Volunteer

Volunteers make a difference in the lives of brain tumour patients and families, every day.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

 

Support Groups

Support Group Facilitator:

The Support Group Facilitator supports and directs the process of the monthly virtual support meetings. They may be required to help the group discuss an issue, solve interpersonal difficulties, provide assistance to group members looking for community resources, arrange guest speakers, develop weekly topics and ensure the meeting meets the member’s bill of rights. It is the role of the Facilitator to ensure that the needs of each person attending the group are met within the scope of the group’s mandate. The Facilitator is supported by the Support Services Specialist at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and will be offered training and ongoing check-ins. It is recommended but not necessary that the volunteer have experience in facilitation, health care or social services. Volunteers must be 18+ years of age and willing to undergo a vulnerable sector check.

Support Group Convenor:

The Volunteer Convenor works with the Support Group Facilitator to run support group meetings, ensuring they run as smoothly as possible by handling all logistical aspects of the meeting. This includes organizing and preparing meetings, acting as a liaison between the group and its members and attending the monthly meeting. The convenor also calls group members monthly to remind them of the upcoming meeting, provides BTFC staff members with updated membership listings, and ensures the meeting room is ready. Strong computer and administrative skills are required for this role.  The Convenor is supported by the Support Services Specialist at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and will be offered training and ongoing check-ins. Volunteers must be 18+ years of age and willing to undergo a vulnerable sector check.

Positions Available

  • Atlantic Convenor
  • Atlantic Facilitator
  • Burlington Convenor
  • Guelph Co-Facilitator
  • Ottawa Facilitator
  • Windsor Facilitator

For all inquiries, please email cmcdonnell@braintumour.ca with the position title in the subject line.

 

Brain Tumour Walk

Coordinator:

The Coordinator works alongside the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (BTFC) to plan, organize and implement a meaningful walk experience in their community. In this role, one to two coordinators are responsible for the development and management of the walk event. They work with committee members to achieve the walk fundraising goals from the kick-off to the wrap-up. The time commitment is a few hours a month, leading up to a few hours a week closer to the walk date.

Committee Members:

Work with the coordinator to help make the walk a success. Some committee members focus on recruiting volunteers and securing sponsorships. Others focus on event logistics and finding ways to enhance the event experience. There is no set amount of committee members needed and varies from city to city. The time commitment is a few hours a month, leading up to a few hours a week closer to the walk date.

Positions Available

  • Edmonton – Coordinator and Committee Members
  • Hamilton/Niagara – Committee Members
  • North Bay – Coordinator
  • Saskatchewan – Coordinator and Committee Members
  • Victoria – Coordinator and Committee Members
  • Winnipeg – Committee Members
  • Nova Scotia – Committee Members

For all inquiries, please email cmcdonnell@braintumour.ca with the position title in the subject line.

 

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.

 

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