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Share your passion with the world.

Fundraise for childhood cancer research by bringing a head-shaving event to your local community.

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What is a Volunteer Event Organizer (VEO)?

VEOs are teachers, students, community leaders, or passionate employees who are committed to funding the best childhood cancer research. They’ve done it all…

Community Events
K-12 School Events
College Events
Corporate Events

Here's how it works:

Step One

Sign up to organize an event

Start by submitting your general information so we can talk and get your online event page created.

You’ll be partnered with a member of our staff. Together, you’ll customize your page and nominate your Core Volunteer Committee.

Step Two

Promote, Recruit, and Fundraise!

Get the word out on social media, send out emails far and wide, shout from the rooftops and plaster the city with your promotional materials!

Share your fundraising goal and passion for the cause. Inspire others to donate and be a part of our mission.

Step Three

Host your event and make an impact for kids with cancer

Your event coach will provide you with everything you need to make the day stress-free.

Take a deep breath and be proud of all you’ve raised for childhood cancer research! The more money we raise, the more research that becomes possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What information will we cover in our initial call?

    We are excited to get to know you and learn about why you’re inspired to get involved! We'll start by answering any questions you may have about St. Baldrick's mission or our fundraising opportunities. We'll also briefly run through our event planning process including your Core Committee and fundraising goals to help set you up for success!

  • How long does it take to organize an event?

    We suggest at least 2 months of lead time prior to event date to help you organize and reach out to possible participants.

  • What are the different Core Committee Roles?

    Volunteer Event Organizer – That's you! You’ll be planning and overseeing the event as well as maintaining regular communication with your coach and participants.

    Lead Treasurer – Makes sure all funds raised by participants reach the Foundation in a safe and timely fashion.

    Second Treasurer – Works in conjunction with the Lead Treasurer.

    Shavee Recruiter – Goes out in the community to recruit others to get involved with St. Baldrick's and communicates with past/current shavees to keep them engaged and motivated about their fundraising.

    Barber Coordinator – Helps recruit barbers to do the shaving, ensuring they are licensed, registered, and have all tools needed for the event.

    Recognition Coordinator – Extends appreciation to volunteers for their fundraising efforts and donation of time on event day.

  • How often should I expect to talk to my coach?

    Communication is key to a successful event! Plan to stay in touch with your event coach on a weekly basis. They are your most valuable resource!

  • What materials does St. Baldrick's supply?

    Website – Use your online event page to collect donations, register participants, honor kid(s) and create custom links for easy sharing.

    Resource Lounge – Full of templates, guidelines, tips and tools to help you throughout the event planning process.

    Promotional Supplies – Everything from customized posters and brochures, wristbands, buttons, to collection cups and fundraising charms.

    Day of Event Supplies – Buttons, stickers, banners, barber capes, t-shirts and more!

  • Do you take hair donations?

    Unfortunately, we do not accept hair donations. However, we highly encourage double donations — help us to raise funds for childhood cancer research and then donate your hair to the organization of your choice.

Hear it from a VEO

Sarah Butler

3rd year VEO, Community event

Surround yourself with a great core committee that share the same event goals.

Caron Peck

2nd year VEO, K–12 event

My event coach is an invaluable asset — she patiently walked me through the entire process, reminding me when various things needed to be done.

Let's get started!

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