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  • 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. 

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    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

  • Camp Goodtime Buddy Program

    Are you a past camper, or someone who attended Camp Goodtime with a friend? Are you between the ages of 18-21 and are you ready to make a positive impact? If so, consider applying for the 2017 Buddy Program!

    Under the supervision of the Buddy Coordinator, the Buddy provides support to campers during the week of camp through mentoring, being there to listen and sharing experiences. In addition, the Buddies:

    • Build Leadership Skills
    • Host the “Buddy Campfire”
    • Act as tour guides on “Visitors Day”
    • Manage the Camp Newsletter
    • Decorate for the Camp Theme Party
    • Play an essential role in upholding the Camp Goodtime camp traditions; camp songs, dining hall “rules” and other fun activities

    There is a time commitment involved with this position: Buddies must attend the “Buddy Orientation” and be available during the week of camp. The 2017 dates are:

    • Buddy Orientation August 19-20 (Canadian Cancer Society in Halifax, transportation will be provided from Halifax to Brigadoon Sunday August 20th)
    • Camp Goodtime August 20-25

    The Buddy Program has limited spaces, and the application process includes:

    • Completion of volunteer application (include two references)
    • Up to date resume
    • Meeting or phone interview with volunteer coordinator
    • Attend the Buddy Orientation
    • Criminal Record & Child Abuse Check

    Successful candidates will be notified by mid-June 2017

    Applicants will need to register as well as send a resume to kim.veino@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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