December is the month of holiday giving and the month to plan resolutions. Resolve to be involved — volunteer and make an impact in 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. 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.

This local society that oversees an affordable location for three vibrant and active local organizations is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to serve as a board member. The volunteer should have an interest in utilizing experience and knowledge of the community in making a difference. Your time commitment would involve quarterly board meetings and an annual general meeting in June.

In this upcoming season of giving, volunteer to support this organization that helps so many in need all year. From Nov. 21 to Dec. 24, volunteer to help accept donations at various St. Albert locations. Shifts are two hours each.

Help bring hope and the magic of the festive season to those on low incomes and in need. In preparation for the upcoming holiday events, assistance is needed to help receive and sort donations and gifts, Dec. 6 to 21. Volunteers also needed for the actual festive event to help supervise stations and help families accessing the donations and gifts Dec. 22 to 24.

Are you friendly and good with people? Help celebrate New Year’s Eve in downtown Edmonton. Various volunteer positions include security, information specialist, horse/wagon ride attendant, children’s craft assistant and volunteer room monitor.

Make a difference in the lives of children who are grieving personal losses and help group facilitators provide a safe, supportive and consistent environment for them. Under the direction of facilitators, the aides will use expressive arts (music, drawing, and painting) to help children tell their stories of loss and grief, learn about grief and move towards the healing of their pain. Volunteers must have respect for children and have an ease and enthusiasm for working with children.

Do you have intermediate alpine skiing or snowboarding skills? Help people with disabilities to live richer, fuller lives by providing ski or snowboard instruction. Lessons are Wednesday evenings at Rabbit Hill, during an eight-week Learn to Ski program, Jan. 13 to March 3, 2010.

The Alberta 55-Plus Winter Games are coming to St. Albert in 2011 and the volunteer portfolio are seeking two individuals to help ensure the volunteer requirements for the games are met — one to chair the accreditation and identification process for volunteers and the other to chair the communications and orientation process. Be a part of the excitement as St. Albert brings it on to the rest of the province.


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