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Volunteer Leadership Team Member (Texas MS 150)

Opportunity Details

Contact Information

Andrew Davis
713-526-8967
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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 Texas MS 150 event weekend.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Serve as volunteer coordinator over a specific area of the event (i.e. start line, lunch stop, rest stop, finish line, etc.)
  • Serve as liaison between MS Society staff and volunteers on event day(s)
  • When applicable, recruit volunteers for area of responsibility
Initial Impact
Ensure 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 day(s). 
 
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
  • Must be available during Texas MS 150 event weekend Friday afternoon-Sunday evening
  • Must volunteer for at least one packet pick up event prior to event weekend
  • Must be willing to make welcome calls and/or emails to general volunteers two weeks prior to event weekend (time commitment of about 1-2 hours total)
  • A 3-month commitment is requested – from March through May for members to be in communication with MS Society Staff and volunteers
  • VLT Members must be available to attend two meetings, one to ensure understanding of day-of duties and one to train their volunteers or meet with staff liaison (if applicable).  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 the largest cycling fundraising event in America, and be part of a successful team!
 
If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Andrew Davis at Andrew.Davis2@nmss.org or 713-526-8967​.

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