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Canadian Cancer Society, Saskatchewan Division (Volunteer Run Director)

Organization Name: Canadian Cancer Society, Saskatchewan Division
Opportunity Title: Volunteer Run Director
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: March 20, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2018

  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Take the challenge:
Volunteers are the community drivers in every Run site 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 Run Director your time will be spent managing and empowering your committee to rally support for participants, as well as driving logistical elements of the CIBC Run for the Cure.
Through collaboration with staff and your committee, the creation of a community engagement plan and a Run event plan will see your committee succeed in both achieving the revenue goal and a fun and safe event for participants and volunteers. You and your team will work together to maximize participation, drive fundraising and offset costs through sponsorship and participant fundraising all while creating a safe and fun event for Run Day.
Your leadership at meetings will motivate your committee, and view you as a local ambassador for the organization. Your assistance in identifying vacant committee positions and working with your fellow committee members, and staff, to fill any voids, will ensure a successful team. The Society is confident your leadership will ensure the Run site’s fundraising goal is top of mind by working with committee members to ensure tasks are completed in a timely and professional manner.
Throughout your volunteer experience you will receive the constant support of the staff at the Society who will answer your questions, provide guidance, and connect you with other Run volunteer leaders.
Time Commitment:
 Attendance at the annual Run Director Training Conference in Toronto May 4-6th, 2018 (costs covered)
 Monthly committee meetings from May to July and biweekly in August and September
 Weekly tasks averaging 6-8 hours per week depending on the scope of tasks and time of year
 Attendance and leadership role at pre-Run events/opportunities,
 In person availability from September 28th to September 30th
 Training will be provided throughout the Run season in the form of webinars and conference calls
The ideal Volunteer Run Director, Logistics has/is:
 Demonstrated success in a leadership role with team building experience
 A master planner, delegator and provides clear direction and support
 A passion for the breast cancer cause and event planning
 Experience in volunteerism, specifically in logistics and event execution
 Strong project management skills with ability to anticipate problems and develop appropriate solutions
 Looking for a rewarding volunteer experience
 Excellent computer skills
 Flexibility during business hours to respond to emails and phone calls as needed
 Agrees to the organization’s Waiver and Code of Conduct for Employees, Volunteers and Directors
 Has valid drivers’ license and access to a vehicle
 Ability to perform light physical duties such as carrying boxes, and pitch in as needed
You will gain and experience:
 Professional development
 Additional training in fundraising, media relations, relationship and project management
 A feeling of empowerment seeing your committee and your community come together
 Contributing to the organization’s vision of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer
 Expanding your professional and personal network
 A sense of accomplishment
 A deeper understanding of the breast cancer journey and those affected by the disease

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