Coming Soon: Volunteer Orientation


Mark your calendars, BRIGHT volunteers!

Volunteer orientation night takes place Wednesday Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. at a new location, tfhe lovely Leander Boat Club at 50 Leander Drive on the harbour.

Every volunteer should attend, regardless of experience. It’s an opportunity to meet your team captain and find out what to expect at your volunteer post. It’s also an opportunity to pick up some cool stuff, such as:

NEW volunteer shirts are in and you can pick yours up at volunteer orientation.

And…..

We have NEW volunteer pins just for you. Last year’s pins went over so well, we’ve created a new one, exclusive to volunteers. Make sure you get yours at volunteer orientation.

And keep an eye on Facebook for a volunteer registration contest coming up mid-August with a chance to win a terrific prize.

If you haven’t yet signed up to volunteer, please do so at https://www.brightrun.ca/volunteer/

See you at the Leander!


Volunteer waivers are required for each volunteer every year. Volunteers under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to sign. Please fill out your waiver and bring it to the Volunteer Orientation Meeting or email to volunteer@brightrun.ca

Click here to download a volunteer waiver (word doc)

or pdf

Meet Your Volunteer Committee

Events that need volunteers

Lobby sales:
We sell raffle tickets and penny sale tickets in the lobby of both the Juravinski Cancer Centre and the Juravinski Hospital through June – September. Lobby sales are on weekdays and run from 10am-3pm. Works best in pairs, let us know if you’re interested in volunteering to sell some tickets. If you don’t have a partner don’t worry we can find you one.
Lobby sales procedures

The BRIGHT Run/ Walk:
Our big event is September 7th this year will require lots of volunteer support. There are many positions and opportunities available.

Some of the areas you can volunteer at during the BRIGHT Run are:

  • Registration
  • Cheerleaders
  • Tent  set-up
  • Raffle ticket sellers
  • Trail crossing and Turnaround attendants
  • Food service
  • Clean up crew
  • Tear down crew
  • Parking attendants

Contact Aryn Sousa at volunteer@brightrun.ca for more information.

On Event Day

  • Volunteer check-in opens at 7:30am. Make sure you check in and pick up your name tag and t-shirt.
  • Verify your assignment because it might have changed
  • Student volunteer hours will be authorized at check-out
  • Arrive 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled start time
  • Park in the first lot on the left after entering the Conservation Area and walk up the rad toward the Trail Centre
  • The volunteer breakfast area in the Trail Centre opens at 7:30am

Any question? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Aryn Sousa at volunteer@brightrun.ca

Why do you volunteer for BRIGHT Run?

I do not have any special talent or skills or any Super Powers for that matter that I am aware of but one thing I do have is something that every one of us has….and that is Time. When you get touched by cancer it takes something away from you, and then you need to give something back in return.

— Don Whitty (Read his survivor story here)

My grandmother has been touched by breast cancer and it seems to be the one thing that unfortunately unites us. Everyone knows someone who has been touched by it. I wanted to do something to help, and then I found BRIGHT Run. This experience has been like no other and when they tell you that you have to be there on BRIGHT Run day to understand the feeling, they mean it.

— Aryn Sousa, Volunteer Coordinator

In my 10 plus years of survivorship, I’m privileged meeting countless strong and inspiring individuals on their own cancer journey. I call all of them, “my heroes”. The BRIGHT Run allows me to volunteer, to walk beside and to create more cancer heroes in our community.

— Margaret Carter (Read her survivor story here)