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Food Allergy Canada is very proud of its volunteers! Individuals and groups across the country work together on fundraising, education, training, and advocacy.

10 ways you can help right now

  1. Donate to help us continue offering our support programs and encouraging research.
  2. Ask your workplace to make a corporate donation, become a corporate partner, or host a workplace fundraiser.
  3. Organize a community fundraising event.
  4. Start a support group if there isn’t one in your area.
  5. Volunteer at our events. There are lots of ways you can help.
  6. Join our Youth Advisory Panel if you are between the ages of 13 and 25.
  7. Contribute to our Adults with Allergies blog by applying to be a part of our writing team.
  8. Participate in a research study.
  9. Make your voice heard. Join our advocacy efforts.
  10. Tell a friend about Food Allergy Canada.

Types of Opportunities

Board of Directors (Opportunities across Canada)
Food Allergy Canada is looking for people who are interested in serving as a volunteer member on the National Board of Directors and/or on board committees. The Board of Directors is responsible for establishing the organization’s long-term strategic direction as well as monitoring the progress towards these goals by the organizations’ staff and volunteer teams.

Events (Opportunities across Canada)
It takes lots of people to put on an event. There are many tasks, big and small to do, and all require volunteers to make them happen. We need volunteer support to help run our annual “Spring Conference” and other events.

Administration (Opportunities in Toronto only)
Volunteers are needed to help with the daily operation of the office. These tasks may include preparing mailings, photocopying, answering the phone and/or other tasks as required.

Computer Trainer (Opportunities in Toronto and B.C.)
We are looking for a skilled computer trainer who can train our staff and volunteers on various computer programs.

Education and Awareness (Opportunities across Canada)
Volunteers are needed to distribute educational Food Allergy Canada information materials to places such as libraries, hospitals, and doctor’s offices. Volunteers would work with Food Allergy Canada to determine the best locations to distribute materials.

Fund Development (Opportunities across Canada)
Volunteers can help in many ways with fundraising. Skilled volunteers who are interested in helping in this area might be involved in finding potential corporate sponsors, and securing auction items for events.

Literature Reviews (Opportunities across Canada)
Prepare easy to understand summaries of anaphylaxis related research for newsletter articles and other publications. This position requires strong writing skills and the ability to write succinctly. Familiarity with medical terminology would be helpful, but not required. All summaries are reviewed by a medical advisor.

Product Reviewer (Opportunities across Canada)
Provide Food Allergy Canada customers with a description of products to assist with purchasing of our merchandise. This would include writing descriptions of products for the Food Allergy Canada online catalogue and newsletter. Reviewers will recommend books, carrying cases and other goods to target groups.

Writer (Opportunities across Canada)
We would like you to share your stories or your children’s stories about your involvement with Food Allergy Canada through our website and on-line newsletter. Volunteer writers should have some writing experience. Tell us what made you to decide to volunteer with us, how we have affected you and your family or how you are raising money for Food Allergy Canada. Your stories will help all of us stay connected in our quest to keep a growing number of Canadians at risk of anaphylaxis informed.

Support Group (Opportunities across Canada).
Volunteers are needed to set up a support group in their area. Volunteers will recruit members, run the meetings, select topics for discussion and arrange for guest speakers.

Youth Advisory Panel
As a member of our Youth Advisory Panel (YAP), you’ll help us provide helpful resources to Canadian youth at risk for anaphylaxis, by sharing your firsthand experience, knowledge and allergy management strategies. For more information go to whyriskit.ca.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please fill out a Volunteer Application Form. For more information, or to request a position description for any of these positions, please contact:

Tammy White, Office Manager
416-785-5666 or 1-866-785-5660
Contact by email