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 Help Line team.

Please see this message from our President, Laz Bouros:


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

Board of Directors Positions Available


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Reports to the President of the Thyroid Foundation of Canada

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

Director of Fundraising

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Reports to the President of the Thyroid Foundation of Canada

This 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 addresses planned giving, corporate donations, grants, annual giving and special events (June Thyroid Month); defines and implements annual fundraising activities that are part of the Operation Plan. He/she develops fundraising materials for the Thyroid Website, Thyrobulletin, social media, etc.  As a regular board member, participates in meetings, teleconferences and Annual General Meeting, discusses policy issues, direction, performance and review financial data, supports the Foundation’s Core Values and abides by its Code of Conduct.

Skills required for this position include:

  • Experience in fundraising for non-profit organizations including preparing fundraising plans and implementing a variety of fundraising activities
  • Experience with board related activities – policy development, presentations and financial reviews
  • Knowledge of thyroid disease or experience with thyroid patients an asset
  • Passionate about making a difference – outgoing, social, likes to engage with people4
  • Goal-oriented
  • Enjoys working with a team

Time Commitment

Two hours per week.

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 patientsSupport/BenefitsSupport/Benefits
  • Orientation to the Thyroid Foundation of Canada
  • Access to the Foundation’s resources and Medical Advisor
  • Approved operational expenses reimbursed
  • Opportunities to attend thyroid related conferences (relevant to TFC organization)
  • Gain management experience – leadership, event planning, advertising, social media, budgeting, etc.
  • Make interesting stakeholder contacts – medical community government, corporations, associations, etc.
  • 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

Help us to Help Others


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

Patient Support

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


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