First day of school is right around the corner. Learning isn't just for kids. Volunteering is an excellent way to learn and develop new skills. 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/centres/st-albert
Front desk reception
Are you a caring and compassionate person looking for a rewarding opportunity? This local long-term care and hospice is looking for someone like you to be the first face of the facility. Duties include welcoming visitors, answering the phone as well as other administrative tasks. Shifts are available weekdays between 4:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. and weekends between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Minimum age is 18.
Your commitment to this volunteer position could make all the difference in the world of a child. You would work with a child and their family who have been affected by child abuse by providing information, referrals and support. Other duties may include court accompaniment and in-person visits. Minimum age is 18.
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 October 13 to 15. Minimum age is 13.
A visit from you and your dog could make a world of difference to someone. Your visits with your dog will provide opportunities for motivational, supportive and therapeutic benefits to enhance the quality of life for the residents of this Edmonton seniors’ facility. Dogs must be physically and mentally sound with all vaccinations up to date. Minimum age is 16.
Roots of Empathy family
Will you be between the ages of two and four months of age in October? Start family volunteering early, as you and your parent visit a St. Albert elementary school classroom to help children learn about empathy and getting along with each other. You will assist a trained facilitator who will lead the discussion with the class. This program needs a commitment of a one-hour visit each month from October 2016 to June 2017.
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. 2 through 11.
Are you passionate about physical activity, especially yoga, and would you like to share that passion? Assist yoga instructors in classes for individuals with disabilities. Choose from several classes: classes for adults are held Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings, and the Yoga Bees class for children is held Tuesday evenings. Sessions run for six-week periods, and take place in west Edmonton, close to St Albert.
Mentor for youth
Reach out and connect with a St. Albert youth, be their friend and positive role model. As a mentor, you will spend quality time with your young sidekick, in activities of mutual interest, on a weekly basis. Volunteer to fill this very worthwhile and rewarding role as an individual, as a couple or as a family.