Youth Volunteering

You(th) can make a difference!

Volunteering is a way to make a difference in the world, in your community, in someone’s life, and YOU have the power to make a change! It’s also a fantastic way to build your resume and learn new skills that you can carry with you for the rest of your life. Not to mention it’s a great way to make new friends!

OrganizationAge RangeOpportunityContact Info
ARAS (Ardrossan Recreation & Agriculture Society)All ages welcome (with parent depending on opportunity)Volunteer photographers & variety of
Big Brother/Big SisterHighschool ageMentor elementary-aged children in need of that need of social, academic, and emotional support during school hours (lunch time/spares). All of your time will be spent at your mentee’s school, within a reasonable walking distance of yours.Alexandra Jansen 780-566-2982
Capital Care Strathcona12 -15 buddy shift 16+ independentlyHelp residents with recreation programs (puzzles, crafts, games), learn more about plants and gardening in the plant room, assist with meal time, perform music, or help with laundry.Terry de Visser 780-417-4329
Boys and Girls ClubStudents (highschool)Drop in Summer Program (based at the mall location): sports, crafts, help with homework, board gamesChristie Radosh 780-416-1500 Dani Giacobbo (Ardrossan Club Director) 780-416-1500
Festival PlaceUnder 18 welcomeAvailable roles are: Ticket Takers & Ushers during for live events and perfomances, and event prep for the patio series.Chloe Longson Chuma Nwobosi
Sherwood Park CrusadersAge 15+Youth can gain experience as: Time-keepers, Goal Judges, Security, Announcing & Music, Selling Tickets, 50/50, Merchandise ShopSpencer Love 780-913-2185
Citizens on PatrolAge 16+ with parental consentJoin the Community Watch (by driving, biking, walking), help at the RCMP Bike Rodeo, be a Speed Watch monitor, keep kids safe with the Lost Child and patrol team on Canada Day & New Years Eve 780-449-0165
WESeniors12+, must be comfortable working with seniors and people with dementia, and talking with people with needs different from your own-Coffee & Learn Volunteer (making coffee, setting up chairs, answering questions) -Ukulele Volunteer (teach, learn alongside, and play along) Coffee & Cards volunteer, Live music circle (playing music, loading up lyrics of songs on computer screen) 780-400-2111
Dreamcatchers14+ without parent, Under 14 with parent consentLearn more about feeding and animal care, help with Time on the Land events (take people around on tours, tour guide), be a greeter or animal handler for goat yoga, support Open Farm Days events as a photographer, add your voice to the PenPal Program, or as a Community Ambassador.Megan (Volunteer Coordinator)
Heartland HousingAge 12+Flower bed watering & weeding, serving coffee and juice at birthday parties, holiday party setup (Christmas tree set up and decorating)Terri Wheaton 780-467-7360
Hodge Podge LodgeAge 15+Sorting, displaying, logging and adding incoming and outgoing weight values for waste diversion reportingErin Wilderboer,