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
Afternoon tea hosts
Do you enjoy interacting with a variety of people, have good organizational and communication skills, and are comfortable in a hospital setting working with patients and their families? Help to serve afternoon tea and provide a social gathering for patients, families and friends. Shifts take place Tuesday afternoons.
Brownie/Girl Guide leaders
Are you a female who enjoys working with girls and youth? Become a leader and help young girls, ages five to 15, achieve greatness. Plan and organize weekly unit meetings that can include games, crafts, singing, field trips and adventures; meetings are held on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, at various school and clubhouse locations in St. Albert. Minimum age for junior leaders is 14 years and for leaders is 18 years.
Are you patient and enjoy teaching others? Assist by working on a one to one basis with an adult to help improve their reading, writing, English language and sometimes math skills. Hours are flexible to your schedule and program breaks for the summer months. Position located in St. Albert.
Life Without Limits Challenge 5 km walk
Come out and assist at this day of fun, a 5 km walk at Gold Bar Park in Edmonton, and help to support those with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Volunteer opportunities include registration, course marshals, event set up, and assistance with food and beverage. All volunteers will receive a free breakfast and batbecue lunch as well. Event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Charity golf tournament
Assist at this golf tournament for a fun day, while helping a very worthwhile cause. Volunteer positions include registration, valet support, photography assistant, hole monitors, auction support, contest tally support, score card tally support, or set up and tear down; different positions require different time commitments throughout the day. Tournament takes place Thursday, Sept. 3 at The Links Golf Course in Spruce Grove.
Do you enjoy people and are you available to assist on a variety of shifts, including daytime, nights or weekends? Help make a difference at this local St. Albert theatre as you perform various duties including greeting patrons, ticket taking and assisting patrons into the theatre. Minimum age is 16 years of age. Commitment is two to three shifts per month.
Are you a young person, between the ages of 16 and 20 years of age, with a respect for diversity and an interest in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder? As a peer mentor, you will provide peer support to individuals of similar age, with a focus on vocational training and exploring vocational options. The group meets every Thursday, early evening, for 14 weeks starting mid-September. You will need to be able to go to different locations throughout Edmonton each week as the group meets weekly at various locations.
Help at this family arts festival and experience arts and culture with multi-arts collaborative performances in music, dance theatre, film, literary and visual arts. Assist with set-up, security, gallery crew, theatre, artisan market, street fun, pancake crew or liquor crew. This festival welcomes volunteers of all ages. Festival happens Friday, Sept. 11 to Sunday, Sept. 13, in the arts district in Edmonton.