Volunteer and Work Opportunities
Health Quality Council of Alberta COVID-19 Experiences and Impact Survey
This survey asks questions about your experiences during the pandemic. The Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) aims to understand what Albertans think about public health measures, health system access as well as the support available to stay informed, well and protected during the pandemic.
The survey should only take about 15 minutes to complete. All Albertans over the age of 16 are invited to participate.
Your survey responses will be analyzed along with those of other Albertans. The HQCA will share findings with Albertans, key decision-makers in government and healthcare, as well as other jurisdictions across Canada.
Understanding Newcomer Experiences of Inclusion (UNEOI)
Are you a newcomer to Canada? UNEOI wants to know your thoughts on your settlement process. You will get a $10 Tim Horton’s gift card for completing the survey on newcomer inclusion in Alberta.
The Understanding Newcomer Experiences of Inclusion (UNEOI) is a two-year community-based research project looking at newcomers’ experiences of settlement, integration, and inclusion and how this impacts well-being. This is an opportunity for newcomers to share their experience, and contribute knowledge to the area of newcomer settlement in Alberta. For the purpose of the research, ‘newcomers’ are defined as immigrants and refugees who have lived in Canada for up to 10 years.
Seniors COVID-19 Pandemic and Exercise (SCOPE) Trial
University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria
Physical distancing has disrupted our typical activities for taking care of our well-being and health. This research project is investigating if different types of exercise programs, provided free to participants, significantly improve the well-being and health of older adults (aged 65 years or older) currently living in Canada. Explore fun, new ways to exercise and assist with critical research benefitting the health of older adults. It’s a win-win!
Research Participants Wanted: Reasons for Limiting Sitting Time from the Perspective of Older Adults
University of Lethbridge, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Older adults 65 years and older are invited to participate in a study investigating why older adults choose to reduce daily sitting time. Individuals of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. The survey takes 30-45 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and confidential. In appreciation for your time spent completing this survey, each participant will be entered into a draw for one of four $25 VISA gift cards. For more information, email PALS@uleth.ca or call 403-332-5207.
Donate toiletries to help Edmontonians during COVID-19
Edmonton Meals’ on Wheels, Age Friendly Edmonton, and St. Andrews United Church
EMOW is currently collecting donations to create 1,000 essentials kits for people who are running low on toiletries and having difficulty accessing these items due to low income, isolation, or limited mobility. EMOW is seeking donations of toilet paper, bar soap, body wash, toothpaste, shampoo, and facial tissue to create the kits. New, unopened toiletries can be dropped off at St. Andrews United Church (9915 148 Street), Tuesday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monetary donations for this project can be made online or by phoning 780-429-2020. See the press release for full details.
Volunteer Opportunities for Crafters
Send Positive Messages to Seniors
- CapitalCare Foundation: Send a postcard with a custom message to a resident at CapitalCare Centres.
- The Good Samaritan Society: Email a note to a local senior, or have your kids or grandkids draw a picture to brighten their day. Send your message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Messages will be printed and shared with residents at Good Samaritan Residences around Edmonton.
Research Participants Wanted
University of Toronto, Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Study: Supporting Family Caregivers of Persons Living with Dementia
Caregivers of a family member or friend who has dementia and lives in a long term care facility are invited to participate in this study to find out the best way to support caregivers as they experience significant changes.
We Want to Hear Your Ideas for Supporting Seniors
Step into Action: Volunteer with Edmonton Meals on Wheels
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.
Volunteering with Drive Happiness is extremely flexible and offers a gas reimbursement. You can make your own schedule and help get seniors where they need to go.
Volunteers require a class 5 driver’s license, a clean driver abstract, and must be willing to provide a vulnerable sector police check.
Make a difference in a senior's life - volunteer for Drive Happiness today. Call 780-424-5438 or go online at drivehappiness.ca/volunteer to download an application form.
Virtual Vision Mate Program
Interested in Being Part of a Healthier City for Seniors? Take a Survey!
Research Study: Survey on Accessibility in Canada
Study Participants Wanted: Under-Reporting in Abuse of Older Adults in the Prairie Provinces
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