Relay For Life Leadership Team - Survivorship Lead
Are you a super volunteer, who would like to assist a super organisation?
Cancer Society Northland is on the hunt for a volunteer to become a part of the Relay for Life leadership team and fill the role of the Survivorship Lead
Survivors and caregivers are the VIPs of Relay. You will play a key role in communicating what Relay is all about, and why survivors and caregivers are our guests of honour. You will also organise a pre-event celebration in their honour (e afternoon tea just before Relay’s opening ceremony); support survivors’ and caregivers’ involvement in the Opening Ceremony and Lap of Honour, and promote how survivors and caregivers can engage with Cancer Society programmes and services in their community.
- Read the Six Ds Guidebook and support material
- Recruit a Co-Chair and establish a sub-committee
- Attend committee meetings; provide a written progress report
- Set survivor and caregiver goals with your Event Chair and staff partner/s
- Plan Survivorship Celebration and activities
- Organise suitable sponsors to assist with the catering needs
- Organise Survivorship and caregiver gifts and ribbons.
- Promote Relay For Life to survivors and caregivers in the community; work with your Publicity Chair to encourage attendance at the event
- Plan and implement pre-event information for survivors and caregivers in conjunction with staff partner/s
- Plan and coordinate the registration of survivors and caregivers at the event with the Secretary
- Plan and coordinate survivor’s and caregivers’ involvement in the Opening Ceremony with the Entertainments Chair
- Liaise with Logistics Chair throughout the planning process for any needs
- Assist sub-committee and committee colleagues as needed
- Assist with recruiting teams, survivors and caregivers through personal networks
- Be on-site as needed at Relay and/or organise appropriate coverage
- Recognise and thank sub-committee and donors/in-kind supporters in conjunction with staff partner
- Record all relevant contact details/notes and pass on to staff partner; take part in pre- and post- event planning sessions as required
- Help to recruit a successor when you step down from your role.
- Two to four hours per week (variable depending upon time to event)
- Estimated number of committee meetings: one to two per month
- Phone calls to staff partner: one to two per month
- Meetings with staff partner/s: one to two per month
- Minimum one event cycle, maximum three-event cycles (this does not exclude involvement in other Relay-related roles after a maximum of three event cycles in this particular role).
Relay For Life Event Leadership Team members will have training and orientation based on their roles.
- Knowledge of the impact of cancer
- Excellent relationship and communication skills, enthusiasm and ability to portray a positive image of the Cancer Society to the public
- Compassion, empathy and sensitivity
- Highly organised, ability to roster and organise volunteer teams
- Experience in event planning and organising/ arranging catering for large and diverse groups
- Knowledge of and commitment to the Cancer Society’s mission and its programmes and services for patients, survivors and caregivers
- Commitment to following national and divisional Relay Standards.