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2018 Volunteer Fair Registration NOW OPEN

September 17, 2018

Registrations are now open for the 2018 Volunteer Fair. The Volunteer Fair was developed to help ensure that volunteerism continues to thrive through increased public awareness of community groups and associations. It proves an excellent opportunity for community members and organizations to network. Each year the Volunteer Fair has 40+ ...
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Volunteer Friendly Business Awards

May 1, 2017

It’s time again for the Volunteer Friendly Business Awards program! These awards recognize the generous contributions and support to the local volunteer community by St. Albert businesses. As volunteer-based organizations, we benefit from the support of local businesses in a variety of ways: from discounts to door prizes, in-kind donations, ...
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Catching up with Leaders of Tomorrow

March 28, 2017

Meet Kyla, a past Leaders of Tomorrow recipient and volunteer extraordinaire! She’s been involved in the St. Albert community for quite some time now. As the deadline for nominations for the Mayor’s Annual Celebration of Volunteers is fast approaching we wanted to catch up with Kyla to see what receiving…
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Mayor's Annual Celebration of Volunteers

February 24, 2017



We have exciting news! Our Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards has recently gone through a transformation and will now be known as:

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The Mayor's Annual Celebration of Volunteers

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5 Tips to Get the Most out of the Volunteer Fair

November 16, 2016

Maybe you’ve heard by now about our upcoming Annual Volunteer Fair. Perhaps you’ve seen our Facebook event, our poster, or the two-page spread in the Gazette. Are you getting excited? We sure are! As event hosts our goal is to provide you, the prospective volunteer, with the chance to talk…
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Date Night Volunteering

October 24, 2016

Date nights. In my youth this was something of magic and it didn’t matter what I did, it was full of promise and excitement. But after dating someone for a while, or being married to them for over 22 years (officially “dating” for over 25 years), figuring out what to…
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What are you Thankful for?

October 11, 2016

I feel like I ate three drumsticks this weekend; which, is kind of weird because a turkey should only have two. But you know that feeling of being so full you’d give anything to shake it… and maybe eat a little more? Well, that was definitely me. As I…
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5 Reasons Why Youth Should Volunteer

September 26, 2016

I’ve been volunteering since, what feels like, the beginning of time. Throughout elementary, my classes participated in reading mentorship and supervising lunch with kids in younger grades. In Junior High, I was asked to volunteer for student retreats, remember when “If you really knew me” was popular? Then, in high…
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We All Make Mistakes, Making Things Right

September 19, 2016

We all make mistakes. We go to work with our shirt on inside out, we pick the wrong sandwich for lunch or we forget to call our sisters on their birthday. Usually, these are simple mistakes with little to no consequence and are relatively simple to fix. But sometimes, we…
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Volunteer Recognition Awards - Ticket Sales Open!

April 6, 2016

St. Albert CIVC wants to ensure that St. Albert volunteers – the roots of our community – are recognized and thanked for their contributions towards making our community a better place. Please join us at our Volunteer Recognition Awards brunch on Saturday, May 7th to congratulate the volunteers who have…
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2016 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon - Ticket Sales Open!

February 24, 2016

St. Albert CIVC is proud to be hosting our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon with the continued support of our sponsor Tim Hortons. Please join us for good food, good friends, entertainment, and door prizes!

You may purchase your tickets online here.

We look forward to celebrating outstanding volunteers with…
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2016 St. Albert Volunteer Recognition Awards Nominations Now Open

February 22, 2016

Nominations are now being accepted for the Roy Financial Services Inc. Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award and the youth focused Servus Credit Union Leaders of Tomorrow Awards!

You may find the nomination forms to print or complete electronically and e-mail to us here.

The Roy Financial Volunteer Citizen…
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Family Day Unplugged

February 13, 2015

Have you heard about Family Day Unplugged? It is an initiative of the Family and Community Support Services Association of Alberta to get Albertans to make sure they spend quality time with the family this coming Monday, by not letting their electronic devices interfere. St. Albert CIVC supports the idea, ...
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Volunteer Citizen of the Year Nominations Open

February 10, 2015

Nominations for the 46th Annual Roy Financial Volunteer Citizen of the Year, and the Servus Credit Union Leaders of Tomorrow awards are now open! You may find the nomination forms to print or complete electronically by clicking here. The nomination deadline is March 20, 2015. Past Volunteer Citizens of the…
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2014 Volunteer Fair Registration Open

September 18, 2014

We are pleased to announce details of the 7th Annual Volunteer Fair, organized by the St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre and hosted at Servus Credit Union Place. bq. Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014 Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Place: Servus Credit Union Place (400 Campbell Rd., St. ...
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2013's Volunteer Citizen of the Year Announced

