Planning, Evaluation and Strategic Initiatives Volunteer

Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Heart & Stroke
  • Administrative / Clerical Support
Short term (Less than 6 months)
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto

Overview of the role:

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy.


As a Planning, Evaluation and Strategic Initiative Volunteer, you will support the National Mission team in the development of an internal researcher database, provide knowledge translation and data entry support.


This is an ideal volunteer role for undergraduate students in Health Sciences, Biology, Nursing, Pre-Medicine and other relevant programs.


Some activities associated with this role include:


  • With guidance from the employee partner, assist with the development and enhancement of the researcher database.
  • Input data into the database from varied sources across the organization.
  • Work with staff in multiple departments to source data for the database.
  • Use critical analysis to categorize data points.
  • Support administrative functions for the Mission team.



  • A strong understanding of medical and/or biological sciences through a combination of academic, professional and volunteer experiences.
  • Strong understanding of medical terminology and writing.
  • Comfortable on the computer (PC environment): familiar with MS Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word. SharePoint experience is an Asset.
  • Detail oriented, organized, and focused.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to follow written and spoken English instructions accurately.


Time commitment:

8-10 hours per week for a minimum of 2 months, with possibility for renewal. Volunteer may choose to exceed 10 hours of work per week.  



2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300

Toronto, ON M4P 1E4

Nearest Transit Stop: Yonge Street at Eglinton Avenue


We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment.  If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise us and we will work with you to meet your needs.


Benefits and Competencies developed:

  • Opportunities to gain real-world professional skills with a leading non-profit organization.
  • Evidence of your impact in the local community and across Canada.
  • Opportunities to network with other passionate volunteers and staff members.
  • Evidence of volunteer service hours upon request.


Orientation and training:

  • Orientation to the office, team, and position from your staff supervisor.
  • Detailed written descriptions of tasks.
  • One-on-one training (where relevant) with staff partner.
  • Ongoing training and mentorship.


Next steps:

Please mail your professional resume and cover letter to