Special Events Assistant Coordinator - Gift & Auction Acquisitions

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Position description: 

To work collaboratively with the Development Team to enhance revenue potential for local Diabetes Canada’s fundraising events and community fundraising initiatives.

• Increase in community fundraising will support Diabetes Canada's mission and impact.
• Awareness of the Diabetes Canada brand will improve at the community levels.


• Engage local businesses and companies (via telephone, email, or mail) to request and solicit the donation of gifts and/or auction items to be used at fundraising events for or on behalf of Diabetes Canada
• Assist Development Team with partnership, event execution, planning, stewardship, research, and documentation
• Use Auction Tracker software program to input donation details as received
• Compile, track and maintain a detailed list of potential donors and contact information
• Pick up donated gifts and auction items, where possible
• Ensure thank you letters and certificates are forwarded to donors
• Play an important role as part of the Diabetes Canada team and take part in team planning meetings


• Comfort with active solicitation of donations from potential donors for items and submission of donation forms by required deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Work independently with some direction/guidance, and in a team environment
• Second language is welcome
• Engaging and outgoing personality
• Working comfort with MS Office suite
• Represent Diabetes Canada in a professional manner
• Positive, caring, non-judgmental approach with members of the public

Role is suitable for: 
Additional Information: 

• Play an integral role in supporting and increasing Diabetes Canada's fundraising activities and revenue potential
• Enhance administrative, communication, event planning, and organizational skills

How to apply: 
Forward resume and/or expression of interest to: volunteerbc@diabetes.ca
Contact person: 
Franca Lattanzio
Contact phone: 
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
LEAD the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes LIVE healthy lives while we work to find a CURE.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
Position start/end date:
4 Nov 2019
Time Committment:
3 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Daytime, Weekdays
Work location:
Diabetes Canada
1385 West 8th Avenue
Suite 360
Vancouver, BC V6H 3V9