Cycle for Sight Event Support

(Foundation Fighting Blindness, Simcoe County, Ride for Sight)

Position ID: V-CWD0018
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2023
Last Full Update: 22 Feb 2023

Opportunity Details: Cycle for Sight Event Support

Contact Mirja Raita, Events Manager, Fighting Blindness Canada; Phone: 416.360.4200; Email:

Cycle for Sight is looking for a variety of volunteers to help with different aspects of the 15th annual event held in June in Alliston (cyclists ride from Alliston to Stayner and back)

Recruitment Volunteers:

This role will focus on recruiting, retaining, and renewing participants.

Helps with:

1. Marketing and communications

                                                               i.      Website

                                                             ii.      Emails

                                                           iii.      Phone calls

                                                           iv.      Text messages

                                                             v.      Social media i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Strava

2.              Launch and / or VIP parties (in-person or virtual)

3.              Team Captain VIP program

4.              Spokespeople i.e. athletes and people affected by vision loss


Fundraising Volunteers

This role will focus on making fundraising easier for participants and increasing funds raised by participants.

Helps with:

1.              Participant fundraising portal

2.              Marketing and communications:

                                                               i.      Emails

                                                             ii.      Phone calls

                                                           iii.      Text messages

3.              Top Fundraiser VIP program

4.              Fundraising toolkit i.e. tips, email templates

5.              Incentive prizes and awards

6.              Sponsorship


Event Day Logistics

This role will focus on event day logistics and ensuring that we provide participants with a premier event experience.

Helps with:

1.              Venue selection

2.              Route, rest stops, and rider chip tracking system

3.              Jersey design

4.              Volunteers

5.              Start line experience

6.              Finish line experience

7.              Securing auction and gift bag items (if applicable)


More Info Link
Benefits Learn new skills, join a winning team of dedicated people making a difference, have fun planning and executing a successful event.
Ages 16 year(s) - 99 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Committees ; Community Outreach ; Event Coordination & Support ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Guide / Greeter ; Marketing & Promotions ; Office Administration ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Registration ; Research / Evaluation ; Social Media ; Support for Visual Impairments ; Telephone Communication ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Writing / Editing
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Sports & Coaching ; Team Work ; Writing & Editing
Interaction Level Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Accessibility Not Applicable ; Virtual opportunity until the event. Event day volunteers also needed.
Location Alliston, Ontario
Number of Positions Adjala-Tosorontio: 5 individual(s) ; Alliston: 5 individual(s) ; Barrie: 1 individual(s) ; Creemore: 1 individual(s) ; New Tecumseth: 5 individual(s) ; South Simcoe: 1 individual(s) ; Springwater: 1 individual(s) ; Stayner: 1 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided
Police Check Not Required
Additional Requirements Various screening tools may be required depending on the role.
Start Date On or after 05 Jan 2023 and on or before 15 Jul 2023

Agency Details: Foundation Fighting Blindness, Simcoe County, Ride for Sight

Office Phone 1-416-360-4200
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-3331
Address & Map
890 Yonge St, 12th Floor
Toronto, ON M4W 3P4