Volunteer and work opportunities
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
Spread Some Holiday Spirit with a Handmade Card
If you have an abundance of Christmas spirit, brighten someone's day with a handmade card. Seventy-seven per cent of Edmonton Meals on Wheels' clients live alone, and many of them deal with social isolation. Making a handmade holiday card is a great way to show folks you're thinking about them. Cards can be donated during regular office hours (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.), or slipped through the mail slot on the northeast side of the Edmonton Meals on Wheels office at 11111 103 Avenue. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 780-429-2020.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Understanding Newcomers Experiences of Inclusion
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.
Financial Literacy Presenters
Seniors Financial Empowerment Network (SFEN)
For Seniors By Seniors is a project aimed to train senior volunteers to become financial literacy presenters to seniors groups in the Alberta Capital Region.
SFEN trainers commit to deliver at least four SFEN presentations within 10 months of receiving certification.
To become a trainer, complete the volunteer application and email it to Eric Storey at SeniorsEmpowerment@gmail.com.
If you have any questions regarding this project contact Sarah Ramsey, Senior Protection Partnership at 780-722-6701 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
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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