Volunteers of all ages welcome!

High school students interested in volunteer hours will find this opportunity particularly rewarding and FUN!

This year we are asking that all of our volunteers fill out our new volunteer application form and sign a waiver. Please print and sign your waiver ahead of time and bring it with you. All volunteers must have a signed waiver to participate. Follow the links below to schedule your own volunteer shift for Lobby sales and Community events.

Please note we strongly encourage you to come to the volunteer orientation meeting.
Location: Wellwood
Address: 501 Sanatorium Road Hamilton, Ontario L9C 0C3
Website: http://www.wellwood.on.ca/

Click here to fill out a volunteer application form

Click here to download a volunteer waiver (word doc)

or pdf

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-2pm. 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

Community Events:
This year BRIGHT plans to attend community events to raise awareness of the BRIGHT Run and raise money. The community events usually involve working a table or booth and require about four volunteers. The events have shifts, please let us know if you’re interested in helping with a community event.

The BRIGHT Run/ Walk:
Our big event is September 8th 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:
Wall of Hope
Raffle Ticket Sales
Trail Crossings and Turnarounds
Food Service
Clean up
Tear Down

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

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 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)