Instead of recommending just any available volunteer placement to complete court-ordered community service hours, the team at St. Albert CIVC focuses on what volunteers are actually interested in as a career. In the case of one young volunteer, it was cooking!
St. Albert CIVC matched her with a volunteer position as a server at a dinner theatre. Knowing she was interested in the kitchen, the Chef took her under his wing and shared cooking tips and tricks. She enjoyed her experience so much she is now working part-time at an upscale kitchen.
“It’s community service done right,” says Glennis Kennedy, Director, Volunteer Centre Services, St. Albert CIVC. “It’s meant to prevent a criminal record, and it’s a second chance to turn life around.”