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ELLA provides rewarding volunteer opportunities!

Get Involved – Volunteer with ELLA

Enjoying your online classes?  Opportunities are available to assist our organization to continue providing excellent programming.

ELLA, as a volunteer organization, is looking for volunteers in all areas of its operations.  Whether you have expertise in planning and implementing programs, promoting organizations, celebrating volunteers, or working with computers or financials; we need your ideas and skills to provide exciting programs in 2021-22.

Our immediate needs are in the areas of Program Development and Administration.  Program Development is seeking volunteers in the areas of Humanities, Fine Arts and Wellness and Leisure.

For more information contact: Chair of the Volunteer Recruitment Committee, Fran Galbraith        volunteer.chair@my-ella.com 

Interested?                        Get Involved

 Contact:  Fran Galbraith                    volunteer.chair@my-ella.com

 Please include your contact information.


ELLA is operated entirely by a dedicated Board of Directors and volunteers. Every year, volunteers assist with a wide variety of tasks including administration, program development and implementation, marketing, and much more. Volunteering can be a great way to enhance your ELLA experience and get to know other ELLA enthusiasts. Please consider offering your skills as ELLA depends on volunteer involvement to operate and to grow.

If you are interested in becoming an ELLA volunteer, send an email with contact information to Volunteer Recruitmentvolunteer.chair@my-ella.com.

The following chart outlines volunteer opportunities as well as a time frame regarding the operational time for the position.

 Website Curator
Responsible for the overall look of the ELLA website, keeping it current by: regularly updating with fresh and current content, graphics and pictures regularly, posting informative content, maintaining a postings calendar and circulating that calendar to the Board, contacting Board Committees to provide content for the website. Ongoing

Select courses for the next year’s session; identify and contact instructors.


General office duties, data entry, provide assistance to members.


In general, set up the mechanics to run the ELLA session: Facilitators and Ambassadors, organize and provide training for online classes, generate name tags, Information kits, assign rooms for individual courses.

Throughout the sessions

Create marketing information regarding ELLA, communicate to members via newsletters, emails, social media, prepare Spring Program Guide and/or online course information.

Throughout the year

Develop and maintain the information and technology systems that support the operations of ELLA.

Year round

Recruit and communicate with volunteers, organize volunteer recognition, maintain volunteer records, liaise with the ELLA Board and committee members.

Year round

Oversee all aspects of ELLA operations, maintain adherence to ELLA policies and procedures, manage financial records.

10 meetings per year, plus committee work

If you are interested in volunteering with ELLA or would like further information, please send your name, your email and phone contact information and your area(s) of interest to:

Volunteer Recruitment: volunteer.chair@my-ella.com


We could not have done it without you and would like to take this opportunity to Thank our 2020 and 2021 ELLA Volunteers!

Tom Alton, Dawn Allan, Walter Archer, Helen Arnott, Danielle Arrand,  Rob Arrand, Ann Babb, Tamara Baltzan, Vivien Bosley, Judy Brown, Lauren Brown, Constance Brissenden, Cynthia Bujold, Karen Caesar, Janet Chambers, Steve Chambers, Louise Charach, Elizabeth Checkel, Bill Cheung, Carole Chevrette, Ruth Collins-Nakai, Bill Cook, Doug Davey, Doug Davey, Gertie Dean, Dianne Eustace, Alfred Falk, Mary Fairhurst, Anne Fanning, Faith Fernalld, Shirley Forrest, Deborah Forst, Sandy Forster, Michele Fortin, Dennis Foth, Marj Foth, Janice Friesen, Fran Galbraith, Cathie Gordy, Donna Hammerlindl, Cindy Hanson, Gwen Harris, Marg Harris, Ernie Hodges, Lydia Hodgson, Mike Hruska, Dorothy Humphrey, Sue Johanson, Mary Anne King, Esther Kupsch, Lynne Lechelt, Susan Lieberman, Jana Lindberg, Anne Lopushinsky, Judy Loutit, Gay Maddin, Joyce Madsen, Lynne Mansell, Linda Mattern, Vivian Mattia, Liz McCord, Joan McCracken, Jane McCreery, Don McFarlane, Jan McGregor, June Mielnichuk, Lori Mills, Diane Mirth, Noma Morrisey, Lynn Moulton, Dennis Nowicki, Bev O’Brien, Roger Palmer, Carol Pawlenchuk, Darlene Pon, Jean Posyniak, Ed Posyniak, Donna Reddekopp, Brenda Remin, Judy Rikley, Linda Riopelle, Brian Sawyer, Debby Shoctor, Katherine Shuttle, Susan Silverstone, Sheila Sirdar, Carla Spinola, Sandra Tulloch, Carol Vaage, Karin Vail, Jimm Valentinsen, Ruth VanderWoude, Rachel Vincent, Harry Wagner, Patricia Waisman, Debbi Wallace, Jacqueline Willette, Hoanie Yong, Bin Zheng and Shirley Zylstra.

We hope that we have included everyone and our sincere thanks to you all.

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