Volunteer and work opportunities
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 our office in Oliver. This is a great way to get involved and help deliver food to those who need it. If you are interested, visit www.mealsonwheelsedmonton.org or call 780-429-2020.
Respiratory Research Participants
The Boliek Speech Research Laboratory at the University of Alberta is looking for research participants. They are studying how two weeks of respiratory muscle training can improve how your breathing muscles work and how this exercise impacts breathing and speaking abilities.
They are looking for healthy adults ages 60 to 80 years who are native speakers of English. The study involves coming to the lab for two 2-hour sessions and completing forty 30-minute training sessions at home. Contact Alesha at email@example.com or 780-492-7256 for more information.
Income Tax Preparer
North West Edmonton Seniors Society
Do you love to help seniors and have a knack for taxes? Are you friendly and approachable? NWESS is looking for a few volunteers to help individuals complete their Income Tax forms for Canada Revenue. The ideal candidate would have the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program experience, CRA training credentials, banking, bookkeeping, accounting, a financial background of any kind, benefits, deductions and use of computer to EFILE taxes.
NWESS has two dates in March and April that they will be holding tax clinics.
Contact Cassaundra at 780-451-1925 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Only selected volunteers will be contacted. Please apply by January 25, 2019.
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 email@example.com.
Kitchen Help Volunteers
Mill Woods Seniors Association
Volunteers will help with various duties in the cafe, including food prep (i.e. peeling and chopping of vegetables), dish washing, and cleaning. No experience is necessarily, but you must have willingness to learn and work well with others.
You must be able to commit to one shift a week, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. If interested, call 780-496-2997.
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 Pat at 780-983-4593 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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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