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 [email protected]

Video: Healthy Minds Canada’s Katie Robinette speaking about why mental health matters and how you can make a difference.

1. Silver Dinner Committee Member

Healthy Minds Canada is looking for new Silver Dinner Committee Members!

Heading into our 12th year, HMC’s Annual Silver Dinner is our biggest fundraising event of the year and we are looking for a few new and energetic people to join our Committee. Last year’s dinner sold out early and raised more money than any year on record.  Plus – we got a tonne of media attention.  This is sure to be an event that you’ll want to be a part of! While all people interested in joining a dynamic planning team are welcome to apply, we are looking for a few star people to help sell sponsorship tables, individual tickets, and source silent auction items.

Please send an e-mail with a short paragraph highlighting your past event/fundraising experience and/or reason for your interest to Katie at [email protected], or apply using the form to the right.

 

2. 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. 

3. Grant Writing Volunteers

Interested in using your brilliant writing skills to help charities find the funding they deserve? Healthy Minds Canada is seeking a volunteer to help with all things grant writing for five specific initiatives: three projects in the eHealth space and two projects in the events/programming space.

As a grant writer with HMC, you will be actively involved in compiling proposals related to an area of your choice.  More information on the specific programs will be provided during a phone call.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred candidates are working towards a Master’s or PhD
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working with government or not-for-profit agencies is greatly desired
  • Past experiences writing proposals and successfully earning grants is ideal
  • The ability to work under tight time constraints

Please note that this is a volunteer, unpaid position.

If interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter outlining your experiences to Jumana at [email protected] with the subject line “Grant Writing Volunteer”, or submit via the form to the right.

We appreciate all submissions and thank all applicants for their interest, however only a few individuals will be contacted.

4. LinkedIn Pulse Blog Writer

Are you, or someone you know, a LinkedIn Guru, with an interest in workplace wellness? We want you!

Apply to be Healthy Minds Canada’s LinkedIn Pulse Blog Writer!

A huge interest in mental health, human resources and workplace wellness is strongly desired. Expert knowledge in social media; especially LinkedIn is required. The position entails bi-weekly posts to be written and posted through Healthy Minds Canada’s LinkedIn account. These posts would also have to be promoted on social media accordingly.

Please note that this is a volunteer, unpaid position.

If interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter outlining your experiences to Jumana at [email protected] with the subject line “LinkedIn Volunteer”, or submit via the form to the right.

We appreciate all submissions and thank all applicants for their interest, however only a few individuals will be contacted.

5. Governance Volunteer

Are you interested in channelling your interests in non-profit Board governance into a volunteer role?

Healthy Minds Canada recently completed a very extensive and thorough strategic review and we are seeking an individual with expertise in Board governance, writing governance documents and aiding in our efforts to fulfil our objectives around Governance Effectiveness.

Please note that this is a volunteer, unpaid position.

If interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter outlining your experiences to Jumana at [email protected] with the subject line “Governance Volunteer”, or submit via the form to the right.

We appreciate all submissions and thank all applicants for their interest, however only a few individuals will be contacted.

6. Scotiabank Marathon Coordinator

Healthy Minds Canada is seeking a superstar Scotiabank Marathon Coordinator. If you have a passion for planning, running and pumping up a team: apply now!

The Coordinator will work with our Communications and Marketing Manager to promote the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and help us build a Healthy Minds Canada team through outreach and communications. The Marathon is being held Sunday, October 22nd, 2017.

Experience planning and coordinating athletic events, runs, etc. would be an asset.

Please note that this is a volunteer, unpaid position.

If interested, please send your resume and a short cover letter outlining your experiences to Jumana at [email protected] with the subject line “Scotiabank Marathon Coordinator – Volunteer”, or submit via the form to the right.

We appreciate all submissions and thank all applicants for their interest, however only a few individuals will be contacted.

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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.