Get Engaged: New Positions With The Heart & Stroke Foundation

Get Engaged: New Positions With The Heart & Stroke Foundation

By: Lindsay Stroud
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The Heart & Stroke Foundation is an association committed to the creation of healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke with a mission to prevent disease, save lives, and promote recovery. The organization was first founded in Ontario in 1952 and soon spread to other parts of Canada, including British Columbia in 1955. Today, the Heart & Stroke Foundation plays a major role in the prevention of heart disease and stroke and provides support across Canada, with close to 140,000 volunteers and nearly 2 million donors. Since 1956, the Foundation has raised and invested more than $1.35 billion into heart disease and stroke research. However, there is still progress to be made: Heart disease and stroke remain a leading cause of death for Canadian men and women and 9 in 10 have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke. Despite these staggering statistics, 80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable. Currently the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Surrey branch is looking for volunteers to fill 3 different positions:

1.)    Event Supervisor – The Heart & Stroke Foundation is looking for a volunteer to lead the gift-wrapping event and oversee wrappers and front desk volunteers at Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley during the month of December. The program will run daily from December 1st up to and including December 24th. Time Commitment will average about 5 hours per week.

Deadline to Apply:  December 24th 2013

Email Rableen Nanda at rnanda@hsf.bc.ca to apply for this position.

2.)    Heart Month Canvasser – This position requires volunteers to canvas their neighbourhood, going door to door for donations and raising awareness about heart and stroke. You will visit approximately 25 houses on a specific route in your own neighbourhood and the time commitment will average 2 to 4 hours per week.

Deadline to Apply:  February 28 2014

Email Susan Goldie at sgoldie@hsf.bc.ca to apply for this position.

3.)    Heart Month Captain – This position requires the overseeing of the Heart month Canvassers. The Heart Month Captain is required to work with zone leaders in a given Heart Canvasser’s neighbourhood and to help lead and train Heart Month Canvassers. Time commitment will average 3 to 4 hours a week.

Deadline to Apply:  February 28 2014

Email Susan Goldie at sgoldie@hsf.bc.ca to apply for this position.

For more information on all of these positions:

1.)    Go to http://www.sfu.ca/wil/symplicity.

2.)    Click on the tab which says “Jobs and Opportunities.”

3.)    Under Position Type, choose “Volunteer Opportunities” or search “VOL.”

If you would like more information on the organization, go to: http://www.heartandstroke.com/site/c.ikIQLcMWJtE/b.2796497/k.BF8B/Home.htm

Posted on November 14, 2013