Overview

Volunteers are the key to the success of The Terry Fox Run. As the Run Organizer, you are an ambassador for The Terry Fox Foundation in your community, helping to create enduring local relationships. As a volunteer-driven organization, you are a creative, enthusiastic individual who has the ability to motivate and mobilize a volunteer team as well as make it fun! You will also have support and guidance from your provincial office team who helps you every step of the way.

Key Responsibilities
 Recruit a Terry Fox Run Committee to organize the annual Run
 Assign roles to Committee members based on skill set and interest, and local needs
 Oversee all operations of the Terry Fox Run through guidance, leadership and management of committee members and activity volunteers, including:
o Establish meeting dates and Chair meetings
o Provide minutes to committee members in a timely manner
 Prepare and oversee Committee members via scheduled meetings, training, feedback
 Work with TFF Staff Partner to build relationships with media, recruit corporate teams and community groups, discuss and resolve challenges, share successes and frustrations
 For more details view the on-line Community Run Organizer Guide
o http://www.terryfox.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2016_Community_Organizer_Guide_ENGLISH.pdf
Time Commitment
 Peak organization months are April through September with opportunity for ongoing promotion of the Run throughout the year and communication on Run-related issues with TFF Office
 During peak months, 1 hours per week can be expected for ongoing support and liaison with staff partner and Terry Fox Run committee volunteers

What You Bring
 Commitment to the Foundation’s vision of creating a world without cancer
 Understanding of/adherence to the Foundation’s fundraising guidelines and policies
 Ability to determine volunteer needs: numbers, roles, skills
 Commitment to establishing strong community relationships
 Strong communication skills, verbal and written; public speaking experience an asset
 Responsive, organized, self-driven, ability to multi-task, and strong leadership skills
 Collaborative team player who facilitates cooperation and results

The 2018 Run takes place on Sunday September 16th

For more information about this position, please contact:

Wendy Kennelly, Provincial Director
The Terry Fox Foundation
wendy.kennelly@terryfoxrun.org
403-212-1336

About The Terry Fox Foundation

In the early days of his run in 1980, Terry was an unknown runner on a lonely road. It was in the face of this kind of adversity that Terry formed his indomitable spirit. Today, every one of the more than 700 Terry Fox Runs in Canada reflects that same spirit, immersed with a sense of hope that inspires and motivates every participant. The Run, an all-inclusive, family-oriented activity, has become a fall tradition in Canada.
What matters most, what compelled Terry to finish that 26th mile every day, is the knowledge that nothing is tougher to deal with than a diagnosis of cancer. Terry’s legacy continues to positively affect countless people and lead to breakthroughs not imaginable when he was diagnosed in 1977.