May 3, 2014

St. Albert CIVC is pleased to announce that the winner of the Roy Financial Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award in this, our 45th occasion celebrating this prestigious St. Albert award, is Joe Becigneul! |=. | Joe received the award at the St. Albert Alliance Church with his family in…
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Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon Welcomes Gold Medalist

March 18, 2014

The Tim Horton’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon next month will welcome Meaghan Mikkelson, a two-time gold medalist with St. Albert roots, as our special guest. Meaghan’s presence at the luncheon on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, and the thrill of meeting such an accomplished St. Albert athlete, is something you will remember…
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Volunteer Citizen of the Year Nominations Now Open

January 14, 2014

Nominations are now being accepted for the Volunteer Citizen of the Year award, and the youth-focused Leaders of the Tomorrow awards. Do you know a St. Albert citizen whose voluntary contributions of their time and effort in service of others last year is worthy of recognition? Do you know a…
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Local Volunteer Wins Provincial Award

December 5, 2013

Among the recipients of the provincial Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards for 2013 is a St. Albert youth: Katie Fitzgerald. Premier Alison Redford & Alberta Minister of Culture Heather Klimchuk were present as the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards were handed out this afternoon in Edmonton, coinciding with *International Volunteer…
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Workshop on Volunteer Youth Engagement

September 17, 2013

We are very excited to announce our latest workshop! We will be hosting Mandy Halabi, Program Manager with YOUCAN Youth Services on October 22, 2013 as she inspires us with her experiences on engaging youth. Space at this workshop is limited so we encourage you to register early. Also presenting…
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Soaring Reps Deliver!

September 11, 2013

Watch for our Soaring Reps out and about today! They will be joining a multitude of other volunteers who have been going door to door to deliver donation bags for the food drive for the St. Albert Food Bank. The food drive takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21. On that…
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Soaring Rep Leads by Example

July 27, 2013

We are so proud of Katie Fitzgerald who is one of our representatives for the Soaring Program! She continues to wow us all with her many volunteering achievements and commitment to the causes she supports. Once again she has been recognized for her outstanding contributions to our community. You can…
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CIVC Introduces New Coordinator for Soaring Program

July 23, 2013

Hi! I’m Laura, the new SOARing Program Coordinator. I’m a recent University of Alberta grad with a B.A. focused on creative writing and marketing, and I’m very interested in communication and social media. During my spare time you can usually catch me reading, making something with my hands, or binge…
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New List for Youth Volunteer Opportunities

May 22, 2013

With the growth of our Soaring Program which encourages youth to volunteer in our community, we have developed a new listing of volunteer opportunities specific to youth. Every week, we will update this list to showcase some of the volunteering possibilities for youth to get involved. As more and more…
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Dual Winners of Volunteer Citizen of the Year 2012

May 6, 2013

The Volunteer Citizen of the Year brunch, held to honour and celebrate the contributions of five of St. Albert’s most dedicated volunteers, was held May 4, 2013. Each of the five chosen finalists received a special award.

Helen Kieran and Vi Oko were chosen as…
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Successful Event - Tim Hortons Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

April 25, 2013

Almost 250 people attended CIVC‘s annual National Volunteer WeeK Event to thank all the hard-working volunteers for all their contributions towards making our community great. The Tim Hortons Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon featured a western “Kick Up Your Heels” theme with Beef on a Bun and other yummy food. The volunteers…
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Take a Volunteer to Lunch!

April 13, 2013

Everyone is touched by volunteers and the jobs that they perform to make our community better. CIVC is hosting our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 24, 2013. What better way to show appreciation for a volunteer than to take them out for lunch. Tickets are only $20 per person. ...
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Thank you Instabox

March 25, 2013

Thank you to Instabox for their support of the Soaring Program. With their generous donation, we will be able to purchase hoodies for our Soaring Reps to wear at the various presentations and volunteering events that are in the works. For more information about Instabox, please visit their website
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Time is Running Out!!!

March 21, 2013

Young, old or in between, every volunteer deserves recognition for the time they give to make our community a better place to live! You have 0 days left to help us recognize and say thank you to the great volunteers in St. Albert. Nominate a volunteer that you know today! ...
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Nominate a Youth Volunteer

March 4, 2013

Do you know any outstanding youth who spends their “free” time volunteering? Now is the time to help us recognize what a wonderful asset we have in our community by nominating a deserving youth for one of our “Leaders of Tomorrow Awards”. Every year, CIVC and Servus Credit Union proudly…
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Soaring says Thanks!

