Volunteer Opportunities

The Thyroid Foundation of Canada needs your help to provide thyroid patients across Canada with information and educational presentations on thyroid disease, moral support through our toll-free Help Line, and grants to fund thyroid research.  Volunteers are needed for our National Board and our Help Line team.

Please see this message from our president:    https://youtu.be/Qn38ww5XRvE

Board Positions

 

Fundraising 

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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

Public Relations 

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This director position 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. The Director:

• conducts long-term planning for public relations and advocacy for thyroid awareness, stakeholder development and new membership recruitment and develops PR campaigns and media relations strategies

• prepares press releases, keynote speeches and promotional material and builds positive relationships with stakeholders, media and the public

• develops public relations materials for the Thyroid Website, Thyrobulletin, social media, etc.

• engages in public speaking activities as required; and defines and implements annual public relations and advocacy activities

• participates in board meetings, discusses policy issues, reviews performance and financial data, supports the Foundation’s Core Values and abides by its Code of Conduct

Specific Projects/Activities

 

Help Line Support 

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The Help Line Team was established to repond to Thyroid patient enquiries either from our Help Line or via  email. This team consists of members from across the country who have good interpersonal skills and experience in dealing with most enquiries. A bilingual volunteer is required to respond to callers. Help Line members:

•  provide emotional support for patients

• provide information of thyroid disease (from our website)

• assist with using the search facility to find doctors’ names in caller’s area

• discuss types of thyroid testing

• assist with getting Health Guides or other materials

• respond to requests for someone to give a presentation to their organization

• provide advice on how to become a volunteer, a member or donate to TFC

 

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

Help us to Help Others

Awareness/Education

  • Community publicity & advocacy
  • Educational webinars
  • Information resources on our website

Patient Support

  • Toll Free Help line and email
  • Website thyroid news
  • Thyrobulletin newsletter

Research

  • Annual Thyroid Research grants
  • Thyroid research news
  • Thyroid research articles