MS Canada (2024 Saskatoon MS Walk Committee – Volunteer Coordinator)

Organization Name: MS Canada
Opportunity Title: 2024 Saskatoon MS Walk Committee – Volunteer Coordinator
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Commitment: Less than 6 months
Start Date: January 2, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2024

Email: joelle.weisbeck@mscanada.ca
Website: https://mscanada.ca
Details:
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

MS Canada is an organization founded by volunteers and continually fueled by the initiative and dedication of thousands of volunteers across the country. Join an exciting, dynamic and diverse organization that is committed to creating a world free of MS! MS Walk Volunteer Coordinator Event Description  MS Walk is a community-driven event for people living with or affected by MS as well as those who want to support our vision of creating a world free of MS.  Canadians come together in their communities every May to fundraise for and participate in MS Walk to help find the cause and cure for this disease. As part of the MS Walk Committee, you will plan and execute an inclusive, engaging event to connect and empower the MS community in your region.  MS impacts all Canadians, which is why we urge people to move forward together at MS Walk and help build awareness for the disease, raising much needed funds to allow us to continue to support people affected by MS.  This is a great opportunity to make an impact in your community using your talent and time. The Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with the team at MS Canada to ensure we have support from a fantastic group of Day of Event Volunteers. You will have the opportunity to connect with your local community to recruit enough volunteers to fill various volunteer roles and instruct them on event day.   Responsibilities   Identify the volunteer positions needed, as well as the required number of volunteers required to successfully execute the local Walk plan   Recruit Event Day Volunteers with the support of the MS Canada Volunteer Experience team to ensure there are enough volunteers to support the event   Assign volunteers to various volunteer roles based on their interests and strengths   Clearly communicate to each volunteer their role, responsibilities, start/end times before the event weekend  Ensure that all volunteers check in, then report to their lead for instruction and support  Recognize volunteers for their contributions on the day and post-event   Be agile on event day, track volunteer’s activities during the event and reposition volunteers as needed to provide the best coverage   Champion the Walk in your community by promoting the event and helping to recruit participants and day-of-event volunteers   Interested? Here’s what we’re looking for: Energized and positive attitude. A friendly face helps create a fun atmosphere! Strong leadership, communication, organizational and customer service skills Passion for supporting the MS Community and funding MS research Basic computer proficiency including email, internet searches, Word, Excel Self-motivated and reliable; able to fulfill duties on time Must be comfortable making decisions and problem solving with limited supervision. Previous experience managing people is considered an asset Time Commitment: Long term (November– June). Hours will vary based on the size of your community event. Hours will increase as the event approaches. We estimate these roles will take between 1 – 3 hours per month Meet online via Teams once or twice a month OR Meet monthly in person Must be available to attend the event at the end of May for approximately 8 hours Why Volunteer?  Gain valuable experience and skills by supporting the organization of a well-recognized  signature event while working with experienced organizing team members and  comprehensive resources Contribute your time to an important cause and see your impact on the organization Obtain a reference letter  Build a strong network and connect with the MS community MS Canada is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture where people from all backgrounds can thrive. Our aim is to ensure that all those interested in joining our team are given equal opportunity and that our organization is representative of all sections of society. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We are committed to accommodating applicants’ needs throughout the selection process. Please contact volunteer@mscanada.ca should you need accommodation. To learn more about MS Canada and the great work that we do, we encourage you to visit www.mscanada.ca.

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