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MS Canada (2024 Saskatoon MS Walk Committee – Food & Beverage Coordinator)

Organization Name: MS Canada
Opportunity Title: 2024 Saskatoon MS Walk Committee – Food & Beverage 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 Entertainment 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 Entertainment Coordinator plays an important role in shaping the participant experience on site and on route.  This includes organizing entertainment and activities/games and managing the “main stage” and finish line experience to create a positive and memorable event experience for MS Walk participants.  Responsibilities   Work with the committee to create an event day experience that creates a community atmosphere and connection to our cause Secure entertainment for event day, that could include for the stage area, start/finish line, route, and activity tent  Oversee the above areas on event day and provide direction to day-of-event volunteers and entertainers   Coordinate a celebratory start/finish line area for participants  Work with MS Walk Coordinator to secure an event MC and guest speakers   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 Ability to perform physical labour along with heavy lifting  Time Commitment: Long term (January – 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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