Volunteer and in so doing, enrich your own life and your community! 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.
Tour of Alberta Festival volunteer
Be a part of the fun and excitement of this major cycling event at the Stage 4 Finish of the race, in Strathcona County, Saturday, Sept. 6. Assistance required with course marshals, media tent, TV production runner, parking monitor, roving information officers, vendor contact lead, and kids art zone. Festival site is Broadmoor Lake in Sherwood Park, where most of the activities will take place. Minimum age is 16 years.
Walk Now For Autism
Come out and help raise awareness of autism at the Annual Edmonton Capital Region Walk Now for Autism Speaks, at Rundle Park, Edmonton, on Sunday, Sept. 14. Assistance is needed on event day with greeting participants, registration, food and refreshment, and helping out in the fun zone. Support this family oriented event that raises much needed funds for autism research, family services, and awareness.
Assistant coach sled hockey
Donate some of your time and hockey experience to coach sled hockey to disabled and able-bodied athletes. Hockey experience is desired and a willingness to learn; NCCP-Level 1 is preferred or a willingness to obtain the level, if necessary. Time commitment involves weekly practices on Saturdays as well as league games on Saturdays (at Leduc Recreation Centre); also, team meetings and possible tournaments. Registration and tryouts will take place in September. Minimum age is 20.
Food drive bag delivery
Are you looking for an opportunity for your family, your team or some other group that you belong to? Help our local food bank to deliver bags, for their upcoming annual food drive, to all houses in St. Albert. Deliveries take place Sept. 8 to 14, shifts during this time to fit your schedule. This is the perfect opportunity to do together and give back as a group.
Are you patient and enjoy teaching others? Assist by working on a one to one basis with an adult to help improve their reading, writing, English language and sometimes math skills. Hours are flexible to your schedule and program breaks for the summer months. Position located in St. Albert
Horse handler or horse side walker
Are you comfortable around horses and are you interested in helping people with disabilities to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of recreational horseback riding? The horse handler will lead the horse with rider; the side walker will walk alongside the horse and lend physical and/or emotional support to the rider during the lesson. You can also help, before and after class, grooming and tacking horses but are not required to do this. Fall session runs Sept. 7 to Nov. 12, and classes are an hour long; many times to choose from. Experience with horses or people with disabilities not required, minimum age is 14 years of age. Hours are flexible.
Do you enjoy people and are you available to assist on a variety of shifts, including daytime, nights or weekends? Help make a difference at this local theatre as you perform various duties including greeting patrons, ticket taking and assisting patrons into the theatre. Minimum age is 16 years. Commitment is two to three shifts per month.
Gardening in the park
Do you enjoy the outdoors and gardening? Volunteer at our local botanic park where duties include light labor such as planting, watering, weeding, mowing grass, trimming hedges and other light maintenance duties. Shifts are available most mornings.