At the GERAS Centre, we are committed to providing exemplary care in geriatrics using a rapid learning health system approach that acknowledges the fundamental links between research, practice, and education. Volunteers are an integral part of GERAS’s mission and there are many reasons to volunteer. Benefits may include the desire to help others, or to gain valuable knowledge and experience. Whatever your reason, GERAS, HHS and the Volunteer Association appreciate your contributions.

The GERAS Centre has established a Volunteer Interprofessional (VIP) Committee. Members of this Committee serve as ambassadors to McMaster University, helping GERAS identify opportunities for students and community members to get involved as volunteers. We aim to match the best interprofessional students in training with the right opportunities.

Learn more about the VIP Committee.

Learn more about volunteering at Hamilton Health Sciences and the GERAS Centre.

Types of Positions

  • Volunteer Interprofessional (VIP) Committee Members​
    With direction from staff, this interprofessional committee is responsible for identifying opportunities for university and college students to engage in meaningful volunteer activities on GERAS Centre projects. The Committee is also responsible for recruiting, screening and selecting appropriate and reliable candidates for available volunteer positions. They will be responsible for overseeing scheduling activities, and providing input on the Centre’s activities from the student and volunteer perspective. Learn more about the VIP Committee.
  • Volunteer Research Interns
    The Volunteer Research Intern is an essential part of the research team, and may work on a variety of exciting projects. This position provides support to the team on current research studies, all of which aim to improve the quality of life for seniors and older adults in our community. 

Current Opportunities

We are not actively seeking volunteers for any positions at this time.