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Volunteers

They say that Alberta has two seasons; winter and road construction. They forgot about Festival Season! Make the most of your summer by volunteering at one of the many festivals or sporting events. The St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities to choose from and can help find the right fit for you. For information on any of the following volunteer opportunities, or to discuss other opportunities, call 780-459-6666, email volunteer@stalbertcivc.com or visit our website www.stalbertcivc.com/volunteer-opportunities/

Are you outgoing? Do you have great people skills and enjoy meeting the public? Assist at this year’s annual Servus Heritage Festival and help celebrate Canada’s vibrant multicultural heritage. Your assistance is needed as a food ticket seller. Volunteers in this section play an important role in the festival’s success! You will be selling food tickets to visitors so they can enjoy the amazing treats from the various countries represented. Minimum age is 16. Post-secondary students who complete 10 hours of volunteering during the three days will be eligible for one of many scholarships awarded by random draw. Event takes place Saturday Aug. 5 to Monday, Aug. 7, in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park.

Do you have a class 4 driver’s licence or are willing to get one? You are needed to be the volunteer bus driver who drives residents of the St. Michael’s Health Group for outings to various destinations in the Edmonton area, Vegreville and Spruce Grove. The bus can accommodate up to 23 passengers. Minimum age is 18 and must have previous driving experience such as driving a commercial truck, bus, or public transportation vehicle.

Do you know sign language? Your valuable skills are needed to assist clients who have a hearing impairment. The St. Albert Community Village hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteer commitment is flexible. Minimum age is 18.

Do you have some time to spend with someone who would really appreciate a visit? You are needed to provide informal support for persons living with multiple sclerosis (MS) who reside within long term care facilities in St. Albert. Visits could include playing cards or games, reading to them, discussing current events, helping them complete projects or just visiting. MS residents in long term care tend to feel isolated and lonely because of decreased socialization and would greatly benefit from regular visits by a "friend." Minimum age is 18. A minimum of two visits per month are required. Schedule is based on a time that works for both resident and volunteer.

Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that makes a difference in your community? Join MADD in its work to save lives and support victims of impaired driving. They are currently looking for a volunteer leader in St. Albert. As a leadership volunteer, you will work collaboratively with volunteers, concerned citizens, victims, community partners, and the national office to conduct mission-related activities. The commitment is a minimum of one to two years with approximately two to five hours per month.

The Edmonton Fringe Festival is the oldest and largest Fringe Festival in North America. What makes a festival like this so successful? The volunteers! Why not volunteer some of your time to be a part of this amazing festival? Minimum age is 14 (some positions require a minimum age of 18). The festival takes place from Thursday, Aug. 17 to Sunday, Aug. 27.

Do you love to read? Share your passion with other volunteers and a small group of residents in a quiet, private area as you take turns reading stories, telling jokes or just talking about life! Your assistance is also needed to help return residents to their rooms after the group has had their time together. Times will be based on volunteer availability, but most likely will be evenings and weekends. Minimum age to volunteer is 14.

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