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.
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.
Be a Reading Buddy to a child in Grade 2 who needs a little extra help and encouragement in his or her reading. Mentor the joy of reading through various literacy related games and activities, as well as reading together. Program runs Sept. 29 to Oct. 29. Program will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Tuesdays 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. looking for teen buddies between the ages of 14 and 17, and Wednesdays 6 to 7 p.m. looking for either teen or adult buddies.
Roots of Empathy family
Will you be between the ages of two and four months in October, 2014? Start family volunteering early, as you and your parent visit elementary school classrooms to help children learn about empathy and getting along with each other. You will assist a trained facilitator who will lead the discussion with the class. This program needs a commitment of a one hour visit each month from October, 2014 to June, 2015.
Tour of Alberta Festival volunteer
Be a part of the fun and excitement of this major cycling event at the Stage 4 Finish of the race, in Strathcona County, Saturday, Sept. 6. Assistance required with course marshals, media tent, TV production runner, parking monitor, roving information officers, vendor contact lead, and kids art zone. Festival site is Broadmoor Lake in Sherwood Park, where most of the activities will take place. Minimum age is 16 years.
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? You will use the organization’s vehicle, so must have a clear driver’s abstract. You must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Shift takes place Mondays within St. Albert.
Homeless Connect Edmonton
Help this organization help homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless at this one day, one location event on Sunday, Oct. 19. You will help others to provide a range of services to the individuals by volunteering in one of several roles such as greeters, registration or guides. Be a part of this transformational day and make a difference in your own life while making a difference in someone else’s.
Walk Now for Autism
Come out and help raise awareness of autism at the annual Edmonton Capital Region Walk Now for Autism Speaks, at Rundle Park, Edmonton, on Sunday, Sept. 14. Assistance is needed on event day with greeting participants, registration, food and refreshment, and helping out in the fun zone. Support this family oriented event that raises much needed funds for autism research, family services, and awareness.
Assistant coach sled hockey
Donate some of your time and hockey experience to coach sled hockey to disabled and able-bodied athletes. Hockey experience is desired and a willingness to learn; NCCP-Level 1 is preferred or a willingness to obtain the level, if necessary. Time commitment involves weekly practices on Saturdays as well as league games on Saturdays (at Leduc Recreation Centre); also, team meetings and possible tournaments. Registration and tryouts will take place in September, 2014. Minimum age is 20.