Parkinson Canada (Parkinson Canada Volunteer Opportunity)

Organization Name: Parkinson Canada
Opportunity Title: Parkinson Canada Volunteer Opportunity
Category: Health / Medical
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: March 1, 2024
End Date: October 31, 2024

  • 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
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Parkinson Canada Volunteer Opportunity Volunteer SuperWalk Coordinator   Parkinson Canada believes in a better life today for People Living with Parkinson’s, and a world without Parkinson’s tomorrow.  Canada has some of the world’s highest rates, and it is growing quickly.  People living with Parkinson’s are at the centre of everything we do at Parkinson Canada. We provide education and services, and we advocate with federal, provincial, and territorial governments on issues that matter to the Parkinson’s community in Canada. The Parkinson Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure.   People living with Parkinson’s count on us to be there at every step of their Parkinson’s journey. To learn more about us, please visit   The Opportunity   SuperWalk Coordinators play a pivotal role in raising awareness and funds for people living with Parkinson’s. They champion and lead the coordination of SuperWalk in communities, from start to finish, with support from Parkinson Canada. They support the organizing committee and ensure a positive experience for event participants. You will solicit sponsors in conjunction with the Sponsorship Coordinator and ensure the funds collected the day of the event are properly recorded and deposited. You will ensure all activities and actions are in alignment with the Parkinson Canada SuperWalk program and Parkinson Canada Policies.   Your Contribution   As a SuperWalk Coordinator, your people-skills, enthusiasm, and talent for organizing make you an excellent community facilitator. You enjoy guiding and mentoring other volunteers and helping them excel at their tasks. As someone who loves event logistics, you excel at key tasks, including:   Selecting and securing site for SuperWalk Preparing a budget for the local event Sourcing local sponsorships Recruiting and providing leadership for the organizing committee Managing volunteers alongside the Volunteer Coordinator Organizing and Chairing Committee Meetings Attending monthly (April-October) conference calls with Parkinson Canada event staff Attending and overseeing all aspects of the walkincluding post walk wrap up   What is Needed to Succeed in this Role   Exceptional leadership skills and enjoy working as part of a team Excellent organizational skills Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Ability to delegate and hold volunteers accountable Possess an interest in working with Parkinson Canada and with Canadians living with Parkinson’s and their families Able to dedicate the amount of time required to successfully execute the role Able to meet deadlines   Benefits for SuperWalk Coordinators   As a volunteer SuperWalk Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to develop your leadership potential and project management skills in a context outside of regular employment. You will work with an excellent group of people and be able to network with others in a related field. Most importantly you will make an impact in the lives of those living with Parkinson’s.   Commitment   The time commitment for this opportunity is March to October 6-8 hours per month, including monthly meetings and post event wrap up. You will also attend the event which is usually held in early September.   How to Apply   Interested candidates should complete a Volunteer Profile, available at:   Resumes are strongly encouraged, but not required.     Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Parkinson Canada volunteers will need to provide proof of full Covid 19 vaccination status prior to commencement of volunteer duties.   Parkinson Canada is committed to inclusion, fairness, respect, human dignity, and equity.  We provide accessible employment and volunteer engagement practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Applications from persons with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  For questions or accommodation requests, please contact the Volunteer Engagement Manager, Graham Marshall-Coultas at 1-800-565-3000, ext. 3319 or     Please note that the selected candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check.     Parkinson Canada 316 – 4211 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A9 416-227-9700 – 1-800-565-3000

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