Cause Areas

When

Thu Jun 01, 2017 - Fri Dec 01, 2017

Where

215 Kipp AveKemah, TX 77565

Walk MS

About

Walk MS Committee Member

Are you looking to share your skills and positively influence others to make a difference in your community? The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for volunteers with excellent leadership, management, motivation, negotiation & communication skills to join our Walk MS Committee for either our Sugarland Walk MS event or The Woodlands Walk MS event.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with staff partner to develop plan of action for Walk MS based on event goals
  • Promote Walk MS in the community through presentations, meetings with high-level contacts and potential sponsors/donors/volunteers
  • Collaborate with Staff Partner and or Development Manager to identify potential Expo Partners
  • Follow- up with identified potential businesses and organizations and recruit them to participate in the Expo and facilitate one-on-one meetings
  • Work with Staff partner to develop outreach and awareness plan for Walk MS
  • Coordinate the distribution of Walk brochures and posters to market upcoming events
  • Serve as lead volunteer at Walk-related activities and on day of event to troubleshoot issues and manage flow of event
  • Identify potential leadership volunteers to ensure growth of Walk MS Committee
  • Develop strategy to identify and recruit new teams from different segments of the community (the MS community, faith communities, corporations, organizations, high schools, military, etc.)

Training and Support:

  • Planning session(s) with staff partner to develop plan of action and set committee goals
  • Walk MS binder including information such as event goals & history, Committee roster, meeting schedules, FAQs, position description, Society programs/services information
  • Meetings with staff partner (via phone or in person) to address any questions or concerns and to identify areas of greatest need (minimum of weekly during event season)

Qualifications:

  • Excellent leadership, management, motivation, negotiation & communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Prior project or event management experience a plus
  • Internet and email access

Time Commitment:

  • One year commitment
  • Estimated time commitment: June - November
    • Monthly face-to-face meetings between staff partner and Committee Members
    • Monthly committee meetings
  • Additional time managing and coaching committee chairs/activities and projects and attending Walk MS-related events

Impact:

  • Make a positive impact in the lives of all those affected by MS
  • Network with high-impact community leaders
  • Develop and enhance current leadership and management skills
  • Gain valuable experience to enhance personal and career growth

Skills

  • Resource Development / Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Operations

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • June - November, Monthly Meetings, Event Day, more

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