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Volunteer Coordinator MS Walk Nelson 2019

The Walk Committee is responsible to successfully planning and leading the MS Walk event in their community. These opportunities are ideal for individuals looking to make a more substantial volunteer time commitment and who wish to enhance or share existing expertise in event or project coordination and leadership.

Contributing your time and talents to the MS Walk committee is a meaningful opportunity to give back to your community and those affected by MS, while meeting great people and having fun. MS Walks are our larges fundraising event across Canada and wouldn't be possible without dedicated volunteers. The role description for the Volunteer Coordinator is defined below.

Responsibilities: Recruit event day volunteers, ensuring there are enough volunteers to fulfill all event volunteer requirements. Schedule volunteers into various volunteer positions. Clearly communicating their roles, responsibilities, start/end times before event weekend. Ensure that all volunteers are checked in on day of event and then directed to their area coordinator for instruction and support. Monitor volunteers activities and positions during Walk weekend and reposition volunteers as needed to provide best coverage.

All committee members share in the responsibility of: Championing the Walk in their community by promoting the event within their personal and professional networks and recruiting participants and event day volunteers. Helping to source sponsorship (cash and in-kind donations) and prizing.

Skills, Attitudes, Knowledge Required: Experience in the respective roles' area of work is valued. Strong leadership, communication, organizational and customer service skills. Self motivated/directed and able to fulfill duties on time.

Training and Orientation: Role specific training will be provided for all committee members. Tools, resources and information on all aspects of the event will be provided.

Time Commitment: Attend 1.5hr monthly committee meetings prior to the event from December through June. Onsite for the event weekend, providing leadership to event day volunteers and overseeing specific area of work. Meetings and work related to your role encompasses approximately 5-10 hours/month depending on role and size of event. Hours will increase as the event approaches.

Supervisory Relationships/liaison: Coordinator will receive direction from, and liaise with, the Chair. Coordinator will interact extensively with other organizing committee members, staff liaison, event day volunteers, participants and members of the community. Must be comfortable making decisions and problem solving with limited supervision.

Volunteer Benefits: Opportunity to work with a dedicated team of leadership volunteers, together creating a meaningful successful event Gain valuable work experience Contribute your time and talents in an impactful way for a worthwhile cause Reference letter Automatic extra helping of good Karma

To apply, please contact Rebecca Cooke at rebecca.cooke@mssociety.ca

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