Mac Students COVID-19 Support Initiative - Volunteer Signup
UPDATE: We are in greatest need of people who are able and willing to provide child care. Please consider signing up for child care if you have experience in this domain and vulnerable sectors screening.

WHO/WHAT/WHY: This program is intended for healthcare workers in the GHA, Waterloo, and Niagara looking for support with life tasks outside the wards: childcare/babysitting, grocery runs, pharmacy runs, pet care, general errands, etc. We will do our best to connect them with current healthcare learners and hospital staff (that's you!) who are able to help. We ask that only medical, nursing, PT, OT, PA, SLP, midwifery, pharmacy, optometry students, residents, staff affiliated with HHS/SJH, ECEs, and teachers sign up for this initiative. If you do not fall into one of these categories but would like to help, please contact us.

HOW IT WORKS: Fill out this form with the types of tasks you are willing to help with and your general location/availability. After a healthcare worker submits their copy of this form, we will connect you to a suitable match.

For our current policies, please visit: Safety is our top priority and we are open to suggestions on how to maintain social distancing. Please note that this initiative is NOT affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences; it is a self-organized, student-led effort.

If you are a HCP seeking support, please visit:

For questions or concerns, please contact our team at
Email *
Name *
First and last name
Email *
Volunteers MUST provide an institutional email from a university, college, or healthcare institution (e.g.,;;;; etc.)
Contact phone number *
Preferred contact method *
Role *
Graduation Year (if applicable)
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Campus (if applicable)
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University/College you attend (if applicable)
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Where do you live/where are you willing to travel? (No need to give your specific address, but this will help us match you with someone in your approximate geographic area) *
What kind of support(s) can you offer? (Please check off all that apply) *
For childcare: must have Standard First Aid and and a Vulnerable Sector Check
Do you have access to a car? *
IF you selected child care or pet care, please outline your experience/qualifications in these areas
IF you do not have formal childcare experience, would you be willing to be paired with an experienced volunteer to provide childcare? *
Please check off all that apply
Do you have vulnerable sectors screening, CPR training, and up-to-date vaccinations? *
This is only a requirement for providing childcare
Generally speaking, what time(s) of day are you available? *
Generally speaking, what day(s) of the week are you available? *
Generally speaking, how many hours per day are you available?
Generally speaking, how many days per week are you available?
When does your availability begin and end? *
Any other details you'd like to share?
Any additional comments/thoughts so that we can make the best connection for you?
Please confirm that you have reviewed the policies of our program and completed the UAlberta COVID-19 self-assessment.
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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