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1-888-344-LUNG (5864)

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(M-F 8:30am-4:30pm)

Volunteer FAQs

Who are our volunteers?

They are all ages. They may know someone – a friend or relative – who has a breathing problem. They may want to make a difference in the lives of others. Above all, they care about the health of their community.

Why should I volunteer with The Lung Association?

  • Because you’ll learn about lung diseases and how you, your friends and family can maintain healthy lungs for life
  • Because you’ll meet and volunteer with others in a caring environment
  • Because you’ll use and expand your skills
  • Because we need your help!

How can I help?

The possibilities are endless! We have opportunities to suit everyone. You can:

  • Help organize or volunteer at a special event
  • Provide leadership to help us achieve our goals – as a Board, Council or Committee member
  • Help out with administrative tasks – at home or at our Toronto office.
  • Raise awareness of our programs and services – by staffing displays at health fairs, volunteering at expos, giving presentations to community groups, distributing educational material, etc
  • Help us raise funds to support lung health education and medical research

I am a high school student. Can I volunteer for The Lung Association and get the credits I need for graduation?

Of course you can! Students volunteer with us at special events or by holding their own fundraising events.

Is there a screening process for volunteers?

Depending on the volunteer position you apply for, you may be interviewed, have your references checked, or be asked to provide a qualification check (such as a driver’s licence). The purpose of the screening process is to allow us to get to know you better, to ensure you are matched to a position that is suited to your skills and interests.

How much time do I have to commit?

Different volunteer roles have different levels of commitment. Any contribution you make is greatly appreciated, whether it is a few hours, a month or years.  Your availability be discussed with a member of our Toronto team, or with your area Community Engagement Manager in person or by phone.

How do I get the most out of my volunteer experience?

Here are some suggestions to get the most out of your experience:

  • Challenge yourself. Don’t be afraid to develop new skills or try new activities.
  • Contribute. Tell us your ideas, questions or concerns.
  • Stay informed. Explore our website, become a part of our social media community, and sign-up for our e-newsletters to learn even more about us.
  • Return to a volunteer role each year, and help new volunteers understand their new role.

What if I want to try a different volunteer activity?

Ask to meet with your volunteer supervisor to discuss your options. By working together you can determine a new position based on your new interests and needs to what is available.

How do I apply?

If you are interested in any of our current opportunities, please fill out our Volunteer Enquiry Form so we can get to know you. We look forward to hearing from you, and involving you as part of our volunteer team!