Volunteering as a medical student to help health care workers dealing with COVID-19
Students at several Canadian medical schools have volunteered to help health care workers and members of their community who are currently dealing with COVID-19, by running errands, helping with child care and getting groceries.
Here are some of the ways students can volunteer, by school:
University of British Columbia
Medical students have put together a system to connect individuals needing assistance with COVID-related projects to MD students who would best suit their needs.
University of Calgary
Students looking to volunteer can register at the COVID-19 volunteer support website to be matched with a member of their community in need.
University of Manitoba
A list of available volunteer opportunities for medical students, along with directions for how to sign up, is available here.
University of Toronto
A form is available for both medical students looking to volunteer and health care workers looking for support.
Health care workers in need of support can complete a form to be matched with a medical student volunteer.
Medical students interested in volunteering can sign up online.
University of Ottawa
Medical students interested in volunteering can browse the list of opportunities here.
A form is available for students looking to volunteer.
Medical students looking to volunteer or health care workers in need of help can email DalStudentsForHCPs@gmail.com.
This list is being updated regularly. If you know of other volunteer opportunities, please contact the CMA Member Service Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free at 1-888-855-2555 (weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm EDT).