The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Time Commitment: One 60 minute meeting per month (March-October), plus 1-8 hours of planning a month.
Position Responsibilites:We are currently looking for volunteer who can complete one of more of the below tasks.
Develop, communicate, and implement strategies to create a safe, comfortable, and seamless experience for all Making Strides participants.
Work with Society staff and the sponsorship chair to leverage relationships with business and community contacts to secure low-cost and/or no-cost equipment, supplies, and services needed for the Making Strides event. For example:
Event site/contingency site
Trash cans and trash removal/recycling containers and removal
Emergency medical personnel
Work with Society staff to track contact information, contribution details, and recognition for vendors/suppliers and in-kind sponsors.
Work with appropriate committee members, site contacts, and Society staff to prepare a master logistics timeline from the safety check to clean-up.
Create a master list of event requirements and determine who will order and be the main contact of all rental equipment (i.e. parking, signage, safety, transportation, registration, accounting, ceremonies, survivorship, mission, advocacy, promotions, lighting, staging, sound, restrooms, etc.).
Prepare a layout/map of the event site, and ensure that all participants are aware of the site layout/map
Prepare a crisis/emergency plan to deal with injuries, conflict, and/or inclement weather, and ensure that all participants are aware of the plan
Accurately record information for all event site and equipment contacts and provide the information to the event chair and Society staff
What is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer?
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Passionate walk participants raise critical funds that enable the American Cancer Society to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it is most treatable.