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
Assist at this Edmonton multi-disciplinary arts festival that features women while empowering, celebrating, developing, supporting and showcasing them in theatre and other art forms. The festival creates a platform for women writing, directing, designing, choreographing, painting and putting music to their own stories. Assistance required in the box office, concession and bar, selling 50/50 tickets and ushering guests. Festival takes place in the heart of Alberta Avenue, March 5 to 8.
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. Spring session runs March 29 to June 21 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.
Are you friendly and approachable, and do you have a desire to help people with disabilities enhance their lives? Provide friendly customer service with a smile as you welcome customers to this store, answer questions about merchandise and direct them to the appropriate area, if needed. Stores are located throughout the Edmonton area. Shifts are three hours each and available Monday through Sunday. Minimum age is 16.
Are you a junior high or high school student who values volunteering and wants to inspire the new generation? Work with other youth volunteers in this program, Stand Out And Represent, a youth driven program that connects youth volunteers with community projects. Help to expose youth to meaningful volunteer positions so they can feel invested in their community. If you have a passion for volunteering, work well as part of a team and like to have fun, check out this opportunity.
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.
The streets of St. Albert are going to get wild during the RunWild races on May 3. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available both on race day as well as pre-race, in the days leading up to the race. It all happens for a good cause with funds raised going to the Zebra Child Protection Centre and the St. Albert 50+ Club, so join in and contribute your part, while having lots of fun too.
Special event assistant
Are you a creative person and have some time to assist with preparing for an upcoming fundraising event taking place in St. Albert? Preparations take place March 3 to 13, and the event takes place March 14. Dates and times are flexible to your schedule.