Volunteering and Special Events
Find out how you can get involved and attend special events about lyme disease

Volunteer

Opportunities to Volunteer

 

Information Distributor

Establish relationships with your local businesses while distributing and maintaining LDAA brochures to those locations.

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Support Group Assistant - Calgary & Edmonton

Help set up, take down, sign in.

Contact your local group here

 

 

Ways to Volunteer

 Volunteer at an awareness event!

  • You will find various opportunities at each event for various abilities
  • If you don’t see anything that interests you, contact us!
  • Events

 

Facilitate a Support Group in your area or offer your assistance with sign-in, set-up, take-down and any other duties that may be needed at an ongoing Support Group

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for ‘Info Postcards’ and place them in your neighbourhood (be sure to ask businesses first!)

Suggestions:

  • Bike Shops
  • Outdoor Outfitting shops
  • Camping & Hiking Stores
  • Health Food Stores
  • Community Centres
  • Notice boards (indoor & outdoor)
  • Hiking trails
  • Tourist areas; information booths
  • Your local Farmer’s Markets
  • Pharmacies
  • Physician Offices
  • Anywhere you can think of to help offer information on Lyme disease!

 

Plan an awareness event in your neighbourhood

Ideas:

  • Farmer’s Markets
  • School presentations
  • Community hall presentations/speakers
  • Boy Scouts/Girl Guides
  • Outdoors clubs
  • Documentary screenings
  • Informational barbeques
  • Workplace awareness tables, etc…

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to tell us about your event and how many you expect to attend. We’d love to send you some our awareness materials! Note: LDAA cannot sponsor all events. Some events may imply a conflict of interest.

If you plan to collect donations on behalf of the Lyme Disease Association of Alberta (LDAA), it’s important to have signage so donors understand where their money is being donated. LDAA cannot offer tax receipts but is legally incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act.

 

How can I help from home?

  • Email your provincial & federal representatives to alert them to ticks, Lyme, and Lyme patients in your community. Don’t forget the Ministers of Health.
  • Sign up for LDAA’s free newsletter to stay informed! And share the information with family & friends
  • Donate to the Lyme Disease Association of Alberta (LDAA) in honour of a loved one or for May Awareness Month and encourage others to match your donation.
  • Write your story of having or knowing someone with a tick-borne disease and share it with the LDAA.
  • Follow LDAA on FacebookTwitter and share the posts