Tri-Cities Relay for Life Community Engagement Lead

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


Vancouver, Tri-CitiesGreater Vancouver Area, CA


The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of quality of life of people living with cancer.

Relay For Life is your chance to help create a world where no one fears cancer. When you, your family, friends and colleagues come together with Canadians in communities across the country for this powerful event, you not only help save more lives through ground-breaking cancer research but also support those living with cancer today.

The Tri-Cities Relay For Life will take place on Saturday, 2 June, 2018

The Canadian Cancer Society is currently seeking an outgoing and personable Community Engagement Lead for the 2018 Relay For Life Committee.

Leading a community outreach initiative focusing on recruiting teams, and individual participants the lead will manage a team of four in connecting with schools, community centers, and businesses across the region. It is an excellent way to not only get involved and support the work of the Canadian Cancer Society, but also have the opportunity to further develop your own professional network and enhance your, communication, team leadership, and organizational skills.

We are looking for exciting engagement ideas, an excellent background in team leadership, organization, public communications, and a passion for supporting the work being done at the Canadian Cancer Society.

We welcome people of all backgrounds, abilities and interests.


  • Professional development particularly in event planning, communication, team building
  • Engagement with an exciting and motivated committee and build an event that reflects the interests of your community
  • Contributing to the organization’s vision of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer
  • Expanding your professional and personal network
  • A sense of accomplishment and involvement upon seeing your committee and your community come together


  • Manage the creation of an outreach list of businesses, schools, community groups, and other high traffic areas
  • Organize an outreach calendar leading up to the event
  • Develop a list of materials required for each outreach event
  • Oversee the planning of the Relay For Life street teams and community events
  • Work with the leadership committee to add to the event critical path
  • Create and maintain a work back schedule and execution timeline
  • Provide guidance, coaching, feedback to committee members, and step in to offer support where needed
  • Develop clear goals for yourself and communicate progress on an ongoing basis
  • Participate in Volunteer Orientation and Project Debrief


  • Proven success in team leadership - especially in organizing public outreach
  • Experience in volunteerism, personal or professional fundraising, sales, and/or communications, and event execution
  • Strong project management skills with ability to anticipate problems and develop appropriate solutions
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills including the confidence to provide feedback and guidance

Volunteers must be at least 19 years of age for this position due to the scope of the role and responsibilities.


  • Volunteer Handbook: provided by the Volunteer Engagement team
  • Role-specific training: with the addition of online resources available for review
  • Regular meetings with the Staff Partner and experienced Committee Leads


  • 1-3 hours/week with a higher level of commitment from March to June
  • Regular attendance at monthly committee meetings
  • Attendance at local community events is necessary as well as participation in set-up, logistics and take-down of the event
  • Ability to respond to emails/requests within a reasonable timeframe (12 - 24 hours)


If you are interested please email Kylie Marshall at to apply or CLICK HERE to fill in an application.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 19
  • 1-3 hours/week, more March-June

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