Canadian Cancer Society - North Island

Organizing Committee Volunteer - Relay For Life

Are YOU a LEADER and TEAM PLAYER? Getting involved with Relay For Life will allow you to gain or enhance your leadership skills in event planning, networking, leadership and project management. We are looking for energetic, organized volunteers to join our team in many different roles. Outlined below is a brief overview of roles that may be available. If any of these appeal to you, register today and you will be contacted by a member of our staff to discuss current opportunities in more detail.


Leadership Chair
Are you a mover and a shaker? Like to lead and inspire others to do their best? This may the role for you! You will help establish a local timeline and tactics to ensure event success; track event progress; and provide coaching and support to other committee members.

Team Development
Are you a natural networker? Use that outgoing, persuasive personality to recruit new Relay teams and participants in your community; or to handle the ongoing stewardship, appreciation and recognition of past, current and potential participants.

Event Development
Do you love to plan a party? This subcommittee is responsible for the planning and coordination of all physical components of the event, including logistics, food and beverage, entertainment and activities and ceremonies development - to name but a few!

Fundraising Development
Do you like to champion a great cause? Use your creative and motivating style to help our teams and participants reach their fundraising goals through coaching, helping with fundraising ideas, and ensuring that they know where to find the tools and resources we have available for their use.

Survivor Development
Do you agree that cancer survivorship is worthy of a world class celebration? Bring your caring, festive efforts to honor these victors and their caregivers. This subcommittee recruits new survivors while stewarding and recognizing past and current survivors, and hosts a Survivors’ Reception at your Relay event.


  • Develop or enhance key leadership skills
  • Build your resume
  • Make a meaningful difference in the lives of people who have been impacted by cancer.
  • Meet new people and have fun!    


  • Canadian Cancer Society Volunteer Orientation and Volunteer Handbook
  • Role-specific training
  • Workforce Leadership Program (Leadership Training, Optional)
  • Support from Leadership Volunteers and Staff Partners


  • Delegating, interpersonal, organizing, planning/Logistics, networking/sales and fundraising skills

4 hours/week from November-June

Relay for Life Organizing Committee Volunteer, Relay for Life, North Island, Port Hardy