Online & Social Media Communications Opportunity in Cambrian!!!!


Cause Areas


Mon Aug 15, 2016 - Fri Dec 30, 2016


Middle School, CambrianSan Jose, CA 95124


Cambrian Fights Cancer! - American Cancer Society Relay For Life

We are looking for volunteers with leadership qualities, a desire to change the world and a passionate dislike of cancer. We’re looking for long term, hands on, rock star volunteers who want more than a 1 day gig passing out water to runners. Relay For Life is planned, manned and produced by an Event Leadership Team of volunteers from the community where the event is held. 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. No experience necessary, however, a go-getter attitude is essential!


The online and social media communications lead ignites the passion for the Relay For Life event online within their community.

Individuals in this role are an online voice and connector to the community’s Relay For Life event. They are comfortable in using a variety of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Relay Nation, forums, etc.) and are willing to learn ways to support and engage Relay participants through the online fundraising website.


- Update and maintain the Relay For Life event website with the critical information necessary to have a successful Relay event including: agendas, meeting notes, pre-fundraiser details, etc.

- Engage people through the Relay For Life event Facebook page

- Update and maintain Relay For Life event Twitter feed

- Update and maintain Relay For Life event Twitter feed

- Coordinate with the fundraising lead to promote fundraisers on social media

- Communicate through coaching emails from the Relay For Life event website

- Correspond and support online registration needs from participants

- With the recognition lead, recognize teams, participants, sponsors, etc. 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 (September-August.. However we really ramp up in January!) 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 or

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!!!!


  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Networking
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Community Outreach
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

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