Board of Directors: National Support Coordinator


Canadian Alopecia Areata Foundation




Any day

Flexible hours


1 year or more

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Healthcare & Well-Being

All ages


Skills you would develop

  • Event assistance and planning

  • Teamwork

  • Leadership

  • Volunteer outreach and coordination

Ideal for

  • University/College students

  • Recent graduates looking for relevant work experience

  • Professionals

  • Newcomers

  • Retirees

  • People without a vehicle


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Sara Teskey

(905) 833-1619


227 Burton Grove, King City, ON L7B 1C7, Canada

About the position

CANAAF's National Support Coordinator is responsible for improving CANAAF's support group network for Canadians with alopecia areata and is involved in volunteer coordination and training. As the Volunteer Support Coordinator, you will form lasting connections with a team of like-minded individuals while improving CANAAF’s support group network.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with CANAAF Support Leaders and relay support group needs and concerns to the Board of Directors 

  • Organize regular meetings with support leaders and provide opportunities to voice feedback 

  • Assist in the growth of CANAAF’s support group network, by working to establish support groups in every province/territory in Canada 

  • Provide training documentation, training sessions, and ongoing guidance for new Support Leaders and Mentors 

  • Prepare group leaders for their positions, receive monthly updates, and address concerns and questions 

  • Attend monthly board meetings (via Zoom)  and provide reports of monthly activity 

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to assist in planning and organizing the CANAAF annual national summer conference 

  • Attend the annual national summer conference in Greater Toronto Area


Skills and Experience:

  • 1 year experience working with volunteers in the nonprofit sector.

  • Personal knowledge or experience with a form of alopecia. This can include family members or friends.

  • Experience in volunteer management, support group management, or social work considered an asset strong communication and time management skills.

  • Ability to develop and lead group training sessions.

  • Forward-thinker with a desire to enact change for families with alopecia areata. 

  • Capable of setting priorities and manage workloads with minimal supervision.

  • Successful Vulnerable Sector Screening is required upon onboarding.


  • 4-5 hours per week

About the organization

CANAAF is a Canadian registered charity that provides education, support, and essential resources to families impacted by alopecia areata. Families going through this autoimmune disease can join a supportive community where we connect, learn, and celebrate together to journey through our alopecia with confidence.


Alopecia areata can have a serious psychosocial impact on a life. By volunteering with CANAAF, you can help spread awareness of the substantial burdens the those with alopecia face, and provide support to those who are suffering. You can create change by helping to educate the public about alopecia areata, improving resources for families with alopecia, and expanding CANAAF's reach.

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