Volunteering is a way to make your heart speak. 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 St. Albert CIVC at 780-459-6666 or visit the website www.govolunteer.ca
Are you patient and understanding and do you enjoy making crafts as well as teaching them to others? Once a week you'll be leading and demonstrating how to make a craft to seniors who demonstrate a variety of skill levels. Some of the residents have dementia. This opportunity is at an assisted living facility in Villeneuve, approximately 10 minutes from St. Albert.
50/50 ticket sales
Help KARA Family Resource Centre to raise funds for their much-needed programs by assisting to sell 50/50 tickets at an Edmonton Oilers/Winnipeg Jets game on Dec, 21, at Rexall Place. Must be 18 years of age or older. Volunteer as an individual, a couple or a group, as many volunteers are needed.
Canadian Birkebeiner ski event
Enjoy the outdoors and interested in cross-country skiing? Assist at this major event in several different areas including overseeing patrollers and course officials for the long and short cross-country ski events, helping with logistics and dispersing/returning of equipment, and assisting with transportation, planning and directing shuttles and deliveries and overseeing parking for the event. Event takes place Feb. 12 and 13, 2016 at the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, east of Sherwood Park, but assistance needed in the days/months leading up to the event as well.
No cancer patient should have to worry about how to get to and from treatment appointments. Can you help to provide transportation and friendly support for patients without other means of getting to cancer treatments at the Cross Cancer Institute and back to St. Albert again? You will need a valid driver’s licence, vehicle insurance, clean driver's abstract and a vehicle in safe running condition.
Help to empower and inspire youth by giving some of your time and knowledge to teach students in grades three to 12 about financial management. The program is offered in schools across Northern Alberta and NWT, including the Edmonton region. You'll choose a program and age group, based on your skills and interests. You can come on your own or volunteer with a friend to share the experience. You don't have to be a teacher or have direct experience with financial literacy; your life experience and knowledge of the program material is all that is needed.
Class 4 driver
Do you have a class 4 licence and some spare time to give? Drivers needed to drive a small 15-passenger bus to pick up and drop off clients in St. Albert. Current available shifts are on Tuesdays.
Are you passionate about physical activity, especially yoga, and would you like to share that passion? Assist yoga instructors in classes for individuals with disabilities. Choose from several classes – classes for adults are held Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings, and the Yoga Bees class for children is held Tuesday evenings. Sessions run for six-week periods, and take place in west Edmonton, close to St Albert.
Children’s Christmas party assistant
Help bring Christmas joy and fun to children this holiday season by volunteering at this annual Christmas party hosted by an organization dedicated to children with a variety of challenges. Some areas you can assist in include food and beverage, popcorn machine station, candyfloss station, gift corrals, hot chocolate station, security, trading post, green team and more. Event takes place Saturday, Nov. 28 in northeast Edmonton.