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Volunteers

For the week of Oct. 13 to Oct. 20, 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.

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
Are you patient, friendly, outgoing, and have good communication skills? Spend an hour or so, once a week, helping to provide the sport of swimming or bowling to persons with developmental disabilities. For a swimming coach, you should be comfortable in the water and have the ability to coach and/or swim different strokes. You do not need to be a swim instructor or lifeguard. For a bowling coach, familiarity with 5-pin bowling would be an asset. Programs run September 2017 through May 2018.

St. Albert Dinner Theatre
Do you enjoy theatre and always wanted to go behind the scenes? Assist the St. Albert Theatre Troupe as a stage hand, 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 a fun local theatre group!

CSEM Professional 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.

Tutor
Do you love to read and enjoy sharing the gift of literacy with others? Assist STAR Literacy by working on a one to one basis with an adult to help improve their reading, writing, English language, and numeracy skills. Hours are flexible to your schedule and the program follows the school calendar, taking a break for the summer months.

Special Olympics swim and bowling coaches
Are you patient, friendly, outgoing, and have good communication skills? Spend an hour or so, once a week, helping to provide the sport of swimming or bowling to persons with developmental disabilities. For a swimming coach, you should be comfortable in the water and have the ability to coach and/or swim different strokes. You do not need to be a swim instructor or lifeguard. For a bowling coach, familiarity with 5-pin bowling would be an asset. Programs run September 2017 through May 2018.

Grandparents in the House
Do you have some time to be a grandparent to a child whose grandparents are gone or living far away? Develop casual friendships as you interact, tell stories, read books, and play with children from military families. Give the gift of that much-needed interaction with grandparent-aged people.

Ski/snowboard instructor
Do you have intermediate alpine skiing or snowboarding skills? Help people with disabilities to live richer and fuller lives by sharing those skills and providing ski or snowboard instruction to these individuals during the Learn to Ski program. Instructor training will be provided prior to starting the lessons. Lessons are Monday evening at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort.

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/