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Defeat Depression - Positions du comité organisateur

Acceptes le challenge:

La campagne Defeat Depression est une campagne nationale de collecte de fonds conçue pour permettre aux particuliers et aux organisations de collecter des fonds pour soutenir leurs programmes et services de santé mentale locaux. La campagne est devenue un mouvement national rassemblant les fonds indispensables, la sensibilisation aux problèmes de santé mentale tout en luttant contre la stigmatisation des troubles de santé mentale, événement après événement.

Les 2020 Defeat Depression Walks auront lieu le dernier week-end de mai 2020.

La planification et l’organisation de la marche / course demande du temps, de la passion et une pensée créative. Avec le soutien de bénévoles et du personnel de la Société pour l’atteinte des troubles de l’humeur du Canada, vous ferez partie d’un événement extraordinaire dans votre communauté. Même s’il s’agit d’une campagne nationale, le succès local dépend de bénévoles comme vous. Grâce à votre perspicacité communautaire, vous sensibiliserez, encouragerez la participation et stimulerez la collecte de fonds.



Engagement de temps:

  • Monthly committee meetings from January to April and biweekly 12 weeks before the event

  • Weekly tasks averaging 2-5 hours per week depending your role and the time of year

  • Attendance and leadership role at pre-events / opportunities

  • In person availability on the day of the Walk/Run


The ideal committee member has:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • The ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Access to a computer with Internet, and willingness to use new software programs

  • Passion for Mental Health

You will gain skills and experience:

  • Contributing to the organization’s mission of creating a world where Canadians with depression and other mental illnesses feel free to seek treatment without stigma

  • Working collaboratively with like minded volunteers in the community

  • Building relationships in your community


Available Positions:

  • Event Chair/Co-Chairs – oversees all elements of the event from start to finish, liaises with Mood Disorders Society of Canada, attends host conference calls during the planning process, and explores new ideas and suggestions on how to make the event successful, responsible for financial tracking of the event

  • Volunteer Coordinator – recruit volunteers to help on the day of the event and/or with tasks throughout the planning process, assigns responsibilities as needed, and builds relationships within the community

  • Local Sponsorship Coordinator – you will recruit build local connections, new sponsors, and strengthen relationships with existing sponsors to offset some event expenses and contribute to the local fundraising revenue. Working with your committee and Defeat Depression Staff, you are responsible for acquiring local cash, and in-kind sponsorships, ensure that sponsor obligations are fulfilled, and each sponsor feels the true value of a partnership with the Defeat Depression Campaign.

  • Communications/Marketing Coordinator – oversees promotion of the event, brainstorms how to attract participants and sponsors, engages local media and hosts media on the day of the event, etc.

  • Social Media Coordinator – oversees the event Facebook page, handles posts and responds to inquiries on social media, engages local stakeholders, helps promote the event through social media, shares pictures post event, directs people to engage with YouTube and Flickr

  • Logistics Coordinator – books the location for the event, plans the walk or run course, obtains all required permits/approvals, plans for tents/water/parking/supplies on the day-of

Job Type: Volunteer

Email us at
c/o Mood Disorders Society of Canada
110 North Front St. Unit A3 Suite 325
Belleville, ON K8P 0A6
Tel. 613-921-5565