Are you interested in volunteer?

Actively recruiting enthusiastic volunteers at Calgary Korean Health Advocacy Society.

Please contact us through the link below if you are interested in helping out in the health fair matter, event planning, and Society’s businesses.

Volunteering at Calgary Korean Health Fair

The roles of the volunteers at the Calgary Korean Health Fair are crucial for it to be successful.  We are actively recruiting volunteers who can donate their time and capacity so please fill out the registration form after considering different types of volunteer opportunities. 

We issue an official certificate of recognition for the hours volunteered.

Types of Volunteer Roles Available

Booth Interpreter

Each volunteer will provide Korean to English and English to Korean translation services for an organization at their assigned booth as needed. Interpretation experience and knowledge of simple medical terms are helpful, but not required.

Talent Provider

We are looking for a caricature artist who would like to volunteer to share their talent and make the fair more exciting! Also, we are looking for volunteers for future fairs who can provide their art, health, or beauty-related talents to participants.

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Registration Desk Helper 

Volunteers will provide help at the  Front Desk in handing out materials, answering questions, and assisting the booth coordinator. Volunteers will also help participants sign up at each health and wellness service booth.

Floaters

Volunteers will not be stationed at one location and instead provide general assistance to all staff and visitors as necessary. This role may involve anything from setting up posters to escorting elderly visitors to the booths they are looking for.

Flu Shot Assistant

Volunteers will assist pharmacists by distributing and helping visitors fill out forms,  observing injections, managing waiting patients, and any other tasks that the pharmacists may require. (Patient confidentiality is key!)

Take-down Volunteer 

Volunteers will help with take-down and clean-up at the end of the day. Volunteers are free to participate in the fair until they are needed. (Starts at 2 pm)

Planning Team Members 

Volunteers will join a Health Fair planning team and assist committee members with promotional activities and volunteer organization. (Year-long  commitment)

Parking Attendants

Volunteers will work in pairs to provide parking instructions/guidance/assistance to booth exhibitors and visitors outside.

Apply Now!

Please fill in the form to apply for the volunteer positions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I volunteer?  

The Calgary Korean Health Fair is organized every year for Korean Canadians in Calgary and the vicinity to learn  more about important health issues, have opportunities to receive health-related help in Korean, and gain a better  understanding of the services offered by Alberta Health Services. 
This is an amazing opportunity to get involved with your own Calgary Korean community. There are opportunities for personal growth and the potential for professional networking within the healthcare industry. You can also list this experience on your resume and receive a certification of recognition for helping run the event.

Will meals be provided?

Yes. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided throughout the day for volunteers.

Will there be a secure place for personal belongings?

Yes. There will be a secure area supervised just for volunteers. However, we would recommend that you avoid bringing valuables to the event.

Will volunteers be given breaks?

Yes. Volunteers will have two 15-minute breaks in the morning and afternoon respectively. Also, they will be provided with a 30-minute lunch break.

How long will my shift be?

Most shifts will run from 10:45 am until 3 pm. All volunteers are required to attend an orientation and training session one week before the fair.  For the parking attendants, their shift will run from 9:15 am to tentative mid-day.  Take-down volunteers’ shift will start at 3 pm.

What time do I have to check-in?

On the day of the event, we expect you to be at the fair by 10 am to check-in and get set up.  However, the parking volunteers need to check in by 9:00 am as their shift start at 9:15 am.   Take-down volunteers will need to check-in at 2 pm.  It is absolutely crucial that you are not late to the check-in time for the smooth operation of the event.  Also, it is extremely difficult when we need to re-orientate one individual as we have about 100 volunteers at every fair.

Do I have to attend the orientation one week prior? 

It is important to be able to meet prior to the event to understand the position you will be carrying out and meet the team and the team lead to learn about your roles rather than having a big orientation on the morning of.  Furthermore, you can ask questions if you need to, and minimize the level of stress for the booth interpreters by getting to know about the booth you will be responsible for.  We are currently considering offering virtual orientation given your busy schedules and we will post as the details become available.