2019 MS Walk Organizing Committee - Chair (Fraser Valley)

2019 MS Walk Organizing Committee - Chair (Fraser Valley)
2019 MS Walk Organizing Committee - Chair (Fraser Valley)
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 - Chilliwack

The MS Walk Committee Chair will provide leadership and direction to the Volunteer Walk Committee in event planning efforts, to ensure a successful MS Walk on May 26th, 2019 in the Fraser Valley community which will be taking place at Vedder Park.

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 have 6-12 members, depending on the size of the community and event.


  • Provide support and leadership to committee members and fill gaps as needed to ensure a successful MS Walk
  • Delegate duties and ensure assigned projects are completed successfully
  • Lead organizing committee meetings
  • Act as the point person for the assigned community walk; liaise with the staff liaison
  • Network and recruit organizing committee members with the support of the MS Society to fill vacancies

Skills, Attitudes, Knowledge Required:

  • Strong leadership abilities and experience. Must be comfortable making decisions with limited
  • We encourage applications from individuals with 1-3 years of previous experience in fundraising and/or event coordination.
  • Strong organization, problem solving and communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Knowledge of MS and the ability to positively represent the MS Society.

MS Society will support your success through:

  • Providing comprehensive chair training through a full day training session and monthly support
  • Offering a training session for various key committee positions
  • The staff liaison will provide you with support and guidance
  • Sharing comprehensive tools and resources
  • The MS Society will provide support to the event in a variety of ways including participant services, marketing, PR, fundraising incentives.

Time Commitment:

  • Long term (November 2018 – May 2019). Hours will vary based on the size of your community
    event, engagement level of committee members and other factors. Hours will increase as the
    event approaches. We estimate this role will take between 10 - 20 hours per month. Chairs will
    attend a mandatory training/orientation in November/December as well as monthly support calls
    leading up to the event. Chairs lead monthly committee meetings; timing of meetings to be
    determined by chair. Direct the weekend of event duties.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Organize a meaningful community fundraising event, where funds enhance the lives of people
    affected by MS in your community
  • Gain valuable experience in event planning and management
  • Reference letter

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