Time to celebrate the True North strong and free! Consider giving back to an organization that makes Canada great! 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
Canada Day celebrations
Give to your community and be a part of this fun-filled event that inspires patriotism and a sense of community pride for the young and young at heart. Assist as an activity assistant, cookie helper, info booth helper, and/or concert security. Shifts are available throughout the day and evening. Everyone welcome including youth as young as 10 years of age if volunteering with an adult. This is a great opportunity to volunteer as a family!
Children's activities coordinator/server
What better way to celebrate Canada's birthday than by helping at a community party. Donate some of your time on Friday July 1, to help co-ordinate activities for children of all ages or help serve breakfast and help with clean up after the event. Volunteers ages 13 and up are needed.
Remember how much fun summer camp was? This is your opportunity to volunteer at a summer camp on Wabamun Lake. Your help is needed to assist staff with camp programming and activities such as crafts, games, water activities, nature hikes and more. Camps start July 4 and go until Aug. 11. Minimum age is 14.
U16A Western Canadian Softball Championships
Do you love fastball? Volunteer to help with scorekeeping in this tournament taking place July 29 to Aug. 1 in St. Albert. A general understanding of softball or baseball is required. Sign up for a couple of hours or all weekend. Minimum age is 14.
Collection Dog co-ordinator
Have you ever put your spare change into one of the many Collection Dogs at our local stores? Your help is needed to help maintain these dogs by keeping them clean, emptying them on a monthly basis, rolling the coins and depositing the money on behalf of the organization. You can also help to keep this program running by approaching businesses about displaying a collection dog. This position is in St. Albert. Minimum age is 19.
Do you enjoy working with preschool children ages three to five? Your help is needed to assist with a wide variety of tasks including classroom set up and clean up, interacting with children at a variety of early learning activities, preparing materials for the class such as cutting craft supplies, assembling children's scrapbooks and as a helper on class field trips. Classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Morning and afternoon times available. The new school year begins on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Canadian Ultimate Frisbee Championships 2016
Be a part of this National Ultimate tournament! This event takes place Aug. 8 to 14 in Edmonton. Various shifts are available before, during and after the tournament with tasks ranging from set up and teardown to scorekeeping and food table attendants. Volunteers must be 14 years old and up.
Do you have a passion for arts and culture? This festival needs you to help maximize Amplify’s awesome-ness! This festival is devoted to producing a welcoming, accepting and inspiring atmosphere and you would be a huge part of creating those positive vibes. Help is needed in the café/concession, supervising artist and volunteer hospitality, activity assistant, security, coat check, ticket taking and more! Amplify is happening Oct. 13 to15. Minimum age is 13.