Current Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteering is a great opportunity to gain experience and give back to your community. March of Dimes Canada offers a flexible range of ways to become involved, no matter how much time you have or the skills you are looking to share. Our volunteer opportunities include fundraising events, supporting people with a disability, office support, canvassing door to door and leadership roles.

Select a category from the options below to find out which volunteer job is right for you. ​









 
Events
Looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity? Volunteer for a few hours at
one of our exciting events!​

Rock for Dimes Calgary​ - February 4, 2017
Rock for Dimes Vancouver​ - February 23, 2017
Rock for Dimes Windsor​ - February 24, 2017
Rock for Dimes Saskatoon​ - March 11, 2017
Rock for Dimes Sarnia​ - March 25, 2017
Rock for Dimes London​ - March 31, 2017

Rock for Dimes is a corporate battle of the bands held to benefit March of Dimes Canada's programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. Amateur musicians compete in this friendly fundraiser for the title of their city's best corporate band. Bands can showcase their talents in front of a roster of Canadian music industry professionals.

Volunteer Opportunities:​
  • ​Set-up and wrap-up
  • Front door ticket collection
  • Raffle ticket seller
  • Volunteer photographer or videographer

Spiking for Dimes London​ - January 27, 2017
This fun and fast charity volleyball tournament will help raise money for March of Dime's LIFE program.

Volunteer Opportunities:​
  • ​Set-up and wrap-up
  • General event assistance

Dodging for Dimes Vancouver​ - February 25, 2017
This fun and fast charity dodgeball tournament will help raise money for Stroke Recovery Canada, a program of March of Dimes Canada.

Volunteer Opportunities:​
  • ​Set-up and wrap-up
  • General event assistance

Calgary - April 2, 2017
March of Dimes Canada's third annual Calgary OpportuniTea High Tea will take place at The Westin Calgary, 320 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, on April 2, 2017. The event features actors from the top-rated North American soap opera The Young & The Restless, featuring Kate Linder (Esther Valentine) along with other actors on the show to be announced in February 2017. 

Volunteer Opportunities:​
  • ​Set-up and wrap-up
  • Reception greeter
  • Event helper

Toronto - June, 2017
Over the last seventeen years, the Ability & Beyond® Dinner has raised close to $3,000,000 benefiting our research fellowship and our many programs and services for people with disabilities. This event has an illustrious history, having hosted very special guests and speakers including Captain Mark Kelly, Amy Grant, and H.R.H. The Princess Royal (Princess Anne). 

Volunteer Opportunities:​
  • ​Event and Silent Auction set-up
  • Greeter and Registration assistance
  • Professional volunteer photographer or videographer​


 
Programs
Have a passion for helping people? Looking for a scheduled volunteer opportunity? 
Volunteer for one of our programs that help people with physical disabilities!​

Aphasia Communication and Disabilities Program
Maple, Newmarket, Peterborough, Stouffville, Vaughan, Whitby

Volunteering at the Aphasia Communication Disabilities Program (ACDP) is an opportunity to support people with Aphasia and Acquired Communication Disabilities. Volunteers are trained to apply a variety of communication strategies to promote social links, friendships, acceptance and adapted communication skills among clients.

Volunteer Opportunities:​

  • ​Participate in discussion groups
  • Participate in themed skill sessions
  • Help clients express themselves through art, music, drama, craft activities and games (great for creative and artistic volunteers)
  • Assist clients with technology for communication (great for volunteers with computer skills)


LIFE program serves young people who have a physical disability and are making the transition into adulthood. LIFE’s goal is to expand participants social and professional skills while practicing the daily responsibilities of adulthood. LIFE is a combination of Life Skills Workshops, Transit Training, weekly Social & Recreational Outings, and Conductive Education.​

Volunteer Opportunities:​


  • ​Join the social and recreational outings; help pushing wheelchairs
  • Helping with lunches
  • Participating in activities​
  • Workshops - help to cover special topics that you know about!​

Adult Conductive Education Program
Toronto, Halifax, Calgary, Vancouver 

Conductive Education® is a community rehabilitation program specifically designed for people with neurological motor disorders including Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Parkinson's, and Acquired Brain Injury. Gain experience working directly with individuals living with disabilities. 

