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Crohn’s and Colitis Canada (Volunteers Needed for Gutsy Walk 2023)

Organization Name: Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
Opportunity Title: Volunteers Needed for Gutsy Walk 2023
Category: Health / Medical
Commitment: Less than 6 months, 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year), One Day / Special Event
Start Date: January 5, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2023

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
Opportunity Description:

Gutsy Walk is Crohn’s and Colitis Canada’s signature national fundraising event, with thousands of people across Canada coming together on one day to raise money to advance medical research and improve the lives of the 1 in 140 Canadians who live with these chronic diseases. This year, Gutsy Walk is on Sunday, June 4, 2023. The event location for 2023 is yet to be confirmed, but is not limited to Charlottetown or Summerside. It will be up to the committee to decide on a location. As a Gutsy Walk Committee Member, you’ll be working closely with a team of other volunteers to plan and promote your local virtual Gutsy Walk. Your efforts in connecting and engaging your community at a virtual level—whatever your volunteer role with Gutsy Walk—will make a big impact in raising awareness about IBD and finding cures. In particular, we’re looking for volunteers to support their local virtual Gutsy Walk in the following ways: Community Outreach –inspire people to sign-up and participate in our 26th Gutsy Walk Media Relations –connect with local media outlets to promote the Gutsy Walk Social Media –raise awareness about IBD and the Gutsy Walk through social media Fundraising –organize exciting virtual fundraisers in your community Corporate Sponsorship –engage with local businesses to promote donations of sponsorship and gifts in kind Stewardship –build relationships with Gutsy Walk participants and encourage engagement Time commitment: Approximately 4-8 hours a month, with flexibility around your schedule Attending a virtual monthly evening committee meeting by teleconference or online This role requires a commitment until post-event wrap up in June We’re looking for people who are eager to use their skills to help make our virtual Gusty Walk the best it can be. Talk to us about your skills and interests! We’d love to explore how you can best get involved. This may include: A sense of creativity and interest in exploring the best ways to make your local Gutsy Walk a success An ability to connect with new people over email or the phone Community connections and an interest in inspiring people to take part in Gutsy Walk Comfortable approaching businesses and local media to secure partnerships, sponsorships and coverage Familiarity with social media and online promotion A team player attitude and a willingness to work collaboratively with others What we offer: A community of support, a dedicated staff partner, team of peers and role-specific training An opportunity to use and grow professional skills and expand your network A hands-on chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in your community

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