Meeting the needs of Cochrane and Western Rocky View 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, companionship, moving assistance, downsizing, errands, food rescue, Free Food Shed maintenance and so much more!

Get involved TODAY!

Our work would not be possible without volunteers like you.  We’d love to have you join us!

Meet our team:

April Baird
April BairdFood Security Programs Manager
(she/her)

“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.”

~ Desmond Tutu

Laura McDonald
Laura McDonaldExecutive Director
(she/her)

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

~African Proverb

Melia Hayes
Melia HayesPrograms Manager
(she/her)

“There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.”

~ Amanda Gorman

Carmen Brown
Carmen BrownFood Rescue Coordinator
(she/her)

“No one has become poor by giving.”

~ Anne Frank

Board Members:

Chair – Lynda Cooke

Vice Chair – Graham Torrie

 Treasurer – Laurie Hauck

 Secretary – Adam Braun

Director – Ann Beatty

Director – Sheila Beaudry

Director – Allison Graham

Director – Brent Rushinka

 Director – Kaitlin Chamberlain

 Director – Kendra Watt

 Director – Renita Bartlett

Director Emeritus/Founder – Terrance Haxton