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
Rock n' August
Come out, enjoy some wonderful vintage cars and support a worthy cause. This popular community event happens Aug. 4 to 8 in St. Albert and raises funds for diabetes research and education. Volunteer at this international car show and music festival assisting on the Thursday as gate security or traffic control at the drive-in, or on the Saturday as ushers at the music concert. Both take place at Servus Place in St. Albert.
Terry Fox Run
Help to keep the good work and memory of Terry Fox alive, and volunteer at this annual St. Albert event, Sunday morning, Sept. 20. Assist at the registration table or as a course marshal.
Do you have a class 4 licence and some time on Tuesdays? Our senior citizens’ club needs your assistance. Driving the club’s bus, you will pick up clients and drive them to the club in St. Albert. Choose between morning or afternoon shifts.
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?
FriendRaiser team leader
Do you have excellent interpersonal skills and some experience with festivals and/or fundraising or donor relations? With strong leadership and organization skills, you will motivate and direct a team of volunteers to welcome visitors and raise money for the festival. The FriendRaiser team leader is an integral part in the success of the team, and helps to carry out the Fringe Festival. The festival runs Aug. 13 to 23.
Dig-In Horticulinary Festival
Do you have financial experience? Or are you looking to gain some experience? Donate your time and help co-ordinate financial efforts leading up to this annual event. The festival happens Oct. 2 and 3 in St. Albert. Volunteers can also help with programming, volunteering, marketing, and/or festival sponsorship.
Photographer or graphic artist
Do you enjoy photography? Or are you a skilled graphic designer? Showcase your talents and assist in taking pictures for a local history book and/or help in graphic design with choice of cover, chapter design and layout of pages. Minimum age is 18.
Mobile clinic customer care
Do you have an outgoing personality and provide first-rate customer care? You’ll help with handing out refreshments to donors and thank them for coming in. This volunteer opportunity is located in St. Albert. Minimum age is 15.