WE NEED YOUR HELP

If your group is interested in volunteering with Calgary Seniors, please take a look at our one-time volunteer group opportunities. Fill out our online Group Volunteer Inquiry Form and a member of our team will be in contact to book a consultation meeting!

PRACTICAL

KINDNESS

We are in need of Practical Kindness volunteers who will be responding to urgent requests from vulnerable seniors including:

  • One time transportation (urgent but not medical, examples: bank, pharmacy etc.)

  • Other urgent requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis

We ask that volunteers:​

  • have a vehicle that can safely transport a senior client

  • demonstrate they have a minimum of $1,000,000 vehicle liability insurance

  • be flexible regarding timing and types of requests

PET

ASSIST

CARING

COMPANION

VOLUNTEER

DROP OFFS

ESSENTIAL TRANSPORTATION

FRIENDLY

CHECK-IN

We are in need of volunteers for our Pet Assist program who will be providing support to vulnerable seniors and their pets including:

  • Pet supply deliveries (food etc.)

  • Pet support while mitigating risk by practicing social distancing

We ask that volunteers:​

  • be available 1-2 hours per week

  • love animals as well as seniors :)

We are in need of volunteers to provide social support via telephone to vulnerable seniors. The program will be open to all seniors who are in need of a reassuring and friendly voice. Volunteers are asked to be in regular phone contact with these seniors to provide social support. 

 

We ask that volunteers:

  • be able to provide a minimum 30 minutes of telephone support per week

  • be willing to commit to phone calls 2-3 times per week 

CHEER MAIL

Participants create one-way cards/packages to spread kindness and joy to isolated seniors living in Calgary. “I am thinking of you” themed cards/packages are popular among our clients and can include homemade or store-bought cards, artwork made by adults or children, notes of inspiration, photos of your animals, puzzles, adult colouring books and supplies, tea bags.

 

We ask that group volunteers:

  • primary volunteer be 18 +

  • be able to purchase their own postage and supplies

  • a maximum of 60 participants

CREATING AND DELIVERING SENIOR CARE PACKAGES

Participants can create and deliver care packages to seniors. The packages can be themed or based on client needs.

 

We ask that group volunteers:

  • be 18 +

  • a maximum of 15 - 20 participants

  • have access to a vehicle to make deliveries (if groups are not able to make deliveries, we can do it on your behalf )

  • be able to purchase their own supplies

  • be flexible regarding the date and time of these requests

YARD WORK

Participants are broken down into groups of 2-3 individuals and assist with light yard care, such as raking leaves, mowing, weed whacking, gardening, and pruning.

 

We ask that group volunteers:

  • be 18 +

  • a maximum of 10 – 15 participants

  • have access to yard tools (i.e. mower, trimmers, weed whacker)

  • be flexible regarding the date and time of these requests

CREATING AND DELIVERING PET CARE PACKAGES

Participants can create and deliver pet care packages to seniors in our Pet Assist program. The packages are tailored to fit the animals needs, but could include pet food, cat litter, toys, and snuffle blankets.  

 

We ask that group volunteers:

  • be 18 +

  • a maximum of 15 - 20 participants

  • have access to a vehicle to make deliveries (if groups are not able to make deliveries, we can do it on your behalf )

  • be able to purchase their own supplies

  • be flexible regarding the date and time of these requests

Senior's Stories:

"I cannot thank you and the volunteer enough for getting food to me for my little Maui, he was a few weeks without treats or his regular food and I was starting to get really concerned! I've been having to order food for the past few weeks through Sobey's online delivery system and it's been costing me more as I usually shop at Walmart and am a bargain shopper. As a result I've been eating peanut butter and bread mostly. I was saving up to by food for Maui, and I went to order it off of Sobey's website but they gave me a delivery date in nearly three weeks.. I don't know what I would have done without your help. And now I can get back to my normal diet too"  - Linda A., 69

 

"I'm just reaching out because I am all alone and didn't have anyone else to call, I need help" - Jeanette J., 78

 

"I'm 98 you know, my body doesn't take me very far anymore so I am used to staying home. My hearing is poor but I am lucky to still have my sight so I can still keep up my reading. If I didn't have the volunteer drivers to help me get to my eye injections every few months, I doubt I would still have my sight, I don't even like to think about what that would be like. Thank goodness you're still able to get me there among everything that is going on. You are such wonderful people" - Myrtle M., 98