Relay For Life of Millbrae Needs an ACS CAN Lead!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Entire Community of MillbraeMillbrae, CA 94030

Join us in the fight against cancer!

About

Are you Determined to find a cure for cancer? Or Passionate about honoring cancer survivors and their caregivers? Maybe you are Innovative like all of our volunteers.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Relay For Life of Millbrae event is looking for you!

This opportunity is a for someone who is hands on, who wants more than a 1-day gig passing out water to runners and wants to find that cure for cancer. Relay For Life is planned, manned and produced by an Event Leadership Team of volunteers from Millbrae. We invest in our volunteers through group training and 1-on-1 coaching from an American Cancer Society staff member. As the single largest fundraising event in the world, you get to be part of something pretty spectacular; it is truly a global movement. No experience necessary, however, a go-getter attitude is essential!

Lead role:
The ACS CAN Lead’s primary responsibility is to recruit ACS CAN members and engage Relay For Life participants in fighting back through advocacy. The ACS CAN (American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network120) Lead aims to educate Relay participants and the community about legislative efforts aimed to eradicate cancer and to recruit a grass-roots army of advocacy volunteers.
Specific tasks can include:
* Ask the Event Leadership Team, Team Captains, participants, volunteers, and community to take action on the Society’s legislative priorities and ACS CAN materials and resources.
* Ensure that Event Leadership Team includes and considers advocacy education and activation in their plans by including ACS CAN education, celebrations, and member recruitment in their agenda when Relay participants are gathered.
* Communicate and disseminate materials provided from ACS CAN to help raise awareness about cancer-related legislative priorities and to recruit ACS CAN members.
* Be willing to help mobilize Relay participants on ACS CAN’s legislative priorities, be able to articulate the benefits of becoming a member of ACS CAN, and be sure all Event Leadership Team and members and Team Captains can do the same.
* Collaborate with Registration Lead and Accounting Lead to track ACS CAN membership forms/fees.
* Recruit Event Leadership Team, Team captains, participants, and volunteers to join ACS CAN.
* Become an ACS CAN member.
* Promote ACS CAN Club and work with Recognition Lead to recognize members.

So...at this point you may be wondering...WHAT IS RELAY FOR LIFE?

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. This community event is held on a local high school track or park and consists of inspiring ceremonies, activities and fun, and teams of friends, families, and co-workers coming together to finish the fight against cancer! The funds raised truly make a difference in the fight against cancer - just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year! Each Relay For Life event is special to its community, but the movement's true power lies in the combined commitment of thousands of participants, volunteers, and supporters to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer. Commitment requires regular check ins with your team lead and/or ACS staff member (in person, over the phone or via email) during Relay Season (January-August depending on event) and 2-3 hours a week of additional volunteer efforts. Schedule of work is up to you. For more information on Relay For Life and/or the American Cancer Society, please visit www.relayforlife.org/insertwebID or contact Kelsey Bollman at kelsey.bollman@cancer.org

Sound like something you'd be great at?? Perhaps you'd only like a bite-size piece of this role?? Perhaps you & a family member or a friend interested in working on this together?? We would LOVE to chat & truly look forward to working with you to create a world without cancer!!!!

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3 hours per week depending on time of year
  • Plus up to 30 hours on event weekend

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