Giving Tuesday, Dec. 2, is the opening day of the giving season and a day to inspire us all to give back to our community. How would you like to volunteer and give back to 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
Christmas gift wrappers
The holiday season is upon us and this organization is returning to Londonderry Mall for its annual Christmas gift wrap fundraiser. If you are friendly and outgoing, like to have fun, and are able to wrap gifts in an attractive manner, then this is the volunteer opportunity for you. Day and evening shifts are available from Nov. 28 to Dec. 24. Minimum age: 16.
Do you have a strong interest in reading and books, and would you like to be a part of a vibrant, friendly team at this local St. Albert bookstore? Contribute to providing excellent customer service by assisting customers with their book purchases, keeping the books organized or helping to recycle discarded books and magazines. Available shift is Friday afternoon.
This organization works hard to ensure that brain injury survivors and caregivers receive the support needed. Help them by volunteering at their fundraising casino, Dec. 5 and 6, at the Yellowhead Casino in Edmonton; daytime and evening shifts available.
Donation desk ambassador
Are you looking for some short-term volunteering to help and give back during this upcoming Christmas season? Help those in need to feed their family this Christmas, and give them more than a meal but also a Christmas with hope and dignity. Assist this organization by accepting donations and providing information to people, at the donation desk at West Edmonton Mall. Volunteers needed Dec. 5 to 24, with many day or evening shifts to choose from.
This local St. Albert society, that oversees an affordable location for three active, local non-profit organizations, is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to serve as a board member in the role of secretary. You should have an interest in utilizing your experience and knowledge of the community in making a difference. Time commitment would involve quarterly board meetings and an annual general meeting in June.
In this upcoming season of giving, volunteer to support this organization that helps so many in need all year. Help to accept donations at various St. Albert locations – assistance needed Nov. 14 to Dec. 24. Shifts are two hours each with a variety of shifts and days to choose from; minimum age to volunteer is 14 years.
Music therapy mentor
Become a rock star in the eyes of these music lovers! You will work directly with a music therapist in this year-round program that incorporates singing, dancing, instrument-playing and making themed crafts into stress-reducing, therapeutic techniques. You should have a musical aptitude, be outgoing and willing to sing, play instruments and dance with class participants. Classes are every Tuesday from mid-Nov. 2014 to Nov. 1, 2015, for one hour in the afternoon and are held in west Edmonton. Minimum age is 16 years.