Volunteer Engagement Lead, CIBC Run For the Cure Committee - BRANDON

Organization Details
Organization Name: Canadian Cancer Society Manitoba Division
Address: 193 Sherbrook St.
Winnipeg MB  R3C 2B7
Website: http://cancer.ca
Organizational Description: The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: 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.

What's Involved:

As the Volunteer Engagement Lead, you are responsible for recruiting volunteers for events leading up to the Run and on Run weekend. Working with fellow committee members, you determine how many event volunteers are needed and build a community outreach plan to engage volunteers. Through the management of your location's Run volunteer email account, driving registration of volunteers on the website, and giving updates to the committee at each meeting, you will excel in your role. On Run Day, you oversee volunteer schedules through volunteer sign-in, the distribution of t-shirts, redirecting volunteers as needed, verifying of hours, and thanking volunteers for their time and energy. Support and training on our online volunteer management software will be provided.
Skills Required: The ideal Volunteer Engagement Lead is/has:

- The ability to work independently and as a member of a team

- Comfortable in a leadership role and a passion for building relationships

- Regular access to a computer and comfortable navigating email and web platforms

- Strong organizational and time management skills

- Passionate about the breast cancer cause
Skills Gained/Related Careers: You will gain and experience:

- Contributing to the organization's vision of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer

- Developing volunteer management and communication skills

- Working collaboratively with like-minded volunteers in the community

- Building relationships in your community
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
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 (Oct 6) - In person availability from October 4 to October 6, 2019
Location of volunteer opportunity: Brandon
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: volunteer@mb.cancer.ca
Phone: 204-786-0608
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2019
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