The much needed rain over the past weekend has helped to make our community look a lot greener! Volunteers are also needed to help various organizations, festivals and sporting events to come alive this spring and summer! 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
Fort McMurray evacuee relief services
The need for volunteers continues, and will continue for weeks to come. The emergency relief efforts in Edmonton still need volunteers to help support the people evacuated from the Fort McMurray wildfire. Assist sorting donated items, or in the evacuation centres. Many shifts to choose from.
U16A Western Canadian Softball Championships
Do you love Fastball? Volunteer to help with scorekeeping in this tournament taking place July 29 to Aug. 1 in St. Albert. A general understanding of softball or baseball is required. Sign up for a couple of hours or all weekend. Minimum age is 14.
Special volunteers required. Your help is needed to support families following a pregnancy loss by assisting the nursing staff to create bereavement moulds which are given to the parents as a special keepsake. High attention to confidentiality as well as being sensitive to bereavement and loss is essential. Times are flexible as you would be an “on-call” volunteer for this special role.
Kids of Steel Triathlon
Help at this family focused, kids’ triathlon with lots of multisport fun, Sunday, June 12, in St. Albert. Emphasis is on fun and safety, where volunteers work inside the pool counting laps, outside directing traffic on the bike and run route, snacks/refreshments, or at water stations. Marshals help athletes find their way and boost the morale of the kids by cheering them on! Minimum age to volunteer is 16.
International Children's Festival
The festival needs you! It’s not too late to be a part of this local, annual festival that brings people from all across the region to St. Albert. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, have fun, and share a magical experience with over 55,000 children and families. Volunteers are especially needed to work as marshalls and with the new Kollide Butterfly Project. Festival runs May 31 to June 4 in St. Albert.
Make a difference in the quality of life for a resident in a St. Albert seniors’ facility. Your assistance is needed to help residents enjoy their meals and experience the positive social and emotional components of mealtime. Shifts are available for breakfast, lunch and supper.
Are you a Shakespeare buff? This annual outdoor festival is looking for ushers, concession and merchandise sales, line up patrol and ticket takers. Most shifts are 6 to 10 p.m. for evening shows and noon to 4 p.m. for matinees. Minimum age is 12.
Assistant summer camp leader
Looking for something fun to do with your summer holidays? As an assistant camp leader in the science, robotics and/or computer camps, you will mentor youth from four 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. Must be at least 15 years old with Grade 9 science.