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Drop-in centre holding volunteer night

The Lloydminster Social Action Coalition Society is inviting people to learn more about their drop-in centre and its volunteers. A volunteer night will be held at the centre located 4709 49 Avenue on January 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Centre Manager Riley Gilroyed says the night will celebrate their current volunteers as well as give people who are interested in volunteering a clear vision on what their expectations are.

“Any questions that people may have about the organization or what their role could be we want to fill those answer and give everybody that clear idea as to what their role could be within the organization.”

He says the number of people that come into volunteer as well as those looking to use their services continues to grow since they opened the centre on November 4.

“The fact that we have volunteers making that initial connection with people, it creates an openness for people to reach out for more services as we want to create a barrier-free environment.”

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The centre is currently open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.and positions are open for volunteers to come in on a regular basis or as a one time deal. 

“We’ve had a lot of volunteers on an on-going basis. The fact that we have volunteers always coming back and wanting to contribute and wanting to leave their mark is encouraging especially considering our short history.”

They will also be holding a round-table discussion on what has been accomplished so far and where they plan to go in the future. One thing Gilroyed hopes is to extend the hours of the centre and have it open on weekends. 

People interested in the volunteer night can RSVP by calling the centre at 306-825-0122 or by contacting Gilroyed through Facebook.

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