Cops for Cancer & Special Fundraising Events

BC - Vancouver and Greater Vancouver - School Engagement Lead - Tour de Coast

*Volunteer Opportunity* 


BE a part of something BIG and here’s why…




BE a part of a collective of people united by a singular focus where no Canadian fears cancer.  BE bold by committing your time to driving positive change alongside families, friends, healthcare teams, donors, scientists, advocates and all those who strive to make the cancer journey one that is supported in every way.


We believe that life is bigger than cancer. We believe your support is stronger than cancer. If you do too, read more…


The School Engagement Lead works closely with CCS staff to identify and engage schools to join the Cops for Cancer Tour. This would include both securing and stewarding schools as well as school timing logistics. The Lead is also responsible for training riders on the school presentations. 



Childhood cancer is the number one cause of disease-related death in Canadian children under the age of 15 years, and 2 out of 3 childhood cancer survivors suffer long-term side effects from their treatment. The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is taking action against childhood cancer by funding high-quality pediatric cancer research and providing information and support to those families living with pediatric cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society is the largest national charitable funder of childhood cancer research in Canada and this year, we are funding $3.22 million into pediatric cancer research across the country. Thanks to research advancements, over 84% of children diagnosed with cancer will survive five years or more beyond diagnosis. But one child with cancer is too many and there is still more work to be done. Help us help the kids. 


Cops for Cancer is an exciting annual event that takes place each fall, when over a hundred law enforcement and emergency services personnel from across the country brave all types of weather as they cycle up to two weeks to raise funds for life-saving research and caring support programs for pediatric cancer. To date, Cops for Cancer has raised an astonishing $47.8 million dollars coast to coast. 



  • Liaising with a CCS staff partner
  • Acts as an ambassador for the Canadian Cancer Society and all of our stakeholders; 
  • Approach and develop fundraising relationships with local schools and districts; 
  • Develop fundraising initiatives to encourage school participation; 
  • Coach schools on fundraising; 
  • Coordinate with school contacts to schedule face to face meetings and presentations (where possible);  
  • Liaise with Police School Liaison Officers to provide regular updates;  
  • Liaise with Team Support and CCS staff to organize rider visits to local schools; 
  • Document school participation and record funds raised;  
  • Work with CCS staff on rider engagement with schools; 
  • Work with CCS and committee to develop Cops for Cancer school presentation material. 
  • Attend committee meetings. 



An individual with:

  • Influential individual with strong community relationships
  • Previous people management experience or willingness to gain people management experience through this role
  • Connections within the business community
  • Experience in fundraising, sales, and/or campaign execution
  • Strong organizational skills and detail orientation
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • An ability to work as a team player
  • Demonstrated personal initiative and ability to follow through and complete tasks



It’s more than just an experience.  It will be life changing.  Our investment in you is realized through:

  • Integration where you are part of a team and learn about the work of CCS
  • Ongoing opportunities to connect in different ways across a national organization operating in communities across Canada
  • Mentorship and coaching both by you and for you
  • Direct connection to our mission, vision and values because we are who we say we are and with you that is possible



  • January to November
  • Approximately 10 hours per month
  • Weekend and evening work can be expected
  • On Tour support and engagement in September


Applicants must be a minimum age of 19 years old to apply for this position.