The Alberta landscape 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, 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/centres/st-albert
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, to help in transition area, and at the water stations. Event takes place at Fountain Park Recreation Centre, Sunday, Aug. 7.
Do you have a love for dogs and a talent for working with them? You will raise a young pup and help to develop the discipline needed to become a successful guide, service or assistance dog, as you provide a caring home where the puppy will be socialized and exposed to numerous places and situations they will experience later in life. Full training is provided and all equipment, food and vet care is provided.
Do you love to cook? Oversee small groups of people who get together to cook meals. Meet and share ideas on cooking skills, how to save time and money and have fun. Join this St. Albert facility once a month to share your skills! Minimum age to volunteer is 18.
Habitat for Humanity needs you to help out in their ReStore. You are needed to work on the floor doing the following tasks: assist customers, cleaning, pricing, placement of donations/preparing displays, and maintaining organization and cleanliness of the ReStore, warehouse and SEA containers. There is a ReStore in North Edmonton and another on the south side. Minimum age is 18.
Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth! Help a team of committed community members present this hard hitting and informative program to today's youth at the Grade 9 level. The focus is to impact on youth the consequences of making bad choices and to prevent tragedy. Medical background would be an asset but not necessary. Commitment is during the day on Wednesdays, September 2016 to June 2017, full or partial day, whatever works best for you.
Do you enjoy music and like sharing it with other people? Volunteers play their musical instruments to provide opportunities for motivational, supportive, and/or therapeutic benefits to enhance quality of life for the residents. You will encourage residents to join in by singing, clapping or tapping toes, ask residents if there are any songs they would like to hear. Some residents may not participate, but may still enjoy the music. This facility is located in North Edmonton. Minimum age to volunteer is 15.
Canadian Ultimate Frisbee Championships 2016
Be a part of this National Ultimate Tournament! This event takes place August 8-14, in Edmonton. Various shifts are available before, during and after the tournament with tasks ranging from set up and teardown to scorekeeping and food table attendants. Volunteers must be 14 years old and up.
Food truck event
The food trucks return to the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park to serve up delicious food on Friday, Aug. 26. Your help is needed to help keep the event looking clean by monitoring the garbage and recycling bins. This event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Minimum age is 16.