2019 MS Walk Organizing Committee - Check-in Coordinator (Langley)

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Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • Committee Member
  • Community Outreach
  • Event Coordination
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Families (adults with children)
  • Seniors
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Langley

The Check-in Coordinator is responsible for successfully planning and leading the MS Walk on May 26th, 2019 in the Langley community which will be taking place at Douglas Park. This opportunity is ideal for individuals looking to make a more substantial volunteer time commitment.

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 with experienced staff and comprehensive resources. The committee will contain of 6-12 members, depending on the size of the community and event.

Check-in Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Becoming familiar with the registration procedure
  • Setting up and take down check-in, money counting and tune-up areas on event day and Saturday early pledge drop-off (if applicable)
  • Supervising, supporting and training event day check-in tent volunteers

All committee members share in the responsibility of:

  • Championing the Walk in their community
  • promoting the event within their network
  • 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
  • Basic computer proficiency including email, internet searches, word, excel
  • 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 1.5-hour monthly committee meetings prior to the event 
  • Onsite for the event weekend, providing leadership to event day volunteers and oversight for 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 and Co-Chair. Coordinator will interact extensively with other organizing committee members, staff liaison, event day volunteers, participants and members of the community.

Authority/Decision making: 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 and successful event
  • gain valuable experience in event planning
  • Contribute your time and talents in an impactful way for a worthwhile cause
  • Reference letter

To apply, please contact Joel Cheung - Joel.Cheung@mssociety.ca or phone 604-689-3144 x.7257