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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.



School playground build

Looking for many hands to come together and help bring joy to children at this school and the local community. Give some of your time and construction skills, and assist in building a new school playground.  Build takes place May 23, 24 and 25. Give a few hours or as many as you would like. 

Library materials processing

Do you enjoy books and have good attention to detail? Give three hours, two days a week and help prepare new books for processing, as well as repair damaged books. Shifts are in the morning on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at a local library, and commitment is ongoing.

International Children’s Festival

Be a part of this fun festival that inspires and ignites the imaginations of the young and young-at-heart. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, have fun at an event, and share a magical experience with over 55,000 children and families.  Help as an activity assistant with events, artist activities, face painting, information guides, or crafts with children. Volunteers are also needed for transportation and ushers in the performance venues. Festival runs May 27 to 31 in St. Albert.

World Triathlon event

Help at this major event and be a part of something big. Assist in one or more of many areas of the event such as volunteer services, accreditation, bike course marshals, run course marshals, lifeguards, transition, food services, security, special events, transportation, or parking attendants. Many volunteers needed.  Event takes place Aug. 25 to Sept. 1 at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton.

Soccer coach

Do you enjoy working with children and youth? Then make a difference in a young person’s life and volunteer to be a soccer coach or co-coach where you share the responsibilities. There are lots of age groups to choose from – coach four-year-olds where your main role is to coax and encourage the beginners in the game, or other age groups right through to the older teens. The outdoor season starts at the end of April.  Coach courses and training are offered and available, but not mandatory.  

RunWild Marathon

The streets of St. Albert are going to get wild during the RunWild Marathon on May 4. 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.

Website designer

Do you have some experience in and knowledge of website design? Share your expertise with this St. Albert non-profit organization that operates a botanic park, and help them to design and develop their website. Assistance would also be needed with ongoing website support, as required.

Assistant camp leaders, summer programs

Are you friendly, enthusiastic, have strong leadership skills, and enjoy working with children? Join our summer camp staff and help to encourage interactive learning in a variety of science, robotic and/or computer camps designed specifically with fun in mind for youth, four to 14 years of age. You will share the wow factor and the wonderment of discovery, while further developing and enhancing your leadership, communication and public relation skills. This is a great opportunity for teen volunteers 15 or older, who have completed Grade 9 science.

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