Want to volunteer and give back to the community, but don’t know how to get involved? 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
Do you have some time to spend with an individual who has a chronic disability helping with sorting through some belongings in the home? This short-term project involves no heavy lifting and should take approximately one month to complete. Your assistance would be invaluable to this individual.
Do you enjoy working with children and youth? Volunteer to be a soccer coach — lots of age groups to choose from. Coach four-year-olds where your main role is to coax and encourage the beginners in the game or other age groups right through to the older teens. The outdoor season runs April through June and both recreational and competitive coaches are welcome. Coach courses and training are offered and available, but not mandatory. Make a difference in a young person’s life.
Be a part of this much needed community service and work as part of the warehouse team. Some lifting involved and warehouse or forklift experience preferred. This individual will help the warehouse supervisor and take over the supervisor role once per week.
The Alberta 55-Plus Winter Games are coming to St. Albert in 2011 and are seeking an individual to be part of the volunteer portfolio. This individual will oversee the communications and orientation process for volunteers. If you are a people person and have strong writing skills, volunteer to be part of the team and part of the excitement as St. Albert brings it on to the rest of the province.
Are you a positive individual and enjoy being with seniors? This Edmonton organization provides day programs for seniors to help keep them independent and active and needs volunteers to help with various recreational activities such as crafts, cards, other games and general socializing.
This vibrant community’s 150th anniversary is in 2011 and planning is under way for yearlong celebrations that will cherish the past, honour the present and ignite the spirit of the future. If you have experience in managing and co-ordinating large numbers of volunteers, this could be the ideal position for you. As the chair of this committee, you will steer and direct your sub-committee in organizing volunteers for the many celebrations and events throughout the year.
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 their 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.