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Become a Volunteer

Volunteer Positions

You can be a part of the CSMLS by lending your time and talents to helping our vision and mission.

Depending on your interest and experience, there is an opportunity for you.

Click on a volunteer title to learn more about each opportunity

→ Become a CSMLS Ambassador (Now Accepting Applicants)

We are searching for passionate and enthusiastic medical laboratory professionals to join our Ambassador program.

As a volunteer Ambassador for the CSMLS, you will look for opportunities to tell people about the exciting field of medical laboratory science and its vital role in the Canadian health care system.

This is an opportunity to hone your presenting and public speaking skills while working directly with like-minded professionals.

You will have access to resources from the CSMLS office to help you arrange and deliver presentations about the medical laboratory profession.

If you are:

  • A CSMLS member in good standing
  • Currently working as an medical laboratory technologist (MLT) or medical laboratory assistant (MLA)
  • Have experience with public speaking or giving presentations

Consider applying for this new volunteer opportunity!

How to Apply: Fill out the Application form

→ Nominations for the CSMLS Board of Directors for 2016 (Now Accepting Applicants)

Open Offices 2017-2019

  • Bilingual Director
  • Atlantic Director
  • Alberta & Northwest Territories Director

More information on the nomination process is available here. Nominations will be accepted beginning December 20, 2015.

→ CSMLS Nominating Committee 

We are looking for CSMLS members interested in serving as a volunteer on the CSMLS Nominating Committee.

This committee plays an essential role in recruiting members to stand for election to the CSMLS Board of Directors.

Representatives are needed for the following positions:

  • British Columbia & Yukon (2016-2018)
  • Ontario (2016-2018)

Eligibility: Must be a member in good standing and be willing to serve for the time allocated.

Deadline: November 5,2015

How to Apply: Email your letter of interest to Lisa Low (, Executive Assistant.

→ Grants, Scholarships & Awards Committee

CSMLS is looking for certified members (MLA or MLT) interested in participating in the administration of the CSMLS Grants, Scholarships & Awards Committee in collaboration with the current board committee members for a two year term

The committee meets via teleconference three times per year and makes recommendations to the CSMLS Board of Directors regarding the disbursement of funds available through the established grants, scholarships & awards based on the committee guidelines.

Preference will be given to those with experience as educators.

How to Apply: N/A

→ Project Medishare  (Now Accepting Applicants)

Medical Laboratory Technologist Needed

  • Location: Hospital Clinical Laboratory in Port au Prince, Haiti
  • Time of service: minimum 5-6 month commitment
  • When: ASAP
  • Compensation: monthly stipend, living expenses, travel included. Call for more information.
  • Language skills: French (required), English

Project Medishare is a healthcare charitable organization affiliated with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has been actively involved in Haiti since the early 1990s. Shortly after the January 2010 earthquake Project Medishare formed a partnership with Bernard Mevs Hospital in Port au Prince.

Bernard Mevs Hospital has a full service clinical laboratory that serves approximately 50 inpatient beds, with an active outpatient clinic. Much help is needed in establishing quality laboratory practice. We recently received a small grant from the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund to create a certificate program in quality laboratory practice. Because the primary need is to convey quality principles, we are seeking an individual with clinical laboratory supervisor experience.

If you are interested in an adventure and would like to help a deserving and wonderful group of health professionals, as well as having a life experience you will never forget, please contact us for more details!

How to Apply: Contact: David Andrews, MD cell phone (305) 323-5060.

Why Volunteer?

CSMLS owes its existence and decades of growth as a professional organization to its member volunteers -- not to just a few, but thousands of volunteers who have given something back to their profession.

Our members volunteer in various ways – and you can too! The amount of time you volunteer is up to you.

Many volunteers start small – dedicating just a little time and effort. Most find it enriching and rewarding both professionally and personally and want to do more. Soon they are actively involved volunteering for assignments they never thought possible.

Volunteering is not just about giving there are many other benefits of volunteering including:

Personal growth:

  • Improving interpersonal skills
  • Developing better communications skills
  • Meeting a diverse range of people

Professional enhancement:

  • Learning or sharpening organizational skills
  • Expanding your professional horizon

Networking opportunities:

  • Becoming a part of a professional community
  • Increasing your visibility

Helping CSMLS:

  • Contributing positive change to your profession
  • Offering divergent ideas from across the country
  • Providing insight and perspective from your med lab