Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member

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

Position ID: V-BAR0220
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2024
Last Full Update: 17 Jan 2024

Opportunity Details: Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member

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

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.

As a Gutsy Walk Planning Committee Member, you’ll be working closely with a team of other volunteers to plan and promote your local Gutsy Walk. Your efforts in connecting and engaging your community—whatever your volunteer role with Gutsy Walk—will make a big impact in raising awareness about IBD and finding cures.
In particular, we’re looking for volunteers to support their local Gutsy Walk in the following ways:

  • Community Outreach –inspire people to sign up and participate in the local Gutsy Walk
  • 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 engagement
More Info Link
Benefits • A community of support, a dedicated staff partner, team of peers and role-specific 
• training 
• 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 ; Event Coordination & Support ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Marketing & Promotions ; Registration ; Social Media ; Telephone Communication
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; First Aid ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; • 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
Interaction Level Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours 1 / Week
Number of Positions Barrie ; Bracebridge ; Collingwood ; Gravenhurst ; Huntsville ; Muskoka District ; Walkerton 
8 individual(s) needed in total. 
We are seeking volunteers to help plan the Grey Bruce, Muskoka and Simcoe County Gutsy Walks.
Training Orientation
Transportation Access to a computer and phone, driver's license an asset.
Additional Requirements 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
Start Date On or after 12 Jan 2024 and on or before 31 May 2024

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
Mailing Address 2110 University Ave 
Suite 439 
Toronto, ON 
Canada M5G 1Y8