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For the week of Aug. 16 to 23, 2019

Don’t let those “back to school” sales fool you, there is still plenty of summer left. Why not spend some of that time volunteering? St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre has many volunteer opportunities to choose from and can help find the right fit for you.

Distress line volunteer
Are you a good listener and want to help people? The Canadian Mental Health Association is looking for volunteers to provide confidential, non-directive supportive listening, and act as the first line of contact to those in need. Training is provided.

Sidekicks youth mentor
Reach out and connect with a St. Albert youth, be their friend and positive role model. As a mentor, you will spend quality time with your young sidekick in activities of mutual interest on a weekly basis. Volunteer to fill this very worthwhile and rewarding role as an individual, a couple, or as a family.

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 during the first week in September.

Batting Against Breast Cancer
Step up to the plate and help at this year’s annual slo-pitch tournament that brings teams together, looking to hit a home run and help create a future without breast cancer. Tournament takes place September 6 to 8, 2019 at Meadowview Diamonds in St. Albert. Volunteer opportunities include 50/50 raffle ticket sales, silent auction table, family fun zone, registration and green team.

Reading buddies
Be a reading buddy to a child in grades 2 to 6 who needs a little extra help and encouragement in his or her reading. Mentor the joy of reading through various literacy related games and activities, as well as reading together. Program runs September to October on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tuesdays 4 to 5 p.m. – looking for teen buddies between the ages of 14 and 17, and Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – looking for either teen or adult buddies.

Kaleido Arts Festival
Help at this family arts festival September 13 to 15, 2019. Experience arts and culture with multi-arts collaborative performances in music, dance, theatre, film, literary and visual arts. There will performances 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.

Food trucks
They’re back! The food trucks return to St. Albert Grain Elevator Park to serve up delicious food on Friday, Aug. 30. Your help is needed to keep the event looking clean by monitoring the garbage and recycling bins. This event takes place from 4 to 8 p.m. Shifts are only two hours, and volunteers get a food voucher to try some goodies from the food trucks! 

Blood donor clinic
Canadian Blood Services is looking for individuals who are dedicated and able to make the commitment to volunteer to support blood donor clinics in St. Albert. By providing donors with great customer service, a welcoming environment and updates on programs within Canadian Blood Services, donors will continue to donate, ensuring we will be able to reach collection targets and ultimately assist the millions of Canadians who will need blood or blood products in their lifetime.

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