SuperWalk Coordinator

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Date Posted March 7, 2023
Expiry Date of Posting Ongoing
Organization Name Parkinson Canada
Contact Name Jerlynn Rycroft
Mailing Address 4211 YONGE ST
City Toronto
Postal Code M2P 2A9
Phone Number 4162279700
Fax Number
Email Address
Web Site
Position Title SuperWalk Coordinator
Job Description

Parkinson Canada Volunteer Opportunity

SuperWalk Coordinator

Parkinson Canada is the definitive voice for the Parkinson’s community in Canada. Our purpose is to transform the lives of people living with Parkinson’s. We do this through research leading to better treatments and the end of Parkinson’s, advocacy bringing the voices of Parkinson’s to the forefront and support that helps people live well with Parkinson’s through education and services. A national registered charity, Parkinson Canada operates through the generosity of donors and is an accredited organization under the Imagine Canada Standards Program.

The Opportunity

SuperWalk Coordinators play a pivotal role in raising awareness and funds for people living with Parkinson’s. They champion and lead the coordination of SuperWalk in communities, from start to finish, with support from Parkinson Canada. They support the organizing committee and ensure a positive experience for event participants. You will solicit sponsors in conjunction with the Sponsorship Coordinator and ensure the funds collected the day of the event are properly recorded and deposited. You will ensure all activities and actions are in alignment with the Parkinson Canada SuperWalk program and Parkinson Canada Policies.

Your Contribution

As a SuperWalk Coordinator, your people-skills, enthusiasm, and talent for organizing make you an excellent community facilitator. You enjoy guiding and mentoring other volunteers and helping them excel at their tasks. As someone who loves event logistics, you excel at key tasks, including:

Selecting and securing site for SuperWalk 

Preparing a budget for the local event 

Sourcing local sponsorships 

Recruiting and providing leadership for the organizing committee

Managing volunteers alongside the Volunteer Coordinator

Organizing and Chairing Committee Meetings 

Attending monthly (April-October) conference calls with Parkinson Canada event staff

Attending and overseeing all aspects of the walk including post walk wrap up

Skills Required What is Needed to Succeed in this Role Exceptional leadership skills and enjoy working as part of a team  Excellent organizational skills  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills  Ability to delegate and hold volunteers accountable  Possess an interest in working with Parkinson Canada and with Canadians living with Parkinson’s and their families  Able to dedicate the amount of time required to successfully execute the role  Able to meet deadlines 
Benefits to Volunteer Benefits for SuperWalk Coordinators As a volunteer SuperWalk Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to develop your leadership potential and project management skills in a context outside of regular employment. You will work with an excellent group of people and be able to network with others in a related field. Most importantly you will make an impact in the lives of those living with Parkinson’s.
Days/Times Flexible
Suitable For Teens (ages 13-17)
Adults (18 and over)
People with physical challenges
People with mental challenges
Small Groups (2-4 people)
Large Groups (5 people of more)
Work With Adults (18 and over)
People with physical challenges
People with mental challenges
Position Duration Ongoing (more than 3 months)
Specific Dates
Application Deadline Ongoing
Application Procedure Email

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