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
Swim instructor assistant
Do you enjoy swimming and working with children? Assist participants in swimming lessons with mastering the skills by demonstrating the skill, supervising group activities and working one on one with some swimmers, all under the direction of the lead instructor. Also help with class set up and putting equipment away. You must complete a course for instructing, prior to starting to volunteer. Minimum age is 12 years of age.
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.
Recreational aide, Adult Day Program
Help serve the recreational and social needs of seniors with chronic health conditions, at this adult day program located in the Capilano area in Edmonton. Play an interactive role with one or more participants; activities vary from day to day. This is a weekly commitment on Thursday afternoons.
Do you enjoy sports and have lots of energy to spare? Help this non-profit organization collect recyclable beverage containers following the football games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, June 5 to Nov. 5. Minimum age is 14 and commitment is flexible. Volunteers will gain free access to football games.
Patient shuttle van driver
Make a difference in the life of a cancer patient, by providing friendly, safe, courteous and personal transportation service within Edmonton for out-of-town cancer patients. Good communication skills and excellent English are essential, as well as patience and understanding when dealing with passengers who may have memory issues due to treatment. You will drive a provided vehicle and must have a valid Class 4 Driver’s Licence. Knowledge of south side Edmonton is required. Currently require volunteers who will fill in on a casual, as-needed basis.
Clothesline drop box champion
Be a champion for the Diabetes Drop Box Program and help to keep an eye on donation bins in the St. Albert community. This can be done as you go about your daily activities. Simply drive or walk by the bins every day or two and report immediately if there is something that needs attention such as if bins needs to be emptied, if there are donations outside the bin because it is full or if the bin has been defaced. There is no requirement to put donations in the bins or handle them.
Meals on Wheels driver
Help others to live a nourished life with independence and dignity. Drivers needed to deliver noon-time meals to clients in their homes. Vehicle and valid driver’s licence required. Deliveries are Monday through Friday, for approximately 1.5 hours each day. Days flexible to volunteer’s schedule, and shifts can be once or twice a month, or more often if desired.
Help this organization provide support to children and remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. Become a team player and lend a hand at this event by assisting with registration of teams, selling 50/50 tickets, posting scores, and cleaning up of diamond area. Event takes place July 24 and 25, (Friday evening and all day Saturday) at Meadowview Ball Diamonds in St. Albert; lots of shifts to choose from.