It’s never too late to adopt a New Year’s Resolution. Why not make volunteering a part of your new routine? 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
Be a Reading Buddy to a child in grades 2 to 6 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 Feb. 1 to March 22. Program will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Tuesdays, 4 to 5 p.m., and Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Looking for either teen or adult buddies.
Robotics lab attendant
Help visitors to navigate a robotics experience. Provide leadership and guidance to teams of visitors as they program LEGO EV3 robots to perform tasks and tackle challenges. You should have strong leadership skills, computer proficiency and an engaging personality. Shifts are weekend afternoons and minimum age is 15 years.
Raising The Roof Campaign
Would you like to help sell Raising the Roof toques and socks which, in turn, will directly help homeless youth initiatives? Assistance is needed at St. Albert Centre on Tuesday, Feb. 7, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Shifts are a minimum of two hours. Feel good as you do your part to find solutions to the growing problem of homelessness.
Do you have a good understanding of financial management and accounting procedures? Help this local St. Albert non-profit organization in a treasurer capacity to keep full and accurate financial records and produce monthly financial statements for reporting purposes. Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month.
Family Day celebrations
Help celebrate families and community as you assist with an afternoon of fun and outdoor activities at the St. Albert Fire & Ice Festival event with the St. Albert Fire Department at Lacombe Lake Park. You can assist with activities including skating, curling, an obstacle course, helping with refreshments, or set up/take down. Event takes place on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. Volunteer as an individual, a couple or as a family; minimum age is 14.
Are you a passionate foodie and enjoy cooking? Help coach individuals with meal preparation and cleanup, and help them to gain independence. A cooking instructor will facilitate the class and you will assist. Classes are four-week sessions, taking place on Friday mornings at the Whitemud Superstore location in Edmonton.
Family Literacy Day
Help celebrate the power of literacy. Your help is needed with this family celebration event to assist with set up, serving food, helping at activity tables, games with the children, face painting and clean up at the end. Event takes place on Friday, Jan. 27. Your assistance is needed from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Minimum age to volunteer is 16.
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.