February 20, 2013

Thank you to all of our Soaring Reps for the hard work you did to help develop our new logo. We sincerely appreciate the fine artistic talents of Soaring Rep Eleze Munro who drew the logo. Also thank you to Roxane from Roxane Brisson Design for donating her graphic…
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Celebrate International Volunteer Day!

December 5, 2012

Today is International Volunteer Day – a global celebration of volunteers! It takes place every year on December 5 to shine a light on the impact of volunteer efforts everywhere. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon states in his message “Fou…nded on the values of solidarity and mutual trust, volunteerism transcends…
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Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch Needs Volunteers

November 21, 2012

Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch(OLQP) in North Edmonton is a recreational facility designed to provide a free outdoor experience for children with life challenges. Members of our Sidekicks Mentoring Program have been fortunate to be able to attend camps at this facility for the past two summers. On Saturday, ...
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Countdown to Volunteer Fair

November 17, 2012

Today is the day for the Volunteer Fair! You will want to be at Servus Place on Saturday, Nov. 17 between 11am and 2pm to check out all the unique volunteer opportunities being offered by the 45 agencies who will be attending. Have you thought about getting involved in your…
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E.S. Gish Shows Volunteer Spirit

October 17, 2012

On Monday, October 25, 2012, students from Elmer S. Gish School could be seen out and about along Akins Drive. Rakes in hand, the students were collecting and bagging the leaves of their “neighbours”. What a great way to help out in the area and teach the students about the…
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Community Shares Passion for Volunteerism

October 3, 2012

On October 2, CIVC hosted an evening of lively discussions for a social master plan focus group on the topic of encouraging volunteerism and civic engagement in St. Albert. Business, government, voluntary sector organizations, faith, education, service clubs, volunteers were all represented. Led by Tim Osborne as the facilitator, the…
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Calling All St. Albert Non-profit Groups!

September 21, 2012

Building on the foundation started in 2008, we’re working to make the 5th Annual Volunteer Fair event bigger and better than last year. This event will be a high-profile opportunity for non-profit organizations and groups to promote their services, recruit volunteers and network with other non-profit/voluntary sector organizations. Now is…
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Employment Opportunity

July 27, 2012

CIVC has a great employment opportunity for you to gain experience working in the voluntary sector. If you believe that volunteering helps to build communities and make them better, and enjoy working with youth, this could be the job for you. This term contract position will give you the opportunity…
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Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Needed!

June 20, 2012

Habitat for Humanity is planning a 90 day blitz from June 15th to September 15th to prefabricate walls and put up 18 homes at their St. Albert build site! They are looking for group and individual volunteers to help for one day or more either in the prefab shop or…
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Volunteer Citizen of the Year Honoured

May 5, 2012

The Volunteer Citizen of the Year brunch, held to honour and celebrate the contributions of five of St. Albert’s most dedicated volunteers, was held May 5, 2012. Each of the five chosen finalists received a special award.

Wendy Stiver was named St. Albert’s Volunteer Citizen…
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Nominate a Volunteer by March 23, 2012!

January 16, 2012

St. Albert Community Information and Volunteer Centre is now accepting nominations for our annual Volunteer Recognition Awards. We want to ensure that St. Albert volunteers are recognized and thanked for their contributions towards making our community a better place. You can help us to do that by submitting your nominations…
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Gareth Jones Receives Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award

December 8, 2011

On December 5th, 2011, International Volunteer Day, Gareth Jones was among the 6 recipients of the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards. The former city councillor was nominated by our Director of Volunteer Centre Services, Pat Phelan. Jones many volunteer activities include arts and culture, human services, fundraising and sports ad…
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CIVC Board Chair Listed on Community Recognition Monument

July 20, 2011

On July 14, 2011, the City of St. Albert revealed its Community Recogniton monument which features the name of 114 people, couples, groups and businesses that have made significant contributions to St. Albert. Mayor Nolan Crouse read out the names and a brief background for those being recognized by having…
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International Volunteers Connect with CIVC

March 23, 2011

Several students from the University of Illinois were in town volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, thanks to a connection made through CIVC! After finding us through our website, the Professor leading the group contacted Glennis Kennedy, Volunteer Coordinator to try and arrange a volunteering experience around construction work. Glennis was…
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How is the Volunteer Citizen of the Year Chosen?

March 15, 2010

All nominations for the St. Albert Volunteer Citizen of the Year Awards are given to a selection committee, comprised of volunteers from this community. First committee members read all the nomination forms and tally all the facts about each nominee. Then they score them on a grid according to a…
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