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It might not be spring yet, but it’s getting close. Catch a bit of early spring fever by shaking off those winter woes and getting out in the community! The St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities to choose from and can help find the right fit for you, even if you are not sure of what that might be. For information on any of the following volunteer opportunities, or to discuss other opportunities, call 780-459-6666, email volunteer@stalbertcivc.com or visit the website www.govolunteer.ca/centres/st-albert

As an assistant camp leader in the science, robotics and/or computer camps, you will mentor youth up to 14 years of age, as you assist instructors and provide support to participants by encouraging learning through a variety of activities. These are hands-on, interactive and fun camps for both participants and volunteers. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of three camps.

Mentoring really makes a big difference in the life of a child. Reach out and connect with a St. Albert youth, be their friend and positive role model. As a mentor, you will spend quality time with your young sidekick, in activities of mutual interest, on a weekly basis. Volunteer to fill this very worthwhile and rewarding role as an individual, as a couple or as a family.

Are you comfortable around horses and are you interested in helping people with disabilities to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of recreational horseback riding? The horse handler will lead the horse with rider; the side walker will walk alongside the horse and lend physical and/or emotional support to the rider during the lesson. You can also help, before and after class, grooming and tacking horses but are not required to do this. Spring session runs March 26 to June 18 and classes are one hour long; many days and times to choose from. Experience with horses or people with disabilities not required, minimum age is 14 years of age.

Do you have a non-judgmental attitude, good communication and listening skills and are able to work with a variety of people? Help this organization to operate a 24-hour crisis line providing support and information to those directly or indirectly affected by sexual violence. Shifts are six hours per week and calls can be taken in your home or the office of this organization. Full training provided.

Help make a difference to patients at this Edmonton hospital, while you improve their experience and quality of care during their hospital stay. Assist to deliver donated newspapers to various areas of the hospital. The current shift available is Monday mornings with each shift taking one to one-and-a-half hours and flexible to be completed anytime between 8 a.m. and noon.

A visit from you and your dog could make a world of difference to someone. Help residents find peace in the gentle contact with your dog and in its quiet presence. You will lift their spirits, help them become more active, and improve their quality of life. After successfully completing a 12-step evaluation, you and your dog will be matched and assigned to a care facility.

Are you a community minded junior high or high school student who values volunteerism? Want to feel empowered and have an impact on your community? You are needed to help drive this youth movement by being a part of an advisory council, give classroom presentations that promote youth volunteerism and help to expose youth to meaningful volunteer opportunities. If you have a passion for volunteering and your community, then join the movement!

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