Tri-Cities Relay for Life Food and Beverage 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. In 2017, Canada-wide, Relay for Life raised over $25 million. This year we are looking to raise even more towards the fight against cancer.

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

The Canadian Cancer Society is currently seeking a motivated, enthusiastic Food and Beverage Committee Lead for the 2017 Relay for Life in Tri-Cities to organize all food and beverage donations and day of organization.

We welcome people of all backgrounds, abilities and interests.


  • Make a difference in your community
  • Learn new skills and use your expertise
  • Networking and leadership opportunities
  • Be a part of changing cancer forever


  • Attend regular meetings; work collaboratively with fellow volunteers and staff
  • Research companies and use personal and professional networks to approach for food and beverage donations while adhering to Society policies regarding sponsorship and campaign ethics
  • Email, call, and hand deliver food and beverage donation solicitation letters and complete follow-up calls
  • Ensure all contact information and warm leads are shared with the committee and staff partner in a timely and efficient manner
  • Ensure your staff partner is informed of any and all fees or costs or equipment required with the prospected food and beverage
  • Work your staff partner and other volunteers on event day to ensure food and beverages areas are set up and executed smoothly
  • Meet and greet all food and beverage donation drop offs as they arrive.


  • Experience securing donations and/or sponsorship
  • Experience managing sponsor relationships - experience in a similar event setting would be considered an asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with many different types of people
  • Highly organized with some experience working on event production
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills including the confidence to provide feedback and guidance
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to meeting deadlines
  • Relevant experience with stakeholder engagement, event planning or fundraising would be considered an asset

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


  • Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Orientation
  • job specific training and coaching from staff


  • 1-3 hours on average per week, with an increase in hours closer to the event day (April to June)
  • Attendance at local community events is necessary
  • Ability to respond to emails/requests within a reasonable time frame (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 on average per week, more April-June

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