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About the Position
Position: 2392 - Event Experience Chair - Brampton 'Relay For Life'
Organization: Canadian Cancer Society, Peel Office
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Co-Op Placements, Older Adults
Description
What's involved:

By utilizing your personal and professional networks, you will work collaboratively with your Canadian Cancer Society staff partner as 'Relay For Life' Community Engagement Chair to plan and execute the event day experience, focusing on event logistics.

The 'Event Experience Chair' will focus on the following areas:
- Leads the event day operations, focusing on logistics and participant experience
- Works directly with the Community Engagement Chair, and other leads, notably the 'Logistics Lead'

Role and Responsibility:
- Work collaboratively with your CCS staff partner, Community Engagement Chair and subcommittee to plan and execute all aspects of event day logistics while creating a positive participant experience
- Prospect and establish new relationships with volunteers, organizations, and community groups
- Source entertainment, speakers and create a site-specific event program. Templates and support will be provided
- Act as stage manager by keeping the program on time, organizing awards, and confirming guest speakers
- Work with subcommittee to create and execute event themes and participant recognition strategies
- Work with 'Sponsorship Lead' and Community 'Engagement Chair' to determine potential GIK (Gift in Kind) items
- Lead committee meetings together with the Community Engagement Chair and CCS Staff partner
- Provide weekly updates to committee members and staff partners
- Serve as an ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society and 'Relay For Life'

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!

Goal
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:
As the 'Event Experience Chair', you will be helping the Canadian Cancer Society raise funds for life-saving cancer research and support services for people living with cancer. Your strong leadership skills will lead the sub-committee to reaching financial goals and increasing community engagement.

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)

Benefits
+ Be a member of a successful team helping to create a world where no one fears cancer
+ Apply your skills and experience to promote 'Relay For Life' in your community
+ Gain leadership experience, public speaking, and networking opportunities (augment your 'personal connectivity')
+ Have a positive impact in your community
+ Use your creative instincts to create a memorable and meaningful event that honours those affected by cancer in your community
+ Be part of an event that fosters community giving and generosity
+ Get training and learning opportunities to strengthen personal skills
+ Have Fun!

Position Qualifications
What You bring to this Position:
> You are excited and motivated to support Canadians living with cancer by raising funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society
>> You have strong communication skills and are comfortable speaking to groups and presenting requests for support (financial and 'GIK')
>>> You are ready to use your organizational skills to help others get engaged with 'Relay For Life' in a meaningful way
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:2020-05-31
Anytime
(Jan to July, 2020) Attending monthly, bi-weekly meetings (in Brampton)
Independent timelines designed to meet event planning phases/project/preparation deadlines, ensuring timely completion/delivery

Training
1. Welcome Orientation
2. Program-specific and role-specific training
3. On-going staff support

Area(s) of Interest: Fundraising, Sports & Recreation, Customer Service, Boards & Committees, Event Planning, Marketing/Promotion, Program Coordination, Volunteer Coordination
How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.cancer.ca
https://www.facebook.com/CanadianCancerSociety
http://@cancersociety
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHNW5g7Vbis
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