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Volunteering

We always need your help. Get involved with Life After Stroke (LAS) as a volunteer and be part of the recovery journey for so many individuals building their lives post-brain injury.

What are the requirements to become a volunteer?

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Prefer Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent completed
  • A passion for improving the lives of Young Brain Injury Survivors (YBIS)
  • A professional attitude, comprising of accountability and excellent communication skills
  • A minimum one month commitment

Why should you volunteer with LAS?

  • You are selflessly driven to affect positive change for YBIS
  • To complete your volunteer hours (Please note: Volunteers hours are variable based on when the need for volunteers arise and there is no guaranteed amount of hours)
  • To attain professional references (based on performance), as well as professional development opportunities/experience 
  • Gain access to non-recovery resources such as skills-specific courses and training (Please note: YBIS members will always have precedence)

Volunteer Positions

Currently, we have the following open positions:

Finance/Accounting Coordinator

Location: Virtual, can be performed from anywhere as long as access to a computer and internet connection is available
Hours of work: Up to 1 hour/week
Reports to: Treasurer

Position Summary: The Finance/Accounting Coordinator will work directly with the Treasurer to help with the development and management of Life After Stroke’s accounting initiatives throughout the year.

Key Responsibilities

The Finance/Accounting Coordinator may assist the Treasurer with the following:

  • Tracking and verifying Life After Stroke expenses using bookkeeping software (e.g Quickbooks); ensuring all financial records are complete and accurate.
  • Ensuring bills are paid and fees are collected
  • Compiling and analyzing financial data; preparing monthly accounting reports
  • Performing monthly bank reconciliations & preparing annual budgets
  • Assisting with tax preparation, audits, and identifying and resolving discrepancies.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Minimum 6 months of experience and knowledge in using Quickbooks.
  • At minimum, the completion of at least one high school level course in finance and/or accounting or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in the non-profit sector would be considered an asset.
  • Computer literate, familiar with Microsoft Office and business software (preferred)
  • Detail oriented, with excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, time management, problem-solving and math skills.
  • Motivated and committed to Life After Stroke’s mission & goals.


Administrative Coordinator

Location: Virtual, can be performed from anywhere as long as access to a computer and internet connection is available
Hours of work: Up to 1 hour/week
Reports to: Secretary

Position Summary: The Administrative Coordinator will work directly with the Secretary to support and employ administrative processes across the Life After Stroke organization. This position is to train the successful candidate for a 1 year term as the organization’s Secretary on the Board of Directors. Please only apply if you are interested and able to commit to the duration of the required term.

Key Responsibilities
The Administrative Coordinator may assist the Secretary with the following:

  • Supporting the Board of Directors ensuring that governance and legal requirements are fulfilled
  • Ensuring records are maintained and that actions are in compliance with by-laws
  • Developing and distributing collateral material such as Annual Reports and E-Newsletters.
  • Administrative support including drafting and disseminating meeting agendas, minutes and other related materials
  • Monitoring and organizing the Life After Stroke email account & responding to emails accordingly
  • Coordinating, managing and tracking new memberships, partnerships and sponsorship applications & liaising with potential members to assist with the application process & orientation (while maintaining strict confidentiality).
  • Managing all data files, including policies, procedures, and memberships
  • Drafting funding proposals to government, corporations and private granting agencies (in collaboration with the Treasurer)
  • Coordinating and organizing board meetings and annual meetings
  • Liaising with external partners to provide administrative or logistical support

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Experience in administration and/or project management
  • Strong computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills (verbal and writing)
  • Detail oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills; self motivated & able to work independently
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and organize work efficiently
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise good judgement
  • Experience in the non-profit sector would be considered an asset.
  • Motivated and committed to Life After Stroke’s mission & goals.

Social Media Coordinator

Location: Virtual, can be performed from anywhere as long as access to a computer and internet connection is available
Hours of work: 15 minutes/day for 4 days a week
Reports to: Director of Public Relations

Position Summary: The Social Media Coordinator will work directly with Public Relations to manage and grow the various social media platforms that are owned by Life After Stroke. This will include, but is not limited to, uploading, responding to and monitoring comments/inquiries, creative ideation, following accounts/hashtags, etc.

