CIBC Run for the Cure in Alliston - Volunteer Committee Positions

Canadan Cancer Society - Alliston, ON (30+ days ago)

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CIBC Run for the Cure in Alliston - Volunteer Committee Positions

Take the challenge:

The CIBC Run for the Cure is a walk/run event held in nearly communities across Canada. The purpose of this event is to bring together people who support those affected by breast cancer, and to raise funds for breast cancer research and patient support programs.

The 2019 CIBC Run for the Cure will take place on Sunday, October 6th, 2019

Planning and organizing the Run takes time, passion and creative thinking. With support from volunteers and the organization’s staff, you will be a 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.

Time Commitment:

  • Monthly committee meetings from May to July and biweekly in August and October
  • Weekly tasks averaging 2-5 hours per week depending your role and the time of year
  • Attendance and leadership role at pre-Run events/opportunities
  • In person availability from October 4th to 6th

The ideal committee member has:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • The ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Access to a computer with Internet, and willingness to use new software programs
  • Passion for the breast cancer cause

You will gain skills and experience:

  • Contributing to the organization’s mission of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer
  • Working collaboratively with like minded volunteers in the community
  • Building relationships in your community

Available Positions:

Local Sponsorship Lead – strengthening relationships with existing sponsors, and attracting new sponsors to offset some event expenses and contribute to the CIBC Run for the Cure revenue will be your skill set. Working with your committee, you are responsible for understanding the sponsorship grid at a national, regional, and local level to acquire local cash, and in-kind sponsorships. Understanding sponsor benefits and obligations are fulfilled and each sponsor feels the true value of a partnership with the CIBC Run for the Cure, is a key component of this role.

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. This happens through managing your site’s volunteer email account, and driving registration of volunteers on the website, and giving updates to the committee at each meeting. On Run Day, you oversee volunteer schedules through volunteer sign-in, including the distribution of t-shirt redirecting volunteers as needed, verifying of hours, and thanking volunteers for their time and energy.

Site Lead - you will be organizing an accessible and functional site and route for participants, sponsors and volunteers. Safety and accountability is a key priority during the planning process. Executing a 1km & 5km route, managing all route volunteers and ensuring the requirements of the local municipality and the event minimum standards (provided by staff) are met and your key priorities for Run weekend.

Participant Engagement Lead - you will be the first line of communication for new and returning individual participants and team captains. Familiarization with the fundraising tools and resources available to individuals and team captains will make you better equipped to understand their needs. Going the extra mile to make your participants feel special will make for the most rewarding experience

Route Lead - you are responsible for mapping out a 1km and 5km route, managing all route volunteers, and ensuring the requirements of the local municipality and the event minimum standards (provided) are met. You will be tasked with creating a route map that includes start and finish lines, road closures, route markers and water stations (where applicable). You will be required to prepare and submit applications for various permits including road closures and police services as well as soliciting quotes from service providers and submitting agreements and invoices to the organization. You will be responsible for overseeing the set-up, tear down and clean-up of the Run route and for creating and maintaining a logistics file of contacts and timelines that will be shared with the Run Director(s).

Community Outreach Lead - identifying and implementing opportunities to promote the CIBC Run for the Cure in your community (festivals and events, speaking engagements, clubs) is your skill. You have a great ability to encourage participation in the Run by connecting with the community and sharing the importance of the cause and impact of funds raised. Along with the support of your Volunteer Run Directors and Communications Lead you will coordinate the committee in the execution of pre-Run promotional events, ensuring logistics and volunteer resources are managed in a timely fashion throughout the summer and fall.

Job Type: Volunteer