Want to volunteer and give back to the community, but don’t know how to get involved? We can help you! 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
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 connects youth volunteers with community projects. Help to expose youth to meaningful volunteer positions so they can feel invested in their community. If you have a passion for volunteering, work well as part of a team and like to have fun, check out this opportunity.
Clerical assistant/clinic aide
Are you cheerful, caring and patient, and do you work well with seniors? Assist the staff nurse to carry out a friendly and efficient service to clients in this Edmonton downtown clinic. Help with reception and clerical duties, make follow-up appointments, porter clients to and from treatments within the facility, and assist with client charts. Clinics take place on the third Thursday of the month, and you can take a full day or partial day shift. Other positions available on other days in other locations as well.
Welcome Home companion
Provide companionship to individuals and families who have been housed as part of Edmonton’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. Teamed with another volunteer, you will engage in meaningful social and recreational activities with a program participant. Through these activities, you will help to reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation faced by many newly housed individuals, help them to develop stable and trusting relationships, increase community involvement through positive interaction and help them to develop positive life skills. Time commitment is weekly, approximately 10 hours per month.
Dance Without Limits mentor
Mentors urgently needed! Are you comfortable working with children and do you want to help bring the dance dreams of young people with cerebral palsy, alive? Previous dance experience 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, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., until Dec. 13, at a local St. Albert dance studio.
Do you have experience or interest in graphic design? With your eye for design, you'll help assemble a quarterly newsletter for this local St. Albert organization. Articles and photographs will be provided, and you will create the design. Prefer experience with a publishing program, possibly Microsoft Publisher. Flexible work schedule. Minimum age to volunteer is 14 years of age.
In this upcoming season of giving, volunteer to support this organization that helps so many in need all year. Help to accept donations at various St. Albert locations, assistance needed Nov. 14 to Dec. 24. Shifts are two hours each with a variety of shifts and days to choose from; minimum age to volunteer is 14 years of age.
Art program leader
Do you have a love of art and would you be interested in working with, and enhancing quality of life, of patients in a rehabilitation hospital? Work with a small group of adult patients on art projects that will help to develop their art skills. Hospital staff will be present to assist. This short-term project runs Nov. 13 to Dec. 18, on Thursday mornings.