call for volunteers


Cassie & Friends Annual Family Day Conference for Juvenile Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Hilton Metrotown, Burnaby, BC

volunteer information


We are looking for outgoing and experienced volunteers to act as counsellors for our toddler, child, youth and teen programs at our annual Family Day event.

Family Day is the largest such patient-group gathering in Canada – bringing together 350+ kids, parents, siblings, healthcare professionals and other experts for a day of education, community and connection. At Family Day, parents have the opportunity to attend both educational and social sessions while their children are treated to a fun-filled day of supervised activities, off-site adventures and the chance to meet new friends.

Skills and Experience:

Suitable for those who enjoy working/playing with children under 13 and who can provide responsible, enthusiastic and sensitive leadership. A few volunteers will also be matched with our teen cohort ranging in age from 13 to 17.

Benefits and Recognition:

As a volunteer, you will gain experience working with children and teens both on-site at the conference hotel venue and off-site at a variety of Richmond-based locations. You will get leadership experience and have the satisfaction of helping children rising to meet and overcome the physical, emotional and social challenges of their chronic disease. Volunteers will also be provided with lunch during the day and receive recognition of their volunteer hours for credit and/or resume purposes.


Your primary duties will be to provide a safe and fun atmosphere for children attending the event. You will need to engage the children in activities such as games, arts and crafts and science experiments. You will also serve as supervisors for the children as they load/unload and travel by bus transportation as well as at a variety of off-site locations. There will be some help required with the set -up and clean-up of supplies for the event.

Time and Day of Volunteer Engagement:

Saturday, September 16, 2017
7:30am – 4:30pm
Volunteer Location: Hilton Metrotown and Various off-site locations (transportation provided)

Contact Information:

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for Family Day, please contact Jennifer Wilson at or 604-617-1382.

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