Become an Emergency Social Services Volunteer

ESS Volunteer Recruitment PosterThe Municipality of Jasper is seeking Emergency Social Services (ESS) volunteers who: 

  • Have concern for people affected by disaster and want to help (experience or training in social services is an asset);
  • Have well developed written and verbal communication skills (in more than one language is an asset);
  • Have the flexibility to respond with limited notice;
  • Enjoy working as part of a team; and
  • Can multi-task in an environment that has the potential to be stressful.

What are some rewards for ESS Volunteer Network members?

Making a Difference: You are part of a local volunteer group that assures the essential needs of people affected by an emergency are met (shelter, food, emotional support).

Training: A combination of on-line and in-person training is provided to ESS volunteers, based on their
function within the ESS team.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in being one of Jasper’s ESS Volunteers, please complete the Emergency Social Services Volunteer Network Application package. (If you download the document, it becomes a writable PDF that can be completed digitally.)

You can return the completed package:

  • In person, to Community and Family Services - downtown at 627 Patricia Street.
  • By email: to Lisa Riddell at lriddell@town.jasper.ab.ca
  • By mail: to P.O. Box 1090, Jasper, Alberta, T0E 1E0
  • By fax: to 780-852-2147

Thank you for your interest in this unique and rewarding volunteer opportunity in Jasper.

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