Position: Event Committee Volunteer
Organization: The Shanti Uganda Society
Location: Vancouver BC
Shanti Uganda improves maternal & infant health throughout Uganda. We imagine a world where all women have access to a midwife and are respected, empowered and able to thrive throughout the birth process. Community sustainability: From our solar powered Birth House to our unique Rainwater Harvesting system and community garden, we focus on sustainability from the ground up.
Who You Are
You are a reliable self-starter and innovative team player who believes in the great potential of small grassroots organizations. You are passionate about sustainable international development, maternal health and the empowerment of women on a global scale.
Working alongside Shanti Uganda’s volunteers, staff and Board of Directors, Event Committee members report directly to the Event Committee Chair and work to plan, organize and execute Shanti Uganda’s fundraising events.
3-5 hours/week with monthly meetings that occur more regularly closer to event dates
Minimum 1-year commitment from start date.
Responsible for sitting on the Event Committee and helping to plan and prepare for multiple fundraising events throughout the year including a fall dinner and a spring event.
Attend monthly committee meetings and carry out additional committee work from home
Solicit in-kind sponsorship and auction items
Plan and execute logistics of the event
Carry out event marketing, promotions and oversee ticket sales
Work with staff to identify prospects and relationships
Work as an event volunteer on the day of and contribute to the event’s overall success
Demonstrated event planning and execution experience
Capacity to leverage personal and professional networks to engage potential guests, donors and sponsors
Experience running a fundraising dinner and soliciting auction items
Experience with corporate sponsorship and partnership development an asset
Experience with event marketing and communications an asset
Experience working or volunteering with non-profits
Ability to attend evening committee meetings in Vancouver
Deep interest in and passion for women’s health and empowerment
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all committee members, staff and volunteers
Benefits of Joining our Team
Make a sustainable, inspired, and empowered contribution to the health and well being of Ugandan women and their communities. Witness the deep impact of your involvement on an ongoing basis
Gain valuable skills and experience in not-for-profit management and event planning
Join a team of like-minded dynamic individuals committed to global change and experience the power of deep, sustainable, conscious activism
Opportunity to develop and obtain more advanced positions and mentorships within the organization
Receive a letter a reference upon completion of term
How to Apply
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GoodWork ID: 44311 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 23 2018