get involved

Everyone thinks differently when they hear the words ‘get involved.’ There are numerous ways you can help and connecting with Between Friends means becoming an active participant in our success as an organization.

We rely on people like you to contribute through your generous giving, boundless talent and energy as well as championing our mission, vision and values to the community.

With your help, we can continue to offer people with disabilities the opportunity to connect, grow, and belong through social and recreational programs.

donate

Provide your support by contributing any amount you choose. To make a secure donation, click here.

As a registered charity, we rely on the support of individuals who believe in our work. Since 1982, we have offered inclusive social and recreational programs that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.

Between Friends facilitates activities through Between Friends W.E.S.O.A.R! and I.C.A.N! Programs and through Between Friends Camp Bonaventure, Camp Fun’zAmust, I.C.A.N! Camps and Adventurers. Our programs not only benefit our participants, but enrich our community’s diversity with the unique perspectives, talents, and skills of people with disabilities. When you make a donation to Between Friends, every dollar you give will support life changing programs for children, youth and adults.

2015 Annual Report


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2015 Impact Report

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 volunteer

Volunteering with Between Friends is fun and rewarding. If you are enthusiastic and looking to make a difference in the community, our volunteer program provides you with the tools, resources and support needed to get involved. Between Friends will work with you to match your talents and interests to available volunteer positions.

Our volunteers have the opportunity to be involved in many areas of Between Friends’ work throughout Calgary. Between Friends carefully screens and selects individuals who are trustworthy, capable, positive role models, enthusiastic, and talented.

To be considered, volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Junior Volunteers from the age of 12–15 years old are invited to apply for Camp Bonaventure positions throughout July and August. A Calgary Police and Alberta Government Child Welfare check will be conducted at no cost.

To learn more about what it’s like to volunteer at Between Friends read a volunteer profile

View our Volunteer Opportunities
View Our Scholarship Opportunities available to Program Staff and Volunteers

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volunteer with Aktion Club

Aktion Club is a community-service volunteer group for adults with disabilities. Aktion Club members work to return the benefits, help, and caring they have received from the community.

In partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Calgary Northmount, Aktion Club provides opportunities for adults with disabilities to develop initiative and leadership skills, serve their community, integrate into society, and demonstrate the dignity and value of citizens living with disabilities.

Aktion Club activities have involved serving dinner at the Calgary Drop-In Centre, volunteering for the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign, fundraising for various groups and many others.

If you would like to join Aktion Club or require information contact our office at 403-269-9133.

become a member

Between Friends membership is available to children, youth and adults with or without a disability. As a member of Between Friends, you will receive membership updates, monthly newsletters, and program guides chock-full of activities to choose from including social and recreational programs, summer camps and programs as well as special events throughout the year.

Individual = $30.00

Family (2 or more family members) = $50.00

To become a member, print and complete a 2014 Membership Application Form. The completed print application may be scanned and e-mailed here.

Alternatively, the form can be faxed to 403 269  3919, mailed or dropped off at:

Between Friends
205 – 8989 Macleod Trail South
Calgary, AB   T2H 0M2