Learn new skills, meet new friends, and explore different experiences - all in your own community.
Carewest volunteers contribute in a meaningful and significant way to the day- to-day lives of many people in our organization, and our programs continues to grow with new and exciting opportunities for volunteers interested in working in our rehabilitation and recovery programs or with long-term care residents. Please refer to the below list of the different Carewest sites to learn more about what population is best suited to your interests or proximity to work or home.
Corporate Calgary is always welcome
Carewest is always looking at new and innovative ways to engage with Calgary corporations. We have seen first-hand how valuable the relationship between our clients and corporate volunteers can be. We have been fortunate enough to work with companies that donate their time and energy to assist with special events, spring and fall clean-up, visiting, donations, etc.
Whether you have a department of five or 50 employees, we can work together to find mutually beneficial activities. Corporate involvement can be a one-time event or on-going.
Age to Volunteer
- 16 years of age or older
- 18 years of age for Palliative Care
Notes about volunteering in Carewest
- Carewest actively promotes the full participation of volunteers with disabilities within the social environment at our centres, however, due to our residents' and clients' needs, we have minimal volunteer opportunities available for people with developmental disabilities.
- Volunteers are required to have the ability to assist with hands-on support and guidance to residents and clients.
- The completion of a Police Security Clearance is required for all new volunteers 18 years and older.
Some examples of the different areas available for volunteers to participate in include:
- Adult Day Support
- Baking, bingo, breakfast
- Community Outings are available to volunteers who are able to accompany residents on a one-to-one bases on the Handi-Bus to professional appointments or who enjoy going with residents and staff on a Carewest Bus out for a scenic drive, picnic or to a favourite restaurant.
- Ceramics, gift shop, gardening
- History hour,
- Ice cream cart, play music or join the rhythm band
- Movie night, nail program or hairflare portering
- Painting or serve at our pub
- Spiritual care, talking books, and Teas
Carewest Colonel Belcher
1939 Veterans Way NW
Colonel Belcher accommodates 175 residents with long-term care needs, 135 of whom are veterans. This site also has a Day Support Program.
Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning
722-16 Ave. NE
The Fanning Centre accommodates 144 long-term care residents who are under 65 years of ages. It is also home to 144 transitional and chronic complex care clients. The site has two Day Support Programs.
Carewest Garrison Green
3108 Don Ethell Blvd. SW
Carewest Garrison Green accommodates 200 long-term care residents - approximately 90 of which are under the age of 65 with physical disabilities along with 110 seniors - all who require 24-hour health care in a residential setting.
Carewest George Boyack
1203 Centre Ave. NE
George Boyack accommodates 221 long-term care residents and cares for seniors with and without dementia.
Carewest Glenmore Park
6909-14 St. SW
A rehabilitation and recovery centre that offers short-stay and day programs for adults.
Carewest Royal Park
4222 Sarcee Rd. SW
Caring for 50 long-term care residents in a beautiful setting close to Mount Royal College.
3504 Sarcee Road SW
Home to several Carewest programs including the Hospice at Carewest Sarcee, long-term care and short stay rehabilitation programs.
Carewest Signal Pointe
6363 Simcoe Blvd. SW
Home to 48 long-term care residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Pain and Palliative Care Program
All Carewest sites
This specialized team of trained volunteers provide support to those nearing the end of their lives and others dealing with issues of grief or loss.
You can share your presence and compassion on one of three different ways:
- End-of-life sitting
- One-to-one visits
- Bereavement follow-up
Benefits to Volunteers
- Receive high-calibre certified training that is recognized by Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone Palliative Care Programs
- Gain experience in a specialized field
- Touch the lives of others in a meaningful way
How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Carewest.
Note: You must be 16 or over to volunteer with Carewest.
Please submit the Carewest Volunteer Application form (click here) with your completed resume using one of the following methods:
Mail or Deliver to: Carewest Administration
10101 Southport Road SW
Calgary, AB T2W 3N2
If you have any questions regarding your volunteer application and/or Carewest's volunteer opportunities please contact Recruitment at 403-943-8164 or 403-943-8171.
For a complete listing of all Carewest volunteer opportunities, please visit Volunteer Calgary.