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Position: 2390 - Community Engagement Chair - Brampton 'Relay For Life' Planning Committee
Organization: Canadian Cancer Society, Peel Office
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Co-Op Placements, Older Adults
What's involved:
By utilizing your personal and professional networks, you will work collaboratively with your Canadian Cancer Society staff partner and 'Relay For Life' Event Experience Chair to build a promotion and team recruitment strategy for 'Relay For Life'.

The 'Community Engagement Chair' will focus on the following areas:
- Recruitment of participants
- Retention of participants
- Cancer Survivor engagement
- Marketing and promotions
- Sponsorship and product donation (GIK)
- Public (donor) awareness and solicitation

- Volunteer collaboratively with your CCS staff partner and subcommittee to plan and lead all aspects of community engagement
- Prospect and establish new relationships with volunteers, organizations and community groups
- Volunteer collaboratively with the Event Experience Chair to plan and execute community recruitment events, such as: lunch and learns, team captain rallies and 'Relay' reunions
- Contact team captains, participants and sponsors from past events and encourage them to get involved in 'Relay For Life' 2019
- Together with your CCS staff partner, monitor and evaluate the subcommittee's progress in achieving recruitment targets and revenue goals
- Create relationships with local survivor groups and past survivor participants
- Strengthen relationships with existing sponsors and attract new sponsors to offset event expenses
- Attend community events and festivals to serve as an ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and 'Relay For Life' with the objective of team and participant recruitment
- Provide weekly updates to committee members and staff partners
- Lead committee meetings together with the Event Experience Chair and CCS Staff partner
- Promote online registration, fundraising, and other online features

PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY. Volunteers who have 'profiles' within Volunteer MBC's system may upload their resumes (if available), THEN 'click' the yellow box 'Apply Now!' to gain IMMEDIATE access to the CCS volunteer application page, where you can APPLY ONLINE. If you do not have a volunteer 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, you are invited to create one! Thank you!

For 20 years, 'Relay For Life' has been the Canadian Cancer Society's signature fundraising event. 'Relay' is an event like no other, where you join your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbours to celebrate life and give hope to those living with cancer.

Impact that your volunteering leadership will make in this role:
In your role of Community Engagement Chair, you will support the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) in raising funds for life-saving cancer research and support services so that no Canadian faces cancer alone. Your strong leadership skills will direct the sub-committee towards reaching revenue goals and increasing engagement by a variety of sources for financial (and 'Gifts in kind' - GIK) support (stakeholders, sponsors, donors both corporate and personal, event participants) from your local community.

LEARN MORE about 'Relay For Life' >>> WATCH this video: 'Relay For Life, It's a Journey. Go the Distance.' (Click the video 'link' under 'Social Media' below)

+ Be a member of a successful team helping to create a world where no one fears cancer
+ Apply your exceptional skills and experience to promote 'Relay For Life' in your community
+ Test and enhance your fundraising capability by association with a high-profile, highly regarded national charity
+ Gain leadership experience, public speaking and networking opportunities (expand your 'personal connectivity')
+ Have a positive impact in your community
+ Be part of an event that fosters community giving and generosity
+ Meet the leadership challenge, PLUS have FUN reaching your (and Brampton's) FUNDRAISING GOALS!

Position Qualifications
For this 'role', you need to be:
● An excellent communicator
● Dedicated, energetic, a self-starter who has engaged in committee work in the local volunteer sector, plus ready to head a key sub-committee
● Connected, with capacity to broaden your 'network', plus connect people to our cause
● A passionate volunteer, who through taking the 'lead' motivates others
● Proactive, ready for a positive challenge
● Knowledgeable about superior 'community engagement' (with a clear commitment to excellence in the details and in results)
Min Age: 18    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Due Date:2020-04-30
Start Date:2020-01-06
End Date:2020-06-30
EVENT PLANNING/PARTICIPANT RECRUITMENT: Monthly, plus bi-weekly committee meetings, as scheduled

FLEXIBLE: You will volunteer closely with the Planning Committee and with 'Community Engagement' volunteers, available to supervise and oversee tasks, projects, deadlines, while 'leading the way'.

Orientation and on-going training provided

Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Fundraising, Construction/Renovation/Repair, Sports & Recreation, Customer Service, Seasonal/Special Event, Boards & Committees, Event Planning, Social Media, Graphic/Web Design, Marketing/Promotion, Program Coordination, Volunteer Coordination
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