At CAMH, research is not just about “discovering” it is also about sharing and applying our discoveries to the communities, thus bringing what was once a research technology directly to our clients. People with addiction and mental health issue face many challenges and with research we bring hope and inspiration for a better tomorrow.
Research Volunteers assist staff in obtaining information necessary for research projects. The departments in which volunteers work vary depending on the availability of the programs. The skills required for these positions include knowledge of research methodology, experience using SPSS (statistical software) and some prior relevant experience. Length of commitment is contingent upon the assignment; volunteers can assist 5 to 8 hours per week.
Programs that take on research volunteers include:
- Social and Epidemiological Research (SER) Department
- Neuroscience Research
- Clinical Research
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET)