Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only 24/7, national support service. We offer professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text- based support to young people in both English and French.

As a charity, we rely on donations and funds raised from events to help us continue to be there for youth. Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO is our biggest fundraising event and will happen on Sunday May 3,2020 on various cities across Canada.

You could be part of this fun event by becoming the Route and Logistics Lead part of the Committee that helps organize the fundraiser in Edmonton! By volunteering with Kids Help Phone, you are helping a young person somewhere in Canada at a crucial moment – perhaps, at a time when it’s not obvious they’re asking for help.

Route & Logistics Lead

Role: Lead in the organizing of a logistical plan for the event. This requires securing many of the rental items needed on site in the various areas, keeping in mind the limited budget.

Key Responsibilities include:
• Develop a sub-committee to assist with this role and implement your plan in advance of the event and on day of.
• Build site & route map layout {with assistance from committee}
• First aid on site {Secure & designate location on site map}.
• Secure shelters, tents or awnings for any outdoor checkpoints from rental company.
• Secure & set-up tables and chairs for checkpoints {half way point}
• Work with volunteer lead to staff the route & checkpoint with volunteers
• Placing Signage on site – route directions, route information, sponsors, start/finish banners.
• Clean up, garbage bins, dumping site, recycling.
• Securing Live Entertainment {band or two}
• Securing a warm-up {someone to lead stretching, Zumba or something of that nature}
• Will work closely with other leads {i.e. Food & Beverage and Kids Zone} in developing site map and overall logistical details.
Other details will be required; as the event develops and grows things will be added to the list of logistics & site plans.

Requirements:
• Should have drivers license and access to a ½ or ¾ ton truck via friend or themselves so water, half way tent, table and chairs can be transported to half way site for set up and tear down.
• Would be recommended that they can have a couple of friends or family to manage the half way site on walk day.
• Should be comfortable walking greater than 5 km distance and have knowledge of walking on a variety of city walking paths. Will need to walk 5 plus km in colder weather when scoping out the route and various volunteer, signage locations in cooler weather.

Commitment
When:
January – May: Approximately 5 hours a month. We have monthly meetings from January to March and bi-weekly meetings from April- Beginnings of May.
Day of Event (May 3,2020) : Approximately 9 hours
Where:
Meetings are by phone.
Event: William Hawrelak Park
If you are interested in any of these positions please send your resume to Carolina Bejarano, Development Officer at carolina.bejarano@kidshelpphone.ca