Terry Fox Foundation Volunteer Positions Available

Oct 11, 2017

Do you thrive in creative, fast-paced, and collaborative environments with people who are passionate about their work and mission?

The Terry Fox Foundation is looking for students to join our outbound volunteer phone team as a Donor Relations Representative to make meaningful phone calls to our donors and supporters and to help to fundraise for cancer research. Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer. Directly or indirectly, it impacts everyone.

Your impact

We are looking for volunteers who are able to get anyone excited about what we do and make their experience with us unique and personal. We truly value our supporters and your job will be to make them feel special while encouraging them to donate to fighting cancer.

What you bring

·         A desire to use your time and talents to fight cancer
·         Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills
·         Experience in a call center or customer service environment
·         Listening and administration skills
·         Strong organizational and time-management skills
·         Positive attitude, high energy, and flexibility

Commitment

We are looking for volunteers to be a part of our phone campaigns from mid-October to mid-December. We are looking for a commitment of 2-4 hours weekly for a minimum of 4 weeks (ideally longer!).

Location and Contact

You can find us  at 150-8960 University High Street in the Cornerstone building at SFU UniverCity
Please email andrea.tang@terryfox.org if you’d like to join our volunteer team

The Terry Fox Foundation

Terry Fox, a former SFU kinesiology student, was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated above the knee. Terry turned his cancer diagnosis into The Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research. In 1980, Terry ran a marathon a day for 143 days and inspired a nation.

Now in its 37th year the Terry Fox Run has evolved into the largest fundraising event in support of cancer research in the world, with over 9,000 Terry Fox Runs each year in 32 countries – all volunteer-led and organized.

The Terry Fox Foundation has established a leadership position within the Canadian cancer community, transforming the research landscape by stimulating the need to fund cancer research. The Terry Fox Research Institute collaborates with over 70 cancer hospitals and research organizations across Canada.