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Meeting the needs of the Cochrane and Western Rocky View communities since 2007

The Helping Hands Society of Cochrane and Area is a volunteer linking organization and registered charity in Cochrane, Alberta.

We link people who help with people who need help. Our volunteers fill unmet human needs and strengthen community.

Helping Hands volunteers are here to assist low income seniors, chronically ill residents, single parents and newcomers with practical needs. Our clients are those who do not have a support network or financial resources to help themselves.

Our volunteers generously give of their time to help with rides to medical appointments, food drives, mentorship, snow removal, lawn care, handyman services, English lessons, companionship, moving assistance, meal preparation, downsizing, post surgery house cleaning, errands and so much more!


Helping Hands partners with Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) to help identify those in need

Invite to Apply to Join the Board of Directors – 2 Director Roles Available

The Helping Hands Society of Cochrane and Area is a volunteer linking organization and registered charity. We link people who help with people who need help. Our Volunteers fill unmet human needs and strengthen community. We are a Registered Charity and Alberta Society and have been around since 2007 going on our 13th Year.  We were created in Cochrane. Helping Hands manages 2 Food Drives (April and September) that supply 50% of the Food Bank which serves those in Cochrane. As well year round it  manages 7 Core programs in areas of Transportation, Community, and Food Security.

Helping Hands Volunteers are here to assist low income individuals and single parent families, seniors, chronically ill or injured, and newcomers with practical needs. Our clients are those who do not have a support network or financial resources to help themselves.

The Board of Directors is looking to supplement its Board with those in Cochrane and Western Rocky View or Calgary and that have an interest in serving in a Volunteer Capacity.

We are seeking those with skills in Marketing and Public Relations as well as Advertising, Governance, Fund Development. Previous experience on Boards would be valuable and those who work in leadership or entrepreneurial roles and believe in a Caring Connected Community are encouraged to apply with a resume or summary of your background.

Terms are for 2 to 3 Years and Board Meetings are held monthly in the Afternoon. Helping Hands has 4 committees – Finance, Governance, Human Resources, and Fund Development.Please forward an expression of interest to:

Ray Goodship Board Chair at chair@helpinghandscochrane.ca

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Helping Hands Board of Directors

Photo left to right: Jason Koleba, Vice Chair, Terrance Haxton, founding Board Member, Ann Beatty, founding Board Member, and Ray Goodship,  Board Chair.
  • Chair – Ray Goodship
  • Vice Chair – Jason Koleba
  • Secretary – Dr. Timothy Clark
  • Treasurer – Laurie Hauck
  • Director – Darcy Grant
  • Director – Ann Beatty
  • Director – Terrance Haxton
  • Director – Eric Howard
  • Director  – Nadine Maillot

Our Board is made up of 9 amazing community minded members! They have a heart for the vulnerable residents of Cochrane and Western Rocky View.

To contact our Board please email Ray Goodship.