As a nonprofit, we thrive because of the generosity of our community. One way to contribute is by volunteering your time. Our volunteers can be anyone from artists, professionals, students to retirees, or anyone who assists in projects like advocacy, fundraising, community relations, events, patient support and administration.
Depending on your proximity to our office and events, you will also be invited to attend special events and local group meetings with members and staff. Additionally, we offer internships for college credit for applicable institutions. Interns dedicate eight to 20 hours of their time a week for a minimum of three months.
We sometimes cannot place a prospective volunteer right away, even if s/he is a great candidate. Because of this, we keep applications on file for six months in case a volunteer position becomes available. Please contact us if your schedule changes. If you have any questions, please email Support@GiantCellTumor.org
Thanks so much for your interest in GCT Support! We couldn’t do what we do here without our wonderful volunteer community.
TYPES OF VOLUNTEERS
Weebly Web Expert
The volunteer should be proficient in creating posts, pages, and events in Weebly and have a working knowledge of website publishing requirements, including working with images in photo editing software.
Graphic design and/or web development background is preferred.
Work to create infographics and flyers for content on campaigns, the website, and more.
A graphic design background is preferred.
Work to communicate the needs and situation of the GCT community to elected officials and policymakers on the local, state and national levels.
Write campaign letters, make in-office visits, compile educational materials and lobby issues on the national level.
No experience necessary – just a passion to effect change and advocate for those with this GCT and their caregivers. Training will be provided to all interested.
If you have a great fundraising idea already, contact Sydney Stern at SStern@GiantCellTumor.org Sydney can help you plan and market an event, provide awareness giveaways, and write invitations. GCT Support is here to help you run any fundraiser – large or small.
People with access and knowledge who are actively promoting themselves and GCT Support to local media, radio, local TV and newspaper for exposure
Survivor stories as local media highlights
Writers and/or editors
Photographers and/or videographers
Become an GCT Supportmentor to newly diagnosed patients
Promote the work that GCT Support is doing on social media
Actively participate and aid in the development of GCT Support campaigns through social media
Share relevant information found on social media with the GCT Support communication team
The volunteer should be proficient in both writing and in analyzing scientific information and translating it into content that can be easily understood by readers, both scientific professionals and the general public. Superior understanding of terminology and formatting of scientific publications is desired. A genuine sense of curiosity and love of research is a plus.
Coursework in science or experience working in a scientific or medical field is preferred.