Volunteer Opportunities


Become a volunteer at the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging if you are looking for opportunities to:

  • Meet new people of all ages with similar interests
  • Practice existing transferable skills or learn new ones
  • Gain meaningful experience while supporting older adults in our community and beyond

For both Western and Fanshaw students, there are many ways to get involved at the CCAA. Explore the options outlined below and then complete the volunteer application form to begin your journey.

Volunteer Opportunities at the CCAA

City of London-CCAA Community-Based Exercise Classes

Recently, the CCAA and the City of London formed a partnership to deliver community-based exercise classes to enhance the health and overall well-being of adults aged 55+. These 10-to 12-week sessions have continued to expand since they were launched in September 2022. The classes are delivered throughout the day at a variety of locations across the City of London. Learn more about the classes.

Community-based exercise class volunteers will assist the senior fitness instructor by:

  • Setting up equipment and putting it away after each class
  • Demonstrating exercise modifications when and if appropriate
  • Observing participants for general well-being during the class

Mobile Functional Fitness Assessment Team

Volunteers on the Functional Fitness Assessment Team (FFAx) are tasked with administering the various tests of functional fitness and overall well-being on older adult participants of group exercise classes. The assessment includes tests of cardiovascular and muscle strength, agility, balance, flexibility, as well as measurements of body composition and vitality.

FFAx volunteers will assist the team leader by:

  • Completing training on the FFAx protocol and the HAroLD (Healthy Active Living Database) software
  • Conducting pre- and post- 10-to 12-week session assessments on class participants, under the supervision of the coordinator
  • Entering assessment data into the HAroLD software at the time of the assessment or during data entry sessions after assessments are completed
  • Keeping confidential the assessment results of participants