Volunteer and work opportunities for older adults

Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL)
Saturday, April 29
Assist the EFCL and Edmonton’s 157 community leagues to host this fundraising event to help build the Community League Plaza at Hawrelak Park. Volunteers will be stationed at various locations to assist participants to have an enjoyable and safe, run/walk experience.
Opportunities include: water stations, race kit stuffing, course marshalls, package pickup, station helpers, start/finish line, course bunnies, photographers, and social media.
Contact Nora Begoray at raceinfo@efcl.org or call 780-437-2913.
Alberta Works Week
April 24 – 28
During Alberta Works Week you can take part in a variety of career building workshops and events:
-Resumé Set Go!: Get your resumé reviewed, learn how to make a great first impression, find out what employers want, learn how to network your way into your next job, ways you can improve your job search strategies, and more.
Getting Hired: HR Expert Panel Presentation: Get insider tips from Human Resources professionals on finding work and how to get hired.
-Volunteer Info Session: Learn where to start and what opportunities will assist you with your job search, networking, reference potential, resume enhancement and more.
-Employer Corner: Industry experts provide information about their sector/industry.
-ReTrainNow Fair 2017: Showcases exhibitors who provide education and training opportunities and pathways for people to participate in new and emerging sectors of the economy.
-Building Your Future Together Career and Employment Job Fair
TELUS World of Science – Edmonton
Summer 2017 Volunteer Opportunities
Your Experience Could Open a Door to Discovery! Share your expertise and love of working with people to 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.
-Educational Positions: Gallery Guide and Interpreter, Science Garage Apprentice and Science Garage Workshop Assistant, Assistant Observatory Attendant, and Robotics Lab Attendant
-Summer Camp Positions: Assistant Camp Leader
-Visitor Services Hosting and Ambassador Positions: Hospitality Host and recruiting for Fall School Program Hosts
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 vr@twose.ca.
Become a Community Connector
Do you know one in five Canadians aged 65+ is socially isolated or lonely? Isolation’s effect on one’s health is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes per day!
As one of the PEGASIS projects, Westend Seniors Activity Centre’s awareness campaign is now recruiting volunteer community connectors to reach out to seniors in the community. Community Connectors Program reaches out to vulnerable seniors where they live, worship, socialize and learn in their own communities. Volunteers help these seniors identify and access appropriate programs, resources, and services with the ongoing support of the Westend Seniors Activity Centre.
To find out more, contact Haidong Liang at 780-483-1209 or email projectcoordinator@westendseniors.com.
Meal Delivery Volunteers
Edmonton Meals on Wheels is looking for daytime volunteers to help deliver meals this winter by helping us cover gaps in the delivery schedule. Frequency of shifts could range from twice a month to three times a week. Visit mealsonwheelsedmonton.org for more information, or call Erin at 780-429-2020.
Office Volunteer
Drive Happiness: North office (7524 139 Avenue)
Are you friendly and well spoken? Drive Happiness is looking for a volunteer for their north office. Time commitment is flexible but they would prefer two, 3-4 hour shifts per week. Your duties would vary. This position would suit someone who is comfortable answering questions, both in person and over the phone. “We love what we do and we think you might too.” Call 780-424-5438, ext. 2 for details. .
Volunteer Drivers
Drive Happiness
If you enjoy chatting with seniors and still like to drive, Drive Happiness would love to hear from you. Drivers make their own schedule and select where they will drive. A small reimbursement to go towards your gas and vehicle wear and tear is offered. Even two hours a week can change a senior’s life. Call 780-424-5438, ext. 2 for details.
Community Visitor Volunteers
Alberta Health Services Home Care
Reduce social isolation and help a housebound senior remain more independent in the community by volunteering with Alberta Health Services Home Care. If you are comfortable visiting in someone else's home and have time during the weekdays, then consider this opportunity where you can bring “community” home to an individual living with illness but who still wants to participate in conversation and fun activities.
Community Visitor volunteers are matched one-on-one with a client to provide companionship through assistance with grocery shopping, going for walks, sharing life stories or a specific hobby, or playing cards or board games.
A commitment of 1-2 hours weekly or biweekly for a minimum of six months is requested. You can choose your own placement and visit times are flexible to suit your schedule. For the safety of clients, an in-person interview, three references and a clear police records check are required. All volunteers will receive training before being matched with a Home Care client.
For more information, review the brochure or contact Carole at 780-342-4421 or by email at carole.alves@albertahealthservices.ca.
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