Want to volunteer and give back to the community, but don’t know how to get involved? We can help you! 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
Dance Without Limits mentor
Mentors urgently needed! Are you comfortable working with children and do you want to help bring the dance dreams of young people with cerebral palsy alive? Previous dance experience an asset but not required. Compassion, understanding, patience and the ability to have fun are required, as you help these young children practice the art of dance. Training provided. Minimum age is 13. Dance sessions are on Saturdays, 3 to 5 p.m., until Dec. 13, at a local St. Albert dance studio.
Do you enjoy celebrating Halloween and helping children have fun? You can assist at this family oriented event by helping run carnival games for young children, aged 1 to 10 years. Event takes place Thursday, Oct. 23, in the evening in Heritage Lakes, St. Albert. Minimum age to volunteer is 12 years.
Do you have experience or interest in graphic design? With your eye for design, you'll help assemble a quarterly newsletter for this local St. Albert organization. Articles and photographs will be provided, and you will create the design. Prefer experience with a publishing program, possibly Microsoft Publisher. Flexible work schedule. Minimum age to volunteer is 14 years.
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.
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, Sept., 2014 to June, 2015; facilitators still needed.
Art program leader
Do you have a love of art and would you be interested in working with, and enhancing quality of life, of patients in a rehabilitation hospital? Work with a small group of adult patients on art projects that will help to develop their art skills. Hospital staff will be present to assist. This short-term project runs Nov. 13 to Dec. 18, on Thursday mornings.
Help make a difference to patients at this Edmonton hospital, while you improve their experience and quality of care during their hospital stay. Assist to deliver donated newspapers to various areas of the hospital. Various shifts are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, with each shift taking one to one-and-a-half hours and flexible, to be completed anytime between 8 a.m. and noon.