Volunteer CommYOUnity

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The American Brain Tumor Association offers a combined passion for advancing the understanding brain tumors with the opportunity to volunteer in your CommYOUnity.  By collaborating with the ABTA you will help with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis.  By bringing together constituents of the brain tumor community you will assist in the nationwide effort to raise awareness, promote education and foster patient and caregiver connections in your local area.


Why Volunteer for ABTA?
With the launch of the American Brain Tumor Association’s Volunteer CommYOUnity, the ABTA is expanding our reach by involving Volunteers to advance the mission of understanding and treatment on brain tumors with the goals of improving, extending and, ultimately, saving the lives of those impacted by a brain tumor diagnosis. Here are some examples of why you may consider applying to be an ABTA Volunteer.


Belief in the Mission
By believing in the mission of the American Brain Tumor Association we are encouraged that you find what we do appealing.  We know that you are here because you want to help with all that ABTA does to provide and pursue answers for the brain tumor community.


Extra Hands
Volunteers are the lifeblood and backbone of many organizations who simply could not succeed without you.  Volunteers contribute to ABTA by: extending services so that we have the capacity to reach greater numbers; extend hours of operation; or diversify the type of services that we are able to offer.


Additional Skills
Involving volunteers with additional skills which support and complement the existing skills within ABTA can help the organization be even more effective in achieving our mission.  Volunteer expertise can include graphic designs, event planning committees, board membership, healthcare liaison, and much more.  We aim to learn from your strengths and engage you with the area that you are most passionate about.


Specialized Attention
Volunteers can give dedicated attention to specific groups, issues or projects.  Your involvement can take the ABTA mission to the next level.


Diversity
Volunteers come from all works of life, different age groups, backgrounds, cultures and classes.  By involving volunteers from a variety of backgrounds and with complementary skills, the ABTA can learn to approach challenges creatively and with fresh perspective.  Involving a wider variety of volunteers also ensures that the ABTA message has a wider reach within the brain tumor community.


Community Spirit
Involving people from the locality as volunteers – students, employees, families, new arrivals – is a great way of building a connection with the local community and show the ABTA commitment to your area.


Organizational Feedback
Volunteers often feel more free to say what they think about the ABTA’s practices.  This is a very valuable war for the organization to gather information about our practices, programs, and to make changes needed for future success.


Community Ambassadors
By volunteers being involved with the ABTA we are able to extend our area of influence and contact with the wider community.  You may participate in community groups, social networks, businesses, education bodies and so on, where you may be willing to speak about ABTA’s work or establish contacts that you can partner with for future planning, fundraising, or development.

 

 

                     

 

 

 
To join the ABTA CommYOUnity, please fill out our Volunteer Application Form.

 

To report back on a recent volunteer event or experience, please fill out our Volunteer Event and Activity Report survey. 

Should you have any questions about this new program, please contact our Director of National Volunteer Programs, at 866-659-1030 or volunteer@abta.org.

 


 

 

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