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Our vision is to develop courageous global citizens. A number of leadership and community service opportunities exist for students to become actively involved in the civic life of the school, our local community and the world.

Students volunteer for a variety of local, national and international causes and are reaching far beyond the 40 hours of community service required before they graduate.

Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 include participating in the Buddy System, Spirit Day Planning, Coats for Kids, Terry Fox Run, Gleaners Food Drive, Jump Rope for Heart, and a Campus Clean-Up on Earth Day.

In the Middle School, volunteer opportunities can include peer tutoring, after school care, Resource Centre monitors, being Albert College ambassadors, Terry Fox Run, We Day, Gleaners Food Drive, collecting donations for the Mitten Tree and organizing school-wide fundraisers for special causes.

At the Senior School level (Grade 9-12), students are able to volunteer for global service trips, Habitat for Humanity, Kids Against Hunger, Intergenerational Program at Arabella Retirement Living, Big Brothers Big Sisters and peer tutoring.

Please note that there are activities that are ineligible (cannot be used) for volunteer opportunities. An activity is ineligible if:

  • It is a requirement of a class or course.
  • It takes place during the academic day (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.); however, an activity that takes place during lunch or study period is permissible.
  • The activity would normally be performed for wages by a person in the workplace.
  • It involves the operation of a vehicle, power tools, etc.
  • The activity consists of duties normally performed at home (i.e., daily chores) or personal recreational activities.

If a student plans to complete an activity that is not on the list provided by the school, the student must receive approval from the Community Service Coordinator or the Assistant Head – Senior School.

Students at every grade level have many opportunities to engage in community-based projects and are encouraged to discover real-world causes and issues they are passionate about.

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