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Relay For Life Corporate Engagement Lead

BE a part of something BIG and here’s why…

THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
BE a part of a collective of people united by a singular focus where no Canadian
fears cancer. BE bold by committing your time to driving positive change alongside
families, friends, healthcare teams, donors, scientists, advocates and all those who
strive to make the cancer journey one that is supported in every way.
We believe that life is bigger than cancer. We believe your support is stronger than
cancer. If you do too, read more…

FOCUS
Relay For Life Corporate Engagement Lead

WHY WE NEED YOU
At CCS we are committed to improving the cancer experience by helping people
with cancer live their lives more fully. The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life
brings together communities united by the same goal of creating a world where no
Canadian fears cancer. Relay is an opportunity to celebrate those who live and have
lived in the face of cancer.
Funds raised through Relay For Life will contribute to groundbreaking research,
support programs and services that help people with cancer and enhanced
advocacy efforts to governments on important cancer related issues.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
As the Corporate Engagement Lead, you will be responsible for:
• Reengaging past corporate support
• Recruiting new corporate partners and community organizations for the
event,
• Finding the most meaningful way for the partner to support Relay (teams,
cash donation, gift-in-kind or sponsorship)
• Securing support from local businesses and community members
• Finding innovative ways for corporates to support your Relay such as roll up
your cents at the cash register, sell luminaries as their cash etc.
• Meeting with your committee to determine corporate support needs for the
different aspects of the event (award gifts, survivor gifts, etc.)
• Leading and supporting the Food & Beverage Coordinator in building relevant
partnerships and ensuring their tasks are completed if this role remains
vacant
• Silent auction if holding one (may be a stand-alone role)

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
You know that donations save lives and are passionate about making meaningful
connections with people and businesses. You have the professional network and
interpersonal skills to speak with a variety of people, one to one and in group
presentations. You have good business development skills and are motivated to
achieve results.
As the Corporate Engagement Lead, you understand the impact that cancer has on
a person’s life and you are motivated to help raise funds by increasing corporate
support for Relay.

OUR INVESTMENT
As an organization we will provide you with online resources, training and support
to help you lead the Corporate Engagement portfolio and be an effective leader for
the Food and Beverage Coordinator.
You will also be supported by the Relay Director, Community Engagement, a fellow
volunteer, who will oversee all aspects around bringing more community partners
to Relay.
You will be part of the larger Relay community and have opportunity to learn and
mentor as you engage with CCS staff and volunteers.

YOUR COMMITMENT
• This is an important leadership role. We are anticipating an ongoing level of
commitment which will include regular monthly meetings with the entire
committee
• Between committee meetings, you will be reaching out to interested parties,
attending events to prospect for new Relay sponsors and researching
potential new connections
• You are agreeing to initiate and respond with regular, consistent
communication between the Relay Director, Community Engagement and
other members of the team, including the Food and Beverage Coordinator
• As the event date approaches your time commitment will increase and on
event day your leadership, as you recognize sponsors you have recruited, will
be critical in creating the sense of accomplishment that everyone will go
home with, knowing that their actions have created something bigger than
cancer

 

Relay for Life Sarnia event day will be held Saturday June 11, 2022

To apply for this role please find the role and apply HERE

Relay For Life Sarnia- Entertainment Coordinator

BE a part of something BIG and here’s why…
THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
BE a part of a collective of people united by a singular focus where no Canadian
fears cancer. BE bold by committing your time to driving positive change alongside
families, friends, healthcare teams, donors, scientists, advocates and all those who
strive to make the cancer journey one that is supported in every way.
We believe that life is bigger than cancer. We believe your support is stronger than
cancer. If you do too, read more…

