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Volunteer today and join us as we honour the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Diabetes Canada. 2021 marks an important year as we recognize the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. We have many volunteer opportunities for the year ahead. Although we face challenges as a result of the pandemic, we continue to work hard to support those living with or affected by diabetes and the healthcare professionals who care for them. Due to the limitations of physical distancing, Diabetes Canada offices remain closed for now, but we have adapted many of our volunteer opportunities to virtual or remote support. So if you have access to a computer or a phone, there are many ways for you to volunteer, and in most cases our volunteer roles are available anywhere in Canada. 

Despite the discovery of insulin 100 years ago, diabetes continues to be successful at taking over the country. With the help of volunteers, Diabetes Canada has an exciting year ahead with educational programs, workshops, conferences, fundraising events, programs for kids and families, and continued advocacy.

We hope you will join us during this special year by participating in Lace Up to End Diabetes to raise funds and awareness to support the 1 in 3 Canadians living with or at risk of diabetes. Together we will End Diabetes.

How to apply 

The first step is to review the list below of current volunteer opportunities. We will be updating this list every few months, so be sure to check back often. If you are interested in a particular role, simply click on the link to download the Volunteer Application Form. Complete the form and provide as much information as you can, then return to A Diabetes Canada staff member will connect with you within a few business days to discuss volunteer roles in more detail. 

Please note that our volunteer opportunities are very specific to the roles listed here. We thank everyone for their interest in applying but we will only follow-up with those applicants who are applying to a specific role below. Please identify the role opportunity ID number (e.g. DC08). We will keep your application on file for 6 months. 

Thank you again for your interest. We hope to hear from you soon.  

Current volunteer roles

Planning Puzzle outline

  • DC09: Virtual Education Events - Program Advisory Committees (T1D, T2D, DFF, Peer Connect) 
  • DC10: Fundraising Event Committee (Gala, Golf, Lace Up to End Diabetes) 

Events Golf Flag In Hole with solid fill

  • DC11: Community Event Auction & Prize Support
  • DC12: In-person Event/Day-of Event Support
  • DC13: Event Promoters 
  • DC14: Virtual Event Technical Support 

Community ambassadors Teacher outline   

  • DC01: Virtual Host/Facilitators
  • DC02: Virtual Moderators
  • DC03: Advocates
  • DC04: Awareness Presentation Presenters   

Administration Office Chair with solid fill

  • DC05: Records Management Coordinator 
  • DC06: Virtual Office Administration Support 
  • DC07: Donor Prospect Clearance Researcher
  • DC08: Volunteer Engagement Services

Apply today

Interested in volunteering? Complete the volunteer application form and return to

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