National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, is the perfect time to thank all of you who are sharing your gift of time and talent as volunteers. The St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities to choose from and can help find the right fit for you. For information on any of the following volunteer opportunities, or to discuss other opportunities, call 780-459-6666, email email@example.com or visit our website www.stalbertcivc.com/volunteer-opportunities/
Do you have a love for dogs and a talent for working with them? You will raise a young pup and help him or her to develop the discipline needed to become a successful guide, service or assistance dog. You will provide a caring home where the puppy will be socialized and exposed to numerous places and situations they will experience later in life. Full training is provided and all equipment, food, and vet care is provided free.
If you want to be involved in improving your community or if you have a passion for empowering other women, this is the opportunity for you. The Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton is recruiting board members from a variety of backgrounds. If you have experience in law, accounting, human resources, indigenous relations, board governance or if you feel you have a skill set that would help raise this board to new heights, please consider joining them.
The streets of St. Albert are going to get wild during the RunWild Marathon on May 7. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available both on race day as well as pre-race, in the days leading up to the race. It all happens for a good cause with funds raised going to the Zebra Child Protection Centre and the St. Albert Seniors Association, so join in and contribute your part, while having lots of fun too.
Drug treatment court support
Help this program by supporting the staff with substance analysis administration and basic administrative duties. Your responsibilities include answering phones, filing documents, and supporting administration of the substance analysis process with clients. You must be able to respect confidentiality and sensitivity of file information, and should be non-judgmental with respect to addictions, criminal lifestyle or history. Minimum age is 18. Time commitment is one morning each week; location is the Edmonton Drug Court Office in downtown Edmonton.
Do you love gardening and all the fabulous trinkets, art, and decorations? You are needed to work in this lovely gift shop in a beautiful botanic setting. Your job would primarily be to serve customers with their gift shop purchases and to give out information to park patrons. You should enjoy working with people and have a friendly, outgoing personality. Gift shop is open April through to September. Minimum age is 18.
In support of CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health. Do you love formal events? The CASA Gala, on May 7 is the premier fundraising event for this organization. Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles to support our “Night on the Bayou.” You are needed to help with registration, raffle selling, live auction/cash call support, set up and tear down and much more. Shifts are available throughout the day. Minimum age is 18.
Drive Happiness, a not for profit, seniors assisted-transportation provider is urgently looking for volunteer drivers. If you enjoy chatting with seniors and like to drive, they would love to hear from you. Volunteer drivers make their own schedule and select where they will drive. Remember, even two hours a week can change a senior’s life.
Gardening in the park
Do you enjoy the outdoors and gardening? Volunteer at our local botanic park where duties include light labor such as planting, watering, weeding, mowing grass, trimming hedges and/or other light maintenance duties. Shifts are available most mornings.