Volunteering

Whether you have been personally touched by childhood brain cancer or are just looking for a way to give back a little, volunteering for the Brainchild Foundation will give you the opportunity to have a significant impact on the lives of patients and their families.

Volunteering is an essential and positive way to support children and families affected by brain and spinal cord tumours. Volunteering provides opportunities to:

  • Make a difference
  • Share your skills and experience
  • Learn new skills
  • Meet people and make new friends
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Increase your confidence and self-esteem
  • Improve someone else's life

If you are interested in volunteering some of your time to help the Brainchild foundation achieve their goals please contact our Volunteer coordinator Joy May via our contact form. Alternatively, please complete the attached volunteer application form and return it to The Brainchild Foundation. Suitable positions and times will then be matched to the needs and experience of the volunteer.

By selflessly giving up your time, you are making a real and positive difference to those affected by childhood brain and spinal cord tumours.

What you can do to help

  • Fundraising
    • Event administration
    • Selling Brainchild Foundation merchandise in your local community
    • Participating in, or co-ordinating events in your local community
  • Patient Support
    • Sitting with patients during hospital stays so that parents can take a break
    • Supporting rural families
    • Work with support staff on administration duties
    • Assist families with shopping needs
    • Arrange meals for parents and siblings
    • Child minding of siblings during hospital stays
    • Provide transport to rural families whilst in hospital
  • General
    • Giving your professional skills free of charge, i.e, legal advisers, relaxation & meditation therapists, marketing and public relations
    • General office duties
    • Assistance with Foundation run fundraisers
    • Donation of goods

Requirements to be a Volunteer