Chapter Community Fundraising Connector - Durham

Volunteers play an integral role in delivering our promise of finding cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of Canadians living with these chronic diseases. As a volunteer with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, the impact of your efforts will be felt by the millions of Canadians affected by Crohn's or colitis today, and for years to come.
We are seeking individuals who are passionate about making a difference in their community to join our team of dedicated volunteers in the role of Durham Community Fundraising Connector
This role involves in-person interactions. Crohn’s and Colitis Canada encourages volunteers and community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by their local or provincial Public Health authorities. We take the health, safety and well-being of our volunteers seriously, especially in light of the fact that people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis may have compromised immune systems, which is why we continue to follow the guidance of local Public Health authorities.

Are you the right fit to join our team as a Durham Community Fundraising Connector?
As the Community Fundraising Connector, you will provide support to local fundraising activities, including:
  • Adhere to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada policies and procedures, including the Volunteer Code of Conduct 
  • Work closely with staff partner and other volunteers to identify and build new and existing local partnerships with the goal of driving revenue opportunities
  • Support relationships with local networks that immediately or in time will create, grow or sustain financial benefit to Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
  • Source and secure new fundraising opportunities while also helping to identify relationships that could expand to a regional or national level
  • Work to secure local prizing and gifting for the purpose of supporting local fundraising initiatives
  • Source and establish opportunities and relationships for Third Party events or having Crohn’s and Colitis Canada as the charity of choice
Time Commitment:
  • 1-3 hours per week for ongoing support and liaison with staff partner, other volunteers
  • Evening and weekend activity is required to attend meetings and capture high traffic times. Some daytime availability is ideal for liaison with staff partner (phone calls, emails)
  • This role requires a commitment of a minimum of 1 year
What you bring:
  • Experience with community outreach, networking and comfortable making an ask
  • An established network of community connections and relationships, as well as an understanding of local industry and demographics
  • Excellent attention to detail, well organized and responsive to timely needs and opportunities
What we offer:
  • A community of support, a dedicated staff partner, team of peers and role-specific training
  • An opportunity to use and grow professional skills, expand your network
  • A hands-on chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis in your community
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada commits to supporting you in your role and to providing an engaging volunteer experience. Your feedback is appreciated-

  • Canada has among the highest incidence rates of Crohn's and colitis in the world.
  • 1 in 140 Canadians lives with Crohn’s or colitis.
  • Families new to Canada are developing these diseases for the first time.
  • Incidence of Crohn’s in Canadian kids under 10 has doubled since 1995.
  • People are most commonly diagnosed before age 30.

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