Volunteer Opportunities – Fund Raising & Event Planning

Bike Calgary is working to set up consistent, ongoing funding so that we can afford to complete more advocacy work and education for cyclists in Calgary. Ultimately, we’d like sufficient ongoing, reliable funding so that we can hire a part-time Executive Director to really represent Calgary’s cycling community.

We have two volunteer activities to help us reach this goal – one or two people to coordinate our annual fund raising event and YYC Bike Awards for September 2019, and a few volunteers to help with our corporate donations work including organizing advertising for our sponsors.

Email volunteer@bikecalgary.org if you are interested in these volunteer activities.

Event Planning – Starting Mid-March 2019

Two roles available, extensive support will be provided by several Board members

Time Commitment: approx. 10 hours per month

Tasks:

  • Lead the planning of the annual YYC Bike Awards and Gala
  • Manage the nomination process and selection of the various YYC Bike Awards
  • Lead a group of volunteers to successfully organize the event which includes securing a venue, creating and advertising tickets, developing event schedules, organizing food and drinks, developing an event schedule, securing keynote speakers and other event related activities.

Timeline leading up to the September 2019 event:

  • Assemble a team (March 2019)
  • Plan the event (April – Aug 2019)
  • Advertise the event (June – Sept 2019)
  • Work with fundraising team to secure sponsors (May – Sept 2019)
  • Sell tickets (July – Sept 2019)
  • Host the event (Sept 2019)
  • Prepare a debrief document for next year’s event (October 2019)

Fund Raising Volunteers – Starting May 1, 2019

These volunteer positions (up to four volunteers required) will report to Garry Lohuis, VP Bike Calgary, who is currently leading the business fund raising efforts. Corporate fund raising for Bike Calgary falls into 2 main categories:

  • Corporate Donations
  • Advertising on the website

Time Commitment: approx. 6 hours per month

These volunteer positions would appeal to semi-retired or retired members who are able to meet with potential business owners and advertisers in regular business hours. This a great opportunity to take advantage of your previous business contacts. These positions may also appeal to unemployed or underemployed members who may be looking to establish networking business contacts to further their careers. Support for website advertising is mostly about setting up pricing and commitments to sponsors – technical website ability is not a requirement (we have someone helping with this part of it).

Previous experience is not required and Garry is willing to work with volunteers to match their time availability.

Email volunteer@bikecalgary.org if you are interested in these volunteer activities.

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