Langley Relay For Life - Volunteer Engagement Lead

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Thu Jan 11, 2018 - Mon Jul 02, 2018


LangleyLangley, 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.

The 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 Langley Relay for Life will take place on Friday June 8, 2018

The Canadian Cancer Society is excited to welcome an outgoing and personable Volunteer Participation Lead to the 2018 Relay for Life Committee.

This committee member will be responsible for working with the leadership committee, and their Volunteer Engagement staff contact to coordinate event day volunteers including recruitment, scheduling, training, support, follow up and recognition; and ensure adequate volunteer support to maximize smooth operation and delivery of the event. We are looking for excellent communication skills, experience in leading and organizing volunteers, 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, communication, event planning, and 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

* Consult with the committee to establish volunteer requirements for event day
* Connect with the VE staff contact to develop a volunteer role posting and confirm numbers, shift time, and requirements
* Develop volunteer schedule for event day with input from committee leadership
* set-up and oversee an event day volunteer check-in/checkout system
* Confirm that all volunteers are registered in the volunteer database
* Ensure all volunteers are adequately thanked and appropriately recognized for their efforts (organize thank you cards to be written prior to event day)
* 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

* 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 January - 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 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 January-June

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