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Committee Member – Maitland Relay for Life

Cancer Council NSW

• Do you want to have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of people in your community? • Do you want to be a part of building Maitland’s Relay for Life event to raise funds and awareness for vital cancer research?

CCNSW Diversity and Inclusion statement Cancer Council NSW is an inclusive place to volunteer and work. We embrace diversity, celebrate our differences, and inspire each person to be their authentic self at work. As we strive to represent the communities we serve, we welcome and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other diverse groups. As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, please get in touch with us.

Outline of the role: Cancer Council NSW is a community funded, community focused cancer charity dedicated to working towards a cancer-free future. There are things that we can all do every day to help make this happen.

An exciting opportunity has opened for new Committee Member’s to join our team. When you become a member of the RFL Committee, you take on great responsibility. Together with fellow committee members and your Cancer Council Staff Partner you are producing an event that can have a positive impact on the lives of thousands of people in your community and throughout the country. By helping people to raise money and cancer awareness you, and everyone involved in RFL, are contributing to a cancer free future.

What will you be doing? • Attend monthly committee meetings in the lead up to the event and more frequent committee meetings in the 2 months before the event. • Work with other committee members to achieve the overall targets for the event including participant registration, team registrations, fundraising, sponsorship and community support. • In conjunction with the Cancer Council staff member identify a role within the committee suitable to your skill sets and interests. • Read the Guidebook relevant to your role on the committee once selected. • Communicate regularly with other committee members. • Respond to emails and calls from other committee members and any other requests from the Committee Chair. • Promote Relay to your networks including friends, family and co-workers. • Assist with recruiting teams, Survivors and Carers to the event. • Enter your own team into the Relay.

Our ideal volunteer will have: • Knowledge of the local area in which the Relay is held • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Able to communicate within a team environment. • Good organisational skills, including punctuality • Experience in the particular area of the committee in which you intend to work • Willingness to complete any necessary training associated with the position & provide a valid Working With Children Check clearance number • Have a commitment to the cause of Cancer Council NSW

Desirable • Experience in working with committees is an asset • Events experience is an asset but not required • Knowledge of cancer and its treatment

Values matching o Accountability o Fun o Friendship o Teamwork

Benefits of the role for the volunteer: • Opportunity to work with Cancer Council NSW to achieve its mission for a cancer free future. • Outstanding opportunity to engage with all areas of your local community • Opportunity to work within a community organisation and to work with other volunteers • Opportunity to learn and develop new skills • Further growth opportunities exist within volunteer arena. • You’ll have access to our benefits, including a 15% discount at our retail stores across NSW, exclusive health insurance benefits and much more. Check out our website under volunteering for more information.

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How to apply: Why wait! Apply online and you will receive instructions on how to send your application to us.

Applications close 17 December 2021.

For further information regarding this role, please first apply and you will be provided with contact details. (Seek policy).

For more information about volunteering and Cancer Council NSW, please go to our website.