Volunteer and in so doing, enrich your own life and your community! 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.
HELP equipment repair and cleaning
Do you have a mechanical aptitude? Assist this organization with its Health Equipment Loan Program, which loans medical equipment to people in need on a short-term basis. Repair volunteers check all returned equipment and get it ready for lending again. You should be able to lift heavier equipment and have attention to detail. Shifts are weekdays during the daytime.
Help empower those with vision loss. Be a friendly volunteer once a week to a person with vision loss and assist them with reading mail, shopping or other needs. Feel good while you help them maintain their independence and continue to do the things that they love to do.
Walk for autism
Come out and help raise awareness of autism at the annual Edmonton Capital Region Walk Now for Autism, at Rundle Park, Edmonton, on Sunday, Sept. 14. Assistance is needed on event day with registrations, greeter, course monitoring, food distribution, fun zone and set up/tear down. Support this family oriented event that raises much needed funds for autism research, family services and awareness.
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 nine 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, from Sept. 2014 to June 2015.
The 2014 Edmonton International Fringe Festival is gearing up for another year and it’s seeking volunteers to make it a success. From Aug. 14 to 24, volunteers are needed to fill positions on a variety of teams, including box office, beer tent, and front of house plus many more. Minimum age is 14.
Early childhood assistant
Do you have experience working with children or a background in early learning? Assist teachers at this local family resource centre and work with children aged three to five. Duties include assisting the pre-school instructor with craft prep, snack prep, preparing room, greeting children and parents, playing with students, and reading stories. Shifts are Friday afternoons, Sept. through to June.
Assist this local organization that is fundraising at two local events in St. Albert. The organization provides crisis intervention and counselling to those in abusive relationships. Rock’n August concert event takes place Friday, Aug. 15, and the Comedy Night event takes place Saturday, Sept. 20. Both events are in the evening and at Servus Credit Union Place. Volunteers will be required to have or to complete a Proserve course and must be a minimum age of 18.
Food drive bag delivery
Are you looking for an opportunity for your family, your team or some other group that you belong to? Help our local food bank to deliver bags for their upcoming annual food drive, to all houses in St. Albert. Deliveries take place Sept. 8 to 14, shifts during this time to fit your schedule. This is the perfect opportunity to do together and give back as a group.