Relay For Life - Candelight Ceremony Set Up Role


Role: Candlelight Ceremony Set Up Role – Relay For Life

Reports to/Supported by: Community Events Coordinator

Direct Reports: None

Budget:  No budget delegations

Purpose of Position

To set up and take down candlebags for Candlelight Ceremony

Key Functions and Responsibilities

  • Check in at information booth, and then with lead Candlelight Ceremony Volunteer.
  • Wear Cancer Society Hi-Vis vest at all times
  • Collect candlebags from candlebag decorating area
  • Set up candlebags for Ceremony, as per Cancer Society staff instructions, and turn candles on
  • Gather candlebags at end of Ceremony, and switch off candle
  • Empty sand and bag containers and candle, and line up candlebags in an orderly fashion for participants to collect


Desired Outcome

Candlebags set up as planned for Candlelight Ceremony, and removed and tidied after Ceremony.



  • Fast-paced worker
  • Good communication and organisation skills
  • Enthusiasm and commitment for Relay For Life, and for the Cancer Society


Hours required

A short briefing pre-event, and commitment to at least a 2 hour shift at Relay For Life

Work place

Trentham Racecourse, with occasional meetings at the Cancer Society Wellington.


  • Volunteering Team, Fundraising and Events Team Lead and Community Events Coordinator are available for support and guidance.
  • An Online orientation to the Cancer Society and a mini orientation to the role.



Respect for the confidentiality of Cancer Society of New Zealand information and intellectual property is essential. Breaching this is considered serious misconduct.