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Position: 2681 - Participant Recruitment and Retention Lead - 'Relay for Life' Brampton Planning Committee
Organization: Canadian Cancer Society, Peel Office
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Co-Op Placements, Older Adults
- Engagement in your community, recruiting new people to participate in the event
- 'Networking' past participants to join in the event once again
- Communicating with new and past participants through phone calls and email communications, as well as in-person opportunities at promotional events
- Represent the Canadian Cancer Society as a leadership volunteer in your community through active local promotion, 'networking', persistent 'PR' ('getting the word out')

For over 20 years, the Canadian Cancer Society's signature fundraising event 'Relay For Life' has brought together communities, united by the same goal of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer. These events, spread throughout Canada, are also an opportunity to celebrate those who live and have lived in the face of cancer and those moving past cancer. Whether you are cheering on survivors, walking the track or joining in exciting trackside activities, 'Relay For Life' is an unforgettable event!

In Brampton, the 'Relay for Life' planning committee seeks a capable, personable, and wholly committed (volunteer) 'Recruitment and Retention Lead', who will be instrumental in ATTRACTING and INCREASING 'Relay for Life' participants who in turn will secure financial sponsorship. A superb opportunity for 'networkers' who love to 'connect' to a wide audience within the Brampton community!

This challenging role is ideal for those volunteers who want to take their leadership qualities to the 'next level'.

+ Challenge yourself by ramping up your talent/skills in 'marketing & promotion'
+ Excellent opportunity to refine your 'community engagement' technique in reference to attracting new people to our cause, and re-energizing past participants in 'Relay for Life'
+ Be part of a high profile, nationally recognized charity and its signature fundraising event
+ Become an ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society, joining a dedicated team that includes like-minded, keen volunteers
+ Have fun, meeting/engaging your local community!

Position Qualifications
For this 'role', you need to be:
● An excellent communicator
● Connected, with capacity to broaden your 'network', plus connect people to our cause
● Self-motivated, plus a person who through taking the 'lead', motivates others
● Proactive, ready for a positive challenge
● Resourceful (with persistence to 'close the deal')
● Knowledgeable about superior 'customer service' (with excellence in the details)

Min Age: 18    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Due Date:2020-04-30
Start Date:2020-01-06
End Date:2020-06-30
EVENT PLANNING/RECRUITMENT: Attend monthly (and closer to event day, bi-weekly), committee meetings (in Brampton)

The nature of the 'role' requires our 'Lead' to engage in continuous recruitment (via phone calls/emails/social media/personal appearances) of prospective and past participants, such that the schedule necessarily will involve significant FLEXIBILITY in collaboration with 'Relay for Life' event staff and committee chairs..

1. Orientation provided
2. Role-specific training provided
3. On-going staff support

Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Fundraising, Customer Service, Seasonal/Special Event, Boards & Committees, Event Planning, Social Media, Marketing/Promotion, Program Coordination, Volunteer Coordination
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