Gutsy Walk Committee Member

(Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Mailing Address, Northern Ontario)

Position ID: V-BAR0165
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2023
Last Full Update: 05 Jan 2023

Opportunity Details: Gutsy Walk Committee Member


Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is the only national, volunteer-based charity focused on finding the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the lives of children and adults affected by these diseases.

Across the country, the Gutsy Walk is made possible due to the time and talents shared by thousands of volunteers in their communities. With a collective goal to deliver our mission of finding a cure for Crohn's and colitis, we are greatly appreciative and thankful for our volunteers who have continuously led the Gutsy Walk to success each year. Our annual Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2023 all across the country. 

Contact Nicole Sage, Coordinator, Development and Community Engagement, Ontario North, Crohn's and Colitis Canada; Phone: 705-890-9782; Email:

In particular, we’re looking for volunteers to support their local Gutsy Walk in the following 
• Community Outreach –inspire people to sign-up and participate in our Gutsy 
• Media Relations –connect with local media outlets to promote the Gutsy Walk 
• Social Media –raise awareness about IBD and the Gutsy Walk through social media 
• Fundraising –organize exciting fundraisers in your community 
• Corporate Sponsorship –engage with local businesses to promote donations of 
sponsorship and gifts in kind 
• Stewardship –build relationships with Gutsy Walk participants and encourage 

Time commitment:
• Approximately 4-8 hours a month, with flexibility around your schedule 
• Attending a virtual monthly evening committee meeting by teleconference or online. 
With additional meetings leading up to event day and a post-event wrap up meeting, 
depending on the role requirements
• This role requires a commitment until post-event wrap up in June/July

We’re looking for people who are eager to use their skills to help make our Gusty Walk the 
best it can be. Talk to us about your skills and interests! We’d love to explore how you can 
best get involved. This may include: 
• A sense of creativity and interest in exploring the best ways to make your local Gutsy 
Walk a success
• An ability to connect with new people over email or the phone
• Community connections and an interest in inspiring people to take part in Gutsy Walk 
• Comfortable approaching businesses and local media to secure partnerships, 
sponsorships and coverage
• Familiarity with social media and online promotion 
• A team player attitude and a willingness to work collaboratively with others


Please note as of March 1, 2022 all volunteers with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada whose 
responsibilities involve in-person interactions must be fully vaccinated. Agreement to our 
Volunteer Code of Conduct is mandatory for this role, and proof of vaccination must be 
submitted in advance if volunteering in-person.

More Info Link
Benefits What we offer: 
• A community of support, a dedicated staff partner, team of peers and role-specific  
• An opportunity to use and grow professional skills and expand your network 
• A hands-on chance to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with  
Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in your community
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Committees ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Marketing & Promotions ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Media
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; First Aid ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Writing & Editing
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction Level Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Accessibility Not Applicable
Number of Positions Barrie ; Bracebridge ; Bruce County ; Collingwood ; Gravenhurst ; Grey County ; Orillia ; Owen Sound ; Simcoe North ; Walkerton ; Wasaga Beach 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided
Police Check Not Required
Start Date On or after 09 Jan 2023 and on or before 30 Jun 2023
Display Until 02 Jun 2023

Agency Details: Crohn's and Colitis Canada, Mailing Address, Northern Ontario

Office Phone 416-920-5035
Toll Free Phone 1-800-387-1479, Crohn's and Colitis Canada National Office
Address & Map
Ontario, ON
Mailing Address 2110 University Ave 
Suite 439 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M5G 1Y8