Get Involved

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:

Administration 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. 

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

Fundraising 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 Fundraising Coordinator will work directly with the Treasurer to help with the development and management of Life After Stroke’s fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

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

Grants Writer

Location: Virtual, can be performed from anywhere as long as access to a computer and
internet connection is available
Hours of work: Up to 2-3 hours/week
Reports to: Secretary

Position Summary: The Grants Writer is a dedicated position within the Organization’s Grant Council. The Grants Writer will draft coherent, organized, and compelling proposals to secure fundings for the Organization. The Grants Writer is expected to apply their knowledge of fundraising methods to compose persuasive applications to achieve grants and other sources of fundings. The Grants Writer will collaborate with Grant Council members to finalize funding proposals, meet deadlines and achieve success.

Grants Researcher/Records Keeper

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 Researcher is a vital role within the Organization’s Grants Council. The Grants researcher will research and gather opportunities including grants and funding that the Organization is eligible for. 

The Grants Researcher will be expected to evaluate, track and communicate with the Grants Council of eligibility criteria, necessary prerequisites and other grant-related details.

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. 

Website Administrator

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 Website Administrator will work directly with the Director of Public Relations to develop, improve and update the Life After Stroke website. This will include, but is not limited to, uploading new posts, improving existing pages, implementing new functionalities, enhancing the overall aesthetic, etc. 


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.