Key Responsibilities
The Social Media Coordinator may assist the Director of Public Relations with the following:

  • Staying current on new information, activities and stories within the organization and among the young brain injury survivors (YBIS) community
  • Creating and maintaining a content calendar to organize and plan approved posts/social media strategies
  • Assisting in managing and implementing planned social media strategies
  • Uploading posts and stories regarding activities, events, initiatives, and other information
  • Responding to and monitoring comments/inquiries; engaging with followers and the YBIS community on social media platforms to develop, build and maintain Life After Stroke’s social community.
  • Participating in meetings regarding creative directions and content creation
  • Collecting and presenting data on social media analytics.
  • Developing and executing Life After Stroke’s marketing and public relations strategies
  • Securing local media sponsorship, radio time, ads, etc.
  • Coordinating with fundraising leaders to help facilitate the distribution of products/rewards for fundraising campaigns
  • Creating and maintaining creatives for marketing materials, newsletters, events, etc.
  • Uploading new posts, improving existing pages and implementing new functionalities within WordPress
  • Developing style and content guidelines for the website, documenting changes
  • Managing online sales channels – webstore, Facebook, & Instagram
  • Coordinating with our copywriter to ensure the webstore has visibility on new products
  • Reporting on marketing metrics
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Experience in communications, public relations and/or social media marketing
  • Must be proficient with all major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, etc)
  • Experience with content creation, design and editing (graphic design, layout, content)
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including an understanding of how to craft compelling social media posts.
  • Detail oriented with a creative eye, as well as excellent time management and organizational skills; self motivated & able to work independently
  • Flexible with their time; ability to check in periodically and react to new developments
  • Experience in the non-profit sector would be considered an asset.
  • Motivated and committed to Life After Stroke’s mission & goals.

Support Group Coordinator

Location: Virtual, can be performed from anywhere as long as access to a computer and internet connection are available
Hours of work: Up to 2 hours/week
Reports to: Support Group Administrator

Position Summary: The Support Group Coordinator will assist the Support Group Administrator in managing and coordinating the Life After Stroke (LAS) support group; the objective of which is to create a space that provides moral support and workshops for Young Brain Injury Survivors (YBIS). This individual will assist in organizing and facilitating these sessions run by LAS.

Key Responsibilities
The Support Group Coordinator will assist the Support Group Administrator in:

  • Researching possible meeting locations, booking space prior to meetings, and maintaining good working relationships with booking contacts
  • Providing meeting details and reminders to all attendees
  • Creating meeting agendas and preparing/organize materials for the meetings
  • Corresponding with organizations to advertise & increase awareness of the support group to attract more attendees (in collaboration with the Public Relations team)
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Experience in social work, counselling, education or related areas would be considered an asset.
  • Computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills (verbal and writing)
  • Detail oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills; self motivated & able to work independently
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise good judgment
  • Experience in the non-profit sector would be considered an asset.
  • Motivated and committed to Life After Stroke’s mission & goals.

Special Requirements

  • Valid criminal background check

Brand Marketing Coordinator

Location: Virtual, can be performed from anywhere as long as access to a computer and
internet connection is available
Hours of work: 15 minutes/day for 4 days a week
Reports to: Director of Public Relations

Position Summary: The Brand Marketing Coordinator will work directly with the Director of Public Relations to help with the development and management of Life After Stroke’s marketing strategy throughout the year.

