Spring is in the air, so what better time to grow yourself and volunteer to help others? The St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities for you 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 St. Albert CIVC at 780-459-6666 or visit the website www.govolunteer.ca
Are you a junior high or high-school student who values volunteering and wants to inspire your generation? Work with other youth volunteers in this program, Stand Out And Represent, a youth driven program that promotes volunteerism among youth in the community. Assist with presentations that promote youth volunteerism and help to expose youth to meaningful and interesting volunteer positions. If you have a passion for volunteering, work well as part of a team and like to have fun, check out this opportunity.
Diabetes campaign support
Would you like to be part of a great team devoted to helping Albertans affected by diabetes? Help during the day on Saturday, May 7, with the upcoming residential campaign disassembling kits, organizing paperwork and loading vehicles.
Help make a difference in the life of an individual who is socially isolated and support them as they connect with the community. With kindness and compassion, you'll be matched with clients for a long-term mutually satisfying friendship as you share common interests. This is a weekly commitment.
Help this organization with clerical and administrative support. If you are proficient with Microsoft Office and have a strong attention to detail, especially working with numbers, this may be the right position for you. This is a weekly commitment with this Edmonton organization, located close to St. Albert.
This organization provides opportunities for students to build a life-long love of scientific discovery and learning. Help them by volunteering at their fundraising casino, May 16 and 17.
Be a reading buddy to a child in Grades 1 to 3 who needs a little extra help and encouragement in his or her reading. Mentor the joy of reading through various literacy related games and activities, as well as reading together. Program runs April 12 to May 18. Program will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays; Tuesdays 4 to 5 p.m. looking for teen buddies between the ages of 14 and 17, and Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. looking for either teen or adult buddies.
Awesome aquatics assistant
Do you enjoy swimming and working with children? Assist participants in swimming lessons with mastering the skills by demonstrating the skill, supervising group activities and working one on one with some swimmers, all under the direction of the lead instructor. Also help with class set up and putting equipment away. You must complete a course for instructing, prior to starting to volunteer. Minimum age is 12 years.
St. Albert Road Race
Get involved and assist with this fun St. Albert event, Sunday, April 17. Assistance needed prior to the race date with filling race packages and handing out flyers, as well as on the day of the race with course marshalling, aid stations, course tear-down and clean-up. Come out and enjoy the outdoors, and lend a helping hand at the same time.