Advisors bring the voice and perspectives of patients and families to the planning, design, delivery, and evaluation of healthcare to ensure those perspectives are included in everything we do.
Types of involvement depend on Advisors interests, experiences, and availability and may include:
If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Resources (Engagement) by email at VolunteerResources.Engagement@ahs.ca.
If you're considering volunteering as an Advisor, consider whether or not you have an interest and ability in sharing your healthcare experiences in ways that others can learn from, as well as whether or not you:
How do I get involved?
If you think this is right for you and you're ready to get going, just follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Click the [Fill in an Application] button on the right-hand side of this page and complete an application form.
Step 2: We will review your information and be in contact with you to arrange a 1:1 chat to learn more about your interests, and to give you an opportunity to get your questions answered.
Step 3: If it's a fit, join us for an introductory session or 1:1 discussion (depending on where you live) to begin learning more about the role of Patient and Family Advisors, the onboarding requirements, and volunteering with Alberta Health Services.
Step 4: Complete volunteer onboarding including:
Step 5: Learn how to use our volunteer system, how to sign up for opportunities and how to enter volunteer hours. This can occur during or after onboarding is complete, we will provide you with a 'Welcome' package of information to review and video tutorials to watch as well as dates and times to join us for live training sessions by web conference.
Step 6: Using our matching process, we will begin sending you suitable opportunities for involvement when they become available.
If you've opted in to receive updates we will also send you relevant newsletters and email updates.