The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our Canine Caregivers. It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their canine companion partnerships and to contribute to cancer cures through the mission of the American Cancer Society.
Canine Caregivers are Canine Companions, Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Rescue Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs, Cancer Survivor Dogs, and Diagnostic Dogs, who with their owners, are joining the American Cancer Society as Relay teams. They participate to celebrate cancer survivorship, to honor people lost to cancer, and to fundraise in support of the American Cancer Society mission of eliminating cancer though research, education, advocacy and service
Canine companions demonstrate unconditional love, joy, security, compassion, and no judgments of cancer survivors abilities or appearances. The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is an irresistible way to partner with your canine best friend, smile, and make new friends canine & human.
Our first annual Bark For Life of York County is looking to have a banner first year and we can't do it without the help of our local community! Our event is created, promoted, and run by committees comprised of volunteers and we would love to add some new faces. Planning Committee member's responsibilities and tasks are wide ranging and can be customized to your level of involvement, making this the perfect volunteer opportunity for everyone! Some examples of the planning committee roles are:
* Logistics Lead - assist with permitting, and day-of timeline
* Sponsorship Lead - help identify potential businesses
* Volunteer Lead - recruit and train other volunteers
* Community Champion - be a presence in the community for Bark
* Team Recruitment - recruit businesses, schools, organizations to join the walk
* Publicity Lead: assist with putting out press releases and general publicity of the event
* Also looking for people who want to assist with general needs
These roles are easily handled by one or more persons and many can be supported on nights and weekends, however your schedule allows.
Bark For Life of York, ME is taking place on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Wells Harbor Community Park, Wells, ME
Committee volunteers must be able to commit to attending regular monthly meetings and carrying out the duties of their position within the community. This can include driving to local businesses to solicit donations, sponsorship, or outreach. Logistics such as permits and arranging police details, or organizing volunteers and fundraising. The more members we have the lighter the workload is on all of us, so please consider joining!
- Public Relations
- Animal Therapy
- Animal Care / Handling
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment