PROMOTE FINDING A CURE FOR CANCER!!! Relay For Life of Milpitas!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Entire Community of MilpitasMilpitas, CA 95035


About

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!

MISSION LEADER:

The primary responsibility of the mission lead is to educate Relay For Life participants about the American Cancer Society’s mission and to engage them in activities that relate specifically to Society guidelines about nutrition and physical activity (we can give you more information on these guidelines if you are interested in filling this role!). Additionally, individuals in this role will also seek to educate Relay participants and the community about Society patient services and programs.

SPECIFIC TAKS CAN INCLUDE:

  • Educate the Event Leadership Team, Team Captains, participants, volunteers, and community on mission-related activities and information

  • Assist activities lead and ceremonies lead to plan a powerful closing ceremony

  • Ensure Event Leadership Team includes and considers mission education in their planning.

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!!!!

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours per week
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