Don’t let those back to school sales fool you, there is still plenty of summer left! Why not spend some of that time volunteering? 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.stalbertcivc.com/volunteer-opportunities/
St. Albert Food Bank – Food Drive
The first week of September is always a lovely time to get out for a long walk through the neighbourhood. Why not consider delivering bags door to door on behalf of the St. Albert Food Bank on your walk? Bags are available at the end of August to deliver at your leisure between Sept. 1 and 10.
Help bring the dream of being a dancer alive for children with cerebral palsy. Previous dance experience is an asset but not required. Compassion, understanding, patience and the ability to have fun are required, as you help these young children practice the art of dance. Training provided. Minimum age is 16. Dance sessions are on Saturdays, 3 to 5 p.m., Sept. 23 to Nov. 26, at a local St. Albert dance studio.
Kaleido Arts Festival
Help at this family arts festival, Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday Sept. 17. Experience arts and culture with multi-arts collaborative performances in music, dance, theatre, film, literary and visual arts. Performances happen throughout the arts district. As part of a team you can assist in many areas including: set-up, security, gallery crew, theatre, artisan market, street fun, pancake crew and liquor crew. This is a great opportunity for groups and families to volunteer.
Life Without Limits Challenge
Come out and assist at this day of fun and help to support those with cerebral palsy and other disabilities at this 5-km walk at Rundle Park in Edmonton. Volunteer opportunities include registration, course marshals, event set up, and assistance with food and beverage. All volunteers will receive a free breakfast and barbecue lunch as well. Event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 17.
Edmonton Fringe Festival
The Edmonton Fringe Festival is the oldest and largest Fringe Festival in North America. What makes a festival like this so successful? The volunteers! Why not volunteer some of your time to be a part of this amazing festival? Minimum age is 14 (some positions require a minimum age of 18). The festival takes place from Thursday, Aug. 17 to Sunday, Aug. 27.
Do you love marathons, but don’t want to run? Help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as a course marshal for the Edmonton Marathon. This marathon course is an amazing flat and fast one and is greatly supported by the many excited and enthusiastic spectators and volunteers, just like you. This event takes place on Sunday, Aug. 20, with a volunteer orientation on Aug. 16 between 4 and 7 p.m. This is a fun and unique way to help improve the quality of life of patients and their families and to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s’ Disease and myeloma.
Patient shuttle-van driver
Make a difference in the life of a cancer patient, by providing friendly, safe, courteous and personal transportation service within Edmonton for out-of-town cancer patients. Good communication skills and excellent English are essential, as well as patience and understanding when dealing with passengers who may have memory issues due to treatment. You will drive a provided vehicle and must have a valid Class 4 driver’s license. Knowledge of south side Edmonton and the ability to operate a cellphone are required.