Volunteer SuperWalk Coordinator

Organization Details
Organization Name: Parkinson Canada
Address: 4211 YONGE ST
Toronto ON  M2P 2A9
Website: http://https://www.parkinson.ca/
Organizational Description: Parkinson Canada is the definitive voice for the Parkinson's community in Canada. Our purpose is to transform the lives of people living with Parkinson's. We do this through research leading to better treatments and the end of Parkinson's, advocacy bringing the voices of Parkinson's to the forefront and support that helps people live well with Parkinson's through education and services. A national registered charity, Parkinson Canada operates through the generosity of donors and is an accredited organization under the Imagine Canada Standards Program.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5133
   
Description of Duties:

Parkinson Canada Volunteer Opportunity


Volunteer SuperWalk Coordinator


Parkinson Canada believes in a better life today for People Living with Parkinson's, and a world without Parkinson's tomorrow. Canada has some of the world's highest rates, and it is growing quickly. People living with Parkinson's are at the centre of everything we do at Parkinson Canada. We provide education and services, and we advocate with federal, provincial, and territorial governments on issues that matter to the Parkinson's community in Canada. The Parkinson Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure.


People living with Parkinson's count on us to be there at every step of their Parkinson's journey. To learn more about us, please visit www.parkinson.ca.


The Opportunity


SuperWalk Coordinators play a pivotal role in raising awareness and funds for people living with Parkinson's. They champion and lead the coordination of SuperWalk in communities, from start to finish, with support from Parkinson Canada. They support the organizing committee and ensure a positive experience for event participants. You will solicit sponsors in conjunction with the Sponsorship Coordinator and ensure the funds collected the day of the event are properly recorded and deposited. You will ensure all activities and actions are in alignment with the Parkinson Canada SuperWalk program and Parkinson Canada Policies.


Your Contribution


As a SuperWalk Coordinator, your people-skills, enthusiasm, and talent for organizing make you an excellent community facilitator. You enjoy guiding and mentoring other volunteers and helping them excel at their tasks. As someone who loves event logistics, you excel at key tasks, including:



  • Selecting and securing site for SuperWalk

  • Preparing a budget for the local event

  • Sourcing local sponsorships

  • Recruiting and providing leadership for the organizing committee

  • Managing volunteers alongside the Volunteer Coordinator

  • Organizing and Chairing Committee Meetings

  • Attending monthly (April-October) conference calls with Parkinson Canada event staff

  • Attending and overseeing all aspects of the walk including post walk wrap up


   
Skills Required:

What is Needed to Succeed in this Role



  • Exceptional leadership skills and enjoy working as part of a team

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to delegate and hold volunteers accountable

  • Possess an interest in working with Parkinson Canada and with Canadians living with Parkinson's and their families

  • Able to dedicate the amount of time required to successfully execute the role

  • Able to meet deadlines

   
Skills Gained/Related Careers:

Benefits for SuperWalk Coordinators


As a volunteer SuperWalk Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to develop your leadership potential and project management skills in a context outside of regular employment. You will work with an excellent group of people and be able to network with others in a related field. Most importantly you will make an impact in the lives of those living with Parkinson's.

   
Age: 16-17, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Daytime
Evening
Remote Volunteering
Flexible Hours

The time commitment for this opportunity is March to October 6-8 hours per month, including monthly meetings and post event wrap up. You will also attend the event which is usually held in early September.

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? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Group - small, family and friends
Group - large, corporate and schools
Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Are able to attend with a support person
Require childcare
Uses a mobility device
Required to complete community service
French speaking / Bilingual (French and English)
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: jerlynn.rycroft@parkinson.ca
Online: parkinsoncanada.volunteerhub.com/vv2/event/fa58ce8e-19ac-4c54-9bc5-3b00c5ae586a
Closing Date: Mar 1, 2024
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