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

We have a range of volunteer positions available that will be vital for supporting the YBIS community and LAS organization as a whole. 

  • Fundraising Coordinator
    • This role will work directly with the Treasurer to help with the development and management of LAS fundraising and accounting initiatives throughout the year. 
    • Experience: Accounting/Finance 
    • Commitment: Up to 1 hour per week
  • Social Media Coordinator
    • This role will work directly with PR to manage and grow the various social media platforms that are owned by LAS. This will include, but is not limited to, uploading, responding to and monitoring comments/inquiries, creative ideation, following accounts/hashtags, etc. 
    • Experience: Communication, PR and/or social media marketing
    • Commitment: Up to 1-2 hours per week 
  • Website Administrator
    • This role will work directly with PR to develop, improve and update the LAS website. This will include, but is not limited to, uploading new posts, improving existing pages, implementing new functionalities, enhancing the overall aesthetic, etc. 
    • Experience: Website development
    • Commitment: Up to 1 hour per week
  • Administrative Coordinator
    • This role will work directly with the Secretary to support and employ administrative processes across the LAS organization. 
    • Experience: Administrative and project/task management
    • Commitment: Up to 1 hour per week
  • Support Group Administrator
    • This role will manage and coordinate the LAS support group, which meets regularly to create a space that provides moral support and workshops for YBIS. This individual will be responsible for organizing and facilitating these sessions run by LAS. 
    • Experience: Social work and facilitation
    • Commitment: Up to 1 hour per week
  • General Support Volunteer
    • If none of the other roles fit what you’re looking for, this position will be a general role to provide support across the LAS organization where the need arises. This can range from event support to administrative work to PR/social media initiatives. 
    • Commitment: Up to 1 hour per week

If any of these positions catches your eye, please download the application form below and email your completed version to boardofdirectors@lifeafterstroke.life with the subject line [Position Title] Volunteer Application e.g. Admin Coordinator Volunteer Application. We will then be in touch 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.