Volunteers

Can I raise money as a volunteer? I signed up as a volunteer for a local event, what exactly will I be doing at the event? How can I be involved without shaving my head?

Answers

Can I raise money as a volunteer?

Yes, you absolutely can! As a volunteer, you can raise funds and also have a participant page on the website. You can ask supporters to make donations online by visiting your participant page, or by collecting checks and cash to be turned in at your event.

I signed up as a volunteer for a local event, what exactly will I be doing at the event?

Each event is unique and can require different types of volunteer work. To learn more about what you will be doing at your specific event, please go to your event's webpage and contact your Volunteer Event Organizer.

How can I be involved without shaving my head?

There are many ways you can help!

  • Organize an event: St. Baldrick’s provides all Volunteer Event Organizers with a personal coach and all of the materials necessary to plan a head-shaving event. To find out more about organizing or hosting an event call 888.899.BALD (2253) and ask to speak with a coach, or contact us.
  • Volunteer: You can also volunteer to help at an event near you. Each event has a volunteer committee to help promote and manage it. Go to your local event's webpage and contact the Volunteer Event Organizer to learn more!
  • Donate: Don't forget – anyone can donate!
  • Be a barber: If you are a licensed cosmetologist, we could sure use your help! If you're interested in volunteering as a barber or organizing a team from your salon to help, please contact your local Volunteer Event Organizer.
  • Share your or someone else’s childhood cancer story on the web: Many St. Baldrick's participants shave in honor or memory of a special child. If you'd like to register your child as an Honored Kid, he or she will inspire thousands of shavees and volunteers, and tens of thousands of donors. Visit the Honored Kids page to get started.
  • Share your or someone else’s childhood cancer story at an event: St. Baldrick's events are extra meaningful when a local family touched by childhood cancer can attend and share their story with the people who are there to raise funds for critical research. Doctors, nurses, and others who spend their professional lives in research or treatment for childhood cancer are also needed to speak at events as St. Baldrick's representatives. To volunteer, please contact your local Volunteer Event Organizer or contact us.
  • Do What You Want to raise money for the most promising research. Register to start your own creative fundraiser.