Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day. Share some of your heart and your passions through volunteering. 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

Are you comfortable working with children and do you want to help bring the dance dreams of young people with disabilities alive? Previous dance experience is an asset but not required. Compassion, understanding, patience and the ability to have fun are required, as you help these young children practice the art of dance. Training provided. Minimum age is 18. Dance sessions are on Saturdays, 3 to 5:15 p.m., March 4 to April 22 at a local St. Albert dance studio.

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 that is 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.

Have you heard about our challenge? If you are reading this, you either already know about the powerful impact volunteers can make or you are looking for a way to get involved. We’re participating in the Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge and want you to join us. You can take on the entire 150 hours or give as much as you can. Our goal is to get all St. Albert residents involved.


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