It’s time to think about going back to school. Did you know that several volunteer positions start in September as well? Get to the front of the class and sign up now! 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 discuss other opportunities, call 780-459-6666, email email@example.com or visit our website www.stalbertcivc.com/volunteer-opportunities/
Arden Theatre usher
"All the world's a stage …" Do you love theatre, live music, and dance? Support the arts in St. Albert by being an usher at the Arden theatre. Duties include greeting patrons, ticket taking, and assisting people into the theatre. Shifts are available daytime, evenings, and weekends. Minimum age is 16. Commitment is two to three shifts per month.
St. Albert Food Bank: Food Drive
The first week of September is always a lovely time to get out for a long walk through the neighbourhood. Why not consider delivering bags door to door on behalf of the St. Albert Food Bank on your walk? Bags are available at the end of August to deliver at your leisure between Sept. 5 and 10.
Kaleido Arts Festival
Help at this family arts festival, Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday Sept. 17. Experience arts and culture with multi-arts collaborative performances in music, dance, theatre, film, literary and visual arts. Performances happen throughout the arts district. As part of a team you can assist in many areas including: set-up, security, gallery crew, theatre, artisan market, street fun, pancake crew and liquor crew. This is a great opportunity for groups and families to volunteer.
Help bring the dream of being a dancer alive for children with cerebral palsy! Previous dance experience is an asset but not required. Compassion, understanding, patience and the ability to have fun are required, as you help these young children practice the art of dance. Training provided. Minimum age is 16. Dance sessions are on Saturdays, 3 to 5 p.m., Sept. 23 to Nov. 26, at a local St. Albert dance studio.
The Edmonton Fringe Festival is the oldest and largest Fringe Festival in North America. What makes a festival like this so successful? The volunteers! Why not volunteer some of your time to be a part of this amazing festival? Minimum age is 14 (some positions require a minimum age of 18). The festival takes place from Thursday, Aug. 17 to Sunday, Aug. 27.
Horse handler/side walker
Are you comfortable around horses and interested in helping people with disabilities enjoy the therapeutic benefits of recreational horseback riding? The horse handler will lead the horse with rider; the side walker will walk alongside the horse and lend physical and/or emotional support to the rider during the lesson. You can also help, before and after class, grooming and tacking horses but are not required to do this. Fall session runs Sept. 10 to Nov. 15 and classes are one hour long; many days and times to choose from. Experience with horses or people with disabilities not required. Minimum age is 14 years.
Executive board member
Do you support adult further education? The St. Albert Further Education Executive Committee is looking for new members for the 2017-2019 term. This organization promotes diverse and ongoing learning opportunities for St. Albert citizens. No previous board experience necessary. Board members usually meet every second Tuesday of the month, in the afternoon. Join this dynamic board that is excited about making Further Ed the best it can be!