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Volunteers

Do you have some time to make a difference in someone’s life, while making a difference in your own? 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 call for an appointment to discuss options for other opportunities, call 780-459-6666 or visit the website www.govolunteer.ca

More than 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from all over Alberta will converge on St. Albert for these games from June 26 to 28, and many volunteers are needed to help make it a success. Choose from a wide variety of roles such as officiating, judging, security or medical, acting as chauffeurs, marshals, registrars, food services, hosts or setting up and taking down at sites. Be a part of helping these athletes reach their goals and a part of the provincial games experience.

Help to find a cure for diabetes and volunteer at this event, a three/five/10-kilometre walk/run, Saturday, June 6 at Broadmoor Lake Park in Sherwood Park. Volunteers needed for course marshals, registration desk duties, food distribution, security and parking attendants.

Help at this popular, family focused, kids’ triathlon with lots of multisport fun, Sunday, June 14 in St. Albert. Emphasis is on fun and safety, where volunteers work inside pool counting lanes, outside directing traffic and in the transition area and water stations. Marshals help athletes find their way and boost the moral of the kids with cheering along the way.

Whether you’re a Shakespeare nut or a Shakespeare newbie, you will be sure to enjoy this festival volunteer experience in Hawrelak Park June 30 to July 26, 2009. Volunteer positions include ushering, selling tickets, concession sales, sales in the beer tent, raffle ticket and merchandise sales and parking patrol. What a fun way to enjoy an evening or weekend afternoon and see great performances at the same time.

Are you friendly and outgoing and want to have some fun for a great cause? Volunteer at this one-day event, June 20 and help raise funds and awareness for cancers below the waist. Assist with race packet preparation, registrations, event flow monitors, welcome team, parking, assisting on the course, helping out with check in points and motivating the walkers and runners participating in the event. Minimum age for volunteers is 12 years of age. This is a great opportunity for families, groups and clubs to volunteer together.

This rewarding opportunity helps persons who are mentally challenged enjoy the sport of soccer. Commitment involves a couple of hours once per week, July 6 to Aug. 31, on Monday evenings.

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