7508 - 29 Ave. - Edmonton, AB. - T6K 3Y8 - Phone: (780) 463 - 8646 - Fax: (780)450-2431 - Email: info@strcp.com

Wanna help out the community and meet other youth?
Want service hours or a work reference letter?
Get involved with one of the following great service opportunities at
St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic parish
Address: 7508-29 ave. – Edmonton, AB. – T6K 3Y8.
(We also have lots of awesome YOUTH EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES)

IMPORTANT NOTE: If working for service hours for school, all youth are themselves responsible for bringing their service hour sheet with them every time they volunteer, and are also responsible for keeping an accurate record of their hours, service description, and gaining the signatures of supervisors. 

The following Opportunities are for Elementary School, Jr High and Highschool Youth, and Adults, unless otherwise stated. 

Click on one of the links listed below to explore volunteer job ads for that area:

ST. THERESA’S PARISH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Cat Chat Vacation Bible SchoolWanna help with Vacation Bible School and work with kids this summer?
Volunteer planning party Friday, May 9 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Grandin Room at St. Theresa’s parish.
Seeking volunteers in gr. 9-12 and adults.
Have questions? Email Marie or phone her at (780) 490-7693.

Youth Events Set Up Crew! We need help for setting up youth events. Most set up events take place on certain Sundays from 4:30-5:30 pm and Mondays from 5:30-6:30 pm. If you want to help out, contact Angela at angela@strcp.com or phone 780-463-8646 ext. 2226 and she will provide further information.

Junior Servers. Students gr. 3 and up (who have received 1st Holy Communion) that serve at Mass. You get to carry candles and help the priest! Training provided. Earn service hours. Please note that due to the training involved, the volunteer commitment is helping with Mass every few weeks for 2 years.
Contact Chris at 780-463-2871 or Tom at 780-450-1719.

Hospitality Greeters. All ages are invited to help people feel welcome by greeting them before Mass. Must be comfortable talking and shaking hands with strangers + be willing to share your smile.
Contact Nellie at 780-463-5696.

Readers. Help read scripture at Mass on Sundays and earn service hours.
Contact Pat at 780-893-1849

Eucharistic Ministers Needed. Ages 16 and up. Assist with the distribution of Holy Communion. Training provided. Contact Deena at (587) 337-7119.

Adult Servers. Gr. 9 or older who have received their First Holy Communion and want to assist the celebrant during the Mass.
Contact Romulo at 780-463-1379.

Wanna be in a Band? Love singing?
Or do you play an instrument? Are you musically inclined? Earn service hours by lending us your voice or your musical talents!
We have children’s choirs, teen choirs, and more! Join today! For all ages!
Contact Gerard at gjnormand@gmail.com and he’ll get you hooked up to sing or play with the Music ministry :)

Pancake Breakfast Ministry For ages 14 and up. Help flip those flap jacks and feed the hungry masses, while fundraising money for the building of Corpus Christi parish. There is 1 pancake breakfast held every month and they are usually looking for volunteers. Contact Wayne at 780-461-2951 or email wayne.johnson253@gmail.com

Help the elderly play Bingo! For ages 14 and up. You know how elderly people love their bingo? Well some of them have bad eyesight or are hard of hearing and would really appreciate the help of a youngin’ to play one of their favorite game and make sure they don’t miss any of those bingo numbers. Wanna help? Contact Kevin at kdevlin@telus.net to volunteer!

Love Tech stuff?
For ages 14 years and older interested in learning how to use a super cool huge visual arts + sound system? Become a Tech Squad volunteer with St. Theresa’s Sound Ministry. Receive training on a huge sound and visual arts system and then assist with powerpoint presentations and sound during Sunday Mass services.
Contact Noel at NYKoo@pcl.com to sign up for training and get scheduled on sound!

Save Popcan Tabs for Wheel Chairs
All ages encouraged to help
 provide wheel chairs for the poor in developing countries!
Collect the pull tabs off of popcans. You could even organize with your school to earn volunteer hours during lunch by going through the recycle bins and collecting the tabs off the popcans and getting teachers to sign for your volunteer hours :) Then before or after any Sunday Mass, bring your bags of tabs to the gas and grocery card kiosk in the church foyer at St. Theresa’s parish, 7508-29 ave. Edmonton, AB.
A project run by the Knights of Columbus and the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation

Other Service Opportunities in the Local Community

Volunteer with the City of Edmonton
City of Edmonton Special Events: This position is for anyone over the age of 13 and would involve assisting with public programming on event days (includes games, crafts, activities etc). Events usually happen once a month in the winter and every two weeks in the fall/spring/summer at a variety of Attractions including Edmonton Valley Zoo, Muttart, John Janzen Nature Centre and Fitness and Leisure Centres. They are casual, single day commitments that volunteers can sign up for anywhere from 2 months to 2 days in advance. Volunteers would need to complete volunteer screening and attend a general New Volunteer Orientation before the first shift. There is no interview or waiting list for this position and volunteers can begin any time. Learn more or sign up here.

City of Edmonton Summer Daycamp Volunteers: This position is for youth aged 13-17 and involved assisting with summer daycamp programs for Attractions, Fitness and Leisure, City Arts Centre or River Valley Programs. Volunteers assist the education staff with games, crafts, set-up, activities etc. The volunteer commitment would be a minimum of two full 35 hour weeks during the summer. During the application process, volunteers can request the weeks and locations of camps. This position requires a separate application and an interview. This position will be posted March 1st and will close May 31st. Learn more or sign up here.

