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Volunteer Leadership Team Member (Bike MS: The Road Divided)

Opportunity Details

Contact Information

Melanie Zumdieck
713-394-2941
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Volunteer Leadership Team (VLT) Members will serve as volunteer group leaders and/or event area volunteer coordinators, creating a working infrastructure during Bike MS: The Road Divided event weekend.

Position Overview

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as volunteer coordinator over a particular area of the event
  • Serve as liaison between MS Society staff and volunteers on event day
  • When applicable, recruit volunteers for area of responsibility

Initial Impact

Ensures sufficient event support in all areas, resulting in a positive experience for both volunteers and participants.

Sustained Outcome

Events will run more smoothly with greater communication and support of staff. Volunteer experience will be enhanced, promoting long-term, impactful relationships.

Training and Support

Detailed training on event logistics and volunteer positions will be provided. VLT members will work directly with staff liaison and will have a dedicated event staff person available to them during the event.

Qualifications

  • Volunteers must be outgoing and personable
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Dependable and willing to take responsibility for a group of people and/or a process
  • Volunteers must be over 18 years and pass a criminal background check

Time Commitment

  • All VLT Members must be available during the 2016 Bike MS: The Road Divided event weekend – the afternoon of Friday, September 23rd through the evening of Sunday, September 25th
  • A 2- to 3-month commitment is requested, from July through September, for members to be in communication with National MS Society staff
  • VLT Members should be available to attend at least one training meeting: One to ensure understanding of day-of duties and one to train their volunteers (if applicable)
  • Volunteer recruitment can take place anytime and can be done at the office or at the volunteer's home

Benefits

Volunteers will meet new people, gain volunteer management experience, gain a working knowledge of sports/events management, and be part of a successful team!

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