Surrey Relay For Life - Team Development Lead

Cause Areas


Thu Jan 11, 2018 - Mon Jul 02, 2018


SurreySurrey, BC 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 2016, Canada-wide, Relay for Life raised over $28 million. This year we are looking to raise even more towards the fight against cancer.

The Surrey Relay for Life will take place on Saturday 16, June 2018

The Canadian Cancer Society is seeking a well-connected, engaging Team Development Lead. Utilizing your outgoing personality and personal networks you will assist in the promotion and team recruitment for Relay for Life. Working collaboratively with your Canadian Cancer Society staff partner and the Relay for Life Event Chair, you will help with prospecting, developing, and establishing new relationships and leads within your community.

We welcome people of all backgrounds, abilities and interests.

* Professional development particularly in, communication, community engagement, and event execution
* 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

* Work collaboratively with your CCS staff partner and Relay For Life Event Chair to recruit teams and participants for the Relay For Life event
* Leverage your personal and professional networks to identify Relay For Life leads within your community and share those leads with your staff partner
* Plan and execute year-round community recruitment events such as lunch and learns, pop up training walks, etc.
* Attend community events and festivals to serve as an ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society and Relay For Life with the objective of team and participant recruitment.
* Contact team captains and participants from previous year’s event and encourage them to register for this year.
* Together with your CCS staff partner monitor and evaluate your progress in achieving the team captain and participant recruitment targets and goals

* Experience in working with volunteers in an event, one-day setting
* Understanding of personal or professional fundraising, sales, and/or 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 February to April
* 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 time-frame (12 - 24 hours)

If you are interested, please email your application to Rozali Telbis at or sign up at


  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 19
  • 1-3 hours on average per week, more February-April

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