Special Events Crew – Gift & Auction Acquisitions

Special Events Crew – Gift & Auction Acquisitions
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Diabetes Canada
  • Event Coordination
  • Event Helpers
  • Fundraising / Giving
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Seniors
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver

Purpose: To work collaboratively with the Development Team to enhance revenue potential for local Diabetes Canada’s fundraising events and community fundraising initiatives 


  • Engage local businesses and companies (via telephone, email, or mail) to request and solicit the donation of gifts and/or auction items to be used at fundraising events for or on behalf of Diabetes Canada
  • Assist Development team with partnership, event execution, planning, stewardship, research, and documentation
  • Use Auction Tracker software program to input donation details as received
  • Compile, track and maintain a detailed list of potential donors and contact information
  • Pick up donated gifts and auction items, where possible
  • Ensure thank you letters and certificates are forwarded to donors
  • Play an important role as part of the Diabetes Canada team and take part in team planning meeting

Desirable Attributes and Skills:

  • Must be comfortable with active solicitation of donations from potential donors for items and submission of donation forms by required deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Work independently with some direction/guidance, and in a team environment
  • Second language is welcome
  • Engaging and outgoing personality
  • Working comfort with MS Office suite
  • Represent Diabetes Canada in a professional manner
  • A positive, caring, non-judgmental approach with members of the public

Join our Volunteer Team! Email your expression of interest and resume to volunteerbc@diabetes.ca