Volunteering at McMaster

Want to stay involved on campus?

Opportunities are frequently available for Mac retirees to continue to support our McMaster community, while participating in fulfilling and rewarding volunteer work. MURA provides information on available volunteer opportunities in its quarterly newsletter, MURAnews, and also sends notices via email. To be added to the MURA member email list, send a request by email to mura@mcmaster.ca.

Don’t want to volunteer alone? Most volunteer activities work well with a teamwork approach. So when you see an opportunity that appeals to you, get in touch with your retiree friends and volunteer as a team.

Volunteering off campus

A few major off-campus volunteer organizations

Volunteering news

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  • February 02, 2023 8:16 PM | Anonymous
  • July 27, 2022 2:57 PM | Anonymous

    McMaster researchers in the School of Rehabilitation Science are looking for adults aged 55 - 75 with early changes in their mobility to take part in a study looking at whether people who are noticing changes in their walking ability show improvements in mobility after completing one of three 12-week programs.

    1. The Stepping-Up Program (includes virtual group exercise and self-management education)
    2. The Telephone-Based Walking Program (includes telephone coaching from a physiotherapist)
    3. The Chair-Based Yoga Program (includes virtual group yoga sessions)

    You may be eligible to take part if you…

    • Are experiencing recent changes in the way you walk 2 kilometres
    • Are 55-75 years of age
    • Do not use a walking aid
    • Can be active for 60 minutes
    • Have an email address and a laptop computer with internet capabilities of running the video-conferencing platform Zoom©

    Eligible participants will undergo 4 virtual assessments with a physiotherapist over 36 weeks. There is no cost to participate.

    If you are interested in participating or would like to find out if you are eligible, please contact Susanne Sinclair ssincla@mcmaster.ca.

    Recruitment has begun and will continue until December 2023.

  • July 27, 2022 2:55 PM | Anonymous

    The Nanny Angel Network (NAN) has expanded free cancer support to the Hamilton area. NAN provides free in-home and virtual childcare support to moms with cancer and their children.

    Website https://nannyangelnetwork.com/

    For more information or to volunteer please contact 416-730-0025 extension 218 or email volunteer@nannyangelnetwork.com.

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