Volunteer Coordinator Needed for Breast Cancer Walk in Silicon Valley


Cause Areas


Wed Mar 22, 2017 06:30 PM - Mon Oct 30, 2017 07:15 PM


747 Camden Ave, Suite BCampbell, CA 95008


American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a large-scale fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Volunteers are the heart and soul of the event and are absolutely necessary to make the event happen! The Volunteer Coodinator works in partnership with the ACS staff partner to ensure that enough volunteers are recruited to help before, during, and after the MSABC event. This person is responsible for recruiting, coordinating and training volunteers for the day of the event.


  • Work with staff partner and other volunteer leads to develop list of volunteer needs for event - before, during and after. Some needs are listed below.
  • Research potential locations where volunteers can be found and conduct phone recruitment.
  • Approach civic and social organizations to provide volunteers.
  • Contact previous volunteers to renew commitment for this year’s event.
  • Prepare schedule/ assignment list.
  • Ensure volunteers are on boarded and given role specific instructions.
  • Provide volunteer training in advance of event and/or the morning before the event.
  • Act as volunteer coordinator day of event to ensure event needs are met and volunteers have a positive and productive experience.
  • Assist with sending out appropriate thank you letters to volunteers after event.

Pre-Event Volunteers

  • Kick Off Volunteers
  • Event flyer distribution
  • Day Before Set up Volunteers

Day of Event Volunteers

  • Day of Event Volunteer Concierge
  • Early Bird Set Up
  • Route Monitors
  • Cheerleaders
  • Water Stations
  • Check-in /Registration
  • Greeters
  • Mission Delivery
  • Snack Tables
  • Survivorship
  • Post-Event Take Down

Post-Event Volunteers

  • Retention and Appreciation
  • Materials Inventory


  • Experience leading, motivating and mobilizing groups in fast paced environment.
  • Motivator
  • Friendly
  • Connected
  • Detail Oriented
  • Customer Focused
  • Organized

Required Training

  • General Training Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Volunteer Orientation

Time Commitment

  • 1-2 hours per week, April - October
  • 5+ hours per week leading up to the event
  • 8 hours on event day
  • One to two year term.

In 2016, the Silicon Valley event brought 12,000 walkers together and raised more than $557,000! Our event unites breast cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, corporate and community partners together to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer programs and research.

We are hosting at Committee Member Information Meeting on March 22nd at 6:30 p.m. Please contact us to learn more.

One year commitment, monthly committee meetings (June - October is the peak of our event season, time commitment may increase during this time). There are opportunities on the committee even if you are unable to attend meetings.


  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 2-4 hours per month

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