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Position: 2706 - Events Committee Member (PLEASE APPLY during COVID-19)
Organization: Volunteer MBC
Position Address: Head Office: c/o Community Door, 601 - 7700 Hurontario Street, Brampton, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Virtual
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible washroom, Wheelchair Accessible Parking, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Newcomers, Older Adults
[ PLEASE NOTE: In view of the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 Emergency, screening and engagement of volunteers for this 'role' necessarily will be 'virtual' (remote), although that may change as Peel residents gradually emerge from (physical) 'social distancing'. PLEASE APPLY NOW. ]

Events Committee members will be an integral part of the team effort to plan, prepare, and deliver quality events. You will be engaged in more or more of the following aspects of the Committee's activities:
- 'Day-of-event' activities: Set up; Meet & Greet (Registration); Acting as an 'ambassador' for Volunteer MBC; Silent Auction (if applicable); Tear down/clean up
- Planning: Research and pricing of goods/services required for an event (exploration/solicitation of 'Gift in Kind' arrangements)
- Research and identify, then solicit, potential event sponsors, donors ($$$'s and 'in kind'), keeping up-to-date records, encouraging repeat giving
- Support the 'silent auction' (if applicable), incl. solicitation/sourcing of items, inventory, presentation, bid sheet prep, processing winning bids
- Develop with 'MarCom' campaigns to promote (sell) our events (on 'social media'; print advertising; direct outreach)
- Collaborate with team leads in recruiting volunteers for 'project' and/or 'day-of-event' tasks, plus ongoing management/support/recognition

PLEASE APPLY AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS DYNAMIC 'VOLUNTEER POSITION'. The Committee intends to begin preparations in JULY, 2020, for Volunteer MBC's annual 'V-Oscars' (taking place 'virtually', in September, 2020). Thank you!

Volunteer MBC is in its 11th year serving Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon in matching volunteers to suitable, worthwhile volunteering opportunities, plus many other services for volunteers and community service organizations.. At this time, we are in need of a 'Events Committee Members', who will assist us in community engagement, particularly in the planning/delivery of our major fundraising events, all annual fixtures on the Peel region not-for-profit calendar: 'V-Oscars Recognition Gala' (April); 'Golf Tournament' (June); 'Peel Cares' (December) .

We seek energetic, capable volunteers, who ideally have participated in quality, high-end 'event planning' and 'day-of-delivery' roles. and who will be able to use imagination, resourcefulness, and the creative skills necessary to put together events that attract funding, are fun to attend, memorable, representative of our mission and community presence, and which set us apart in terms of quality and effective, entertaining 'messaging'.

Join our absolutely passionate Committee to accomplish great things AND IN DOING SO advance Volunteer MBC's mission in Peel region to 'connect' volunteers to great causes in our community!

+ If you are interested in 'project planning' as a possible career path, or just love being 'in the thick of things', membership on our Events Committee is an excellent opportunity
+ Become associated with a dedicated staff team of volunteer sector professionals within a high-profile not-for-profit in Peel region
+ Chance to use your background and skills in 'event planning', 'fundraising', 'marketing & promotion' (add to your resume)
+ Volunteering for the Committee will help you 'network' and build your connectivity in Peel region
+ Enjoy being an integral part of putting together 'signature events' that attract a diverse guest list, including leaders in the local volunteer sector, significant community service organization supporters and stakeholders
+ Confirmation of volunteer hours will be provided upon successful completion of volunteer engagement

Position Qualifications
● Passionate about the role that volunteering plays in community service organizations
● Experience in 'event planning' for a not-for-profit is an asset
● Comfortable seeking donations, sponsorships from residents and businesses to support Volunteer MBC’s aspiration of fueling purposeful connections to address the most pressing social issues in our local community
● Solid oral/written English communication skills
● Access to the Internet (familiarity with 'virtual' meeting software, esp. 'Microsoft Teams' is a bonus)
● Collaborative, used to being a 'team player', while able to volunteer independently, as required
● Organized, project-oriented, able to meet project deadlines, stages of completion, while adhering to overall event schedules (AND at least ONE EVENT)
● ONE YEAR commitment to the 'position' is preferred

*** Volunteer applicants will be 'screened virtually' for this 'role' (ie. telephone/email/interviews via Internet meeting software)
Min Age: 21    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Start Date:2020-06-30
Scheduling will be typical of 'event planning' (ie. overall timeline; specific stages/projects timetables, with reporting and ultimate completion deadlines)
Periodic meetings, with 'in-the-field' and 'virtual' involvement on an individual (independent) basis
Attendance at events (and any community promotions associated with our events), CURRENTLY PLANNED TO HAPPEN 'VIRTUALLY'

Orientation to Volunteer MBC, and specifically to the 'Events Committee', VIRTUAL during COVID-19 (incl. meet & greet after COVID-19 Emergency has ended)
Ongoing support from staff and Committee Chair, as needed.

Area(s) of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Communication/Journalism, Culture & Heritage, Fundraising, Office Administration, Construction/Renovation/Repair, Boards & Committees, Event Planning, Marketing/Promotion
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