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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.
 

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 deliver bags to all houses in St. Albert during its upcoming annual food drive. Deliveries take place Sept. 8 to 14. Shifts during this time will be available to fit your schedule. This is the perfect opportunity to do something together and give back as a group. 

Walk for Wishes walk director

Are you a well-organized individual and do you work well with people? This organization is planning its first annual walk, taking place in October in St. Albert, and is looking for an individual, a couple of friends, a small business or a community group who might be interested in organizing the walk. Walks have taken place in other communities, so there is a framework to work from.

Puppy raiser

Do you have a love for dogs and a talent for working with them? You will raise a young pup and help to develop the discipline needed to become a successful guide, service or assistance dog, as you provide a caring home where the puppy will be socialized and exposed to numerous places and situations they will experience later in life. Full training is provided and all equipment, food and vet care is provided and free.

Children’s summer program assistant

Are you a high school student looking for something to do during summer holidays? If you enjoy working with children and are interested in museum programs, crafts and history, assist this local museum with a children's program.  The program runs now to Aug. 26 on Tuesdays.

Heritage Festival 2014

Are you outgoing, do you have great people skills and enjoy meeting the public?  Assist at this year’s annual Heritage Festival and help celebrate Canada’s vibrant multicultural heritage. Many volunteer positions are available, such as food ticket sellers, Kidzworld assistants and face painting, ambassadors at information kiosks, hospitality, or hole-in-one challenge. Minimum age is 15, and for post-secondary students who complete 10 hours of volunteering during the three days, you will be eligible for one of many scholarships awarded by random draw. Event takes place Saturday, Aug. 2 to Monday, Aug. 4, in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park, with a variety of five-hour shifts to choose from. 

Gardening in the park

Do you enjoy the outdoors and gardening? Volunteer at our local botanic park where duties include light labour such as planting, watering, weeding, mowing grass, trimming hedges and other light maintenance duties. Shifts are available most mornings.

World Triathlon event

Help at this major event and be a part of something big. Assist in one or more of many areas of the event such as volunteer services, accreditation, bike course marshals, run course marshals, lifeguards, transition, food services, security, special events, transportation or parking attendants. Many volunteers needed.  Event takes place Aug. 25 to Sept. 1, at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton.
 

Heritage Festival 2014

Are you outgoing, do you have great people skills and enjoy meeting the public?  Assist at this year’s annual Heritage Festival and help celebrate Canada’s vibrant multicultural heritage. Many volunteer positions are available such as food ticket sellers, Kidzworld assistants and face painting, ambassadors at information kiosks, hospitality or hole-in-one challenge.  Minimum age is 15 year, and for post-secondary students who complete 10 hours of volunteering during the three days, you will be eligible for one of many scholarships awarded by random draw. Event takes place Saturday, Aug. 2 to Monday, Aug. 4, in Edmonton’s Hawrelak Park, with a variety of five-hour shifts to choose from.

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