Spring has finally arrived, so what better time to volunteer and 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, even if you are not sure of what that might be. 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
International Children's Festival
Be a part of this fun festival that inspires and ignites the imaginations of the young and young at heart. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, have fun at an event, and share a magical experience with over 55,000 children and families. Help as an activity assistant with events, artist activities, face painting, information guides, or crafts with children. Volunteers also needed for transportation and ushers in the performance venues. Festival runs May 26 to 30 in St. Albert.
Gardening in the park
Do you enjoy the outdoors and gardening? Volunteer at our local botanic park where duties include light labour such as planting, watering, weeding, mowing grass, trimming hedges and/or other light maintenance duties. Shifts are available most mornings.
Would you like to use your auctioneer skills to help this organization with an auction taking place at their local fundraising event? This event takes place in St. Albert on Saturday, June 13. Be a part of this fun and inspirational event as everyone comes together to fight against cancer.
Recreational aide, Adult Day Program
Are you interested in yoga or tai chi, or do you have an interest in baking? This adult day program, located in the Capilano area in Edmonton, is looking for a volunteer to teach/lead some basic yoga or tai chi classes; as well, they are in need of someone else to do some simple baking with the class. This is a weekly commitment, where you could help make a difference in someone else’s life.
Serve as a board member and provide governance oversight for the operations of this local organization that is dedicated to providing safe, affordable living options in St. Albert. To complement the existing skill set on the board, this organization is currently seeking individuals with experience in business, real estate, or community/social service sectors.
Walk So Kids Can Talk
Be a Kids Help Phone hero and assist at this event to help ensure the Help Phone will always be there to listen when kids need to talk. Assist as a greeter, with registration, start/finish line or checkpoint assistant, or other various positions available as well. This fun and inspirational day in support of kids takes place Sunday, May 3 at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton.
The streets of St. Albert are going to get wild during the RunWild races on May 3. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available both on race day as well as pre-race, in the days leading up to the race. It all happens for a good cause with funds raised going to the Zebra Child Protection Centre and the St. Albert 50+ Club, so join in and contribute your part, while having lots of fun too.
Dig-In Horticulinary Festival
Be a part of this exciting weekend event of culinary adventure that explores the possibilities and benefits of eating locally grown food. Festival happens Oct. 2 and 3 in St. Albert, but you can donate your time and experience in the months leading up to it, to help organize this annual event. Looking for coordinators in areas of programming, volunteering, marketing, festival sponsorship and finance.