Parkinson Canada (Parkinson Canada SuperWalk Coordinator)

Organization Name: Parkinson Canada
Opportunity Title: Parkinson Canada SuperWalk Coordinator
Category: Health / Medical
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: July 31, 2022
End Date: September 30, 2022

Email: volunteer@parkinson.ca
Website: https://www.parkinson.ca/
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

SuperWalk Coordinator 

Connect with a community making a difference in the lives of people living with Parkinson’s as a volunteer SuperWalk Coordinator. Meet dynamic people in your community and across the country. Grow your leadership skills. Learn event-planning skills and flex your social media muscle. Whether you prefer to be out front motivating walkers, or behind-the-scenes making sure everything runs perfectly, the role of SuperWalk Coordinator is for you!

About Us

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.

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 would excel at the following key tasks:

  • Selecting and securing a 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 conference calls with Parkinson Canada event staff
  • Attending and overseeing all aspects of the walk including post walk wrap up

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

Commitment 

The time commitment for this opportunity is April 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.

How to Apply 

Interested candidates should complete a Volunteer Profile, available at: https://www.parkinson.ca/getinvolved/volunteer/#available-opportunities

Resumes are strongly encouraged, but not required.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parkinson Canada volunteers will need to provide proof of full Covid 19 vaccination status prior to commencement of volunteer duties.    

Parkinson Canada is committed to inclusion, fairness, respect, human dignity, and equity.  We provide accessible employment and volunteer engagement practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Applications from persons with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  For questions or accommodation requests, please contact the Volunteer Engagement Manager, Graham Marshall-Coultas at 1-800-565-3000, ext. 3319 or graham.marshall-coultas@parkinson.ca.   

Please note that the selected candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check.  

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