It’s almost time for Halloween when we open our homes to little ghosts, witches, and super heroes. Why not open your heart and consider giving to others? 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/centres/st-albert
Do you have intermediate alpine skiing or snowboarding skills? Help people with disabilities to live richer and fuller lives by sharing those skills and providing ski or snowboard instruction to these individuals during the Learn to Ski program. Instructor training provided before starting to teach. Lessons are Monday evenings at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort, Jan. 16 to March 12, 2017.
Do you enjoy comedic theatre and always wanted to go behind the scenes? Assist at this St. Albert dinner theatre as a stage hand, a front of house volunteer or assist in the kitchen. Performances take place at the Kinsmen Korral; three weekends of performances run Nov. 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26. Assist with as many performances as you like. This is a fun local theatre group.
Integrated spin class
Do you love taking spin classes? Help the Paralympic Sports Association with their classes by assisting their participants with getting on and off the handcycle. You are also encouraged to participate in the class. You do not need experience working with people with disabilities as long as you have a positive attitude and want to make an impact on the success of another person. Classes run weekly at the University of Alberta.
You can make a big difference in the life of someone in this local hospice care home. You are needed to enable residents to participate in the various recreation activities along with the guidance of the recreation therapist. Various shifts are available. Minimum age is 18.
Jingle, jingle, jingle! In this season of giving, volunteer to support this organization that helps so many in need all year. Ring the bells and accept donations at various locations. Assistance is needed Nov. 14 to Dec. 24. Shifts are two hours each with a variety of shifts and days to choose from (no Sundays); minimum age to volunteer is 16. Various locations available throughout St. Albert, Sherwood Park or Edmonton.
Do you love giving presents at Christmas? You are needed to create a free Christmas Shopping Wonderland in support of the families this organization works with each year. Positions include set-up, re-stocking and distribution of all gifts during this three-day event that takes place Dec. 21 to 23. Volunteers are also needed to assist prior to the event. Minimum age is 16.
Information referral receptionist
Would you like to get out for four hours a week and be a part of this vibrant St. Albert community organization? In this position, you will join a reception team in an office setting answering telephones, providing information to clients and working on the computer. The half-day shift currently available is Tuesday afternoons.
Animal assisted interventionist
Does your pet love people? Help this organization that goes into a variety of facilities and works with a variety of people to provide animal assisted therapeutic services. There is one testing session and orientation session for you and your pet as well as workshops throughout the year for further education. Shifts are available most weekdays. Minimum age is 16.