Volunteering is a great opportunity to gain skills, share expertise, be part of a community and above all, make a difference. Find out more about the benefits of volunteering.
The Arthritis Society is a national health charity, fueled by donors and volunteers, with a vision to live in a world where people are free from the devastating effects that arthritis has on lives.
Volunteers such as you are an integral part of our Walk for Arthritis team. Your involvement makes a real difference and directly impacts the overall success of the event, which affects our ability to deliver programs and services which benefit 6 million Canadians living with arthritis.
We offer a wide variety of exciting volunteer opportunities for you to choose from. Browse below for a list of volunteer opportunities that may be available at your local Walk for Arthritis.
Some of our key volunteer opportunities are:
Walk to Fight Arthritis: Committee Member
Walk To Fight Arthritis: Event Day Volunteer
What we believe in
To invest in cutting-edge research, proactive advocacy and innovative solutions that will deliver better health outcomes and an improved quality of life for people affected by arthritis.
We work with the following Organizations
Employees from these businesses volunteer with us:
As a young person I was actively involved in the cadet movement. This program taught me about the importance of giving time to others in order to improve our communities. I have always been eager to pitch in where I can.
Which cause are you most passionate about and why?
I am most passionate about programs that involve empowering others to improve their current life circumstances. At times, we have all been faced with important decisions that have changed our life journey. Unfortunately, too many people are faced with circumstances that, at the time, are just not manageable alone. I volunteer because I know that I can make a difference by supporting someone through this journey. My interaction with them can be the difference.
"For people with arthritis, learning to make it part of your life can be difficult. The Arthritis Society - Interior Region encourages all people living with arthritis to be informed and involved in their treatment and to be active participants when it comes to leading as healthy a life as possible (www.arthritis.ca)." This is where volunteers really help!
Utilizing volunteers, The Arthritis Society - Interior Region offers a four part educational series titled, "Take Charge of Your Arthritis." This free workshop aims to help those living with arthritis to take control of the chronic pain and provide strategies that may be useful in managing its progression. However, the program needs interested workshop facilitators to deliver the program. With training, facilitators deliver the workshop to large and small groups of those living with arthritis and their family members within the interior region.
In particular facilitators living or willing to travel to Vernon and/ or Penticton, as well as other outlying communities in the region, are required but all interested parties should contact the Arthritis Society for a fall training date.
Does this opportunity Volinspire you? Are you ready to get involved and make a difference in the lives of others?