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For the week of July 12 to 19, 2019

Raindrops keep falling on my head, but that doesn’t mean I can’t get out and do some volunteering! St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities to choose from and can help find the right fit for you.

Vision Mate
Are you looking for an opportunity to help individuals in St. Albert remain independent? Vision Mate volunteers provide one-on-one companionship and general support to a person who is blind or partially sighted. Approved activities may include going on walks, helping with errands such as shopping and organizing, recreational activities, and friendly visiting. The time commitment for this volunteer opportunity is approximately two hours every week for a minimum of six months.

Volunteer visitor
Did you know that volunteers report that forming a relationship with a person who is otherwise isolated is a very rewarding experience? Alberta Health Services is looking for volunteer visitors for isolated home care clients in the community. Volunteers can choose their client based on interested, availability and location. 

Assistant observatory attendant
The sky is the limit when you share astronomical information! Share your passion for astronomy and showcase the skies above as an assistant observatory attendant at the Telus World of Science. Knowledgeable observatory attendants supervise the set-up and use of telescopes during public observing sessions and share relevant information to lead guests on an astronomical adventure.

Thrift store
Do you love shopping in second hand stores? You will love our local Lo Se Ca Thrift Shop! Donate some of your time to help this local group. Your responsibilities are to answer the door to accept donations and advise donors if certain items can’t be accepted, 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. Looking for someone on Monday afternoons and Tuesdays.

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. 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 will 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 the library will be able to open a couple of times a week. Must be 18 or older.  

Want to be a part of the St. Albert Seniors Association special events? Red Willow Place is host to many events like weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and professional events. They are in need of bartenders to help out with these events. Bartenders must be 18 years or older and have current ProServe. Shifts are typically evenings and weekends.

Rock’n August
Are you in high school, love cars, and looking for an amazing opportunity this summer? Join Rock’n August for one of St. Albert’s most iconic events. This is one of the largest shows celebrating music and classic cars in Western Canada! Since 1996 Rock’n August has raised over $970,000 for the Alberta Diabetes Foundation. They are looking for youth volunteers to help make a difference!

For information on any of the volunteer opportunities listed above, or to discuss other opportunities, call 780-459-6666, email or visit