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Take the challenge: Volunteers are the community drivers in every Run location in Canada. Together with a committee of like-minded individuals, you will raise funds for breast cancer research and support programs through the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure. Planning and organizing the Run takes time, passion and creative thinking. In partnership with volunteers and staff, you will be part of something truly extraordinary in your community. Although this is a national event, local success depends on volunteers like you. With your community insight, you will raise awareness, encourage participation, and drive fundraising results. Please note, because of the nature of the volunteer position all applicants must be 19 years of age or older at the time of applying. Time Commitment: - Monthly committee meetings from May to July and biweekly in August and September - Weekly tasks averaging 3-5 hours per week depending on the scope of tasks and time of year - Attendance and leadership role at Run events/opportunities leading up to & including Run Day - In person availability for the week leading up to Run Day The ideal committee member is/has: - The ability to work independently and as a member of a team - Exceptional communication skills - Strong organizational and time management skills - Access to and comfortable with a computer and willing to learn Run programs - Passionate about the breast cancer cause Because the health and safety of our communities and those living with cancer is our top priority, it is highly likely at this time that we will be moving forward with a virtual event on October 4, 2020. Because of these potential adjustments to the format of the event, we are not seeking committee members for logistic roles on the committee at this time but rather looking to add individuals to the team that have a strong community engagement background. Skills and experience include but are not limited to: - Strong networking skills - Strong written and verbal communication skills - Passionate about building relationships - Experience soliciting donations and sponsorship - Experience recruiting and motivating individuals and groups - Marketing and communications experience an asset - Regular access to a computer and comfortable navigating email and web platform We're looking for a variety of skilled individuals to fill a variety of roles. Available committee positions include: Committee Liaison - Keep the committee organized, support Run Director and committee by distributing agendas, minutes, and follow-up on task lists. Maintain committee lists and record committee hours to be submitted to staff. Communications & Community Outreach Lead - Responsible for local media relations and promotions for the event to generate excitement in your community via media and social media using the PR toolkit. Local Sponsorship Lead - Build relationships with existing sponsors and attracting new sponsors (cash & in-kind) to offset some event expenses and contribute to the CIBC Run for the Cure revenue. Understanding sponsor benefits and ensuring obligations are fulfilled and each sponsor feels the true value of a partnership with the CIBC Run for the Cure is a key component of this role. Participant & Teams Engagement Lead - First line of communication with new and returning individual participants and team captains to support fundraising and build participant excitement. Familiarization with the fundraising tools and resources available to individuals and team captains to support revenue targets and engagement. Hope Lead - Ensure a memorable and engaging experience at the CIBC Run for the Cure for people who have experienced cancer by build relationships with local groups that support people living with or beyond cancer and people who have faced cancer and have previously participated in the Run. Source draws/giveaways or services for Run day, schedule a speaker who will inspire hope, organizing an activity to honour people who are living with and beyond cancer.
Role specific training and support will be provided.
Contribute to the organization’s mission of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer, work collaboratively with like minded volunteers in the community, building relationships in your community, and gain fundraising and event management experience.