Philadelphia Be The Match Walk+Run Local Organizing Committee: Volunteer Chair


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


Working RemotelyPhiladelphia, PA 19112



Serve on the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) in a leadership position to recruit and coordinate Event Day Volunteers for the Be The Match Walk+Run fundraising event.


Volunteer in the Philadelphia area with the local LOC volunteers, Philadelphia-based Development Manager, and Minneapolis-based support staff. Staff Lead for the LOC is Sarah Hart, Development Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Volunteer Specialist to create and execute a promotional plan to recruit the necessary number of Event Day Volunteers

  • Maintain communication and keep updated the LOC volunteers, Volunteer Specialist, and Development Manager on volunteer recruitment progress

  • Execute promotional tactics of the volunteer recruitment plan (posts on community calendars, outreach to universities, engagement with corporate sponsors, etc.)

  • Send a series of 5 communications to Event Day Volunteers pre and post event day to maintain their interest and commitment

  • Coordinate the volunteer schedule by assigning roles to Event Day Volunteers

  • On event day, check in Event Day Volunteers and manage any walk-up volunteers

  • Ensure documentation of volunteer hours and waiver forms are provided to the Volunteer Specialist post event

Time Commitment

The LOC is most active in the 5-6 months leading up to an event. LOC members can expect to spend around 15-20 hours a month on committee work, but this can vary by role and based on your own availability. LOC members are expected to attend meetings, conference calls, and local promotional events and to work with Be The Match staff with regards to their specific functional area during the planning period and event weekend.


This is a leadership position and a great opportunity for someone with experience and/or interest in volunteer management, fundraising, and event planning.

  • Self-motivated
  • Strong interest in non-profits
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work with office tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Must have a computer, or easy access to one

Be The Match Walk+Run Overview

Be The Match Walk+Run is a fundraising event that helps patients with blood cancers like leukemia find a marrow donor and receive a life-saving transplant. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. It can happen to anyone at any time. But so can a cure - a marrow transplant. The cure for blood cancer is in the hands of ordinary people. Most of us won’t have a marrow donor in our family and Be The Match matches volunteer marrow donors with patients who need them. The Be The Match Walk+Run (5K, 1K, and Tot Trot) raises funds to: add more volunteer potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry, giving more patients hope for a cure; help patients with uninsured treatment costs; and, support continued marrow transplant research.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Healthcare
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 1 year

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