Special Events Director - Board Position

Organization Details
Organization Name: Valley Gardens Community Centre
Address: 218 Antrim Road
Winnipeg MB  R2K 3L2
Website: http://valleygardenscc.com
Organizational Description: Valley Gardens Community Center is a growing recreational facility that offers programs, recreation and drop-in opportunities to the members of it community. VGCC serves East Kildonan, North Kildonan and Transcona areas
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: - Attend monthly board meetings, annual general meeting, and other meetings as directed by the board
- Attend all events run by the club/board as a volunteer
- Prepare and manage an annual budget for Special Events
- Work closely with Fundraising Director to promote sponsorship opportunities related with fundraising events
- Organize and supervise special events
- Come up with unusual or clever event ideas that will appeal to the VG community
- Negotiate vendor contracts such as food vendors, fireworks suppliers, carnival rides, magicians, musicians, etc.
- Recruit staff and volunteers to help with the event
- Ensure all licenses and permits are secured (ex. liquor, noise, firework permits, etc.)
- Prepare post-event report for Board of Directors
- Prepare personalized thank you notes to participating event sponsors
Skills Required: - Strong communication and cooperation skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to maintain a budget
- Experience working with others
- All experience is appreciated, but we will train and support as needed.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Skills gained include: learning to collaborate within a group dynamic, holding a board of directors seat, developing leadership skills, and experience in team management and team cooperation.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Time commitment varies. Some daytime correspondence calls may be made/taken. Emails can be handled evenings and weekends. Will be required to attend monthly board meetings and are expected to attend club initiated events.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Speaks another language: Must be able to speak English as well.
Organization will provide: Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: vgcc@shaw.ca
Closing Date: Sep 30, 2022
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