Step into Action: Volunteer with Edmonton Meals on Wheels
Volunteering with Edmonton Meals on Wheels offers big rewards for both clients and volunteers for a minimal time commitment. Volunteer drivers help thousands of Edmontonians every year with a time commitment of only 2.5 hours once or twice a week. Other ongoing volunteer opportunities include helping in the kitchen, office, and at special events. If you have a passion to help and some extra time to give, Edmonton Meals on Wheels would love to hear from you. For details about volunteer opportunities, visit www.mealsonwheelsedmonton.org
or call 780-429-2020. Sign up today!
Drive Happiness Seniors Association
Looking to volunteer? Want to make your own schedule? Why not help us Drive Happiness? For 20 years, Drive Happiness has provided assisted transportation services to seniors by pairing them with volunteer drivers. There is no minimum time commitment and our volunteers can choose their own rides. Make a difference in a senior's life - volunteer for Drive Happiness today. Call 780-424-5438 or go online at drivehappiness.ca/volunteer.
Board Member Wanted
The ElderCare Edmonton Board operates with a commitment to its vision: allowing seniors to have the quality of life that they desire in the community. Board members represent ElderCare publicly and demonstrate their commitment to the ElderCare philosophy by working as an advocate and connector in the community. Board members are informed about and contribute to high-level decisions regarding the organization's policies, finances, and strategic direction. To apply, please send your CV and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Science- and Education-based Opportunities
Telus World of Science
Love science? Lend your enthusiasm to help others discover the world and beyond in a fun and interactive environment at the Telus World of Science. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available, including educational program assistance and guest services support. Download the full posting for more information.
The North West Edmonton Seniors Society is seeking social function volunteers to set up for events, serve food, clean up, and socialize with NWESS members. This is an excellent team building opportunity for local companies seeking to build strong relationships between team members while helping others. Call 780-451-1925 to get involved.
Vision Mate Program
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)'s Vision Mate Program provides one-on-one sighted volunteer assistance to people who are blind or partially sighted. Volunteers are paired for activities such as reading, friendly visiting, walking, swimming, shopping, and more. If you're friendly, positive, empathetic, responsible, and comfortable working with individuals with vision loss, this might be the opportunity for you! For more information, complete the online volunteer application form
or email email@example.com
Drop-In Volunteer Mentors Wanted
Mill Woods Seniors Association (2610 Hewes Way, 2nd Floor)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.
Everyone has a story to tell and wisdom to share, and seniors have perhaps accumulated more of these than anyone else. Share your knowledge with the next generation at this great intergenerational opportunity! MWSA is seeking seniors who are interested in mentoring youths (12-17 years old). If interested, call 780-508-9359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in Being Part of a Healthier City for Seniors? Take a Survey!
University of Alberta researchers are currently undertaking a study to understand neighbourhood environments in northern cities, and how these environments impact the lives of senior residents. The study involves a 10-15 minute survey that can be completed online or on paper. Review the poster
for additional details, or contact Desmond Yim at email@example.com
Research Study: Survey on Accessibility in Canada
Attention caregivers and adults aged 65+! Lend your expertise to an accessibility study, which seeks to understand the main barriers to accessibility encountered by Canadians, how these barriers affect quality of life, and if these barriers are being addressed by existing Canadian legislation. Participants can complete the survey online, by telephone, or by mail. Paper forms are available in both 12 pt. and 16 pt. font for improved accessibility. For more information, contact KITE Research Associate, Sin-Tung Lau, at 416-597-3422 ext. 7878 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Participants Wanted: Under-Reporting in Abuse of Older Adults in the Prairie Provinces
Are you an older adult who has experienced some form of abuse, potentially including serious harm, disrespect, or assault? The University of Calgary is seeking feedback from older adults 55+ on this issue. Study participants will be interviewed in a comfortable setting of their choosing. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and confidential. An honorarium of $25 will be provided to study participants. If you are interested in participating in this study or have any questions, contact Carla Liepert at the University of Calgary, at email@example.com
Seniors who recently immigrated to Canada are invited to take part in this two-year community-based research project funded by the Government of Alberta. This project is being conducted by the Centre for Race and Culture and seeks to examine newcomers' experiences of settlement, integration and inclusion and how these experiences impact well-being. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please email Myriam Gerber at firstname.lastname@example.org.