Ways to Volunteer

Heart Month VolunteersIn February, join our team of volunteers who will rally together across Canada to raise life-giving funds to give Canadians longer, fuller lives.

Person to Person Campaign Leader — Responsible for recruiting Zone Leaders and Captains; overseeing, executing preparation and delivery of campaign materials; regularly following up with the canvassers and arranging for return of campaign kits and monies raised.

Person to Person Zone Leader — The Zone Leader performs the integral task of building a strong Captain Team to manage the campaign within a defined geographical “zone” and is responsible to the P2P Coordinator.

Person to Person Captain — Captains work with the Zone Leaders and P2P Coordinator in organizing a strong team of Canvassers to deliver a successful campaign in a specific area.

Person to Person Canvasser — Canvassers visit door to door, on a specific route during Heart Month to say thank you, raise awareness and collect funds for research and health promotion initiatives for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Person to Person On line Canvasser — Help us put the Internet to good use! All you need is an Internet connection.


Big BikeWhat could be more enjoyable than gathering friends, family and colleagues on the one and only Heart and Stroke Big Bike! Riders on a team solicit pledges and gear up for a great cause riding this 30-seat bike.

Big Bike Operations Volunteer — Weekdays from April to August (Available on event days to help set up equipment). Minimum of 2 hours/week.

Big Bike Team Captain — Weekdays from April to August. Minimum of 2 hours/week.

Big Bike Event Day Volunteer — Weekdays from April to August. Minimum of 2 hours/week.

Big Bike Team Recruitment Lead — 10 month commitment (Oct-Aug). Minimum of 2 hours/week.


Jump Rope for HeartHeart & Stroke Jump Rope for Heart teaches children the importance of healthy living and social responsibility. At the Heart and Stroke Foundation, we believe that every child has the right to grow up healthy. We also believe that you and your school can help us make this vision a reality, through skipping and fundraising for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


Fit for Heart Heart & Stroke Fit for Heart is your opportunity to share with friends, family and community your own personal passion for being active and fit – for life! And, in participating in an event, you'll also be raising funds for life-saving research and education that continues to protect and save lives.

Fit for Heart Facility Coordinator — Training provided by Area Office; Opportunity to network with people in your community. Time Commitment: Varies, 6 to 8 weeks.


Shaping Active, Healthy CommunitiesThere is no doubt about it: healthy choices like walking, biking, and eating right contribute to a healthy heart. That's why the Heart and Stroke Foundation wants to help Canadians transform their communities into places where healthy choices are the easiest, most accessible, and most desirable choices to make.

HeartSmart Kids Master Trainer — Facilitating the HeartSmart Kids workshops for the K-3 and 4-6 programs. Time Commitment: Throughout the school year with a primary focus on Sept–June. Conduct a minimum of 3 HeartSmart Kids workshops per school year. Must be available for workshops during and after school hours.

Hearts in Motion Leader — To promote the Hearts in Motion Walking Club and encourage people to register in the program.


Patient ResourcesWellness Ambassadors — Trained to assist people in risk reduction and/or preventing another stroke, the Wellness Ambassadors work with people over the phone across BC and the Yukon (1.800 InfoLine) and at public events in the Lower Mainland.

Living with Stroke Facilitator — Working in a team to provide a 6-8 week interactive group program in their local community, facilitators support survivors and families to move forward in their recovery process, to live successfully at home and to prevent another stroke from occurring. More info on the Living with Stroke Program »


Office Data Entry Volunteer — 4 to 20 hours/week, standard office hours, Mon-Fri, Provincial Office and Area Offices.

Area Office Volunteer Coordinator — Together with Area Administrator establish volunteer requirements for the Area; using volunteer position outlines, develop strategies for recruiting required volunteers; provide an orientation package to new volunteers. Length of project: 3 – ½ days per week. Location: Area Office.

Office Volunteer: Administration Assistant —  To assist staff with special projects and general office administrative duties. 3 hours/week, standard office hours, Mon-Fri, Provincial Office and Area Offices.

Office Volunteer: Recognition — Produce Formal Awards as requested by Area Offices. Standard office hours, Provincial Office.


In Memoriam, In HonourIn-Memoriam Processor — Take In-Memoriam/In-Honour donations over the phone and in person; process donations and prepare sympathy or tribute cards. In Area Offices, and in consultation with Area Manager, prepare receipts. Place Foundation In-Memoriam advertisements in local newspapers. Visit local funeral homes to promote program. Approximately 3 hours/week, Provincial Office, Area Office.

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