The seasons are changing. Why not consider a change in your life by trying something new 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
Constable David Wynn Memorial Hockey Game
Be a part of this fun night of hockey that provides an opportunity for those who wish to contribute to efforts to mark the life of Constable David Wynn. This event takes place on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Servus Credit Union Place. You can help out as either a greeter or a donation collector. After volunteering, you are welcome to stay for the reception. Minimum age is 16.
Are you interested in getting more experience in the security industry? This Edmonton facility is looking for someone to assist with maintaining security and information with the front desk Security Reception. Training will be provided. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Do you love volleyball and are you looking for a way to get back into the game? This high school is looking for a men's senior and junior volleyball coach for the 2016 high school season. The season has already begun and goes until November 2016. There is the potential of earning your Level 1 NCCP Coaching certification through this volunteer opportunity. Must be at least 19.
Horse handler or horse side walker
Are you comfortable around horses and are you interested in helping people with disabilities to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of recreational horseback riding? The horse handler will lead the horse with rider; the side walker will walk alongside the horse and lend physical and/or emotional support to the rider during the lesson. You can also help, before and after class, grooming and tacking horses but are not required to do this. Fall sessions are at the Whitemud Equine Centre and classes are an hour long with many times to choose from. Volunteers must be a minimum of 14 years old and do not require experience with disabled people or with horses. Hours are flexible.
Are you able to donate some time and energy to help this organization pick up donated food items, as well as do some miscellaneous pick-ups and drop offs? Locations are throughout St. Albert and Edmonton. As the driver, you will use the organization’s vehicle, so must have a clear driver’s abstract. Helpers needed also to assist the driver. You must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. Morning or afternoon shifts available on Monday, Wednesday or Fridays.
Dig In Horticulinary Festival
Be a part of this exciting weekend of culinary adventure that promotes the possibilities and benefits of eating locally grown food. There are a variety of roles to choose from including gala dinner greeters, workshop hosts, salsa tasting, festival set-up crew, and dinner take-down crew. Festival takes place Oct. 12 to 15 at the Enjoy Centre.
Homeless Count Edmonton, enumerator
Help this organization to find out how many homeless there are living in Edmonton. Volunteer as an enumerator to walk the streets and conduct the housing survey. The count will take place on Oct. 19 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Oct. 20 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Volunteers can choose one or more shifts throughout the day. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Oilers 50/50 ticket sales
Help The Paralympic Sports Association to raise funds for their much-needed programs by assisting to sell 50/50 tickets at the first Oilers pre-season game at Rogers Place on Monday, Sept. 26. Many volunteers needed for several different positions. Must be 18 years of age or older.