The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
6 months to 1 year
May 29, 2019
Description of PositionThe 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 Entertainment Coordinator is defined below.
-Secure entertainment for event day, including stage area, start/finish line and children's tent. Oversee these areas on the event day and provide direction to event day volunteers and entertainers (as applicable)
-Work with the committee to create an event day experience that creates a community atmosphere and connection to our cause
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
-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.
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.
-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
-Automatic extra helping of good Karma
Contact InformationSend Email to: Jenessa Noviello
2503886496 ext 7326