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MADD Charlottetown and Eastern PE (Event Coordinator)

Organization Name: MADD Charlottetown and Eastern PE
Opportunity Title: Event Coordinator
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Commitment: Less than 6 months, 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: November 1, 2021
End Date: March 31, 2022

  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

OUR MISSION To stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. PROGRAM OVERVIEW In partnership with the Director – Fundraising and Director – Education & Awareness (if applicable) help promote, deliver and assist with Chapter events. COMMITMENT Variable (depending on event dates). RESPONSIBILITIES: KEY TASKS / ACTIVITIES Raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving (alcohol and / or drugs). As a group, research and select a facility (i.e., park); select the date (please contact your Chapter Services Manager with the date and any details). Determine volunteer roles (i.e., ticket sales, registration desk, refreshments, etc. – work in partnership with the Director – Volunteer Resources and / or volunteer management committee to recruit volunteers.) Actively seek, investigate and promote opportunities to distribute and display event materials / information (i.e., newspapers, radio, website, brochures / registration forms, posters, stickers, etc…) within the community. Target local businesses, schools and various community groups. Encourage local businesses and groups to display and distribute event materials / resources (i.e., brochure stands and / or registration forms on counter tops, posters on bulletin boards, a blurb in a newsletter, etc.). Solicit donations from local businesses (i.e., sponsorships, products, etc.). Solicit and gather donations from local merchants for grab bags, prizes etc. Plan entertainment and guest speakers. Invite special guests and the media. Plan an interactive display area – display boards, free promotional items, literature and resource materials. Plan for safety. Keep a log of contact information for future campaigns. Take photos and cut out any newspaper clippings for reference purposes. Assist the Director – Media Relations (if applicable) with any local newspaper and / or radio partnerships. Help prepare blurbs, articles, conduct interviews, etc. Liaise with other MADD Canada Chapters – ideas, successes and lessons learned. Participate in a de-briefing Prepare summary report for Chapter Board  BENEFITS TO VOLUNTEERING Learn new skills. Gain valuable insights, skills and experiences. Networking opportunities. Contribute to the well-being of your community.  PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALITIES Personable and resourceful. Enjoy attending community events / fundraisers and speaking with the general public. Enjoy fundraising. Good communication and networking skills Enjoy being part of a team. Flexible schedule and access to a vehicle. ORIENTATION ·         You will receive an Orientation Guide and might be asked to attend an Orientation Session. TRAINING You will be supported and trained by the Director – Fundraising and / or Director -Education & Awareness (if applicable) / a committee chair / committee member / board member and / or the Chapter Administrative Assistant. You can complete the Excellence in Volunteering Award online training program. OPPORTUNITES FOR Companies / Teams. Students: College / University / High School. Retired individuals, seniors and working professionals. WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS Contact your local MADD Canada Chapter or visit MADD Canada, (feel free to attach a copy of your resume).  Candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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