For the week of Oct. 20 to Oct. 27, 2017

With the weather getting colder, we appreciate what a hot bowl of soup or warm blanket can do. You can provide that extra warmth through volunteering. It may even make you feel a little cozier. The St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities to choose from and can help find the right fit for you.

Special Olympics swim coach
Do you love the water and are patient, friendly, and outgoing with good communication skills? Once a week, you are needed to assist those with developmental disabilities work on their swimming skills. You should be comfortable in the water and have the ability to swim different strokes. You do not need to be a swim instructor or lifeguard. Minimum age is 18. Program runs September 2017 through May 2018, but coaches are still very much in demand.

Donation Desk Ambassador
Are you looking to help others and give back during this upcoming Christmas season? Help those in need feed their family and give them a Christmas with hope and dignity. Assist the Christmas Bureau of Edmonton by accepting donations and providing information to people at the Donation Desk at various mall and grocery store locations. Volunteers needed from November 24 until December 24. Choose from a variety of shifts available throughout the day. Orientation is provided.

Skills Exploration Day
Do you have a skill or trade that you would like to share with youth? Skills Exploration Day is the newest program developed to help introduce junior high students to design thinking and building an actual prototype! Volunteers are needed to help students with several different Learn-A-Skill stations like welding, plumbing, sheet metal, cabinet making, carpentry, electrical installations, fashion, graphic design, and painting and decorating. This event takes place at the Shaw Conference Centre November 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Minimum age is 16.

Wish grantor
Help this organization grant wishes to create hope and happiness for children with life-threatening medical conditions. You can help grant wishes in many ways, making the wish experience as unique as each child and the experience a lasting and memorable one for each wish family. Volunteer wish grantors work in teams of two on the wishes.

Children’s Christmas party assistant
Help bring Christmas joy and fun to 1000 children and their families this holiday season by volunteering at the annual Christmas party hosted by Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch, dedicated to children with a variety of challenges. Areas you can assist in include food and beverage, popcorn machine station, candy floss station, gift corrals, beverage station, security, trading post, green team and more. Event takes place Saturday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in northeast Edmonton.

St. Albert Dinner Theatre
Do you enjoy theatre and have always wanted to go behind the scenes? Assist the St. Albert Theatre Troupe as a stagehand, front of house volunteer, or help in the kitchen. Performances take place at the Kinsmen Korral; three weekends of performances run November 9-11, 16-18 and 23-25. Be a part of as many performances as you like. This is fun local theatre group!

Diabetes Canada Conference
Diabetes Canada is looking for event volunteers for the 20th anniversary Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism Professional Conference. You are needed to assist with registration, greeting and security. Shifts are four hours long and an excellent opportunity to network with other like-minded volunteers and professionals. This event takes place November 1 to 4 at the Shaw Conference Centre. Minimum age is 16.

For information on any of the volunteer opportunities listed above, or to discuss other opportunities, call 780-459-6666, email volunteer@stalbertcivc.com or visit our website www.stalbertcivc.com/volunteer-opportunities/