Have you made your new year’s resolution for 2010? Consider making this the year that you give back to 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. For information on any of the following volunteer opportunities or to call and discuss other opportunities, call 780-459-6666 or visit the website www.govolunteer.ca.
If you like reading and would enjoy bringing that pleasure to seniors in our community, this opportunity will interest you. In this role, you will provide outreach library services to seniors who are residents of a seniors’ care centre in St. Albert.
Do you have a love for dogs and a talent for working with them? As a volunteer puppy raiser, you will raise a young pup into a successful guide, service or assistance dog. You must be fully committed to training, both in and out of class, and must be able to make a 12-month commitment. Full training is provided and all equipment, food and vet care is provided.
Volunteer at this centre and help enhance patient care as well as make life a little easier for cancer patients and their families. Serve as an integral and valued part of the care team; various volunteer roles include chemo assessment support, outpatient clinic support, outpatient escort, wig service support, bookstore and/or gift shop assistant, sunroom assistant and manning the hostess cart. Most shifts are four hours each, any day Monday through Friday.
Join the team that walks/rides with pride and purpose. Citizen’s Patrol, in partnership with the RCMP, is recruiting volunteers to help deter criminal activity in the community. Members patrol in pairs, are non-confrontational and wear highly reflective vests during patrols. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older and must be able to pass a police check. Shifts are two hours each, twice a month.
Work one-on-one with an adult to improve their reading, writing and math skills, as well as English as a second language for some clients. Hours are flexible to the volunteer’s schedule.
This local society, that oversees an affordable location for three vibrant and active local organizations, is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to serve as a board member. The volunteer should have an interest in utilizing experience and knowledge of the community in making a difference. Time commitment involves quarterly board meetings and an annual general meeting in June.
Do you have intermediate alpine skiing or snowboarding skills? Help people with disabilities live richer and fuller lives by providing ski or snowboard instruction. Lessons are Wednesday evenings at Rabbit Hill, during an eight-week learn to ski program, Jan. 13 to March 3, 2010.