For the week of Oct. 19 to 26, 2018

With the weather getting colder, we appreciate what a hot bowl of soup or a warm blanket can do. You can provide that warmth and comfort 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.

Transportation driver
Safe and honest drivers are needed to take seniors to medical appointment, shopping, social engagements and family visits within St. Albert and/or Edmonton. Drivers will get a week’s notice to accept a ride, if accepted the driver will call to confirm time, address and destination. Drivers can commit to at least one morning or one afternoon per week. Minimum age of 21 with at least four years of driving experience.

Marketing director

If you like creating posters and marketing material, managing social media posts (Instagram and Facebook) and being part of a great team, the St. Albert Tool Library is looking for you! You will also be asked to attend board meetings so that you know the details about this environmental project and the goals we are setting in place to get more known in the community.

Special Olympics swim coach
Do you love the water? Are you patient, friendly, and outgoing, with good communication skills? Once a week, you are needed to assist those with developmental disabilities work on their swimming skills. You should be comfortable in the water and have the ability to swim different strokes. You do not need to be a swim instructor or lifeguard. Minimum age is 18. Program runs September 2018 through May 2019, but coaches are still very much in demand.

Fix-It-Café fixers

If you are skilled in any kind of fixing skill and would like to share it, the St. Albert Tool Library wants to hear from you! Some examples are: Jewelry repair, book binding, musical instrument tune ups, small appliance repair, wood skills, DIY helper, sewing, fixing knitted things, knife sharpening, tool sharpening/repair, and more. You will be meeting people and problem solving how to fix their broken household items. There will be a level of teamwork for some of the items to be fixed.

St. Albert Dinner Theatre
Do you enjoy theatre and always wanted to go behind the scenes? Assist the St. Albert Theatre Troupe as a stagehand, front of house volunteer, or help in the kitchen! Performances take place at the Kinsmen Korral; three weekends of performances run November 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24, 2018. Be a part of as many performances as you like. This is a fun local theatre group!

Wish grantor

Help this organization grant wishes to create hope and happiness for children with life-threatening medical conditions. You can help grant wishes in many ways, making the wish experience as unique as each child and the experience a lasting and memorable one for each wish family. Volunteer wish grantors work in teams of two on the wishes.

Soup and Bannock Day
Interested in working with seniors? The Edmonton Aboriginal Senior Centre is seeking volunteers to assist with a weekly soup and bannock day. Volunteers are needed to assist in setting up, serving, selling raffle tickets, and general cleaning. Soup and bannock day is Wednesday, and the shifts occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Community leader
Looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity that makes a difference in your community? Join MADD in its work to save lives and support victims of impaired driving. They are currently looking for a Volunteer Leader in St. Albert. As a leadership volunteer, you will work collaboratively with volunteers, concerned citizens, victims, community partners, and the national office to conduct mission-related activities.

For information on any of the volunteer opportunities listed above, or to discuss other opportunities, call 780-459-6666, email volunteer@stalbertcivc.com or visit our website www.stalbertcivc.com/volunteer-opportunities