Opportunities to Volunteer
LDAA is seeking immediate volunteers for the following roles. Please click to view a description of each role. Applicants will be voted on at the upcoming AGM. (date tbd Feb-March)
Please express your interest ASAP.
2. You'll be asked to answer 5 quick questions by email.
3. Attend a short phone call with the LDAA Nominating Committe whereby you will be asked about your past experience and interest in volunteering with the non-profit. You may also ask any questions.
3. The Nominating Committee decides who they recommend to run for the role at the upcoming AGM in Feb-March and notifies selected applicants. Applicants must attend AGM (teleconference available for applicants outside of Calgary area).
Can nominees be from anywhere?
Nominees must be Alberta residents. LDAA's head office is in Calgary however we strongly encourage applicants from all areas of Alberta.
What is the time commitment?
What role am I best suited for?
It's a hard decision! Feel free to email the LDAA and as us our thoughts. We want to see you succeed in your role also so we're eager to help where we can.
I'm afraid of taking on too much...
That's a common feeling! The great thing is that the more people we get on the board to take small roles, the less big jobs there are that need to be done. We need helping hands to make change for current Lyme patients and also for those who are at risk of contracting the disease. Many of the past and current board are/have been Lyme patients therefore compassion for others is a high priority. Talk to the board and ask questions and we'll work it out! Change takes time and people to do the work. We're sure the good vibes you feel for helping others will last a good long while!
Can a Lyme patient apply?
Absolutely! LDAA was built for you! Be clear with LDAA about any limitations as your health is top priority!
I want to volunteer but don't know much about Lyme disease...
That's great too! We have lots of jobs that need filled and many roles throughout the year also! The energy & stamina of a healthy individual can go a long way! Be sure to talk to the LDAA about any specific skills you have that you'd like to put to use.
I've not sat on a board before and not sure if I have what it takes. Any advice?
The majority of LDAA's board has been in this very position. Our president founded the organization without prior board experience and learned along the way. The current board requires only that you are willing to spend some time volunteering as able and that you ask questions, show kindness to others, and learn as you go. Everyone comes from diverse backgrounds and the LDAA welcomes that diversity
More Volunteer Opportunities!
Updates as required.
Executive Positions - Board of the LDAA
Volunteer roles as defined
Establish relationships with your local businesses while distributing and maintaining LDAA brochures to those locations.
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!
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
- 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
- Physician Offices
- Anywhere you can think of to help offer information on Lyme disease!
Plan an awareness event in your neighbourhood
- Farmer’s Markets
- School presentations
- Community hall presentations/speakers
- Boy Scouts/Girl Guides
- Outdoors clubs
- Documentary screenings
- Informational barbeques
- Workplace awareness tables, etc…
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 Facebook & Twitter and share the posts