For the week of March 23 to 30, 2018

There may still be snow on the ground, but Spring is officially here! Say goodbye to old man Winter by getting out and finding new opportunities! The St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities to choose from and can help find the right fit for you.

RunWild Marathon

The streets of St. Albert are going to get wild during the RunWild Marathon on Sunday, May 6. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available both on race day as well as pre-race in the days leading up to the race. Volunteers are needed to help in areas such as course logistics, course marshal, start/finish line, gear check, and kids fun zone. It all happens for a good cause with funds raised going to the Zebra Child Protection Centre and the St. Albert Seniors Association.

The Collective Marketplace attendant
The Collective Marketplace is a downtown St. Albert space where young adults can experience becoming entrepreneurs in a safe environment and develop social enterprising skills. Your help is needed to assist these young entrepreneurs as an attendant and by assisting with sales. Shifts are available Monday through Saturday. This is an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to get more involved with the community. Minimum age is 16.

Tool Library manager

Do you know a thing or two about tools? Assist the new St. Albert Tool Library for three to four hours on a Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. in a sea can at Grace Family Church parking lot. You will be working alongside a board member or two, learning how to run the tool inventory system to check tools in and out to residents borrowing them. You would also need to inspect tools to make sure they are in working order and shelving them, as well as taking in donations. If you can’t work Thursdays but are interested in another shift please let us know. With enough people they will be able to open the library a couple of times a week. Must be 18 or older.

International Children’s Festival
Be part of a fun festival that inspires and ignites the imaginations of the young and young at heart. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, and share a magical experience with over 55,000 children and families. Assist with performances, crafts, hospitality, green team, and tons of other opportunities! No experience necessary. Festival runs May 29 to June 3 in St. Albert.

Casino volunteer
Do you love the casino? Support the Canadian Cancer Society by volunteering at the Casino Yellowhead. Money raised through the casino will contribute to funding cancer research and supporting programs. Help them by volunteering at their fundraising casino Monday, April 9. This casino takes place at the Casino Yellowhead in Edmonton.

Construction volunteer
Are you handy with tools? Would you like to be? The Habitat for Humanity is always in need of volunteers. You will be involved with various aspects of residential construction in Edmonton. All skill levels are welcome! Beginners to trades-people! All safety equipment and tools are provided by the organization. The minimum commitment is one shift (Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Minimum age to volunteer is 18.

St. Albert Rotary Music Festival

Do you love music? Help to promote the appreciation of, and participation in, the performing arts in our community by volunteering with the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival, April 4 to 14. Assist with processing participants’ registration, completing forms or monitoring doors at the venues throughout St. Albert. Assistance also needed in the festival office. Shifts are Monday through Friday, mornings, afternoons, or evenings, and are flexible. Minimum age to volunteer is 21. There will be an orientation on March 31.

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