FOCUS
Relay For Life Entertainment Coordinator

WHY WE NEED YOU
At CCS we are committed to improving the cancer experience by helping people
with cancer live their lives more fully. The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life
brings together communities united by the same goal of creating a world where no
Canadian fears cancer. Relay is an opportunity to celebrate those who live and have
lived in the face of cancer.
Funds raised through Relay For Life will contribute to groundbreaking research,
support programs and services that help people with cancer and enhanced
advocacy efforts to governments on important cancer related issues.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
As the Entertainment Coordinator, you will be responsible for:
• Planning various entertainment and activities to keep participants active and
engaged throughout the event such as Bingo, Zumba, themed laps
• Leading all aspects of event day entertainment
o Secure sound equipment
o Secure performers
• Building an entertainment schedule
• Coordinating with the Event Day Experience Lead to ensure materials and
support are in place for all planned activities
• Securing a great Master of Ceremonies and liaising with the Event Day
Experience Lead while planning the schedule
• Organizing the Kids Zone
• Working with the Community Outreach Lead to provide every material needed
for CCS mission activation

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
You understand that any party, like Relay For Life, needs great entertainment. You
have strong connections in your community and feel comfortable asking individuals
and groups to contribute to the Relay experience as entertainers or by offering
engaging activities.
You are able to develop a schedule and communicate parameters, keeping
everyone on task, while still creating a respectful team environment.
You know that cancer can change everything and that bringing community together
in support of people who have been affected by cancer helps us prove that life is
bigger than cancer.
You are ready to do your best to make the Relay experience a positive and
meaningful experience for everyone you connect with.

OUR INVESTMENT
As an organization we will provide you with online resources, training and support
to help you lead the entertainment side of this community event.
You will also be supported by the Event Day Experience Lead and the Relay
Director, Logistics, fellow volunteer,s who will oversee all aspects around
implementing the actual event day.
You will be part of the larger Relay community and have opportunity to learn and
mentor as you engage with CCS staff and volunteers.

YOUR COMMITMENT
• This is an important leadership role. We are anticipating an ongoing level of
commitment which will include regular monthly meetings with the entire
committee.
• Between the committee meetings, you will be reaching out to entertainers,
performers for event activities and prospecting for the master of ceremonies
lead.
• You are agreeing to initiate and respond with regular, consistent
communication between the other volunteers on the committee whose
responsibilities overlap with yours. You will also stay connected with the
Event Day Experience Lead and the Relay Director, Logistics.
• As the event date approaches your time commitment will increase and on
event day your leadership, as you ensure the event is safe and fun, will be
critical in creating the sense of accomplishment that everyone will go home
with, knowing that their actions have created something bigger than cancer.

 

Relay for Life Sarnia event day will be held Saturday June 11, 2022

To apply for this role please find the role and apply HERE

Relay For Life Sarnia- Food & Beverage Coordinator

BE a part of something BIG and here’s why…

THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
BE a part of a collective of people united by a singular focus where no Canadian
fears cancer. BE bold by committing your time to driving positive change alongside
families, friends, healthcare teams, donors, scientists, advocates and all those who
strive to make the cancer journey one that is supported in every way.
We believe that life is bigger than cancer. We believe your support is stronger than
cancer. If you do too, read more…

FOCUS
Relay For Life Food & Beverage Coordinator

WHY WE NEED YOU
At CCS we are committed to improving the cancer experience by helping people
with cancer live their lives more fully. The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life
brings together communities united by the same goal of creating a world where no
Canadian fears cancer. Relay is an opportunity to celebrate those who live and have
lived in the face of cancer.
Funds raised through Relay For Life will contribute to groundbreaking research,
support programs and services that help people with cancer and enhanced
advocacy efforts to governments on important cancer related issues.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
As the Food & Beverage Coordinator, you will be responsible for:
• Building relationships with local partners to offset the cost of food for
participants
• Overseeing the food and beverage tent design, set up and tear down and
responding to requests from other committee members
• Coordinating the timing and location of deliveries
• Working with the Corporate Engagement Lead to coordinate the corporate
partnerships that can lead to a food and beverage gift-in-kind
• Working with other leads to determine the schedule for the day and be
responsible for securing food and beverages and any material needed for the
event participants (dependent on the size of the event)
• Ensuring safe food handling guidelines are followed

