Passionate about raising money for a cause? Relay For Life of Menlo Park needs a Fundraising Lead

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American Cancer Society - Relay For Life

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Relay For Life
Join us in the fight against cancer!

Are you Determined to find a cure for cancer? Or Passionate about raising money to help provide cancer patients with rides to treatment or support groups? Maybe you are Caring like all of our volunteers.

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Relay For Life of Menlo Park event is looking for you!

This opportunity is a for someone who is hands on, who wants more than a 1-day gig passing out water to runners and wants to find that cure for cancer. Relay For Life is planned, manned and produced by an Event Leadership Team of volunteers from Menlo Park. 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; it is truly a global movement. No experience necessary, however, a go-getter attitude is essential!

Leadership Position Open: FUNDRAISING LEAD

The role of the fundraising lead is to grow the Relay For Life evet income through working with the Team Captains, team members, and the community by providing them information and resources needed to the raise funds to fuel the mission of the American Cancer Society.


  • Work closely with team ambassadors to educate teams how to set fundraising goals, meet those goals, and educate on what tools are in place to assist them

  • Plan and implement fundraising workshops to ensure Team Captains and participants understand best practices for fundraising

  • Assist Event Leadership Team in educating community, teams, volunteers, and participants on fundraising activities

  • Educate Event Leadership Team & community on the American Cancer Society’s impact in the fight against cancer

  • Plan & implement strategies to aid in pre-event, day of event, post-event, online, and offline fundraising

  • Assist recognition lead and team ambassadors to ensure all fundraising volunteers are properly credited and recognized for their fundraising efforts

  • Assist sponsorship lead to ensure all event-level cash donors, team-level cash donors, and in-kind donors are properly credited and recognized for their sponsorship efforts

  • Ensure that Event Leadership Team includes and considers fundraising in their plans

  • Leverage all activities, events and entertainment as fundraising opportunities

  • Review fundraising benchmarks on a monthly or bi-monthly basis with event lead, fund the cure lead, and Relay For Life Staff Partner to ensure goals are being met 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 (January-August depending on event) 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

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!!!!

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About American Cancer Society - Relay For Life


7000 Village Parkway, Suite E, Dublin, CA 94568, US

Mission Statement

The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy and service.


The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. This is the signature event of the American Cancer Society and the largest community activity of its kind. At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, field, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are 24-hour overnight events to represent the fact that cancer never sleeps.

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Entire Community of Menlo ParkMenlo Park, CA 94025




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  • People 55+


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  • 2-3 hours per week

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