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ORGANIZATION: Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County

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Event: Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County Dodge for a Cause Fundraiser

Event Date: Friday, October 4, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Position Overview:

The Event C oordinator is a pivotal volunteer role responsible for coordinating Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County’s annual Dodge for a Cause fundraiser. This event is essential for our organization’s mission of helping children achieve their potential through positive adult mentorship. The Event Committee Chair will oversee the planning and execution of the event, ensuring its success from start to finish.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Coordination

- Lead the event committee, providing direction and support to committee members.

- Oversee the activities of sub-committee leads including Marketing, Graphic Design, Registration Coordinator, Raffle Procurement, and Volunteer Coordinator.

Event Planning and Management

- Develop and manage an event timeline and ensure adherence to deadlines.

- Coordinate with the venue, Avila Bay Athletic Club, to finalize arrangements for food, lighting, and other logistical needs.

- Ensure all permits and legal requirements are met for the event.

Marketing and Promotion

- Work with the Marketing lead to create and implement a promotion strategy to maximize attendance and engagement.

- Approve marketing materials, including graphics and promotional content.

Volunteer Coordination

- Collaborate with the Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, train, and manage event volunteers.

Raffle and Fundraising

- Oversee the Raffle Procurement lead in securing raffle items and organizing raffle activities.

- Ensure effective fundraising strategies are in place and executed.

- Registration and Attendee Management:

- Supervise the Registration Coordinator to manage attendee sign-ups and ensure smooth check-in processes.

Event Execution

- On the day of the event, manage the overall event flow, troubleshoot issues, and ensure a positive experience for all attendees.

- Conduct a post-event debrief to evaluate success and areas for improvement.


- Strong leadership and organizational skills.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

- Experience in event planning and management.

- Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.

- Enthusiasm for the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters and a commitment to making a positive impact.

Time Commitment:

- Immediate start with a commitment through the conclusion of the event and post-event debrief.

- Approximately 5-10 hours per week leading up to the event, with additional hours required as the event date approaches.


- Opportunity to lead a significant fundraising event for a reputable nonprofit organization.

- Build skills in leadership, event planning, and team management.

- Contribute to a meaningful cause and make a tangible difference in the lives of local youth.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should contact Caity McCardell at caity@SLObigs.org with an outline of qualifications and reason for interest by July 10, 2024.

Join us in making the Dodge for a Cause fundraiser a memorable and impactful event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County!

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County


Post Office Box 12644, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406, US

Mission Statement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County partners with parents, guardians, volunteers and othres in the community and holds ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving:

  • Higher aspirations, greater confidence
  • Avoidance of risky behaviors
  • Educational success

Volunteers spend six hours each month for a minimum of one year doing things they enjoy together!


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community


Mon Jul 01, 2024 - Sat Oct 05, 2024
08:00 AM -


142 Cross StreetSuite #140San Luis Obispo, CA 93401



  • Group Facilitation
  • Management
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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