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…
Here's how it works:
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 have access to a St. Baldrick’s Special Events staff member to serve as your main resource for fundraising. Ask us questions, customize your page, and gather your Core Volunteer Committee!
Promote, Recruit, and Fundraise!
Get the word out on social media, send out emails far and wide, and shout from the rooftops!
Share your passion for the cause and fundraising goal. Inspire others to donate and be a part of our mission.
Host your event and make an impact for kids with cancer
Talk with your St. Baldrick’s Special Events staff member to brainstorm, prep for your fundraiser, and 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.Create a New Event
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 Volunteer Committee and fundraising goals to help set you up for success!
How long does it take to organize an event?
We highly recommend between 8-12 weeks of lead time prior to event date to help you organize and recruit 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 Special Event 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 do I connect with a St. Baldrick’s staff member?
Communication is key to a successful event! When you register, you’ll be connected with a Special Events staff member at the Foundation. Be transparent about your needs and have fun! Remember, our VEO Facebook page is also a great way to connect with St. Baldrick’s directly.
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, tips, tools, and videos to help you throughout the event planning process.
Promotional Assets – Everything from customized digital posters and brochures to social media graphics.
Day of Event Supplies – special t-shirt and pin to participants fundraising $50 or 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 Butler6th year VEO, Community event
Surround yourself with a great core committee that share the same event goals.
Caron Peck5th 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.