Cause Areas

When

Thu Jun 01, 2017 - Fri Dec 01, 2017

Where

2099 Lake Robbins DrThe Woodlands, TX 77380

Walk MS

About

Walk MS Committee Member

Are you looking to share your skills and positively influence others to make a difference in your community? The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for volunteers with excellent leadership, management, motivation, negotiation & communication skills to join our Walk MS Committee for either our Sugarland Walk MS event or The Woodlands Walk MS event.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with staff partner to develop plan of action for Walk MS based on event goals
  • Promote Walk MS in the community through presentations, meetings with high-level contacts and potential sponsors/donors/volunteers
  • Collaborate with Staff Partner and or Development Manager to identify potential Expo Partners
  • Follow- up with identified potential businesses and organizations and recruit them to participate in the Expo and facilitate one-on-one meetings
  • Work with Staff partner to develop outreach and awareness plan for Walk MS
  • Coordinate the distribution of Walk brochures and posters to market upcoming events
  • Serve as lead volunteer at Walk-related activities and on day of event to troubleshoot issues and manage flow of event
  • Identify potential leadership volunteers to ensure growth of Walk MS Committee
  • Develop strategy to identify and recruit new teams from different segments of the community (the MS community, faith communities, corporations, organizations, high schools, military, etc.)

Training and Support:

  • Planning session(s) with staff partner to develop plan of action and set committee goals
  • Walk MS binder including information such as event goals & history, Committee roster, meeting schedules, FAQs, position description, Society programs/services information
  • Meetings with staff partner (via phone or in person) to address any questions or concerns and to identify areas of greatest need (minimum of weekly during event season)

Qualifications:

  • Excellent leadership, management, motivation, negotiation & communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Prior project or event management experience a plus
  • Internet and email access

Time Commitment:

  • One year commitment
  • Estimated time commitment: June - November
    • Monthly face-to-face meetings between staff partner and Committee Members
    • Monthly committee meetings
  • Additional time managing and coaching committee chairs/activities and projects and attending Walk MS-related events

Impact:

  • Make a positive impact in the lives of all those affected by MS
  • Network with high-impact community leaders
  • Develop and enhance current leadership and management skills
  • Gain valuable experience to enhance personal and career growth

Skills

  • Resource Development / Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • June - November, Monthly Meetings, Event Day, more

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