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Heroes Challenge Committee Chair

Organization: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - South

Deadline: Mar 29, 2019


Children’s Wish Heroes Challenge (formerly known as Exile Island) is a team challenge that brings together two types of Children’s Wish heroes: our supporters and our wish children!
Each team is tasked with raising $10,000, the average cost of a wish. Celebrate your team success with your wish child on challenge day, where teams compete in creative challenges designed to test team spirit, mental agility, and physical ability. Challenges are inclusive of all team members and participating wish children. Event Date June 15, 2015

The Chair of Heroes Challenge will provide direction and leadership to the Organizing Committee and will work closely with Children’s Wish to ensure that Heroes Challenge is a high success.

Responsibilities include:
• Managing an Organizing Committee
• Acting as the liaison between the Organizing Committee and the Children’s Wish office
• Scheduling and chairing committee meetings and delegating tasks to members as they arise
• Overall planning of the event and ensuring timelines are met according to the critical path
• Ensuring the event runs smoothly
• Managing donations and ticket sales the day of event
• Over seeing volunteers who assist with revenue collection
• Must like the Children’s Wish Facebook Page and share posts related to Heroes Challenge.


Jon MacDougall



Volunteer Opportunity Address
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada
1800 Bank St. Unit 206


Good for people interested in: Governance (Boards, Committees); Fundraising; Communications and Marketing; Event planning and participation

You will be working with: 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); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Team work skills, and special events skills.

How will the organization benefit?
This event will help us to grant heartfelt wishes.

Organization category: Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability

Public transportation available: Yes

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Suitable for community service hours: Yes