissa Pearson
Nancy Randhawa                                Nicole Rybak                                         Brendan Sawatsky
Allison Sears                                        Jae Shim                                                Keith Wu
Larry Wu

 

 

3 years
Uzo Aghaegbuna                                  Sania Chaudhry                                   Amit Chowdhury
Brittany Doucet                                    Kaila Eadie                                            Jenna Graham
Garrett Horvath                                   Susan Karpa                                         Mitali Kaul
Sam Khajeei                                         Christina Lam                                       Sandy Le
Dana Martin                                         Greg McMeekin                                    Terry Meyers
Carolyn Mills                                        Alya Nazarali                                         Elaine Ng
Edos Omorotionmwan                        Sadaf Raja                                              Brandon Rasula
Martin Rejman                                     Nicole Rodych                                       Emma Saunders
Dan Sears                                             Charlotte Stokes                                   Elaine Sun
Erin Townley                                         Ashley Wilson                                       Lucinda Wong

 

 

 

 

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