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
You understand that cancer can change everything and that bringing community
together in support of people who have been affected by cancer helps us prove that
life is bigger than cancer.
You know that gift-in-kind sponsors help to keep the fundraising event costs low.
You are passionate about making meaningful connections with people and
businesses and encourage their support. You have the professional network and
interpersonal skills to speak with a variety of people, one to one and in group
presentations. You have good business development skills and are motivated to
achieve results.
You are organized and detail oriented and you have the interpersonal skills to
respond to a variety of requests from Relay supporters as suppliers, in-kind donors
and volunteers.
As the Food & Beverage Coordinator, you understand the impact that cancer has on
a person’s life and you are ready to do your best to make the event a safe, smooth
and positive experience for everyone.

OUR INVESTMENT
As an organization we will provide you with online resources, training and support
to help you lead the Food & Beverage needs of this community event.
You will also be supported by the Corporate Engagement Lead and the Relay
Director, Community Engagement, a fellow volunteer, who will oversee all aspects
of bringing more community members to Relay.
You will be part of the larger Relay community and have opportunity to learn and
mentor as you engage with CCS staff and volunteers.

YOUR COMMITMENT
• This is an important leadership role. We are anticipating an ongoing level of
commitment which will include regular monthly meetings with the entire
committee.
• Between the committee meetings, you will be arranging the details with
suppliers and identified sponsors.
• You are agreeing to initiate and respond with regular, consistent
communication between the volunteers you are working with, the Relay
Director, Community Engagement and other members of the team, including
the Corporate Engagement Lead.
• As the event date approaches your time commitment will increase and on
event day your leadership, as you ensure the event is safe and fun, will be
critical in creating the sense of accomplishment that everyone will go home
with, knowing that their actions have created something bigger than cancer.

 

Relay for Life Sarnia event day will be held Saturday June 11, 2022

To apply for this role please find the role and apply HERE

Relay For Life Sarnia- Site Lead

BE a part of something BIG and here’s why…
THE CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
BE a part of a collective of people united by a singular focus where no Canadian
fears cancer. BE bold by committing your time to driving positive change alongside
families, friends, healthcare teams, donors, scientists, advocates and all those who
strive to make the cancer journey one that is supported in every way.
We believe that life is bigger than cancer. We believe your support is stronger than
cancer. If you do too, read more…

FOCUS
Relay For Life Site Lead

WHY WE NEED YOU
At CCS we are committed to improving the cancer experience by helping people
with cancer live their lives more fully. The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life
brings together communities united by the same goal of creating a world where no
Canadian fears cancer. Relay is an opportunity to celebrate those who live and have
lived in the face of cancer.
Funds raised through Relay For Life will contribute to groundbreaking research,
support programs and services that help people with cancer and enhanced
advocacy efforts to governments on important cancer related issues.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
As the Site Lead, you will be responsible for:
• Supporting all Committee Leads in any event initiatives that require logistics
support (securing Relay venue, tent station locations, set up and tear down,
etc.)
• Implementing Event Minimum Standards and Safety/Emergency measures
• Securing materials and overseeing the site design, set up and tear down
• Planning and providing for the physical needs of activities and entertainment on
event day
• Coordinating the timing and location of any necessary deliveries and pick-ups
for Relay event
• Working with other Leads to determine the site schedule for the day
• Organizing the site and responding to requests from other committee members
• Submitting applications and permits
• For in-person events, design a track experience that will motivate participants
to keep walking on event day
• Security of venue and participants
• Inventory of all event materials such as signs, materials, masks etc.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
You understand that cancer can change everything and that bringing community
together in support of people who have been affected by cancer helps us prove that
life is bigger than cancer.
You have the interpersonal skills to respond to a variety of requests from others on
the committee and members of the public who are supporting Relay as suppliers,
in-kind donors and volunteers. You are organized and detail oriented but also
appreciate and support the passion each of the committee leads has for their
assigned area.
You are ready to do your best to make the event a safe, smooth and positive
experience for everyone.

OUR INVESTMENT
As an organization we will provide you with online resources, training and support
to help you lead the logistics side of this community event.
You will also be supported by the Relay Director, Logistics, a fellow volunteer, who
will oversee all aspects around implementing the actual event day.
You will be part of the larger Relay community and have opportunity to learn and
mentor as you engage with CCS staff and volunteers.

