Volunteer orientation

Welcome to the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) Volunteer Orientation Module. By the end of the downloadable presentations below, you will be familiar with the history of the CDA, our mission and how we are helping people with diabetes to live healthy lives. You’ll also receive an overview of the types of volunteer opportunities available, important policies and procedures you should be aware of, and our training and recognition programs.

For detailed information about your community, contact your regional office.

Volunteer handbook

The volunteer handbook contains useful information you will recall from the volunteer orientation, key policies for volunteers and forms that you will need to sign and provide to your staff CDA representative before you can begin volunteering.

Tips for volunteers

The CDA is committed to providing our volunteers with tools and resources that will enable them to be successful in fulfilling their roles. We offer in-person training modules to prepare you for delivering educational programming, and provide general information for people with diabetes to live well. Speak with your CDA staff representative to learn about exciting regional training opportunities, including advocacy training. 

Here are some quick tips to help get you started:

Requirements for Ontario volunteers who engage with the public

Read about the Accessibility for Ontario with Disabilities Act.

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