Tri-Cities Relay for Life Event Chair

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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. In 2017, Canada-wide, Relay for Life raised over $25 million.

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

The Canadian Cancer Society is currently seeking motivated, enthusiastic Committee Chair for the 2018 Relay for Life in Tri-Cities.

Leading the development of our annual Relay For Life is an excellent way to not only get involved and support the work of the Canadian Cancer Society, you as well have the opportunity to further develop your own professional network and enhance your leadership, event management, and fundraising skills.

We are looking for bright ideas, an excellent background in leadership, and events, 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 leadership, event management, and team building
  • 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
  • A feeling of empowerment seeing your committee and your community come together


  • Connect with local influencers and the community to promote the event, and encourage participation and involvement
  • Manage the priorities, task delegation and workload of committee members with guidance from the Staff Partner
  • Lead meetings, motivate the committee, and act as a local ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society
  • Connect regularly with the leadership committee and with the staff partner to provide updates, including setting meeting times that will allow for all committee members to attend
  • Create and maintain a work back schedule and event timeline.
  • Provide guidance, coaching, and feedback to committee members and be able to step in and offer support where needed
  • Develop clear goals for yourself, as well as the committee and communicate progress on an ongoing basis
  • Adhere to the fundraising and ethical standards within the Canadian Cancer Society’s guidelines
  • Participate in Volunteer Orientation and Project Debrief


  • Proven success in a leadership role with team building experience
  • Extensive experience as a planner, delegator and in providing clear direction and support
  • 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
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to meeting deadlines and encouraging others to do the same

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
  • Volunteer Orientation: held monthly, the face to face orientation is facilitated by our Volunteer Engagement staff team and held in our Division office in Vancouver. The orientation includes an overview of the Canadian Cancer Society’s history, services, events and volunteer program, as well as a chance to discuss year-round opportunities and network with staff and other volunteers.
  • Regular meetings with the Staff Partner and experienced Committee Leads.


  • 2-4 hours/week with a higher level of commitment from April to June.
  • 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
  • 2-4 hours/week, more April-June

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