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
Rock n' August
Come out, enjoy some wonderful vintage cars and support a worthy cause. This popular community event happens Aug. 4 to 8 in St. Albert and raises funds for diabetes research and education. Volunteer at this international car show and music festival assisting on the Thursday as gate security or traffic control at the drive-in, or on the Saturday as ushers at the music concert. Both take place at Servus Place in St. Albert.
Edmonton Airshow support
Help raise awareness and funds for Youth Empowerment & Support Services by selling water bottles to guests at the Edmonton Airshow, taking place at the Villeneuve Airport close to St. Albert. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22 and 23 with shifts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. Enjoy a day of aviation experiences while helping a great cause.
Social media correspondent
Are you efficient in social media and love to be connected? You’ll be using all outlets of social media to help promote and increase participation in the St. Albert Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 20. This role can be done from home, starting as soon as possible and working until event day.
Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth – help a team of committed community members present this hard-hitting and informative program to today's youth at the Grade 9 level. The focus is to impart to youth the consequences of making bad choices and to prevent tragedy. Medical background would be an asset but not necessary. Commitment is during the day on Wednesdays, September 2015 to June 2016, full or partial day, whatever works best for you.
Horse handler or horse side walker
Are you comfortable around horses and are you interested in helping people with disabilities to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of recreational horseback riding? The horse handler will lead the horse with rider; the side walker will walk alongside the horse and lend physical and/or emotional support to the rider during the lesson. You can also help, before and after class, grooming and tacking horses but are not required to do this. Fall session runs Sept. 13 to Nov. 15 at Whitemud Equine Centre and classes are an hour long; many times to choose from. Experience with horses or people with disabilities is not required, minimum age is 14 years. Hours are flexible.
Roots of Empathy family
Will you be between the ages of two and four months in October 2015? Start family volunteering early, as you and your parent visit a St. Albert elementary school classroom to help children learn about empathy and getting along with each other. You will assist a trained facilitator who will lead the discussion with the class. This program needs a commitment of a one-hour visit each month from October 2015 to June 2016.
Are you male and interested in connecting with a St. Albert youth, to be their friend and positive role model? There are many young boys waiting for that positive male friend and influence in his life. As a mentor, you will spend quality time with your young sidekick, in activities of mutual interest, usually on a weekly basis. Could this person be you or someone you know?
Mobile clinic customer care
Do you have an outgoing personality and provide first-rate customer care? You’ll help with handing out refreshments to blood donors and thank them for coming in. This volunteer opportunity is located in St. Albert. Minimum age is 15.