Volunteer Area Opportunities        

 Public Relations

This area provides a great opportunity for someone who has some experience in public relations and enjoys working with a variety of activities to help manage TFC’s public relations program. It can include conducting PR planning, developing PR campaigns/media relations strategies, preparing press releases, keynote speeches and promotional material and building positive relationships with stakeholders, media and the public. Additionally, it can involve developing public relations materials for the Thyroid Website, Thyrobulletin, social media, etc. and engaging in public speaking activities as required.

Thyroid Research

This area provides a great opportunity for someone who has some experience in conducting research to help manage TFC’s research program. It can include defining and implement annual research activities for the Operation Plan, liaising with our medical advisor to clarify research requirements and/or results, evaluating and recommending optimal research projects to the board for approval and planning, defining requirements and prepare statements of work for thyroid research projects.

Volunteer Recruitment and Development

This area provides a great opportunity for someone who has some experience in human resource management and recruiting to help manage the recruitment and development of TFC volunteers. It can include consulting with colleagues to maintain the descriptions for all volunteer positions, defining recruitment strategies, screening and recommending applicants to the Board for volunteer work, providing an orientation for new volunteers, assessing volunteer progress and conducting performance evaluations and developing policy, procedures and other required volunteer management materials.

Chapter Development

This area provides a great opportunity for someone who has some experience and interest in establishing local organizations to help create new chapters across Canada and support existing ones. It can include contacting existing chapters to determine their support needs, preparing a Chapter Development Plan for the creation and support of new and existing chapters, consulting with existing chapters, developing materials to assist new and existing chapters, defining and assisting chapters to implement annual activities and engaging in public speaking activities as required.

Specific Projects/Activities

  1. Help Line Support – Respond to callers seeking information
  2. Facebook Support – Help manage our Facebook site
  3. Develop Help Line Statistics – Develop a suite of statistics for our Help Line calls
  4. Request for Proposal (RFP) for Research – Solicit research projects for TFC Grants

For further Information contact us at 1-800-267-8822 or by email at info@thyroid.ca.

 

Help us to Help Others

Awareness/Advocacy

  • Public education programs
  • Advocacy for improved thyroid care
  • Annual June is Thyroid Month activities

Patient Support

  • Toll free telephone Help line and email access for thyroid patients
  • Thyroid Health Guides and other educational material
  • Thyrobulletin newsletter
  • Thyroid.ca site with the latest news

Thyroid Research

  • Annual Research Awards program provides funding for projects carried out in Canadian thyroid laboratories.