About the opportunity
The Brain Tumour Charity runs Family Days and Young Adult Meet-ups throughout the year. These days are designed to be a fun, relaxing, and supportive experience for those affected by a brain tumour, whilst also providing the opportunity for parents, children and young adults to meet others experiencing similar difficulties. These events take place across the country and often include a range of fun outdoor activities. As well as these days, we run training weekends for our Young Ambassadors, young adults aged 18—25 who have been personally affected by a brain tumour diagnosis.
We’re looking for volunteers with a medical qualification, or students in their final year of study, to support these events. In the event that an accident happens or illnesses take hold, medical knowledge can be vital in saving lives or preventing injury.
You can get involved in the following:
Attending and supporting events, getting involved in a variety of activities such as climbing and archery at Family Days and activities such as bowling and mini golf at Young Adult Meet Ups.
Using your skills to provide medical assistance should this be required at events.
What skills and experience do I need?
A medical qualification
Experience of providing first aid
Understanding of epilepsy and providing medical support following seizures.
Paediatric and or/neurological experience is desirable
How much of my time would you like?
We ask that our medical volunteers commit to volunteering a minimum of two days per year. Our events are held across the UK so travel within your region will be required. Our Family Days and The Big Meet are usually full day events taking place on Saturdays and weekdays during the school holidays and our Young Adult Meet Ups typically run from around 11.30—3.30pm on Saturdays. Our Young Ambassador Weekends run from a Friday evening until a Sunday afternoon and we’d like volunteers supporting these events to stay for the duration of the weekend.
How will I be trained and supported?
You will receive an induction to The Brain tumour Charity and your role
You will receive regular support and supervision while volunteering
You will be given a full briefing in advance of any event that you will attend
Because of the nature of this role, a DBS check is required. We also carry out reference checks for all individuals who will be volunteering for us.
Reasonable travel expenses can be reimbursed, with prior approval. Refreshments will be provided at each event.
Where will I be based?
These events happen across the UK, some dates are outlined below. We will agree with volunteers which events they are willing and able to attend.
Wednesday 29th May—Trafford Circus Family Day
Saturday 18th May—Cambridge Young Adult Meet Up
Saturday 29th June—Young Adult Big Meet Kidderminster
Tuesday 16th July—Northern Ireland Outdoor Activity Family Day
July/August TBC—Buckinghamshire Helicopter Family Day
Saturday 20th July—Newcastle Young Adults Meet Up
Wednesday 14th August—Northumberland Outdoor Activity Family Day
Friday 2nd—Saturday 3rd August—Young Ambassador Workshop Farnborough
Saturday 7th September—Surrey Family Day
Saturday 7th September—London Young Adults Meet Up
Saturday 21st September—Birmingham Young Adults Meet Up
Saturday 12th October—Edinburgh/Glasgow Young Adults Meet Up
Friday 8th—Sunday 10th November -Young Ambassadors Training, TBC
Saturday 23rd November—Hampshire, Christmas Family Day at Marwell Zoo
Saturday 7th December—Tamworth, Christmas Family Day at the Snowdome Saturday 14th December—Bristol Young Adults Meet Up