Volunteers

For the week of  Jan. 19 to 26, 2018

It’s never too late to adopt a New Year’s Resolution. Why not make volunteering a part of your new year? The St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities to choose from and can help find the right fit for you.

SkirtsAfire Festival

Assist at this Edmonton multi-disciplinary arts festival that empowers, celebrates, develops, supports, and showcases women-identified artists. The festival features the work of women in theatre, music, dance, visual art, comedy, and spoken word. Your assistance is required in the box office, concession and bar, ushering guests, and conducting attendee surveys. The festival takes place in the heart of Alberta Avenue, March 1 to 11. Minimum age is 16.

Canadian Birkebeiner
Enjoy the outdoors and cross-country skiing? Assist at this major event in several different areas including overseeing patrollers and course officials for the long and short cross-country ski events, helping with logistics and dispersing/returning of equipment, and assisting with transportation, planning and directing shuttles and deliveries and overseeing parking for the event. Event takes place February 9 to 11 at the Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, east of Sherwood Park, as well as in Edmonton on the Sunday.

Family Day celebrations

Help celebrate families and the community as you assist with an afternoon of fun and outdoor activities at the St. Albert Fire & Ice Festival event with the St. Albert Fire Department at Lacombe Park Lake. You can assist with activities like skating, curling, an obstacle course, or help with refreshments, and set up/take down. Event takes place on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 19. Volunteer as an individual, a couple or as a family; minimum age is 14 years.

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 Feb. 8 to 10, 15 to 17 and 22 to 24. Be a part of as many performances as you like. This is a fun local theatre group!

Amplify Advisory Committee
Are you a youth with a passion for visual art, dance, music or media arts? Volunteer twice a month for this local committee and assist in areas of marketing, event planning, volunteer relations, production and more for the 2018 festival. As an adviser, you’ll guide, organize and realize the vision set for the festival. Must be between ages 14 and 21.

 

Photographer
Are you a shutterbug? The City of St. Albert is recruiting an individual to join the Community & Social Development Department in a volunteer capacity as an event photographer. As a part of the team, you will interact with staff and event participants and contribute to a welcoming and inclusive community. These events occur throughout the year at various venues. The ideal candidate is comfortable interacting with people of all ages and can work in a team environment.

Thrift store
Do you love shopping in second-hand stores? You will love our local Lo Se Ca Thrift Shop! Your responsibilities are to accept donations, sort through donations, price items, display merchandise on hangers and on rack, re-hang clothes that have fallen onto the floor, keep store organized and tidy, work cash register, and help bag items at till when it is busy. Minimum age is 16. Shifts are available Monday thru Saturday.

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/