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. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for the 2019
David Kelly Award for Community Service.
 

We look forward to presenting this award at the Celebration Dinner, October 18, 2019 in London, ON.
Join us! 

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:

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

 

 

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Upcoming Events

  • 21/Oct/2019: Virtual Support Group for Caregivers (Eastern Canada): Virtual Support Group for Caregivers (Eastern Canada)... Learn more >
  • 21/Oct/2019: Guelph Support Group: Meets at Hospice Wellington, Community Program Room, 795 Scottsdale Avenue,... Learn more >
  • 21/Oct/2019: Mississauga Support Group: Meets at Westminster United Church, 4094 Tomken Rd., Mississauga, ON... Learn more >
  • 24/Oct/2019: Virtual Support Group East: Virtual Support Group for Eastern Canada... Learn more >
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