River rescue in downtown Des Moines:  A woman is pulled from near the Center Street dam by construction worker Jason Oglesbee….  A man who was with the unidentified woman died in the Des Moines River.  A rescue team from the Des Moines Fire Department tried several times to rescue the woman but could not get close enough to her.  Published July 1, 2009

Volunteering can be a very enjoyable and gratifying way to develop your knowledge and skills.  Many volunteer opportunities exist for young people, including camps and travel abroad situations.    

Below are links to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Canadian organizations that welcome volunteers, plus some international opportunities.

AFS Intercultural Programs    

Association of Cooperative Educators

Canada World Youth 

Crossroads International

Canadian Environmental Network

Canadian Executive Service Organization  

Canadian International Development Agency  

Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Charity Village

Citizen Science Projects

Co-operative Learning Centre

Council on International Educational Exchange

Council on Standards for International Educational Travel


Earth Day Canada     

Egale Canada

Engineers Without Borders

Exchanges Canada

Experiences Canada

Experiment in International Living

Frontier College 

Incredible Parent Directory (Saskatoon Health Region)

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IASTED)

International Experience Canada

International Scholarships (Government of Canada)

International Student Exchange Programs          


Let’s Talk Science    

Nature Saskatchewan  

PEN Canada

Saskatchewan Co-operative Youth Program

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association

Saskatchewan Volunteer Fire Fighters Association  

SCI – FI Science Camps (U of S)

Search and Rescue 

Tetra Society

Turtle Island Native Network


United Nations Association in Canada       

Volunteer Canada

Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada

Volunteer Saskatoon  

Youth and the United Nations

Youth Science Canada