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  • The Sobey Cancer Support Centre

    Volunteer Hairdresser

    Area: Halifax

    Description: 

    The Canadian Cancer Society has a volunteer opportunity for a Licensed Hair Dresser. Volunteers must have excellent communication skills and provide a supportive and caring environment. Experience working with wigs an asset.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Provide hair care services for our clients this may include, wash, cut and style.
    • Room set up/clean up

    Time Commitment:

    • Weekly morning and afternoon shifts available, excluding Friday’s
    • Shifts are three to four hours in length.

    All volunteers must have an up to date Background Check and Child Abuse Registry Check prior to volunteering.

    Apply Now! 

    For further information please contact:
    Kim Veino, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
    Kim.veino@ns.cancer.ca
    902-423-3360

    For detailed information on the Sobey Cancer Support Center please follow the link.

    https://sobeycancersupportcentre.ca/

  • Daffodil Volunteer Positions

    Daffodil Retail Site Captains

    Area:
    Halifax Regional Municipality
    Cape Breton Regional Municipality
    Cheticamp
    St. Peter’s
    Annapolis Valley and area
    Truro
    Yarmouth
    Clare
    Lockport

    Job Description: 

    The retail site captain coordinates daffodil sales at a specific retail site. Recruits, schedules and orientates volunteers to staff the site for the Daffodil Campaign Weekend. Set up and take down the daffodil booth during the campaign weekend.  Some handling of revenue will be included.  Relaying all information and any revenue collected back to the Canadian Cancer Society in a timely manner.

    Time Commitment:

    5-10 hours prior to the campaign and be available during the campaign weekend March 30-April 2 2017.

    Apply Now! 

    For further information, please contact:
    Anna Thomas
    Revenue Development Coordinator
    anna.thomas@ns.cancer.ca
    902-470-2054

    Retail Site Volunteers

    Halifax
    Sobeys Windsor St.
    Young Street Superstore
    Sobeys Mumford Rd
    Joe Howe Superstore
    Sobeys Clayton Park
    Sobeys Queen St
    Barrington Street Superstore
    Bedford/Sackville
    Sobeys Larry Uteck

    Dartmouth
    Portland Street Superstore
    Sobeys Cole Harbor
    Sobeys Russell Lake

    Job Description:

    Sit at retail site booths in HRM for 3-4 hour shifts and sell daffodils on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society. Engage the public in order to sell daffodils, collect revenue and fill out cash envelope at the end of shift to reconcile sales.

    Time Commitment:

    Time commitment is a minimum of 3 hours. Can volunteer as many shifts, days or locations as volunteer chooses.

    Apply Now!

    For further information, please contact:
    Anna Thomas
    Revenue Development Coordinator
    anna.thomas@ns.cancer.ca
    902-470-2054

    Daffodil Delivery Drivers:
    Dartmouth
    Bedford

    Job Description:

    Volunteer Daffodil Delivery drivers are responsible for picking up daffodils from a specified location, counting them out into order amounts and delivering them to multiple businesses on their route.  This role may involve some handling of revenue, in which case it along with any leftover daffodils need to be returned to Canadian Cancer Society once route is complete. Volunteer must have access to a vehicle with which to complete their route.

    Time commitment:  Morning of March 29, 2017.

    Apply Now! 

    For further information, please contact:
    Anna Thomas
    Revenue Development Coordinator
    anna.thomas@ns.cancer.ca
    902-470-2054

  • Relay For Life

    Bedford Relay for Life

    Area: Bedford

    Ceremonies Captain

    The Ceremonies Captain is responsible for planning emotional and inspiring ceremonies for the event. This includes recruiting guest speakers, developing scripts, choosing impactful music and ensuring the right tone is being set for the Relay for Life opening, luminary and closing ceremonies.

    Leadership Chair (Chair of the Organizing Committee)

    The Leadership Chair will provide leadership, guidance and support to the Relay for Life Organizing Committee. The Chair will identify opportunities for growth and work with committee and staff to    maximize the event’s potential within the community and represent the Canadian Cancer Society and Relay for Life, acting as the lead spokesperson for the event.

    Treasurer

    The Relay For Life Treasurer is responsible for ensuring tracking procedures are maintained for all monies and in-kind donations, organizing bank nights and providing training to volunteers regarding receipting procedures and depositing of monies.

    Team Development Chair

    The Team Development Chair will provide leadership, guidance and support to teams for the Relay for Life; focusing on retention, recruitment, relationship management, and recognition.

    Survivor Chair

    The Survivor Chair will recruit and engage cancer survivors and caregivers to participate in Relay for Life survivorship activities, engage survivors and caregivers before, during and after the event and will provide an opportunity for all cancer survivors and their caregivers to be part of Relay For Life.

    Logistics and Facilities Chair

    The Logistics and Facilities Chair works with staff contact to negotiate and secure a venue, ensures all equipment, materials and supplies are organized and ready for Relay Day and coordinates set up and clean up on Relay Day. 

    Apply Now!

    For more information please contact:
    Melanie Matheson
    Youth Engagement Coordinator
    902-423-7576
    melanie.matheson@ns.cancer.ca

    Sydney Relay for Life

    Area: Sydney

    Team Development Chair

    Role Description: Provide leadership, guidance and support to teams for the Relay for Life; focusing on retention, recruitment, relationship management, and recognition. Committee has list of current teams and this person will work with District Coordinator to identify new potential teams to contact.
    Start date/Finish date: ASAP/June 15, 2017

    Volunteer Recruitment Chair

    Role Description: Responsible for recruiting, training and recognizing event day volunteers in cooperation with the Relay for Life Committee. As well as, helping District Coordinator & Leadership chair find and recruit new committee members as needed.
    Start date/Finish date: ASAP/June 15, 2017

    Communications Chair

    Role Description: Responsible for contacting all local media and ensuring that the general public is informed of all aspects of Relay For Life and maintaining a social media presence. As well as, duties of a/v and tech support for day of event.
    Start date/Finish date: ASAP/June 15, 2017

    Corporate Sponsorship Chair

    Role Description: Identifies and contacts potential sponsors at various levels of participation in order to provide monetary donations and sponsorship for the event
    Start date/Finish date: ASAP/June 15, 2017

    Apply Now! 

    For more information please contact:
    Rhonda Gallant
    District Coordinator- Cape Breton
    Tel 902-578-9702
    Rhonda.Gallant@ns.cancer.ca

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society!

We would love to engage you as a volunteer, and throughout the year we offer a number of exciting volunteer opportunities. All volunteer jobs will be posted here, so please check the website for updates, and let us know if you have any questions.

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