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Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Kingston Chapter (Walk Coordinator – Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History)

Organization Name: Cystic Fibrosis Canada – Kingston Chapter
Opportunity Title: Walk Coordinator – Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: January 31, 2018
End Date: May 27, 2018

  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
Opportunity Description:

Cystic Fibrosis Canada is a national charitable not-for-profit corporation established in 1960, and is one of the world’s top three charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). As an internationally recognized leader in funding innovation and clinical care, we invest more in life-saving CF research and care than any other non-governmental agency in Canada.   Cystic Fibrosis is a fatal genetic disease impacting over 4,200 Canadians. People with Cystic Fibrosis must adhere to a strict infection control policies which means they cannot connect to others with the disease indoors. The only chance for our community to come together is at our Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History because it is outdoors; making this event extra special for those living with Cystic Fibrosis and their families.   ROLE:   The Walk Coordinator will participate in the planning process with a team of volunteers and together create a successful fundraising event in support of those living with Cystic Fibrosis and their families. This position will work closely with the chapter representatives, and work to help recruit, train and work lead our volunteers while ensuring the elements align with the national campaign. The coordinator will communicate with Regional and National staff, and will receive support, training documents, and guidance. This role will be a critical in the success of our 2018 Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History.   RESPONSIBILITIES:   Coordinate all elements of the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History. Support, resources and materials will be supplied by Cystic Fibrosis Canada prior to the event; Act as the primary point of contact for Walk inquiries within the chapter; Manages committee member’s activities i.e track and monitor event deliverables to ensure all logistical aspects of the walk are in place and confirmed in advance of event day; Actively identify new sponsorship opportunities for event; Follow up and maintain existing relationships with sponsors, supporters, and community; Attend committee meetings and; Assist in planning, promotion and day-of execution.   WHAT WE OFFER: A community of support and a dedicated staff partner Develop and grow professional skills, expand your network An opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of people with Cystic Fibrosis Build your resume while doing meaningful work Be a part of the momentum as we continue to be world leaders and work towards making Cystic Fibrosis History   TIME COMMITMENT: Six month commitment beginning in the winter 2-5 hours per week Must be present at entire event on May 27th If you think you’d be a great fit, we’d love to hear from you!

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