Volunteer Opportunities

Board Positions

Treasurer

The Treasurer maintains proper records of revenue and disbursements and manages TFC’s financial investments.  He/she arranges for the annual audit by a qualified accountant and develops an annual budget for approval by the Board.  The Treasurer defines and implements financial policies and procedures for approval by the Board and prepares financial reports for presentation to the Board and at the Annual General Meeting.  He/she also performs regular board director duties:

  • participates in meetings, teleconferences and the AGM
  • discusses policy issues, direction and performance
  • reviews financial data

Thyroid Research

This director position 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 implementing 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 preparing statements of work for thyroid research projects

Specific Projects/Activities

Help Line Support

A bilingual volunteer is required to respond to callers seeking information.

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

Fundraising 

This director position provides a great opportunity for someone who has some experience in fundraising and enjoys working with a variety of activities to help manage TFC’s fundraising program.  The Director:

  • conducts long-term planning for fundraising with the required resources and targets that address planned giving, corporate donations, grants, annual giving and special events (June is Thyroid Month)
  • defines and implements annual fundraising activities
  • develops fundraising materials for the Thyroid Website, Thyrobulletin, social media, etc. and engages in public speaking activities as required
  • as a regular board member, participates in meetings, teleconferences and Annual General Meeting
  • discusses policy issues, direction, performance and reviews financial data

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
  • conducting performance evaluations and developing policy, procedures and other required volunteer management materials

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.