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Chair Person MS Walk Nelson 2019

The Walk Committee is responsible to successfully plan and lead the MS Walk event in their community. This opportunity is 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. MS Walks are our largest fundraising event across Canada. Volunteering as Committee member for the MS Walk means gaining valuable experience by leading and organizing a well-recognized signature event while working within a team of high level volunteers, supported by experienced staff and comprehensive resources.

The committee chairperson will be responsible for: Provide support and leadership to committee members and fill gaps as needed to ensure a successful MS Walk Delegate duties and ensure assigned projects are completed successfully Lead organizing committee meetings Act as the point person for the assigned community walk; liaise with the staff liaison Network and recruit organizing committee members with the support of the MS Society to fill vacancies

Skills, Attitudes, Knowledge Required: Strong leadership abilities and experience. Must be comfortable making decisions with limited supervision We encourage applications from individuals with 1-3 years of previous experience in fundraising and/or event coordination Strong organization, problem solving and communication skills (verbal and written) Knowledge of MS and the ability to positively represent the MS Society.

MS Society will support your success by: Providing comprehensive chair training and monthly support calls Offering a training session for various key committee positions The staff liaison will provide you with support and guidance Sharing comprehensive tools and resources The MS Society will provide support to the event in a variety of ways including participant services, marketing, PR , fundraising incentives

Time Commitment: Attend 1.5hr committee meetings once per month 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.

Volunteer Benefits: Organize a meaningful community fundraising event, where funds enhance the lives of people affected by MS in your community Gain valuable experience in event planning and management Reference letter

To apply, please contact rebecca.cooke@mssociety.ca

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