Join US as a Mission Lead - Relay For Life of South County
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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 Mission Lead is to recruit ACS CAN members and engage Relay For Life participants in fighting back through advocacy.
The ACS CAN (American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network(tm)) leader educates Relay For Life participants and the community about legislative efforts aimed to eradicate cancer and to recruit a grassroots army of advocacy volunteers. Learn more here: www.ACSCAN.org
SPECIFIC TASKS CAN INCLUDE:
Ask the Event Leadership Team, Team Captains, participants, volunteers, and community to take action on the Society’s legislative priorities and ACS CAN materials and resources
Ensure that Event Leadership Team includes and considers advocacy education and activation in their plans by including ACS CAN education, celebrations, and member recruitment in their agenda when Relay participants are gathered.
Communicate and disseminate materials provided from ACS CAN to help raise awareness about cancer-related legislative priorities and to recruit ACS CAN members
Be willing to help mobilize Relay participants on ACS CAN’s legislative priorities, be able to articulate the benefits of becoming a member of ACS CAN, and be sure all Event Leadership Team members and Team Captains can do the same
Collaborate with registration leaders and accounting leaders to track ACS CAN membership forms/fees
Recruit Event Leadership Team, Team Captains, participants, and volunteers to join ACS CAN
Become an ACS CAN member
Promote ACS CAN membership and work with recognition lead to recognize current and new members
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!!!!
About American Cancer Society
747 Camden Ave, Suite B, Campbell, CA 95008, US
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.
Relay For Life is a fun-filled event designed to celebrate cancer survivors and raise money to help the American Cancer Society save lives, help those who have been touched by cancer, and empower individuals to fight back against the disease.
During the Relay for Life, 10-20 people come together to form a team. The teams come from local businesses, churches, MOMs clubs, youth groups, etc and take turns walking/running laps around a high school track. The entrance fee per team is ONLY $150 and then each person fundraises at their own pace. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times for a total of 24-hours.
WHY 24 HOURS??!
It iss crazy, but WonderfuL! The reason its 24 hours long is because cancer patients endure pain 24 hours a day and we can all give up 24 hours to celebrate them, their lives and the strides in finding a cure!! Cancer never sleeps.
There are Relay for Life events throughout CAlifornia, So go to www.relayforlife.org and find the one nearest YOU!! OH, don't forget to invite your favorite cancer survivors... we want to honor and pamper them at our events!
What do you think?!
We'll work with your schedule.
Morgan Hill Community ParkMorgan Hill, CA 95037
- Orientation or Training
- 2-3 hours per week