Types of Opportunities

Support Groups. Brain Tumour Walks. Governance. National Material Distribution. Fundraising. Awareness-Raising. BrainWAVE. Research Funding. All of these things happen because of more than 700 critical volunteers.

Whether you are interested in fundraising, support services, raising community awareness or administration, there is a volunteer opportunity for you. Check out the current opportunities below!

Currently, volunteers are needed in the following areas: 

BRAIN TUMOUR WALK EVENTS

Winnipeg is looking for committee members to help plan the Brain Tumour Walk taking place on Saturday, June 24, 2017. 

CARE AND SUPPORT

Support Group Facilitator/Convenors: Montreal, QC (facilitator); (Guelph, ON (facilitator and co-facilitator); Sarnia, ON (facilitator); Winnipeg, MB (facilitator); Saskatoon, SK (convenor or co-facilitator); Edmonton, AB (co-facilitator with a medical background); Virtual Support Group West (facilitator)

Support Group Convenors call group members monthly to remind them of upcoming meetings, provide Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada with updated membership listings as well as ensure the meeting room is set up and refreshments are made available.

Support Group Facilitators direct the process of the meetings, help the group discuss an issue, make a decision, or solve a problem. Facilitators also select appropriate topics for discussion and/or arrange for guest speakers and may provide assistance to group members looking for community resources.

Support Group Co-Facilitators help direct the process of the meetings, help the group discuss an issue, make decisions, or solve a problem. They may also help to select appropriate topics for discussion and/or arrange for guest speakers and may provide assistance to group members looking for community resources

BrainWAVE Committee members: Alberta Chapter (Edmonton-based)

BrainWAVE Committee members help provide fun and respite from treatment for children dealing with brain tumours, support for families and support an opportunity for families to network and share experiences by planning quarterly events for pediatric brain tumour survivors and their families.

COMMUNITY AWARENESS

Street Team Leaders: Your city or town!

Street Team Leaders act as Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s local liaison for the distribution of community specific promotional materials. Your goal is to raise local awareness about Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s programs and services including fundraising events, handbooks, local support programs and education programs as well to inform the general population about brain tumours.

Street Team Members: Your city or town!

Street Team Members raise local awareness about Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada’s programs and services including fundraising events, handbooks, local support programs and education programs as well to inform the general population about brain tumours. Street Team Members work with their local Street Team Leader to distribute promotional materials to targeted areas within their local community.

Awareness Display Coordinators: Your city or town!

Awareness display volunteers will seek out and identify opportunities to set-up and host displays in their local communities. Volunteers will set up and host displays as required. At times, opportunities are already available and volunteers will set up and run the awareness display.

FUND DEVELOPMENT

Volunteers help in various ways in the Development Department. Your special skills and abilities could be directed to a variety of fundraising opportunities including grant writing, committee membership, working towards sponsorship or other efforts.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT - LONDON, ON

We are looking for administrative support, preparing mailings, photocoping, and other tasks as required, for our head office in London, ON.


 

Read about all of the areas where we currently have volunteers:

CARE AND SUPPORT

Support Group Facilitator (Across Canada)
The Support Group Facilitator directs the process of the meetings, helps the group discuss an issue, make a decision, or solve a problem. The Facilitator also selects appropriate topics for discussion and/or arranges for a guest speaker and may provide assistance to group members looking for community resources. Support Group volunteers ideally come from a health care professional background.


Support Group Convenor (Across Canada)
The Support Group Convenor will call group members monthly to remind them of upcoming meetings, provide Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada with updated membership listings, ensure meeting room is set up and refreshments are made available. Support Group volunteers ideally come from a health care professional background.


BrainWAVE Committee Member 
Volunteers coordinate and are responsible for all details of each BrainWAVE event. They are required to ensure that location, budget, sponsorship, food and beverage, promotions of event and registration are in place with assistance from staff of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

INFORMATION AND EDUCATION

Health Care Professional (HCP) Ambassadors (Opportunities across Canada)
We are seeking one key contact at every treatment centre, cancer centre and brain tumour team across the country who we can rely on to update their neuro-oncology and neuroscience teams on the newest resources and information from Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. This contact will be the primary person to order the Brain Tumour Handbooks and other resources to encourage colleagues to distribute the resources to people affected by a brain tumour, distribute information to team members and to help reduce waste. Read more about this role...

Resource Distribution (Opportunities across Canada)
Resource volunteers work with our Health Information Specialist to ensure that Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada resources are readily available and in stock for patients in their local cancer centres, hospitals, doctor’s offices, libraries etc.

Information Days (Opportunities across Canada)
Volunteer roles vary upon position assigned. Areas of involvement could include set up and take down, registration, greeting guests and speakers, selling merchandise, organizing resource fairs, organizing the hats display, and various other opportunities at the conferences.

COMMUNITY & SPECIAL EVENTS

Hats Tribute (London, ON only)
Volunteer will be responsible for the organization and maintenance of our Hats Tribute. This could involve some photography, cataloguing, laminating and online posting.

Awareness Display (Opportunities across Canada)
Awareness display volunteers will seek out and identify opportunities to set-up and host displays in their local communities. Volunteers will set up and host displays as required. At times, opportunities are already available and volunteers will set up and run the awareness display.

 

BRAIN TUMOUR WALK EVENTS

Event Coordinator (Opportunities across Canada)
Volunteers will recruit committee volunteers, work with committee to oversee location and site logistics, entertainment, budget, banking, sponsorship, distribution of promotional materials, publicity, promotion, food & beverages, registration and volunteer training.

Planning Committee Member (Opportunities across Canada)

To assist the Event Coordinator to plan, organize and implement a Brain Tumour Walk event in a specified city. Responsibilities include working with the Event Coordinator, attend regular committee meetings, secure local sponsorship, manage day-of-event activities, follow up with local sponsors and volunteers after event, and communicate specific details with Event Coordinator.

Day of Volunteer (Opportunities across Canada)

Volunteers will assist the Event Coordinator and committee members with day of tasks. Responsibilities could include registration, route marshalling, assisting with silent auctions and food service.

ADMINISTRATION

Volunteers may prepare mailings, photocopy, fax and complete other tasks as required.

For further information about becoming a volunteer, please contact:

Jennifer McIntosh
Human Relations Manager
jmcintosh@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755, ext. 231

 

 

 

 

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