How can I get involved?
Fill out a Volunteer Application Form so that we can find more about you and how you want to get involved. We will then contact you to talk further. You may also contact the Arthritis Society office nearest you at 1.800. 321.1433.
What if I don’t know how I can help?
Contact your local Arthritis Society office. Our staff will guide you through the process, and help identify your skills or talents that may be beneficial to the cause. We will spend some time with you to discuss all of your options.
Can I volunteer to get community service hours?
Yes. You should discuss your expectations with the volunteer coordinator so that both of you understand your requirements.
Is there volunteer work available that I can do at home or out of the office?
Yes. Many of our volunteer opportunities can be done outside of both the office and office hours. Many of our positions are out in the community or can be done virtually.
How much time do I have to commit?
Volunteer time is based on many factors including the volunteer position being filled, your schedule, and The Society’s needs. Many positions are flexible. We are more concerned with you committing to your position and seeing it through to the end of your specified “contract”.
For example, you can volunteer at The Walk To Fight Arthritis once a year, or you can help us on a weekly basis. Sometimes your schedule requires you to come in and out of a position based on your circumstances and this can be discussed at interview.
How will I learn what I need to know?
We provide all volunteers with the necessary training and tools to fulfill their responsibilities. Feel free to ask questions at any time.
What kind of opportunities are there?
Volunteer positions are based on the needs of the regional offices. Choose your province above to find out what opportunities exist in your region, or contact the Arthritis Society office near you at 1.800. 321.1433.
Do I have to have arthritis to help?
No. You do not have to have arthritis or know someone with arthritis to get involved.
Are there opportunities in my community?
Please contact your local regional office to see what is available in your community.
Can I get a reference?
Yes, we do provide references. Feel free to discuss your reference needs with your volunteer coordinator.
What will I gain from volunteering?
Volunteering is a great opportunity to gain skills, share expertise, be part of a community and above all, make a difference. Find out more about the benefits of volunteering.