About Us

Meeting the needs of the Cochrane community 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

Our supporters and partners help us deliver services to Cochrane and area.

Get involved today.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
– Anne Frank

Helping Hands Board of Directors

Photo left to right: Jason Koleba, vice Chair, Jackie Shier, Executive Director, Terrance Haxton, founding Board Member, Ann Beatty, founding Board Member, and Ray Goodship, current Board Chair.
  • Chair – Ray Goodship
  • Vice Chair – Jason Koleba
  • Secretary – Timothy Clark
  • Treasurer – Jamine Souza
  • Member At Large – Darcy Grant
  • Member At Large – Ann Beatty
  • Member At Large – Terrance Haxton
  • Member At Large – Eric Howard
  • Member At Large – Lindsay Neilson

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 Terrance Haxton (acting Chair summer/fall 2018).