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Heart and Stroke Foundation (Seeking Volunteers for the Heart & Stroke Door to Door Canvass Compaing)

Organization Name: Heart and Stroke Foundation
Opportunity Title: Seeking Volunteers for the Heart & Stroke Door to Door Canvass Compaing
Category: Other Positions
Commitment: Less than 6 months
Start Date: February 1, 2017
End Date: February 28, 2017

  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
Opportunity Description:

The Heart&Stroke Canvass is a fundraising campaign that raises funds for research and shares life-saving health information through the help of 90,000 volunteers across the country.  Every 7 minutes, a Canadian dies from heart disease or stroke.  Let’s work together to protect the lives of our neighbours, friends and family.

Volunteer Role: CANVASSER

Location: St. John’s and surrounding areas

Time Commitment:  2-3 hours during the month of February


  • Act as an ambassador for Heart and Stroke by sharing health information and thanking donors
  • Visit about 25-50 homes in your neighbourhood to ask for and collect donations
  • Become a virtual online canvasser and ask friends, family and social media contacts for donations
  • Read and use the materials in your Canvasser Kit
  • Return your Canvasser Kit and donations in early March

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Opportunity to develop your interpersonal and fundraising skills
  • Be a community champion and share the Heart and Stroke story
  • Help neighbours, friends and family to learn their risk of heart disease or stroke
  • Network with like-minded people in your community at a training session in January
  • Receive information and support for your role from knowledgeable Heart and Stroke staff fundraisers
  • Volunteer from your home and on a flexible schedule as an online canvasser
  • Meet and connect with your neighbours


  • Willing to ask for donations, with support and training from Heart and Stroke and other volunteers
  • Enjoy interacting with people
  • Able to walk outdoors in February

Contact the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Provincial Office – St. John’s

Judy Howlett – Campaign Manager
Phone: (709) 383-1024

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1037 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl

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