Volunteers

Can I raise money as a volunteer? Where can I find resources or tips for raising money? I signed up as a volunteer for a local event, what exactly will I be doing at the event? Who should I contact for event information?Do I get a St. Baldrick’s t-shirt for volunteering at my event? My event is located at a bar, can I still volunteer if I’m under the age of 21? How can I get involved without shaving my head?

Answers

Can I raise money as a volunteer?

Absolutely! As a volunteer, you can raise funds and have your own participant fundraising webpage. You can ask supporters to make donations online by visiting your page, or you can collect checks and cash to submit to St. Baldrick’s or turn in at your event.

Where can I find resources or tips for raising money?

Check out the Resource Lounge. Simply login to your Members Area, click on ‘Resource Lounge,’ ‘Fundraising Toolbox.’ You’ll find fundraising guides, templates, ideas and other helpful resources to help you reach your goal.

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

Each event is unique and can require different types of volunteer work, such as pre-event logistics or day of event tasks. To learn more about how you might help out your specific event, please go to your event's webpage and contact your Volunteer Event Organizer.

Who should I contact for event information?

The best way to find out details about your event is by contacting your Volunteer Event Organizer directly. Their contact information can be found on your event page. Be sure to also check out the event page for any updates or your Members Area for any new messages.

Do I get a St. Baldrick’s t-shirt for volunteering at my event?

All registered volunteers who raise at least $50 will be given a commemorative St. Baldrick’s t-shirt at their event. If you don’t get a t-shirt at your event and you should have, contact us at 888.899.BALD (2253) for assistance.

My event is located at a bar, can I still volunteer if I’m under the age of 21?

If you’re unsure about participating at an event, contact the local Volunteer Event Organizer for assistance. Their contact information can be found on the event page.

How can I be involved without shaving my head?

There are many ways you can help make a difference for kids with cancer!

  • Fundraise: You can raise money in any participant role at a head-shaving event – including volunteers, barbers and committee members. If head-shaving isn’t for you, you can start your own fundraiser through our Do What You Want (DWYW) program and come up with your own ideas to support St. Baldrick’s. We love a good cook off, an iced tea stand, or raising money while you train for a race – the possibilities are endless!
  • Donate: There are many ways to give to St. Baldrick’s – including monthly gifts, employer matching gift programs, memorials and corporate partnerships. Donate today.
  • Volunteer: Sign up to help at an event near you. Each event has a volunteer committee to help promote and manage it. Visit your local event's web page and contact the Volunteer Event Organizer to learn more!
  • Be a Barber: If you’re 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.
  • 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.
  • Share your childhood cancer story on the web: Many St. Baldrick's participants raise money 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 childhood cancer story at an event: St. Baldrick's events are extra meaningful when a local family touched by childhood cancer attends and shares their story 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.
  • Advocacy: Join Speak Up for Kids’ Cancer to help make childhood cancer research a national priority.