Got a bit of cabin fever that comes with our Alberta winters? Getting out to volunteer with others is a great way to cope with that. 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 discuss other opportunities, call 780-459-6666, email volunteer@stalbertcivc.com or visit the website www.govolunteer.ca/centres/st-albert

Get involved and assist with this annual St. Albert event, Sunday, April 23. Assistance is needed on the race day with course marshalling, flagging, water aid stations, race setup, tear-down and clean-up. Come out and enjoy the outdoors, and lend a helping hand at the same time. Proceeds to benefit You Can Ride 2.

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, and ushering guests. Festival takes place in the heart of Alberta Avenue, March 9 to 12.

Are you physically fit and enjoy interacting with seniors? Assist this physiotherapy department to porter residents to and from appointments, as well as assist with the walking program. Shifts are available on Monday or Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. This is a weekly commitment with a St. Albert nursing home. Minimum age is 15.

Assist with the valuable work of the CNIB by being a driver. If you have a clean and valid driver’s license, you are needed to drive CNIB staff who are travelling on business to provide services to clients. This is an ongoing position, but times are flexible. Company vehicle will be provided. Minimum age is 18.

Are you a compassionate person who enjoys seniors? Volunteers needed in a local seniors’ nursing home, to assist residents with meals. Mealtime companions are needed for all meals and any day of the week.

Would you like to share your musical talent? If you play the guitar, violin, flute, piano or another instrument you would provide soothing music that contributes to a warm and relaxing environment for residents and families in long-term care and hospice. Shifts are flexible. Minimum age is 18.

Would you like to support children and parents from all different backgrounds and cultures? Join this Edmonton Family Resource Centre for the Longhouse series. This is an evening full of family fun that includes supper, refreshments, and activities for the whole family. This series runs until March 28. Minimum age is 18.

Provide friendship and fun to a resident of the West Country Hearth. Play cards, go for a walk, or just sit and have a cup of coffee. Your visit can make all the difference in someone’s life. Training will be provided on how to interact with persons with dementia. Minimum age is 16. Volunteer times are flexible.


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