Alberta is alive with colours; the big blue skies and the wide yellow canola fields. Show your true colours through volunteering. The St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities to choose from and can help find the right fit for you. For information on any of the following volunteer opportunities, or to discuss other opportunities, call 780-459-6666, email email@example.com or visit our website www.stalbertcivc.com/volunteer-opportunities/
They’re back! The food trucks return to St. Albert Grain Elevator Park to serve up delicious food on Friday, Aug. 25. Your help is needed to keep the event looking clean by monitoring the garbage and recycling bins. This event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Shifts are only two hours, and volunteers get a food voucher to try some goodies from the food trucks! Must be 16+.
Roots of Empathy babies
Will you be between the ages of two and four months of age in October? 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 2017 to June 2018.
St. Albert Triathlon
Be a part of one of the most popular sprint triathlons in Alberta, boasting a long history of multisport fun. Volunteers needed to direct traffic as road marshals for the bike and run. You will receive a logo baseball shirt and be entered in a draw for a free bike and $500 travel voucher. Event takes place at Fountain Park Pool, Sunday, Aug. 13.
Terry Fox Run organizer
Do you have a passion for event planning and fundraising? Someone who wants to positively impact cancer care and research in Canada? Help to maintain a Terry Fox Community Run in St. Albert by becoming the run organizer. This is a turn-key event that can be a simple community event or an off-the-charts national success story for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Do you have a passion for arts and culture? This festival needs you to help maximize Amplify’s awesome-ness! This festival is devoted to producing a welcoming, accepting, and inspiring atmosphere and you would be a huge part of creating those positive vibes. Help them out at the café, feed their cool artists in artist hospitality, or help as an activity assistant. Amplify is happening Oct. 13 to 14. Minimum age is 12.
Want to be a part of history? Saturday, Aug. 26 is the grand opening of the Trans Canada Trail called Lamoureux Trail in Sturgeon County. Volunteers are needed to greet people along the trail and offer water and balloons to participants. You will also be directing people to the free barbecue, entertainment, bouncy castle, and the Canada 150 cake! Assist with set up and tear down is also needed. Minimum age is 18. Shifts are available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Founders' Walk advisory committee
Are you interested in being a vital part of developing the Founders’ Walk in our community? You are needed to contribute fresh ideas that stem from your experience and/or expertise in St. Albert. Phase 3 of the Founders’ Walk project is looking for ways to engage the community and create a destination that will provide opportunities for environmental education, interactive activities and areas to play. This is a unique way to be a part of this great city!
Front desk reception
Are you a caring and compassionate person looking for a rewarding opportunity? This local long-term care and hospice is looking for someone like you to be the first face of the facility. Duties include welcoming visitors, answering the phone as well as other administrative tasks. Shifts are available weekdays between 4:15 and 8 p.m. and weekends between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Minimum age is 18.