YOUR COMMITMENT
• This is an important leadership role. We are anticipating an ongoing level of
commitment which will include regular monthly meetings with the entire
committee.
• Between the committee meetings, you will be arranging the details with
suppliers and identified sponsors.
• You are agreeing to initiate and respond with regular, consistent
communication between the volunteers you are working with, the Relay
Director, Logistics and other members of the team.
• As the event date approaches your time commitment will increase and on
event day your leadership, as you ensure the event is safe and fun, will be
critical in creating the sense of accomplishment that everyone will go home
with, knowing that their actions have created something bigger than cancer.

Relay for Life Sarnia event day will be held Saturday June 11, 2022

To apply for this role please find the role and apply HERE

Board of Directors

Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton (VSSL) is a non-profit organization that provides immediate emotional and practical support to victims of crime or tragic circumstance, funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General. Board Members are needed to support the organization’s governance. VSSL has adopted a Policy Board Governance model.

Volunteer Crisis Responders Needed

Victim Services of Sarnia Lambton is a non-profit organization that provides immediate emotional and practical support to victims of crime or tragic circumstance. Crisis Responders are needed for weekdays, weeknights, and weekends. Training is provided. Please visit www.victimservices.on.ca to fill out the online application.

Administrative Office Support Volunteer

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, this program is limited for opportunities until further notice.

Administrative Office Support volunteers needed to assist with a variety of administrative tasks.  

Assist our clientele by answering phones and directing calls to the appropriate department.  Filing, copying, stuffing envelopes, data entry and various duties as needed.  Some roles require intermediate computer skills, while others require good organizational skills and being detail-oriented.  Tasks are variable based on deadlines.

 

Meals on Wheels ACTIVE

This program is an Essential Service and is actively delivering both hot and cold meals throughout Lambton County.

Deliver meals and spend a few minutes providing a safety check to clients in the Meals on Wheels program.

Hot Meals:  delivered throughout the county. Meals consist of a soup, entrée and dessert, and are delivered 2 to 3 times per week by volunteers. Each town has different pick-up locations and procedures to follow. If you are volunteering for this program you will job shadow with an experienced volunteer. Volunteers are encouraged to visit for a few minutes as a safety check and to inform the Program Coordinator of any health status changes.

Frozen Meal Program: Meals are ordered and delivered every 2 weeks throughout Lambton County.  Orders may consist of soups, entrées, and desserts.   There are currently three delivery routes for the Frozen Meal Program:  a North, Central, and South Route throughout the county.  Volunteers are able to use one of the minivans from Lambton Elderly Outreach to deliver these meals.  Meals are prepared by Piquettes Frozen Meals and are picked up at the store by the North Lambton delivery volunteers and brought back to the office for distribution. Thermal bags are used to keep the meals cold during the delivery.   Volunteers are encouraged to visit for a few minutes to provide a safety check and note any health status changes.

Friendly Visiting On-Pause

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, this program is currently

On-Pause

Pay a friendly visit to a client in his or her home. This service is mainly geared to isolated clients. 

Be there to talk, listen, participate in activities, and provide companionship to someone in your community who may not be able to get out to socialize.

Volunteers provide friendly visits to seniors who may be isolated and/or who are lonely.  Volunteers are matched based on interest and availability.

The volunteer and client will set up their own schedule for visit days and times.  The volunteer is required to report any client concerns to the program coordinator.

Diners Club (Seniors Luncheon) On-Pause

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, this program is currently

On-Pause

Attend one of our Diners Club luncheons to help serve our clients a nutritious meal. 

Our Diners Clubs are offered in Port Lambton, Corunna, Alvinston and Petrolia.

They offer a hot meal, and an opportunity for socializing with other seniors.  A guest speaker or entertainer follows the meal.

Volunteers assist with setting up tables, collecting money, serving the meal, and clean up. They are encouraged to join the clients at lunch (complimentary).