Volunteer Opportunities:​

  • Assist Conductors with classroom setup and delivery of the program
  • Provide hands-on support and assistance to participants

BeFriending® Program
Brockville, Hamilton, Lambton, Mississauga, Ottawa, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thorold, Toronto, York Region 

Our BeFriending® Program matches you with like-minded individuals who want the chance to socialize, take part in group activities, shop, attend an event, or even just chat over coffee. Make a difference in someone's life by bringing some social interaction and company, and meet a new friend. The ideal person for this position is at least 18 years old, mature, reliable, a good listener, patient, open-minded, enthusiastic and respectful of the privacy of others. BeFriending® Program volunteers must be able to make contact via e-mail or phone once a week and visit at least once a month. Matches are made based on similar interests.

DesignAbility® Program
Opportunities across Canada

Perfect for carpenters, engineers and handipeople, DesignAbility® volunteers use woodworking, metalworking, engineering and other skills to overcome accessibility issues affecting people living with disabilities. 

Volunteer Opportunities:​

  • Create custom-built solutions for people with mobility issues
  • Review and handle consumer inquiries
  • Assist with community and public relations

Recreation and Integration Out-Trip Program
Based out of the Toronto National office.

Get out of the city and help a group of energetic and fun-loving adults. 

Volunteer Opportunities:​

  • Assist loading the bus
  • Help push wheelchairs
  • Help participants with small tasks during the trip as required


Stroke Recovery Canada - Peer Support Chapter Volunteer
Opportunities across Canada

Stroke Recovery Canada's peer support chapters are organized by volunteers who are stroke survivors and family/friend caregivers of stroke survivors.  

Volunteer Opportunities:​

  • Serve on the Executive Committee
  • Help organize events and meetings
  • Call members to remind them of meetings


Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oshawa

Volunteers are stroke survivors who provide support through hospital visits to persons who have recently had a stroke or their family, friends and caregivers.  Peers help with recovery by providing hands-on tangible knowledge to manage the emotional and physical stages of stroke using hope, optimism and encouragement.

Volunteer Opportunities:​

  • Visit individuals in the hospital who have just had a stroke or their family, friends and caregivers who wish to receive a visit


Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo

Volunteers are stroke survivors who provide support through hospital visits to persons who have recently had a stroke or their family, friends and caregivers.  Peers help with recovery by providing hands-on tangible knowledge to manage the emotional and physical stages of stroke using hope, optimism and encouragement.

Volunteer Opportunities:​

  • Visit individuals in the hospital who have just had a stroke or their family, friends and caregivers who wish to receive a visit


Opportunities across Canada

Post-Polio Canada's peer support chapters are organized by volunteers who are polio survivors and family/friend caregivers of polio survivors.  

Volunteer Opportunities:​

  • Serve on the Executive Committee
  • Help organize events and meetings
  • Call members to remind them of meetings
MODC Volunteering Application Form (PDF)Fill out our Volunteer Application form​  (PDF)


Hamilton

Lend a hand by giving your time and energy to Jason's House, a single-family home which houses four people with high care needs.​



 
Office Help

Do you have administrative skills or people skills? Volunteering in one of our offices is
a great opportunity to learn fundraising administration!


We have offices all across Canada that need administration help. Volunteering in the office is a great opportunity to learn fundraising administration.

Volunteer Opportunities:​
  • ​Helping to maintain our donor database
  • Sending information requests to donors
  • Performing regular office duties
  • Calling donors to thank them for their generosity
  • Calling donors to let them know about upcoming fundraising events

Office Locations:

Brockville, Calgary, Etobicoke, Halifax, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Mississauga*, North Bay, Ottawa, Quebec City, Richmond Hill, Sarnia, Sault Ste. Marie, Shelburne, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Thorold, Thunder Bay, Timmins, Toronto, Vancouver, Waterloo, Welland



 
Campaign Assistance

Do you have administrative skills or people skills? Volunteering for one of our campaigns is 
a great opportunity to learn about non-profit fundraising!

Lend your business expertise; contribute advice to March of Dimes Canada on branding, public relations, fee-for-services marketing, advertising and e-marketing. Help ensure that sound policies, practices, and monitoring mechanisms exist for managing the communications and marketing interests and issues of March of Dimes Canada.

Canvassing is a great way to meet new neighbours, catch up with old friends and help a good cause at the same time. Canvassers are asked to canvass approximately 20 - 25 homes in their immediate neighbourhoods. Captains oversee an average of 18 - 25 canvassers and are responsible for distributing canvassing kits and collecting them, along with donations, when the campaign is over.



Contact us:


March of
Dimes Canada 
10 Overlea Blvd. 
Toronto, ON M4H 1A4 

Toll-free: 1-800-263-3463 x7209
Tel: 416-425-3463 x7209
Fax: 416-425-1920
E-mail: volunteer@marchofdimes.ca​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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