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. 

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019
David Kelly Award for Community Service and Volunteer of Distinction Awards.
 

Congratulations! David Kelly Award for Community Service 2019

Congratulations to Mark and Amie Donais, plus, Barbie Brown and Rob Reichenbacher! Find out why they were selected...

Congratulations! Volunteers of Distinction 2019

The 2019 Volunteers of Distinction are Danielle Barclay, Arlette Boghonskhan, Michele Bliss and Hazel Neely. Thank you for your incredible contributions! Read all about these four inspiring individuals...!

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:

Courtney McDonnell
Human Relations Associate
cmcdonnell@braintumour.ca
1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755, ext. 221 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

  • 05/Dec/2019: Montreal Support Group - Caregivers: Meets at the Hope & Cope Wellness Centre, Lou’s House... Learn more >
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  • 05/Dec/2019: Ajax Support Group: Meets at St. Paul's United Church, 65 King's Crescent, Ajax, ON... Learn more >
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