Frequently asked volunteering questions
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1. Who are our volunteers?
They are all ages
- They know someone - a friend or relative - who has a breathing problem
- They want to make a difference in the lives of others
- They care about the health of their community
2. Why should I volunteer with The Lung Association?
- Learn about lung diseases and how you, your friends and family can maintain healthy lungs for life
- Meet and work with others in a caring environment
- Use and expand your skills
3. How can I help?
The possibilities are endless. We have opportunities to suit everyone.
- help organize or volunteer at a special event
- provide leadership to help us achieve our goals - as a Board, Council or Committee member
- help out with administrative tasks
- raise awareness of our programs and services - by staffing displays at health fairs, giving presentations to community groups,
- distributing educational material, etc
- help us raise funds to support community health education and medical research
4. I am a high school student. Can I volunteer for The Lung Association and get the credits I need for graduation.
Of course you can. Students volunteer with us in their community offices and at special events. Students also volunteer by holding their own fundraising events.
5. Is there a screening process for volunteers?
Depending on the volunteer position you apply for, you may be interviewed, have your references checked, or be asked to provide a qualification check (such as a driver’s licence). The purpose of the screening process is to allow us to get to know you better, to ensure you are matched to a position that is suited to your skills and needs.
6. How much time do I have to commit?
Different volunteer roles have different levels of commitment. Any contribution you make is greatly appreciated, whether it is a few hours, a month or years. Contact your community office to find out more.
7. How do I get the most out of my volunteer experience?
Here are some suggestions to get the most out of your experience:
- Challenge yourself. Don’t be afraid to develop new skills or try new activities.
- Contribute. Tell us your ideas, questions or concerns.
- Stay informed. Explore our Web site, sign-up for our e-newsletters to learn even more about us.
8. What if I want to try a different volunteer activity?
Ask to meet with your volunteer supervisor to discuss your options. By working together you can determine a new position based on your new interests and needs to what is available.
9. How do I apply?
Find out what volunteer opportunities are available in your community.