Volunteers make a difference in the lives of brain tumour patients and families, every day.
Happy National Volunteer Week!


VolunteerThis year’s theme for volunteer week is empathy in action. Empathy is a quality that can help people relate to others and build awareness around different experiences, a sentiment that runs throughout this community. That is why we asked this year’s volunteer award winners what empathy meant to them, and a few other questions to get to know them better. Please follow along this week as we profile our volunteer winners and recognize our entire volunteer base, to ensure they receive the applause, thanks and recognition they so truly deserve. 

Myself and the entire staff at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada would like to applaud the immense contribution that our volunteers provide coast to coast to the brain tumour community. Our volunteers are connected by a common goal, to end brain tumours. This goal creates a caring, compassionate, and collaborative community that we are so proud to be a part of.  

Thank you to our volunteers!

Courtney McDonnell
Human Relations Associate

Learn more about our 2021 Volunteer Awards Winners


Volunteers make a difference

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. 

Volunteer Award Winners

Hazel's Story of Volunteering

Hazel has been volunteering with Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada for almost three years, helping with administrative duties. In her own words, she describes her volunteer story with us.