Cycle for Sight Event Support

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

Position ID: V-CWD0018
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2024
Last Full Update: 22 Feb 2023

Opportunity Details: Cycle for Sight Event Support


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)

Contact Mirja Raita, Events Manager, Fighting Blindness Canada; Phone: 416-360-4200; Email:

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

Duties include:

Marketing and communications:

  • Website
  • Emails
  • Phone calls
  • Text messages
  •  Social media i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Strava

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

Team Captain VIP program

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.

Duties include:

Participant fundraising portal

Marketing and communications:

  • Emails
  • Phone calls
  • Text messages

Top Fundraiser VIP program:

  • Fundraising toolkit i.e. tips, email templates
  • Incentive prizes and awards
  • Sponsorship

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

Duties include:

  • Venue selection
  • Route, rest stops, and rider chip tracking system
  • Jersey design
  • Volunteers
  • Start line experience
  • Finish line experience
  • 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