Opportunities to volunteer with ALS Canada vary in their commitment levels and fluctuate throughout the year mostly due to seasonal fundraising events like the WALK for ALS, but you can apply and/or look for updates and notices on the ALS Canada website, or Facebook and Twitter feeds any time.
We are currently looking for Day of Event help for:
ALS Canada Golf Classic
King's Riding Golf Club (King City) | Thursday, June 4, 2015 | 7 am – 2 pm
A brand new venue, this year we will be at the private King's Riding Golf Club in King City. Site of the 2000 Canadian PGA Championship, King's Riding Golf Club is a strategically sophisticated course measuring 6,502 years with a par of 71 that will challenge elite players.
Roles: parking assistants, greeting players on golf course, registration, handing out snacks and drinks, giving directions, monitoring prize winning holes and gift tables
Bombardier Plane Pull for ALS Canada
Bombardier Aerospace, Downsview (Toronto) | September 13, 2015 | 7 am to 3 pm
Roles: parking attendants, greeters, timers, start and finish line attendants, equipment runner, score runner, scoreboard keeper; children’s tent/entertainment, handing out food, raffle table, cheerleader
Jim Hunter ALS Cycle for A Cure
Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham (with stations along the way up to Newmarket area)
September 27, 2015 | 7 am to 2 pm
In partnership with the Hunter Family, this cycling fundraiser is a 20km or 70km ride raising money for ALS research. This year we are proud to welcome partners, the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (University of Toronto) and Sunnybrook Foundation.
Roles: parking attendants, greeters, cheerleaders, station monitoring, direction giving, handing out snacks and water; start line and finish line attendant.
To request an application or find out more about our volunteer program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Program Starting Fall 2015!
ALS Canada Ambassadors Program
In February 2015, ALS Canada started developing a new volunteer program called the ALS Canada Ambassadors. As a relatively small staff, we cannot keep up with the demand for communication, and so we turned to our most valuable resource to help us: our volunteers. The Ambassadors program will help meet the ongoing need to raise our profile, talk about our current achievements in ALS research and client services, and explain the impact our work has and will have on the future of Canadians living with ALS to a wide variety of audiences including government, key community stakeholders, and the public.
Our formal Ambassador program will have the volunteer working in partnership with other volunteer leaders and ALS Canada staff as the voice of our community, where communication and awareness building is their sole focus. This is the inaugural year of the program, and we will be testing many new and exciting environments with the Ambassador team.
This new team of volunteers will be both experienced volunteers and have an interest in public engagement, and they may have previously participated in other aspects of ALS Canada’s work. We have always had ambassadors within our volunteer population, but they have almost always also had a primary focus of fundraising or governance, or some other aspect of our work. We believe this is a fantastic new way to engage, as well as give an opportunity to volunteers to participate in a different way, especially if they have a passionate interest in communications.
Look for a dedicated webpage and nomination forms to be posted in July 2015.
Volunteering at the Provincial ALS Societies
The provincial ALS Societies depend on the efforts of many volunteers to support patient services programs and fundraising activities. For volunteer opportunities in provinces outside of Ontario, please contact the Provincial Society (see list here).