Spring is in the air, so what better time to grow yourself and volunteer to help others?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
Help support the fight against cancer. Assist with selling daffodils and daffodil pins, and accepting donations in return, or assist with driving and delivering the daffodils to various locations. Shifts are available Saturday through Thursday, March 28 to April 2, at various Edmonton and area locations. Minimum age is 14 years. This is a great opportunity to volunteer with a friend or as a family.
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. Commitment is two to three shifts per month.
Be a part of this organization that is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the history and heritage of St. Albert and the surrounding area. If you have an interest in history, assist as a researcher/writer, photographer, graphic artist, proofreader or typist; other positions available as well. Lots of flexibility with this position as you can choose your own hours.
Soup and Bannock Day
Assist this aboriginal seniors’ centre with the weekly soup and bannock day, and help enhance quality of life for seniors. Assist with setting up and serving on Wednesdays, or help with preparing the soup and bannock on Tuesdays. The centre is located in north Edmonton.
International Children’s Festival
Be a part of this fun festival that inspires and ignites the imaginations of the young and young at heart. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, have fun at an event, and share a magical experience with over 55,000 children and families. Help as an activity assistant with events, artist activities, face painting, information guides, or crafts with children. Volunteers also needed for transportation and ushers in the performance venues. Festival runs May 26 to 30 in St. Albert.
Dig-In Horticulinary Festival
Be a part of this exciting weekend event of culinary adventure that explores the possibilities and benefits of eating locally grown food. Festival happens Oct. 2 and 3 in St. Albert, but you can donate your time and experience in the months leading up to it, to help organize this annual event. Looking for coordinators in areas of programming, volunteering, marketing, festival sponsorship and finance.
Habitat for Humanity needs your help. Join and experience the satisfaction that comes from lending your hands and heart to a family in need. All skill levels are welcome; skill range can be anything from beginner to trained trades people. You will be involved with various aspects of residential construction and multiple build sites in the Edmonton area to choose from. All safety equipment and tools are provided. Sign up as an individual, with a friend or as part of a group, and volunteer for one day or as many days as you would like.
Homeless Connect Edmonton Event
Help this organization help homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless at this one day, one location event on Sunday, April 12. You will help others to provide a range of services to the individuals by volunteering in one of several roles such as greeters, registration or guides. Be a part of this transformational day and make a difference in your own life while making a difference in someone else’s.