For the week of Nov. 17 to Nov. 24, 2017

The weather outside is frightful, but volunteering is so delightful! The St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities to choose from and can help find the right fit for you.

Do you have a good eye and your own camera? HIV Edmonton needs a photographer to take photos during World AIDS Day on December 1. Drive around town taking photos of the city skyline and all the buildings that will be RED for World AIDS Day during the early evening (4:30 to 7). Featured places are the High Level Bridge, ATB Financial, Edmonton House, and more! Volunteer must have previous photography experience, have own equipment, have the ability to drive around town, and be able to work independently.

Are you a painter? Habitat for Humanity mobilizes volunteers to build homes for families in need of affordable home ownership. They are assembling a painting crew and need volunteers to facilitate and teach their painting workshop. Use your skills to help Habitat by applying to teach a one-day course in their Prefab Shop. They provide you with training, an orientation, all supplies, and a lesson plan.

Ski/snowboard instructor
Do you have intermediate alpine skiing or snowboarding skills? Help people with disabilities to live richer and fuller lives by sharing those skills and providing ski or snowboard instruction to these individuals during the Learn to Ski program. Instructor training will be provided prior to starting the lessons. Lessons are Monday evening at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort.

Preschool assistant
Do you enjoy working with young children? Volunteer at the St. Albert Daycare with preschool children ages three to five. Volunteers will assist preschool teachers with a wide variety of tasks such as classroom set-up and cleanup, interacting with children at a variety of early learning activities, preparing materials for the class such as cutting craft supplies or assembling children’s scrapbooks and helping with field trips. Shifts are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Minimum age is 18.

Amplify Advisory Committee
Do you have 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.

Bingo caller
Do you love playing bingo? Help the residents at the Chateau Mission Court with their bingo games on either Monday nights from 6:15 to 8 p.m. or Wednesdays from 1:15 to 3 p.m. They are looking for a bingo money collector and bingo caller. Minimum age is 18.

Christmas Kettles
Jingle, jingle, jingle! In this season of giving, volunteer to support this organization that helps so many in need all year. Ring the bells and accept donations at various locations throughout St. Albert. Shifts are two hours each with a variety of times and dates to choose from. Minimum age to volunteer is 16. Spread some cheer this holiday season and help fund programming in our community.

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/