Develop great leadership skills and gain experience in event planning and non-profit work, while helping enhance independence for people with disabilities in your community!
Canine Companions for Independence(r) is looking for motivated, selfstarters who will help our staff event coordinator by serving on the 2020 Event Committee for DogFest, our nationwide signature event. This event is a tail-waggin' good time!
Canine Companions(r) DogFest is a family- and dog-friendly community event that takes place across the country. We celebrate our love of dogs and the bond we share. DogFest raises money and encourages volunteers to support the mission and educate the public about the organization’s life-changing work of providing expertly trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities, free of charge. The success of the event is a result of our enthusiastic, dedicated and goal-oriented volunteers.
Individuals of all ages are welcome to participate in DogFest. You can participate as part of a team or as an individual. The event will be held rain or shine.
Responsibilities Include: * Chair committees - Take a leadership role in planning logistics, sponsorship, outreach and recruitment of participants of DogFest * Assist with event execution - including working with event venue, securing participants and teams, coordinating volunteer support and community outreach * Work with staff to ensure that sponsors are actively cultivated * Work with staff to coordinate volunteers for day-of event * Supervise the event volunteer(s) * Maintain event databases
Volunteer training is provided at no cost. The time commitment involved with serving in this position will vary. If you are interested in joining this committee and contributing to the mission of Canine Companions for Independence, please contact Meredith Harrison via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
The assistance dogs we breed, raise and train aren’t just the ears, hands and legs of their human partners. They’re also goodwill ambassadors and often, their best friends. They open up new opportunities and new possibilities, and spread incredible joy. We unite people with dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence and confidence.
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
Mary Bartelme Park115 S. Sangamon St.Chicago, IL60607
April 28, 2020
Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 21
• Strong communication skills both written and verbal
•Attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Comfortable speaking to groups
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Leadership experience, a plus
• Reliable and fl