Current Volunteer Opportunities

Please note: Although many of our volunteers do work from home, all positions require volunteers submit a resume and be available for either a face-to-face meeting in our Toronto office or via Skype. To express your interest in a particular volunteer position, please email the respective address listed below. For general volunteer inquiries, please email us at admin[at]

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1. BOOST Intern Program

If you are a young adult (age 18-29), have a mental illness &/or are in recovery from addiction, Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) wants to help you in your career!

HMC is proud to announce BOOST, a new pilot Intern program designated to help young people who are living with a self-declared mental illness or are in recovery from addiction.

We are currently taking applications for one position for a 4 month long Intern opportunity (and yes – there is an opportunity to serve for two terms).

If you are someone starting out in your career or are someone who wants to build up their resume, AND are someone who self declares as having a mental illness and/or are in a 12 step or other type of addictions recovery program AND you’re interested in the work HMC does, please consider applying!

The best part?  You can create your own job title and job description.  So if you want or need experience in event management, you can help manage some upcoming events.  If you want or need experience in fundraising or grant writing, that could be your primary function.  If you want to manage adding content to our web site, well…you get the picture.

Just spend some time on our web site and get to know that work we do and let us know what you’d like to help with.  You’d be required to work 25 hours per week out of our offices in Toronto, but you could determine the hours.

We will provide you with a monthly TTC pass for the duration of your time here (or reimburse you for that amount) AND provide a small per diem ($5 per working day).

Please be advised that there is a high demand for our Intern positions and only candidates being considered will be contacted for an interview in our offices.

If you’re interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter indicating what you’d like to do during your internship to Katie at [email protected] with the subject line “BOOST”, or submit via the form to the right. 

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About Healthy Minds Canada

Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is a national charity that raises funds to support research and education while raising awareness about mental illness and addictions. Since 1980, HMC has funded 400 research projects at 42 universities and teaching hospitals across Canada. HMC has reached over a million people through knowledge transfer initiatives such as workshops, symposia, conferences, printed and online resources and hundreds of thousands more through social media.