Event Planning Coordinator (Volunteer)
The Healing Cycle Foundation - Mississauga, ON

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About The Healing Cycle Foundation
The Healing Cycle Foundation wishes to honour the end-of-life journey travelled by individuals living with a life-limiting illness and their loved ones. By raising and stewarding funds, the Foundation's aim is to support hospice palliative care programs that compassionately uphold the quality of end-of-life and foster the vision that palliative individuals can live every day to the fullest with dignity, meaning and hope. We believe in whole-person care, where services are provided within a seamless, integrated community of physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual support. Through the outreach initiatives of our Foundation, we support accessibility of hospice palliative care services with the hope that one day it will be made available to all individuals travelling the end-of-life journey.

About the Position
The Event Planning Coordinator (Volunteer) reports to the Ride Director and participates on the Event Planning Committee.
This position works closely with the Ride Director to ensure that all details for the annual Ride are implemented on time and in accordance with the vision of THCF. The successful volunteer will support the coordination, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Ride.
The Event Planning Coordinator (Volunteer), in conjunction with the Event Planning Committee, is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the Healing Cycle Ride, including volunteer management, liaising with the various municipal jurisdictions, designing the routes, finish line activities, registration, food management, stage activities, crowd control, signage, safety, dispatch, Kids4Kids area, set up and tear down, etc.
One of the most important qualities an Event Planning Coordinator (Volunteer) must have is strong organizational skills. The Event Planning Coordinator (Volunteer) must be able to handle the time-pressured stress that comes with managing large, complex events.
The successful volunteer will understand that problems may arise during the Healing Cycle Ride and that alternative solutions must be found quickly. The Event Planning Co-ordinator (Volunteer) will be prepared for the unexpected and will react calmly and competently.
In addition, the Event Planning Coordinator (Volunteer) will have:
strong interpersonal and relationship building skills,

  • the ability to work in a team environment,
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • strong problem solving and organizational skills,
  • a proactive work ethic and the ability to meet targets, and
  • a mature and professional attitude.