Spring has finally arrived, so what better time to volunteer and make a difference in someone’s life, while making a difference in your own? 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
Roy Financial Mayor's Charity Walk
Assist this children’s charity, at this St. Albert event, by helping with the set-up and take down of the information table and display, as well as handing out materials such as wish wands, small gifts and information pamphlets. If you have an outgoing personality and a few hours to spare Saturday morning, April 25, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!
Serve as a board member and provide governance oversight for the operations of this local organization that is dedicated to providing safe, affordable living options in St. Albert. To complement the existing skill set on the board, this organization is currently seeking individuals with experience in business, real estate, or community/social service sectors.
Assist at this open house for a St. Albert seniors’ home by serving food and refreshments, as well as helping with set-up and clean up. The day of the event is Saturday, May 2, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Walk So Kids Can Talk
Be a Kids Help Phone hero and assist at this event to help ensure the Help Phone will always be there to listen when kids need to talk. Assist as a greeter, with registration, start/finish line or checkpoint assistant, or other various positions available as well. This fun and inspirational day in support of kids takes place Sunday, May 3 at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton.
Do you have a cheerful attitude and can you speak both English and German? A female volunteer is needed to visit with a senior woman in St. Albert, to provide companionship and visiting. Many other visitor opportunities exist, as well, with others in need of a friendly visitor.
Are you male and interested in connecting with a St. Albert youth, to be their friend and positive role model? As a mentor, you will spend quality time with your young sidekick, in activities of mutual interest, usually on a weekly basis. There are many young boys waiting for that positive male friend and influence in his life; could that person be you or someone you know?
Do you enjoy doing online searches? Donate some of your time and these special skills using search engines and Excel to do research for this organization. Work can be done in your own home, and days and times are flexible. This is a short-term project, March 29 to May 1.
No cancer patient should have to worry about how to get to and from treatment appointments. Can you help to provide transportation and friendly support for patients without other means of getting to cancer treatments at the Cross Cancer Institute and back to St. Albert again? You will need a valid driver’s licence, vehicle insurance, clean driver's abstract and a vehicle in safe running condition.
The streets of St. Albert are going to get wild during the RunWild races on May 3. 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 50+ Club, so join in and contribute your part, while having lots of fun too.