Volunteer

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

Whether you are interested in fundraising, support services, honouring Brain Tumour Awareness Month, or administration, there is a volunteer opportunity for you.

Thank you to each and every volunteer who contributes to the effort to find the cause of and a cure for brain tumours - and to improve the quality of life for those affected. Everything that you do makes a difference in the lives of patients and families, every day. 

We are now accepting nominations for the 2017 David Kelly Award for Community Service! Find out more!

Congratulations! David Kelly Award for Community Service 2016

The David Kelly Award for Community Service has been awarded to not one, but two volunteers! Congratulations to both Blair Shunk and Chris Wiebe. Find out why they were both selected...

Congratulations!  Volunteers of Distinction 2016

The 2016 Volunteers of Distinction are Chris Wynder of London, ON; Janet Hempler of Edmonton, AB; Karen Metcalfe of Windsor, ON; and Natalie Edwards of London, ON. Thank you all for your time, energy and commitment! Read more about these volunteers!

Finding the Role for You

We will work with you to determine the volunteer opportunity best suited for you. A number of roles are outlined below, simply scroll down to find some of the opportunities.

  • New volunteers receive comprehensive orientation to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
  • Full training and ongoing support is provided to all volunteers.
  • Please note: some positions will require a references checks, police check and vulnerable position screening.
"Two years ago my daughter Vicki lost her battle with a brainstem glioma. As a family, we treasured the times that we escaped her reality and did something fun together. BrainWAVE is devoted to providing just such times for children and their families whose “normal” is facing difficult challenges every day due to a brain tumour. Volunteering with BrainWAVE has given me the opportunity to help organize and participate in these special events. The best part is we get to watch these kids just be kids, which is the way life should be."

Elizabeth Ozard, London, ON

Volunteer Videos

 

 

brain tumour volunteer Marianne Lee Marianne's Story: Making Change for Patients and Families

“It’s all about the patients,” explains neurosurgery social worker and Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada volunteer Marianne Lee. This focus is what drives Marianne to take part in several volunteer roles and work to make change for brain tumour patients and their families, all across Canada
 

Volunteer Application

Download your application here.  

Volunteer Profiles Please click here to read the personal stories of volunteers across Canada.

 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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Featured Story

Pablo's Story: The real blessing in all of this

In 2010, Pablo found himself in the ER eight times within six weeks. Intense headaches, drastic weight loss, jaundice, dizziness, and lapses in time were repeatedly dismissed by doctors, but Pablo knew that something was very wrong. Choosing to advocate for his health when others might have given up, Pablo sought out the opinion of his family practitioner and his persistence may have, in fact, saved his life. An MRI revealed a grade IV atypical meningioma on Pablo’s brain.

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Spotlight

Catarina's Story: Crush Cushing’s

Brain Tumour Walk events bring people together. People like Catarina and Danielle, both survivors of pituitary tumours that caused...

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Where our footsteps lead...

We remain inspired by the bravery and perseverance of the brain tumour community, including kids like 6-year-old Joshua, who completed...

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Upcoming Events

  • 21/Aug/2017: Virtual Support Group for Caregivers: Virtual Support Group for Caregivers... Learn more >
  • 21/Aug/2017: Guelph Support Group: Meets at Hospice Wellington, Community Program Room, 795 Scottsdale Avenue,... Learn more >
  • 22/Aug/2017: Groupe de soutien virtuel: Un groupe de soutien virtuel pour personnes touchées par une tumeur... Learn more >
  • 28/Aug/2017: Greater Sudbury Support Group: Meets at The Parkside Centre, 140 Durham Street, Sudbury, Ontario... Learn more >
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