Volunteer opportunities

Something for everyone...

At Brain Tumour Support we know that dealing with the everyday upset and stress of coping with a brain tumour or the loss of a loved one is a very personal matter and everyone finds their own way to deal with their experience. Often people find it a comfort to do something positive. That's what Brain Tumour Support Champion Funds are all about.

How do they work?

Fundraising and events

Throughout the year we welcome and recruit volunteers up and down the country in order to support all aspects of the charity’s activities. So whether your skills and interests are suited to organising and supporting fundraising activities, assisting the Brain Tumour Support Worker for your local area and giving practical help at a support group, or providing administrative or technical support, there are opportunities to suit everyone.

Fundraising and event volunteers

 

Involvement can include:​​​​​​

  • Inspiring family, friends, work colleagues and your local contacts to hold fundraising events

  • Setting up a fundraising group with friends, family or colleagues

  • Working alongside the fundraisers in the Thornbury office to hold fundraising activities

  • Attending fundraising events in your area to support other fundraisers or a Brain Tumour Support stand 

  • Getting people involved in annual fundraising and awareness campaigns 

  • Placing, emptying and banking collection tins in cafes, restaurants and shops in your community

  • Positively promoting Brain Tumour Support and fundraising activities through local and social media

Support volunteers

Involvement can include:​​​​​​

  • Assisting the Brain Tumour Support Worker for your local area

  • Giving practical help such as serving refreshments at your local Support Group

  • Being a driver for your local Support Group, enabling people without transport to attend meetings

  • Helping to organise Support Group social activities 

  • Being a ‘professional friend’ to someone affected by a brain tumour

  • Positively promoting Brain Tumour Support, its work and forthcoming events through local and social media

Admin and office volunteers

Involvement can include:​​​​​​

  • Completing day to day office tasks such as answering phones, receiving/dispatching goods and mail, photocopying, filing, tidying the office

  • Responding to queries from the general public (by phone, electronically or in person) - ensuring that enquiries are dealt with effectively

  • Adding data, including financials, to the Brain Tumour Support database and ensuring that records are updated and maintained correctly

  • To acknowledge and thank supporters within agreed timescales and processes

  • To record and update non-financial information provided by supporters, such as Gift Aid declarations, data protection opt-outs, in memoriam tributes, legacy pledges and other personal information

  • Any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Office Manager

 

Becoming an admin volunteer is particularly suited to volunteers within reasonable distance of the Thornbury office, although there may be some roles which could be undertaken remotely – please enquire.

 
 

Ambassadors

Our charity ambassadors are volunteers who have a personal experience of brain tumour diagnosis and are willing to share their own experience in order to engage with the public and raise awareness about brain tumours in general and specifically the work of Brain Tumour Support. They also often incorporate some fundraising as part of their role.

Involvement can include:​​​​​​

  • Giving presentations or short talks on the charity to local community groups and providing feedback to us

  • Inspiring family, friends, work colleagues and your local contacts to support the charity

  • Thanking supporters face-to-face and attending cheque presentations in your local area

  • Working alongside our Fundraising Team to raise the profile and income of the charity

  • Getting people involved in March Brain Tumour Awareness Month

  • Attending events in your area to support other fundraisers or assisting at awareness and information days

  • Researching local opportunities for 'Charity of the Year' 

  • Positively promoting Brain Tumour Support through local and social media

 

Meet some of our volunteers

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Chelsea is a Support Volunteer and regularly helps out at our Staffordshire Support Group and has found the experience rewarding and eye-opening.

John is a charity ambassador. Having been a brain tumour patient himself, John sees his volunteering work with Brain Tumour Support as a way of 'giving something back'.

How do I start?

Simply click the link above and fill in the form so that our Volunteer Coordinator can work with you to find the right volunteering role for you. If you have any other questions about volunteering for Brain Tumour Support please email volunteer@braintumoursupport.co.uk.

Find out more...

Registered Charity No. 1163856

Company No. 9718307

29A High Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire 

BS35 2AR

01454 414355

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