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
Canada Day celebrations, Heritage Lakes
Be a part of this community oriented event that celebrates our nation’s birthday and welcomes everyone in the family! Assist with the pancake breakfast or with various children’s activities. Celebrations take place on July 1 in the morning, at École La Mission in Heritage Lakes. Volunteers should be 13 years of age or older.
Clothesline drop box champion
Be a champion for the Diabetes Drop Box Program and help to keep an eye on donation bins in the St. Albert community. This can be done as you go about your daily activities. Simply drive or walk by the bins every day or two and report immediately if there is something that needs attention such as if bins need to be emptied, if there are donations outside the bin because it is full or if the bin has been defaced. There is no requirement to put donations in the bins or handle them.
Meals on Wheels driver
Help others to live a nourished life with independence and dignity. Drivers needed to deliver noontime meals to clients in their homes. Vehicle and valid driver’s licence required. Deliveries are Monday through Friday, for approximately 1.5 hours each day. Days flexible to volunteer’s schedule, and shifts can be once or twice a month, or more often if desired.
Help this organization provide support to children and remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport. Become a team player and lend a hand at this event by assisting with registration of teams, selling 50/50 tickets, posting scores, and cleaning up of diamond area. Event takes place July 24 and 25 (Friday evening and all day Saturday) at Meadowview Ball Diamonds in St. Albert, lots of shifts to choose from.
Gardening in the park
Do you enjoy the outdoors and gardening? Volunteer at our local botanic park where duties include light labour such as planting, watering, weeding, mowing grass, trimming hedges and/or other light maintenance duties. Shifts are available most mornings.
Summer carnival assistant
Are you a high-energy person with an outgoing personality? Help at this event with a variety of children’s carnival games and activities such as face painting, as well as with set up and take down. Converse with families and, most of all, have fun. Minimum age is 16. This annual event takes place July 15, during the morning and in St. Albert.
Neighbourhood development assistant
Do you have good organizational skills and computer skills? Assist neighbourhood development coordination in St. Albert with block party registration and support, recreation bag maintenance, and other administrative tasks as required. Days are Mondays, Tuesdays or possibly Thursdays, in the afternoon, from now until Aug. 31. Time commitment is flexible depending on volunteer availability and workload, but average time commitment is four to nine hours per week.
Timer, swim championship
Help this swim club by being a timer for the Alberta Long Course Swimming Championship. Orientation provided but all you need to do is press a trigger at the end of each swimmer’s race. Minimum age is 14 years of age. Event takes place at the Kinsmen Sports Centre in Edmonton, July 2 to 5, with three shifts per day to choose from.