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 2018 David Kelly Award for Community Service recipients and the Volunteer of Distinction Award winners! 

Congratulations! David Kelly Award for Community Service 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Porter! Find out why she was selected...

Congratulations! Volunteers of Distinction 2018

The 2018 Volunteers of Distinction are Pablo Coffey, Greg Taylor and Christina Hagberg, Kelley Weatherby, and Michèle Tirlemont. 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:

Jennifer McIntosh
Human Relations Manager
jmcintosh@braintumour.ca

1-800-265-5106 or 519-642-7755, ext. 231

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Featured Story

Yaron's Story: 15 years of Hope

Our heartfelt congratulations to Yaron as he reaches a milestone; 15 years on the brain tumour journey! Read his story in his words and see how he is bringing hope to others: This February 23, 2019, it will have been 15 years since I collapsed in a grand mal seizure and was subsequently diagnosed with Glioblastoma (GBM). It’s been quite the adventure since the last time I shared my story...

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Aaron's Story: I refuse to sink

In the summer of 2017, while at work, I had my first episode of what I would now call vertigo or double vision. It was something I've...

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Avery's Adventures and Accomplishments Part II

Five years. It has been five years since Avery was first diagnosed with her unfriendly brain tumour, the Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma...

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Upcoming Events

  • 23/Feb/2019: “Momma ‘C’ Bonspiel”: Montreal West Curling Club... Learn more >
  • 25/Feb/2019: Virtual Support Group for Caregivers: Virtual Support Group for Caregivers... Learn more >
  • 25/Feb/2019: Greater Sudbury Support Group: Meets at The Parkside Centre, 140 Durham Street, Sudbury, Ontario... Learn more >
  • 27/Feb/2019: Toronto Support Group: Meets at Wellspring Westerkirk House at Sunnybrook, Toronto, ON... Learn more >
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