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Canadian Cancer Society (Ottawa Community Office)

Linda Rodgers
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Ottawa & Area
Canadian Cancer Society (Ottawa Community Office)

116 Albert Street, Suite 500
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1P 5G3

TEL: 613 723 1744 E:3622
FAX: 613 723 8967

E-mail: ottawa@ontario.cancer.ca

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

We are a national, community-based organization of volunteers, whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.


Volunteer Opportunities

**New Program: Quit the smoke-break (QTSB)!**
Health Promotion and Community Outreach

Key Responsibility:
Work with QTSB Intervention Leads to ensure that site visits and conversations with trade workers are carried out smoothly and efficiently.

Trained Volunteers are needed to assist the Intervention Leads with the delivery of the following types of activities:
o Distribute quit kits, t-shirts to smokers & helpers
o Carbon Monoxide testing using standardized process
o Organize and track use of support tools by participants
o Ensure safe and confidential storage of data
o Transport supplies to designated intervention station
o Post or update signs
o Set out materials for information table
o Assist staff partner to complete Contest entry forms
o Assist smokers wanting to complete intake form for Quit

Ideal candidates will:
• have strong verbal and inter-personal communication skills
• be comfortable speaking and interacting with people from diverse communities
• appreciate the importance of quitting smoking as a health promotion initiative
• be reliable and able to get to construction sites as scheduled
• be comfortable speaking to trades workers (primarily men) from diverse communities
•be comfortable working in trailers, lunch areas, or outdoor areas on active construction sites
• be willing and able to have regular communication with Intervention staff partner via e-mail or phone for last minute schedule changes
• will be able to administer Carbon Monoxide testing (smart technology) with people trying to quit smoking (training provided)

Training Requirements (all costs are covered):
• Complete of Training at Heights certification
• Complete Program Orientation webinar
• Complete 30 minute training on use of Carbon Monoxide testing unit
• Optional completion of 10 hr on-line Tobacco Control overview course

Time Commitment:
Approximately 15-20 hours per round.
Focused times of the year: June-July 2019 and Aug-October 2019

Location: 116 Albert Street, Suite 500, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G3
Deadline: May 31, 2019
What is Involved:
By utilizing your personal and professional networks you will strengthen relationships with existing sponsors and attract new sponsors. Working with your committee you are responsible for prospecting, developing and establishing new relationships and leads, both in cash and in-kind sponsorships.

Position Details:
•Leverage your personal and professional networks to identify Run for the Cure leads within the corporate and business community.
•Plan and execute corporate recruitment events such as lunch and learns, CEO challenges, etc
•Attend corporate events to serve as an ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society and Run for the Cure with the objective of recruitment and sponsorship.
•Prospect for new corporate partners while serving as an ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society and Run for the Cure.

Time Commitment: (May 2019 - October 2019)
•Full participation in monthly meetings. Additional time to attend community events or additional meetings.
•Committed to providing hands-on leadership throughout the actual day of event - October 6, 2019
•Weekly tasks averaging 3 - 5 hours per week depending on the scope of the tasks and the time of year.
•Attendance at additional weekend events are required.
•In person availability from October 4 to 6.

What You Bring to this Position: You are excited and motivated to support ways to raise funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society and Run for the Cure. You have the ability to network and negotiate and are willing to leverage and expand community connections. You have strong communication skills and are comfortable speaking to groups and presenting requests. (Due to sponsor hours some tasks might be required to be performed during your workday.)
Location: 116 Albert Street, Suite 500, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G3
Deadline: May 31, 2019
What is involved:
Together with the Run for the Cure committee you will raise awareness, encourage participation, and drive fundraising results. As Community Outreach Lead, you will help shape the strategic direction of the event by identifying opportunities for growth and success to invite the community to take part and support Run.

Position Details:
Identifying and implementing opportunities to promote Run for the Cure in your community (festivals and events, speaking engagements, clubs) with the goal of bringing on new participants
With the support of your Volunteer Run Directors and Communications Lead, co-ordinate pre-Run promotional activities
With your committee ensure logistics and volunteer resources are managed in a timely fashion leading up to the event.

Time Commitment:
Monthly committee meetings from May to October and biweekly in August and September
Weekly tasks averaging 3-5 hours per week depending on the scope of tasks and time of year
Attendance and leadership role at Run events/opportunities leading up to & including Run Day October 6
In person availability October 4 and 5 and 6

What You Bring to this Position:
You are excited and motivated to introduce Run to new audiences and get them excited to participate. Your excellent marketing and promotional skills and ability to be flexible during business hours in order to respond to emails and phone calls will be an asset. You are ready to use your organizational skills to help others engage with this community event in a meaningful way.
Location: 116 Albert Street, Suite 500, Ottawa, ON K6H 1B1
Deadline: May 31, 2019