On Call Event Volunteer (GALA Event)

Cause Areas


Sat Oct 22, 2016


Fairmont HotelVancouver, CA


Title: On Call Event Volunteer

Position Summary:

This position will allow the volunteer to engage in two annual events held by JDRF, which includes the Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes on Friday, September 30, 2016, and the JDRF Gala on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Individuals interested in volunteering for JDRF’s special events or developing new skills and experiences are encouraged to apply.

Report To: Lisa Mitchell, Volunteer Program & Third-party Fundraising Coordinator

Duties: Varies depending on the positions offered by each event.

Schedule: Approximately 5-6 hours per volunteer shift at the events.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Ride is at BC Place, Terry Fox Plaza~ Vancouver

Gala is at the Fairmont Hotel~ Vancouver

Deliverables (if applicable):

  • Support event managers in various roles that include registration of attendees, handing out incentive items, greeting participants/attendees and other vital positions that help to ensure the success of these events.


  • Please arrive for your volunteer shift on time.

  • You are accountable to all JDRF staff, donors, and other volunteers.

  • If you are feeling unwell or an emergency arises, please call or email Lisa as soon as possible.


  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

  • Customer service experience (desired but not mandatory)

  • Experience volunteering in other non-profit organization events (desired but not mandatory)

Desired Candidate Traits:

  • An interest in the not-for-profit sector

  • An interest in JDRF’s vision to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes

  • Competency in being focused on tasks or closely follow instructions

  • Having a flexible schedule

Training: Training will be provided by Event Position Leaders on-site at the event


  • Gain professional work experience in a non-profit environment

  • Put your skills to great use in meaningful projects

  • Support a worthy cause, help find a cure for type 1 diabetes, and make a difference

  • Have JDRF as a resume reference after the candidate has volunteered for events

Application Process:

If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about this position, please contact Lisa Mitchell at lmitchell@jdrf.ca or at 604 292 2777 by Sep 20, 2016 for the Revolution Ride to Defeat Diabetes event, or by Oct 10, 2016 for the GALA event.


  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach

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