Milton Relay For Life, Marketing and Communication Lead

(Canadian Cancer Society, Halton Community Office, Cancer Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0956 Last Full Update: 06 Jan 2020
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is a volunteer run event that brings the community together to celebrate survivors, honour those we’ve lost and commit to raising funds to fight all types of cancer. Every year, the enthusiasm and support from passionate participants means we can continue to make the most impact, against the most cancers across the country. With nearly 1 in 2 Canadians expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, we all have a reason to take action.
ContactSandy McDonald, Senior Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement, Canadian Cancer Society, Halton Community Office; Phone: 905-634-6893 ext 3163; Email:
DutiesPost updates on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn) including: 
- Fundraising tips 
- Thank you's to sponsors, large donors, etc. 
- Milestone recognition 
- Corporate group involvement 
Coordinate distribution of posters to local hubs with the Participant Recruitment and Retention Lead 
Research community events to attend for the promotion for the Canadian Cancer Society and Relay For Life and recruitment of participants. 
Seek out support from local media.
BenefitsBe a member of a successful team helping to create a world where no one fears cancer. 
Apply your skills and experience to promote Relay For Life in your community. 
Gain leadership experience, public speaking and networking opportunities. 
Have a positive impact in your community. 
Be part of an event that fosters community giving and generosity. 
Get training and learning opportunities to strengthen personal skills. 
Have Fun!
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Couples ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCommittees ; Community Outreach ; Computers & IT (Software Related) ; Customer / Sales Services ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Marketing & Promotions ; Social Interaction ; Social Media ; Telephone Communication ; Writing / Editing
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Marketing & PR ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Web & IT ; Writing & Editing ; This is a wonderful opportunity to create a meaningful event in Milton that celebrates those who have lived, are living, and moving past cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life event brings neighbours, friends, and community together, united by the common goal of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer. The experience of cheering on survivors, walking the track, and joining in a range of trackside activities at the Relay For Life creates and unforgettable evening!
Commitment LengthOne Time / Special Event ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) - January 2020 to June 2020 ; Event takes place on Friday, June 12, 2020 at Country Heritage Park in Milton
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group
Number of PositionsMilton: 2 individual(s) 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Agency Details
Organization NameCanadian Cancer Society, Halton Community Office, Cancer Support Services
Office Phone905-634-6893
Toll Free PhoneCancer Information Service 1-888-939-3333; 
Quit Smoking Helpline 1-877-513-5333
Address & Map
940 Sheldon Court
Burlington, ON L7L 5K6