Volunteer and work opportunities
Mill Woods Seniors Association Volunteers
Mill Woods Seniors Association has many different positions available including Front Desk help, Kitchen Cashier, Program Assistant, Committee Member. Call the Volunteer Coordinator at 780-508-9359 for more information.
Volunteers needed for design research on health-smart homes
The aim of this study is to design efficient health-smart homes, which are more user-friendly for older adults and will help them in future to live more independently in their home. For this purpose, the University of Alberta researcher needs to understand your needs, problems and barriers with the home environment and technological devices.
The study is seeking individuals between ages 60 and 75. Participants will be asked to be interviewed, take photos, and participate in a workshop. Review the information letter for more details.
If you are interested in participating, contact Azadeh Mokhberi at 780-919-6829 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TELUS World of Science – Edmonton: Winter/Spring 2019 Volunteer Opportunities
Your experience could open a door to discovery! Help others discover the world and beyond in a fun and interactive environment. A variety of unique opportunities await you in educational or ambassador roles as a volunteer staff member at TELUS World of Science – Edmonton (TWOSE)!
- Educational Positions: Science Garage Workshop Assistant, Gallery Interpreter, Birthday Party Assistant, and Assistant Observatory Attendant
- Guest Services Volunteer Hosting and Ambassador Positions: Hospitality Host and School Program Host
- School Programs Positions: Assistant School Programs Leader
Weekend and week day shifts are available.
For more information visit the TELUS World of Science – Edmonton volunteer web page or contact Volunteer Resources at 780-452-9100 or by email at email@example.com.
Evening Delivery Shifts
Edmonton Meals on Wheels
If you can spare some time between 4 and 7 p.m. on weekday evenings, Meals on Wheels could use your help picking up frozen meals as well as groceries from the office in Oliver. It is a great way to get involved and help deliver food to those who need it. If you’re interested, visit www.mealsonwheelsedmonton.org or call 780-429-2020.
St. Michael’s Long Term Care Centre (7404 139 Avenue)
Volunteers are urgently needed to assist residents who are not able to feed themselves during meal times. Training on how to feed residents is provided. No experience is necessary. Assistance is required from:
- 8:30 – 10 a.m. (Breakfast)
- 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Lunch)
- 4:30 – 6 p.m. (Dinner)
Call 780-472-4534 or apply online at smhg.ca.
In our visual-driven world, photos are essential to illustrate the work organizations do. The Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council (ESCC) is seeking a volunteer photographer to take photos at ESCC events, meetings, forums, presentations, etc. The photos will be used on the ESCC website, annual report, and other promotional material.
Requirements: The volunteer must own a camera that can produce high-resolution (300 dpi) photographs.
Time commitment: The commitments occur primarily Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but 2-3 Saturdays are required.
If you’re interested, contact Janelle Beblow, ESCC Communications Coordinator, at 780-423-5635 ext. 1 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking seniors to present financial information to their peers
Seniors Financial Empowerment Network
The Seniors Financial Empowerment Network (SFEN) has created learning modules in financial literacy designed to help seniors protect themselves financially.
The SFEN is looking for seniors who are interested in receiving training so they can educate their peers. Contact Sarah at 780-722-6701 for more info.
Intergenerational Mentoring Program
Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area
Share your experience - Become A Mentor
The Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area is offering a rewarding group activity. If your seniors residence, seniors centre or other facility has a minimum of 10 Mentors interested in participating in intergenerational mentoring, they will bring children from a local school to your location.
- Who are the Mentees: Elementary school aged children who could benefit from the support of a mentor
- Who are the Mentors: Anyone who would like to spend time with a young person to help them achieve success through fun and friendship
- Commitment: One hour per week or bi-weekly for the duration of a school year
- Application process: interview (30 mins on average); references (2); security checks and training
If you believe your residence, centre, or facility would be interested, contact Talia at 780-822-2503 or email@example.com.
Abbott School Tales and Talents Program
Abbott School (12045 34 Street) serves elementary school children in Edmonton’s northeast. Many of the Abbott students have experienced significant and toxic stress which has a negative impact on growth and development. This program, supported by Sage, helps improve the “Executive Functions” of the young brain and provides opportunities to learn to be flexible; to use working memory; to plan and organize; and to stop and think before acting. Senior volunteers both encourage and model these behaviours with in-class support from the school mental health nurse.
- Wednesday afternoons from 12:45 to 3 p.m. during the school year
- While an on-going commitment is appreciated, a “drop-in when you can” model is also offered
- Desire to work with children
- Ability to get to and from the school
- Opportunity to work with young children who really enjoy the program
- Experiencing the joy of really making a difference in young lives
- Training opportunities to learn new skills
- Opportunity to socialize with a great group of volunteers
- Coffee and treats
For more information or an opportunity to visit the program contact Ron Nichol at 780 465-2368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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