Volunteer

Support Groups. Brain Tumour Walk events. Governance. National Material Distribution. Fundraising. Awareness-Raising. BrainWAVE. Brain Tumour National Conference. 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. 

Nominations for the 2017 David Kelly Award for Community Service are now under review. 

Find out who wins the award at the Celebration Dinner at the Brain Tumour National Conference!
Hope to see you there!

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

Stephanie's Story: Youth Education Award Winner

For Stephanie, receiving the Youth Education Award in 2014 was about far more than the dollars and cents that went toward her educational expenses. Diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma at 3 years old, Stephanie has undergone two surgeries, both of which have had lasting repercussions.

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Spotlight

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...

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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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Upcoming Events

  • 24/Oct/2017: Groupe de soutien virtuel: Un groupe de soutien virtuel pour personnes touchées par une tumeur... Learn more >
  • 25/Oct/2017: Toronto Support Group: Meets at Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook, Toronto, ON... Learn more >
  • 25/Oct/2017: Ottawa Support Group: Meets at the Maplesoft Centre at 1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON.... Learn more >
  • 26/Oct/2017: Virtual Support Group East: Virtual Support Group for Eastern Canada... Learn more >
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