Relay For Life, Volunteer Lead, Guelph

(Canadian Cancer Society, Waterloo-Wellington Community Office)

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Position ID: V-GUE2901 Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 Last Full Update: 17 Oct 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactSandy McDonald, Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement, Canadian Cancer Society, Waterloo-Wellington Community Office; Phone: (905) 634-6893; Email:
DutiesAttend year round volunteer recruitment opportunities such as volunteer fairs, career fairs, community events, etc.  
Assist with the development of the event day volunteer shift schedule. 
Ensure that all volunteers are oriented and trained for their tasks. 
Set-up and oversee an event day volunteer check-in/checkout system and to ensure all volunteer documentation is in order.  
Ensure all volunteers are thanked through letters, e-mails, and/or phone calls. 
Work with your staff partner to ensure all necessary equipment and supply needs are met, including the set-up of the volunteer registration tent. 
Provide weekly updates to committee members and staff partners. 
Attend monthly meetings. 
Commit to providing hands-on leadership throughout the actual day of the event.
BenefitsBe a member of a successful team helping to create a world where no one fears cancer. 
Build a community of caring, capable volunteers who will support every aspect of Relay For Life. 
Have a positive impact in your community, foster growth and support for people living with cancer. 
Receive training and participate in learning opportunities to strengthen personal skills. 
Apply your skills and experience to promote Relay For Life in your community. 
Have Fun!
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Couples ; Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCommittees ; Community Outreach ; Event Coordination & Support ; Volunteer Coordination
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Planning & Organizing ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) - November 2018 to July 2019 - event is held June 2019
SeasonsSpring ; Summer ; Winter
Number of PositionsAberfoyle ; Arthur ; Elora ; Erin ; Fergus ; Guelph ; Harriston ; Mount Forest ; Palmerston ; Rockwood 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
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Start DateOn or after 31 Oct 2018
Display Until31 May 2019
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Organization NameCanadian Cancer Society, Waterloo-Wellington Community Office