Relay For Life of West Seattle-Youth Champion


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Sun Feb 26, 2017 - Tue Jul 31, 2018


Hiawatha Park2700 California Ave SWSeattle, WA 98116


Relay For Life of West Seattle is a signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Composed of volunteers, the Event Leadership Team works on recruiting, event logisitics, and promoting fundraising for the fight against cancer. Training is both formal and informal, varying by position and experience of the volunteer. Time commitments vary by position. All Event Leadership Team members are expected to attend monthly Relay Rallies and Leadership Team meetings. All Event Leadership Team members are expected to raise a minimum of $100 to qualify for Hope Club.


Youth Champions are strong advocates for building youth engagement in Relay For Life within their communities.

Individuals in this role are a voice and outward facing champion for the Relay event within their youth market in their community. They are outgoing and willing to speak and build relationships with schools and youth-based groups about the event with the goal of engaging youth in cancer awareness, education and fundraising activities to grow Relay For Life participation and income. This can be in the form of new teams, committee members, survivors, caregivers or individuals, as well as Relay Recess and Relay Field Day events.

-Develop relationships with and serve as the primary contact for decision makers at elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, school districts, sports groups and other youth organizations.

-Recruit youth teams and individuals to participate in the Relay event.

-Assist Survivors and Caregivers Lead with youth survivor and caregiver recruitment.

-Work with the Logistics Lead to ensure risk management measures are in place to protect youth participants.

-Work with the Entertainment Lead and Activities Lead to ensure there are games and activities geared toward all ages at the event.

-Work with local elementary and middle schools to host Relay Recess or Relay Field Day programs to support the community Relay For Life event.


  • People Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Community Outreach

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