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Walk Coordinator- Walk to End ALS Simcoe


  • Virtual Opportunity
  • WHEN
    Ongoing

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DESCRIPTION

Walk to End ALS- Simcoe
Walk Coordinator- One Year Term
Remote Volunteer Opportunity
February 2021

We are looking for a volunteer Walk Coordinator to lead ALS Canada’s Walk Committee- Simcoe. As the Walk Coordinator, you will work with ALS Canada staff and volunteers to lead the Walk’s overall execution and strategic vision to End ALS in your local community on June 21st, 2021, in celebration of Global ALS Awareness Day.

Walk to End ALS

The Walk to End ALS is the largest volunteer-led fundraiser for ALS Societies across Canada. It is a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate hope for a future without ALS, honour those we have loved and lost, and show support for the 3,000 Canadians and their families living with the disease. Fundraising efforts and donations from the Walk support the best ALS research in the country and enable ALS Societies to provide community-based support to people and families living with the disease.

What You’ll Do

• Demonstrate leadership and effectively oversee the local Walk to End ALS Committee
• Establish and build a strong, effective and constructive working relationship with staff leads and committee members
• Attend and chair committee meetings and participate in a post-event evaluation meeting
• Develop and oversee the budget for the Walk
• Support staff with recruitment for volunteer Walk committee members
• Support committee members to accomplish tasks according to timelines
• Ensure local expenses are paid, and all funds and pledge forms are forwarded to staff post-event
• Oversee all aspects of the Walk on the day of the event
• Utilize personal networks to develop potential partnerships, sponsorships and event participation
• Establish and build a strong, effective and constructive working relationship with staff leads and committee members
• Participate in the Walk to End ALS’ 21 days challenges
• Act as an ambassador for the cause and organization

What We are Looking For

• Excellent organizational and leadership skills
• Strong understanding of fundraising
• Strong attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills
• Experience supporting charity fundraising events; experience with charity walk events an asset
• Willingness to leverage personal networks to develop partnership and sponsorship opportunities
• Previous experience volunteering as a part of a not for profit committee an asset
• Strong English written and verbal communication abilities
• Experience working with people with diverse backgrounds
• Interest in working with and supporting individuals and families affected by ALS
• Ability to commit 4 hours monthly and attend 2-hour bi-monthly meetings and additional meetings closer to the event as required

Join Us Today

Submit a volunteer application to volunteer@als.ca. Please be sure to indicate the volunteer position title in your subject title.

Who You'll be Assisting

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ALS Canada

ALS Canada advocates federally, provincially and locally for better government support and access within the healthcare system for people touched by ALS.


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Who You'll be Assisting

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ALS Canada

ALS Canada advocates federally, provincially and locally for better government support and access within the healthcare system for people touched by ALS.