Volunteer and, in so doing, enrich your own life and your community! 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
Special Olympics curling coach
Are you patient, friendly, outgoing and have good communication skills? Spend an hour or so, once per week, helping to provide the sport of curling to persons with developmental disabilities. No curling experience required. Program runs Oct. 18 to Dec. 13, on Sundays from 3 to 4 p.m. at the St. Albert Curling Club.
This St. Albert organization provides resources and support to parents and families with growing children in the community, and is looking for a board member to assist in providing direction. Skills such as fundraising, marketing, human resources, policy development or other board experience would be an asset. Meetings are the third Wednesday morning of each month.
Help empower those with vision loss. Be a friendly volunteer once a week to a person with vision loss and assist them with reading mail, shopping or other basic needs. Feel good while you help them maintain their independence and continue to do the things that they love to do.
Do you have intermediate alpine skiing or snowboarding skills? Help people with disabilities to live richer and fuller lives by sharing those skills and providing ski or snowboard instruction to these individuals during the Learn to Ski program. Instructor training provided before starting to teach. Lessons are Monday evenings at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort, Jan. 11 to March 6, 2016.
Do you have an interest in arts and culture, and would you like to help maximize Amplify’s awesomeness? Help at this local youth cultural festival as a security/supervision volunteer at the two evening performances. You will help to create a welcoming, accepting and inspiring atmosphere for local youth who are attending. Event takes place Oct. 16 and 17 at the Enjoy Centre in St. Albert, and volunteers must be over 18 years of age.
Are you a junior high or high school student who values volunteering and wants to inspire the new generation? Work with other youth volunteers in this program, Stand Out And Represent, a youth-driven program that promotes volunteerism among youth in the community. Give classroom presentations that promote youth volunteerism and help to expose youth to meaningful volunteer positions. If you have a passion for volunteering, work well as part of a team and like to have fun, check out this opportunity.
Dance Without Limits mentor
Are you comfortable working with children and do you want to help bring the dance dreams of young people with disabilities alive? Previous dance experience is an asset but not required. Compassion, understanding, patience and the ability to have fun are required, as you help these young children practice the art of dance. Training provided. Minimum age is 13. Dance sessions are on Saturdays, 3 to 5 p.m., Oct. 17 to Dec. 12, at a local St. Albert dance studio.
Are you friendly and do you enjoy people? Help this non-profit organization to fundraise and meet their most worthwhile goals, by working a bingo shift at the Fort Road Bingo Association. You’ll meet new people and feel good at the same time, about helping this organization. All positions are seated; no floor workers required. Must be 18 years of age or older.