There’s no place like home for the holidays! St. Albert is a wonderful place to call home for many reasons, including our wonderful volunteers. 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
Amplify Festival advisory committee
Do you have a passion for the arts, event planning or supporting youth? Be a part of this youth advisory committee and help to guide, organize and realize the vision set for this local St. Albert festival. Assist in areas of marketing, event planning, volunteer relations, production and more for the 2017 festival. As part of this committee, you'll guide, organize and realize the vision set for the festival. Meetings are twice a month at St. Albert Place, and the festival is in October 2017. You must be between 13 and 21 years old, and be available to attend the entire Amplify weekend.
Christmas hamper preparation
Assist this local St. Albert organization with sorting food and toys and putting together Christmas hampers for those in need. Work will involve lifting lighter objects, sorting, packing, and lots of smiling, as you help this wonderful cause. There are many shifts to choose from. Volunteers needed to help out with several positions such as: the Fill A Bus, which happens Dec. 10, organizing and sorting of donations, which takes place Dec. 1 to 18 and the delivery of hampers, which takes place Dec. 18, 2016. Drivers needed to help deliver the hampers.
Avenue of Hope Gala décor building
Do you love crafting? Your skills are needed to help create the decorations that will be used at the Avenue of Hope Gala in February, 2017. Experience is preferred, but not necessary. There will be on-site instruction and support at each craft night leading up to the gala. This is an ongoing opportunity from now until the end of February. It is open to groups, individuals, teams and parents with children eight and up.
Group volunteering idea
Want to get involved with volunteering as a group, organization or business? Habitat for Humanity welcomes group volunteering for various aspects of residential construction. 2017 will be a busy year as 75 new homes have been slated to be built in the Edmonton region as a part of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
50/50 ticket sales
Help the Alberta Diabetes Foundation to raise funds for their much-needed programs by assisting to sell 50/50 tickets at an Edmonton Oilers game on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Rogers Place. Must be 18 years of age or older. Volunteer as an individual, a couple or a group, as many volunteers are needed.
Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival
Love winter? Assist at the coolest festival of the year! This is a free family event that celebrates the Ukrainian, francophone, and aboriginal cultures and embraces the cold northern climate by melding artistic panache with authentic cultural and heritage winter games and fun. Many volunteer positions to choose from. Families, groups, individuals, and youth 14 years of age and up are all welcome. This event takes place January 14 and 15.
Grandparents In The House
Do you have some time to be a grandparent to a child and his/her parents, whose grandparents are gone or living far away? Develop casual friendships as you interact, tell stories, read books and play with the children from military families. You will feel so good as you give them that much-needed interaction with grandparent-aged people.
Are you a teacher at heart? This Edmonton Resource Centre needs your help tutoring students from elementary age children to adults in the areas of math, English, and French. Commitment is one to two hours a week. Minimum age is 16.