We are looking for volunteers with leadership qualities, a desire to change the world and a passionate dislike of cancer. We’re looking for long term, hands on, rock star volunteers who want more than a 1 day gig passing out water to runners. Relay For Life is planned, manned and produced by an Event Leadership Team of volunteers from the community where the event is held. We invest in our volunteers through group training and 1-on-1 coaching from an American Cancer Society staff member. As the single largest fundraising event in the world, you get to be part of something pretty spectacular. No experience necessary, however, a go-getter attitude is essential!
The pre-Relay events lead oversees all of the logistics and activities that take place prior to the Relay For Life event which may include choosing the type of activities and when they occur.
Individuals in this role are often creative, organized, and know what it takes to have a good time. They understand the importance of engaging participants, teams, survivors, and community members in year-round activities and events leading up to the community Relay For Life event.
SPECIFIC TASKS INCLUDE:
Work with the event lead and experience lead to determine what the fundraising and recruitment goals are for pre-Relay events
Plan and implement pre-event activities and events including kickoffs, team meetings/rallies, fundraising workshops, Bank Nights, etc.
Assist mission lead and advocacy lead in educating Team Captains, volunteers, and participants about event entertainment, activities, and ceremonies
Assist survivors and caregivers lead to engage and educate survivors and caregivers
Assist recognition lead in ensuring all Team Captains
So...at this point you may be wondering...WHAT IS RELAY FOR LIFE?
At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. This community event is held on a local high school track or park and consists of inspiring ceremonies, activities and fun, and teams of friends, families, and co-workers coming together to finish the fight against cancer! The funds raised truly make a difference in the fight against cancer - just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!
Each Relay For Life event is special to its community, but the movement's true power lies in the combined commitment of thousands of participants, volunteers, and supporters to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer.
Commitment requires regular check ins with your team lead and/or ACS staff member (in person, over the phone or via email) during Relay Season (September-August.. However we really ramp up in January!) and 2-3 hours a week of additional volunteer efforts. Schedule of work is up to you. For more information on Relay For Life and/or the American Cancer Society, please visit www.relayforlife.org or www.cancer.org
Sound like something you'd be great at?? Perhaps you'd only like a bite-size piece of this role?? Perhaps you & a family member or a friend interested in working on this together?? We would LOVE to chat & truly look forward to working with you to create a world without cancer!!!!