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

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.

Key Responsibilities
The Fundraising Coordinator may assist the Treasurer with the following:

  • Planning, developing and executing fundraising events and direct mail campaigns.
  • Identifying grant opportunities and major donors/partners
  • Developing and managing strategies to solicit, engage with and retain partners/sponsors
  • Evaluating potential sponsors & partners to determine their alignment with Life After Stroke’s mandate
  • Managing sponsorship acknowledgements and maintain relationships with donors/partners
  • Drafting funding proposals to government, corporations and private granting agencies (in collaboration with the Secretary).
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • Experience in planning and executing successful fundraising events/activities
  • Experience in the non-profit sector and working with donors would be considered an asset.
  • Computer literate, familiar with Microsoft Office, etc.
  • 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.

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.

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.