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Daffodil Day Area Coordinator

Purpose of Position

To promote and raise money for the Cancer Society in your area during Daffodil Day month.

Key Functions and Responsibilities

Coordinate a successful Daffodil Day in your local community:

  • Source volunteers for your designated area and refer them to your Team Leader
  • Promote Daffodil Day in your area
  • Lead a team of volunteer street collectors (includes planning, rostering and maintaining communication)
  • Organise collection sites and pre-sales (where applicable)
  • Manage money (collection buckets/pre-sales/counter boxes/banking)
  • Manage resources and merchandise (allocation and collection of promotional materials, stocktaking duties)
  • Notify Cancer Society of any notable issues and accidents involving clients, members of the public and other volunteers while they are on duty
  • Submit reports in a timely fashion
  • Identify new opportunities for future campaigns
  • Thank your team often


Key Requirements

  • Ability to work comfortably with people of all social, religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Understand and respect the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Ability to maintain boundaries and respect confidentiality
  • A caring and sensitive manner
  • Neat, tidy appearance


Hours required (indicative)

June/July: 20-30 hours
August: 20-40 hours (full day on Daffodil Day, last Friday of August)
Debriefing activities: 2-4 hours


  • Orientation and training
  • Pre-event planning and post-event evaluation sessions
  • Support and guidance provided whenever required
  • Reimbursement for travel expenses
  • Volunteer identification to be worn whenever on duty
  • Daffodil Day Whitianga