MS Bike Committee Member - Silent Auction Coordinator

MS Bike Committee Member - Silent Auction Coordinator
Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
  • Committee Member
  • Community Outreach
  • Fundraising / Giving
Long term (6 months to 1 year)
  • Youth (over 18)
  • Seniors
  • Groups
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland
2020-01-032020-04-01

The MS Bike Silent Auction Coordinator will organize all aspects of the Saturday evening live and silent auctions. 

Contributing your time and talents to the MS Bike committee is a meaningful opportunity to give back to your community and those affected by MS. MS Bikes are one of our largest fundraising events across Canada. The MS Bike Fraser Valley Experience will be held July 11 & 12, 2020 in Langley at Thunderbird Show Park. Volunteering as a Committee Member for the MS Bike means gaining valuable experience by leading and organizing a well-recognized signature event while working with experienced staff and comprehensive resources. Our Organizing Committee consists of 5-6 volunteers.

Responsibilities: 

  • Review last year’s report and update equipment list for auction section from the previous year 
  • Review previous year’s donor list 
  • Create a new donors list and identify new prospects 
  • Work with MS Staff to approve and contact past and new donors 
  • Confirm and pick up all donations in the Fraser Valley area 
  • Create and deliver an auction volunteer orientation 
  • Set up the silent auction area on event day 
  • Supervise the auction area while bidding is open 
  • Oversee the auction volunteers 
  • Develop and oversee an auction close and payment plan with MS Staff  - ability to learn cashing out technology is necessary
  • Take down live and silent auction areas at their conclusion

Skills, Attitudes, Knowledge Required: 

  • Clear communication 
  • Good customer service skills 
  • Good organizational skills 
  • Must be able to do some heavy lifting 
  • Access to a vehicle would be considered an asset

Supervision/Liaison: 

The Silent Auction Coordinator is responsible for the supervision of the auction support volunteers. 

Works directly with MS Staff and MS Bike Committee 

MS Society will support your success through: 

  • Offering a training session for your committee position. 
  • Providing you with support and guidance. 
  • Sharing comprehensive tools and resources.

Time Commitment: 

Long term (January 2020 – July 2020). Attend 7 – 8 monthly committee meetings before the event (1 – 1.5 hours each) and a post-event wrap-up meeting. Be present at the event from set-up to take down on Saturday. Work remotely on auction prospecting and be able to pick up auction items in the Fraser Valley area. 

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 604-689-3144 x.7257

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