Key Responsibilities

The Brand Marketing Coordinator may assist the Director of Public Relations with the following:

  • Developing and executing Life After Stroke’s marketing and public relations strategies
  • Developing and fostering relationships with sponsors and partners
  • Maintaining Supplier relations
  • Coordinating meetings with marketing partners and executive team members
  • Securing local media sponsorship, radio time, ads, etc.
  • Coordinating with fundraising leaders to help facilitate the distribution of products/rewards for fundraising campaigns
  • Creating and maintaining creatives for marketing materials, newsletters, events, etc.
  • Uploading new posts, improving existing pages and implementing new functionalities within WordPress
  • Website maintenance and design
  • Tracking, compiling and analyzing web site usage data to monitor and improve our web presence
  • Developing and implementing strategies for ongoing website revision, to increase website visibility and usage
  • Developing style and content guidelines for the website, documenting changes
  • Managing online sales channels – webstore, Facebook, & Instagram
  • Coordinating with our copywriter to ensure the webstore has visibility on new products
  • Reporting on marketing metrics
  • Running financial/sales reports for the finance team on a monthly basis
  • Other duties as required

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Experience in communications and marketing
  • Experience in the non-profit sector and working with donors would be considered an asset.
  • Computer savvy, familiar with Microsoft Office, Word Press, etc.
  • Experience with content creation, design and editing (graphic design, layout, content)
  • Detail oriented, with excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Motivated and committed to Life After Stroke’s mission & goals.

Marketing Coordinator

Location: Virtual, can be performed from anywhere as long as access to a computer and
internet connection is available
Hours of work: Up to 1 hour/week
Reports to: Director of Public Relations

Position Summary:The Marketing Coordinator will work directly with the Director of Public Relations to help with the development and management of Life After Stroke’s marketing strategy throughout the year.

Key Responsibilities
The Marketing Coordinator may assist the Director of Public Relations with the following:

  • Assisting with developing and executing Life After Stroke’s marketing strategy and public relations
  • Developing and fostering relationships with sponsors and partners
  • Reporting on marketing metrics
  • Creating and maintaining creatives for marketing materials, newsletters, events, etc.
  • Coordinating meetings with marketing partners and executive team members
  • Securing local media sponsorship, radio time, ads, etc.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Experience in communications and marketing
  • Experience in the non-profit sector and working with donors would be considered an asset.
  • Computer savvy, familiar with Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Experience with content creation, design and editing (graphic design, layout, content)
  • Detail oriented, with excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Motivated and committed to Life After Stroke’s mission & goals.

Grants Coordinator

Location: Virtual, can be performed from anywhere as long as access to a computer and
internet connection is available
Hours of work: Up to 1 hour/week
Reports to: Secretary

Position Summary: The Grants Coordinator is a fundamental position within the Organization, acting as the Organization’s primary contact for grant council members, grant applicants, recipients and stakeholders. The Grants Coordinator reports to the Secretary, working closely with the grants team to successfully oversee the processing and completion of grant proposals and granting from the anticipated funds to be received. 

The Grant Coordinator will be primarily responsible for managing numerous processes, leading meetings to ensure deadlines are met, liaising between departments and providing updates to the Board of Directors


If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer, please download the application form below and email a completed version to boardofdirectors@lifeafterstroke.life with the subject line [Insert role name] Application (e.g. Brand Marketing Coordinator Application) and someone will get back to you shortly.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these volunteer opportunities will be done remotely. As we monitor the situation and things become safer to transition to in-person roles, we will update the roles to reflect these options.


Partnerships

Life After Stroke is always looking for individuals, corporations or entities with which we can partner. Non-monetary resources ranging from people to materials will help the LAS community flourish and grow. If you are interested in partnering with our organization, please download the application form below and send a completed version to boardofdirectors@lifeafterstroke.life with the subject line Partner Application. We will get in touch shortly afterwards.

To see what rights you receive by becoming an LAS partner, please visit our Memberships section.


Sponsorships

We are also looking for sponsors to join the organization by providing financial support in the form of products and/or services. If you are an individual, corporation, organization, or other entity looking to sponsor and support the Life After Stroke organization and community, we want to hear from you. Please download the application form below and email a completed version to boardofdirectors@lifeafterstroke.life with the subject line Sponsor Application. We will then be in touch.

To see what rights you receive by becoming an LAS sponsor, please visit our Memberships section.