City of Edmonton Community HEROs: This is a youth leadership program for youth 13-17 which teaches them the importance of Health, Empowerment, Responsibility and Opportunity. HEROs participants are required to complete three required and three elective interactive courses at any time throughout their two years in the program. Youth are also required to complete 120 hours of volunteer work through the City of Edmonton’s Attraction and Recreation Centres and/or the L.I.T. Program. To learn more about the Community HEROs program visitwww.edmonton.ca/HEROs.   Sign up here.

City of Edmonton Costumed Interpreters: These volunteers assist the interpretation staff with providing an authentic and engaging experience for visitors to the John Walter Museum or Fort Edmonton Park. Volunteers would dress in era appropriate clothing and engage visitors in activity that reflect life for Edmontonians living during this time period. Both positions require a weekly commitment. A separate interview and orientation are required for this position. Learn more or sign up here for Fort Edmonton Park or John Walter Museum.

HELPING THE POOR

St. Vincent de Paul Donation Centre
Who can volunteer?: over the age of 14 and have parental consent.
What would I be doing?
Monday nights: Visiting families to assess needs
Saturdays: Loading trucks with furniture and sorting donations
You can volunteer for which ever day works better for you.
Who do I contact?: Maria Lupul
Phone: (780) 471-5577
Email: ssvpedmonton@gmail.com
Or contact the church office: (780) 463-8646
Or pick up a brochure at the back of St. Theresa’s Parish
For other Saint Vincent de Paul Volunteer needs, see http://www.ssvpedmonton.ca/

Hope Mission Soup Kitchen and Shelter
Who can volunteer? Youth between 12 and 15 (must have parent/guardian with them), Youth 16 years old or older may volunteer alone with parental permission. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age to volunteer at the shelter (and get a police check).
What would I be doing?
• Soup kitchen work, which includes food prep, serving, and clean‐up
• Holiday meals (same as above just more exciting food)
• Working at the Hope Bargain Shoppe, which is a thrift store and a donation drop‐off centre
• Maintenance work
Who do I contact?: Kim Freeland‐Ward
Phone: (780) 422‐2018 Ext. 266
Fax: (780) 426‐7507
E‐mail: volunteer.coordinator@hopemission.com
Volunteer Website:  http://www.hopemission.com/volunteer/individuals/

Bissell Centre: Soup Kitchen and Clothes Closet
Who can volunteer? 13 years and older, with parental permission (in some areas they will need to have a parent with them).
What would I be doing?
• Help in the Community Closet by sorting clothing donations and displaying them
• Sewing and mending items in the Community Closet
• Greet patrons and tidy the Thrift Store
• Sort food donations
• Help serve meals
Who do I contact?: Amanda Almeida
Phone: (780) 423‐2285 Ext. 134
Email: aalmeida@bissellcentre.org
Volunteer Website:  http://bissellcentre.org/volunteer/

Mustard Seed Soup Kitchen
Who can volunteer?: Youth must be over the age of 12 years. If they are between 12 and 15, a parent or guardian must be with them.
What would I be doing?
• Special events – including selling turkeys at Totes for Turkeys, answering the phone and entering data at the Radiothon, and more!
• Maintenance work
• Child care
• Helping at meals by handing‐out plates, clearing dishes, and serving coffee
Who do I contact? Kim Dyke
Phone: (780) 868-0369
E‐mail: kimdyke@theseed.ca
Volunteer Website: http://www.theseed.ca/volunteer‐edmonton.html

Edmonton’s Food Bank
Who can volunteer?: Anyone over the age of 14, who can commit to volunteering at least 4 hours per week for a 6 month period.
What would I be doing?
• Accepting and sorting donations
• Loading trucks
• Being a mascot at special events
• Collecting donations at festivals over the summer
Who do I contact?: Judy Yawney
Phone: (780) 425-2133
E‐mail: volunteer@edmontonsfoodbank.com
Volunteer Website:  http://edmontonsfoodbank.com/donate/volunteeropportunities/

Marian Centre Soup Kitchen
Who can volunteer?: Youth 15 years old and younger must have a parent with them. Youth aged 16 to 18 must have a letter of parental consent. Youth 18 years and older need to fill out an application form (upon arrival).
What would I be doing?
• Food preparation, serving, and doing dishing
• Cleaning
What times could I volunteer?
There are limited spaces!!
• 9am to 2pm on weekdays
• 9:15am to 2pm on Saturdays
• No meals are served on Sunday
Who do I contact?: Sushelia
Phone: (780) 424-3544
Email: MCEEdmonton@shaw.ca

Christmas Bureau of Edmonton
Who can volunteer?: Youth must be over the age of 14.
What would I be doing?
• Administrative / Office work
• Fundraising
• Planning / Co‐ordinating (including leadership positions)
The Christmas Bureau collects donated toys to distribute to children in need each Christmas.
Who do I contact?: Tanya Laughren
Phone: (780) 414-7682
E‐mail: tanya.laughren@christmasbureau.ca
Website: http://www.christmasbureau.ca/

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Alberta’sYOUTHVOLUNTEER!
Check out this website for all sorts of Youth Volunteer Opportunities in Edmonton and throughout Alberta! Help your community and earn service hours! Please note that this is an external link to St. Theresa’s parish and we are not affiliated with this organization. It is just a website that lists more local volunteer opportunities.
http://www.youthvolunteer.ca/volunteer/index.cfm?fuseaction=searchresults&search_type=5&count=1

One Response to Service Opportunities

  1. webmaster says:

    Hey Julianna,
    good to hear that you love the Church. So do I – especially since the Church is considered the bride of Christ or even the Body of Christ! Bless you and hope you are doing well!

    Fr. Michael Schumacher

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