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Assistant Fundraiser


Organization: Canadian Cancer Survivor Network

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Feb 28, 2020


Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is a registered charity that leads patient participation in health care decision making, with a mandate to educate the public and policymakers about cancer survivorship – with particular emphasis on the patient's lived experience.

The Fundraising Assistant will support CCSN’s Partnership and Fundraising Manager with conducting prospect research to support the identification of leads, develop relationships with gatekeepers throughout the business community, and will assist in supporting the network’s major fundraising initiatives.

We are currently looking for motivated volunteers who are interested in researching socially responsible businesses, connecting with prospects and developing opportunities for CCSN to introduce its corporate fundraising initiatives to businesses across our community. In this role, you will be responsible for connecting with socially engaged businesses by:

- Identifying leads and determining best approaches
- Conducting cold calls to businesses
- Connecting and building relationships with gatekeepers
- Recording contact information and call details into our CRM
- Following up from conversations via telephone and email
- Working with the fundraising team to implement fundraising campaigns
- Performing other fundraising duties as required


Owen Brady



Volunteer Opportunity Address
1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 210
Ottawa K2C 2B5


Good for people interested in: Fundraising; Administration/Office; Communications and Marketing

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The Fundraising Assistant will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves into the fundraising world, while helping raise important funds for our charitable activities. The position offers a fantastic opportunity to gain meaningful experience in the non-profit sector.
There are essential skills used in this role that can transition to the fundraising, communications, marketing, and business development fields. If you’re interested in building your resume and growing your personal network while making a difference in the lives of others – then this volunteer opportunity could be for you.

How will the organization benefit?
The Fundraising Assistant will assist in implementing CCSN's fundraising and partnership strategy, and will assist our network in connecting with socially engaged individuals and businesses who want to make a difference in our community.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24

Public transportation available: Yes