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 primary responsibility of the sponsorship lead is to secure financial, in-kind, and mission support from new and returning Relay For Life event sponsors and to ensure that all sponsors are appropriately recognized and thanked for their support.
Individuals in this role are comfortable representing the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life program within the community and in the identification and recruitment of additional fundraising and sponsorship for the event.
SPECIFIC TASKS CAN INCLUDE:
Develop relationships with new event-level cash sponsors, team-level cash sponsors, and in-kind sponsors
Develop and cultivate relationships with new event-level cash sponsors, team-level cash sponsors, and in-kind sponsors
Develop, cultivate, and maintain relationships with National Corporate Team Partner program members as appropriate.
Ensure Event Leadership Team includes and considers sponsor involvement in their plans
Track contact information, contribution details, and recognition for donors
Partner with recognition lead to determine and plan appropriate recognition for event sponsors
Review sponsorship benchmarks on a monthly or bi-monthly basis with fund the cure lead and Relay For Life Community Manager to ensure goals are being met.
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!!!!