Spring has finally arrived, so what better time to volunteer and make a difference in someone’s life, while making a difference in your own? 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
Kids of Steel Triathlon
Help at this family focused, kids’ triathlon with lots of multisport fun, Sunday, June 14, in St. Albert. Emphasis is on fun and safety, where volunteers work inside pool counting laps, outside directing traffic on the bike and run route, snacks/refreshments, or at water stations. Marshals help athletes find their way and boost the morale of the kids with cheering along the way.
Neighbourhood development assistant
Do you have good organizational skills and computer skills? Assist neighbourhood development coordination in St. Albert with block party registration and support, recreation bag maintenance, and other administrative tasks as required. Days are Mondays, Tuesdays and possibly Thursdays, in the afternoon, June 1 to Aug. 31. Time commitment is flexible depending on volunteer availability and workload, but average time commitment is four to nine hours per week.
Operation Eskimos and FIFA World Cup
Do you enjoy sports and have lots of energy to spare? Help this non-profit organization collect recyclable beverage containers following the games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, June 5 to Nov. 5. Minimum age is 14 and commitment is flexible. Volunteers will gain free access to football and soccer games.
Do you have an interest in sewing, knitting, crocheting and crafts and do you want to share those interests while spending time with someone in need of some companionship? A female volunteer is needed to visit with a senior woman in St. Albert, on a weekly basis. Many other visitor opportunities exist, as well, with others in need of a friendly visitor.
Challenge track meet
Be a part of this event and help young athletes succeed. Assist with a variety of tasks including registration, checking in athletes, hospitality, assisting officials with measuring distances for jumping or throwing events, handing out participation ribbons or medals and other duties. Come prepared for any kind of weather as the track meet will be outdoors, rain or shine! Takes place at Fowler Athletic Park in St. Albert, May 30 and 31. Assistance also needed with set up on Friday evening and tear down on Sunday evening.
Summer carnival assistant
Are you a high energy person with an outgoing personality? Help at this event with a variety of children’s carnival games and activities such as face painting, as well as with set up and take down. Converse with families and, most of all, have fun. Minimum age is 16. This annual event takes place Wednesday, July 15, during the morning and in St. Albert.
Safety bear mascot
Do you enjoy children and having fun in a crowd? Assist with the community policing unit by wearing a mascot uniform. Monty the Safety Bear does not speak but poses for pictures, gives out high fives and hugs. Position takes place at different event locations in St. Albert, and you will always be accompanied by an officer. Minimum age is 15 and, due to the length of the costume, maximum height is five-feet, nine-inches.
This association provides support and education for individuals and their families living with developmental disabilities. Help them by volunteering at their fundraising casino, Aug. 7 and 8, at the Palace Casino, West Edmonton Mall. Various positions and shifts to choose from.