Volunteer and make a difference

Year after year, we successfully carry out our programs, services and events thanks to devoted individuals who give their most precious asset: their time. Our volunteers help us in so many ways: they organize and support fundraising events, assist with daily administrative tasks, take photos, write and translate documents, and so much more! Each minute of volunteer work brings us closer to our mission to support families touched by ALS and to fund critical research.

These individual acts carried out by volunteers, propel our organization towards our goals and it is the reason why we would like to take the time to thank and recognize all of our volunteers for their remarkable contributions.

We are inspired by all of our volunteers. We hope this special edition will inspire you to get involved to help further our mission!

Read inspiring stories from our volunteers

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The Chantal Lanthier Award

“The Chantal Lanthier Award is to be awarded to a volunteer whose remarkable contribution to our mission makes them an inspiration to others. Since her diagnosis, Chantal has advocated, heart and soul, for the rights of people living with ALS and their caregivers. This award was created to act as a perpetual reminder of her profound humanity, which has touched so many of us.”
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Chantale Grenon-Nyenhuis

It’s hard to believe that between working full-time, packing lunches, and going to hockey practices, a mother of four would add “VOLUNTEERING” in big letters to her calendar. Yet, Chantale Grenon-Nyenhuis continues to grab her brightest, boldest pen each month, and add the word which is so meaningful to her.
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Justine Martineau

Between homework, exams, friends, and family, it may seem unimaginable for a 17 year old teenager to find time to volunteer. But for a cause that is close to her heart, Justine Martineau manages to do just that and in a remarkable way.
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Ron Williams

Ron Williams is among the few who prefer meeting face to face instead of communicating via email. In his leather-covered black briefcase, he safeguards pamphlets, articles, and promotional posters – all evidence of his many charitable achievements. He exudes pride and a profound consideration for the world around him.
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Mylène Duchesneau

Mylène Duchesneau knows the importance of giving time for a cause that is dear to her heart. As a professional graphic designer, she understands the value of donating her time and skills, much to the pleasure of the ALS Society.
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Sarah Saillant-Boulinguez

When Sarah Saillant-Boulinguez is not busy managing hotels, she fills her time coordinating the Quebec City Walk for ALS. Here is the profile of a young woman eager to help, but most of all, to make people smile.

Our Volunteer Programs

Help us fight ALS by becoming a volunteer! Many positions available at our Montreal office or from your home.

  • Volunteer by professional competencies
    No doubt you possess skills which could benefit our team and our cause! Writing, translating, photography, programming, web development, graphic design, first-aid are frequently needed!
  • Administrative assistance
    We are constantly looking for volunteers for administrative work, such as filing documents, assembling information kits and accomplishing daily tasks. If you possess great organization skills and attention to detail, this program is for you!
  • Help during special events
    Several activities to raise funds and awareness of ALS are held across the province throughout the year, like the Ride to fight ALS and Walk for ALS. These events always require a significant number of enthusiastic volunteers with great team spirit.
  • Help with support group activities
    Once a month, we offer support and interactive group meetings to people with ALS and their families. The volunteers are there to help the ALS team and the participants. This program is the perfect match for your communication and listening skills.
  • Friendly visits
    We are currently working on developing a friendly visit program to offer caregivers a kind of respite during home visits. The volunteers will show empathy and lend a sympathetic ear to the person with ALS and their caregiver. You are altruistic and have a lot of compassion? The Friendly Visits is the perfect program for you!
  • Business volunteers
    We are always looking for professionals in the business community to serve on various volunteer organizing and strategic committees. As a business volunteer, your main tasks are to build on your experience and network of contacts to ensure the success of our annual events or ensure the strategic development of the Society.