Volunteer with us

Our Volunteers Breathe Life Into Everything We Do

Our Society is driven by volunteers.

Your actions, whether big or small, have a significant impact in furthering our cause to improve the quality of life for those living with ME or fibromyalgia.

We need people like YOU who care!

Is this you?

I am a patient
living with
ME / fibromyalgia
I am a caregiver,
friend or family member of someone
living with
ME / fibromyalgia
I am a someone who just wants to help!
Then you're just who we're looking for!

Your health comes first. Always.

We value our volunteers.

Your wellbeing matters to us. We are keenly aware of the unique needs and energy constraints that you have as individuals living with ME and fibromyalgia.

We respect your health limits.

We understand and promote the importance of pacing yourself. We never want you to push beyond your energy envelope when volunteering with us. Trust us, we understand!

Testimonials from some of fabulous volunteers

Being within such an isolating and unserved illness population, to be able to find others who immediately understand your situation, empathize deeply, but then offer you a way to contribute allows your frustration to have a voice, those energies to be re-focused, and be apart of a collective fight for improvement.

Lana LeBlanc

Volunteering with the Society in service of my fellow ME and FM sufferers has made me come alive again with purpose. I’m grateful to be apart of an organization that is working tirelessly to be a voice for those who are in desperate need of help but continue to be so invisible in our society.

 

Christina Wiebe, Mrs. Vancouver Island 2019-2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a member of the Society to volunteer?


Both Society members and non-members are welcome to volunteer.




Is there a minimum time commitment that's required?


It depends on your role. For instance, Phone Line volunteers typically commit to approximately 1-2 hours per week and complete a 1 week shift once every 6 weeks, to provide adequate time to rest. We welcome you to discuss your areas of interest for volunteering based on your skill set, and communicate the amount of time that you feel you are able to commit to within your energy envelope.




What volunteer positions are available?


We are currently in need of volunteers for our Phone Line Committee! If you're interested in this opportunity, please check out the volunteer job description for more information! If there are no specific roles or positions posted, generally how our process works is that we ask you to fill in our onboarding form by clicking on one of the buttons on this page. There are so many areas of work where the valuable skills of individuals can be utilized.On the form, you will have the opportunity to indicate where your skills and interest lie so that we can best match you with the roles that need help. If you have any specific questions, or would like to discuss further, please don't hesitate to email admin@mefm.bc.ca




What if my health interferes with my ability to volunteer?


Many of our volunteers are also patients with ME and/or Fibromyalgia. We ask that you commit only to what you feel lies safely within your capacity and energy envelope. We understand that health can be unpredictable and crashes can happen - you just need to communicate with us as soon as possible and let us know what is going on. We are in the practice of extended grace to ourselves and each other with a shared understanding of our health struggles.





Are you ready to make a difference?

Mailing Address

PO BOX 46879 STN D

Vancouver, BC   V6J 5M4

Call

T: 604-878-7707 or
BC Toll-free: 1-888-353-6322

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