Donations Canvasser

Position Title: Donations Canvasser 2017 Walk for Alzheimer’s
Program: Walk for Alzheimer’s
Department: Fund Development
Supervisor's Title: Events Coordinator and Donations Coordinator
Supervisor's Name: Josie Figliuzzi and volunteer

Position Summary:

To approach businesses within Simcoe County to secure donations for the 2017 Walk for Alzheimer’s.


1. Collaborate with the Donations Coordinator to secure donations for the Walk for Alzheimer’s.

2. Contact businesses on the list provided by the Donations Coordinator.

3. Deliver the donations request letters and forms to the businesses contacted.

4. Follow-up after donations request letters have been delivered. Continue to follow- up until a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer is given.

5. Develop and maintain records of businesses contacted, contact people, accurate, up-to-date telephone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, etc.

6. Keep accurate records of donations received and contact information for donations received.

7. Inform the Donations Coordinator concerning the status of requests made and donations confirmed.

8. Communicate particular donor needs for recognition to the Donations Coordinator

9. Pick up donations as needed.

Position Specifications:

• Excellent verbal communications skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Organized
• Attention to detail
• A ‘people person’
• Outgoing
• Open, approachable
• Professional
• Encouraging
• Initiative and persistent
• Comfortable asking businesses, individuals for donations
• Able to communicate the importance of the donations to the event
• Able to articulate the benefits to the donor
• Commitment to attend planning meetings
• Comfortable in approaching businesses and individuals and asking for donations
• Flexible schedule which allows telephoning and completing some tasks through business hours
• Committed to the mission of the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County
• Enthusiastic about the annual Walk for Alzheimer’s


• Conscientious in completing all tasks in a timely manner
• Conscientious in attending the planning meetings
• Businesses and individuals enjoyed working with the volunteer
• Conducted all contacts and transactions to the highest standards
• All asks were followed through in a timely manner
• Demonstrated respect for donors and their donation
• Attend Orientation Session for new volunteers


• To the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County: to represent the Alzheimer Society of Simcoe County to the community and to the participating locations in a professional and friendly manner
• To the Donations Coordinator and the Events Coordinator: to fulfil all responsibilities in a timely and acceptable manner
• To the Participating Donors: to interact with all donors in a professional and friendly manner and to pick-up, deliver all donations in a timely and acceptable manner; to ensure that all donors are recognized appropriately


• Opportunity to work with the other members of the planning committee and the community to plan a successful event
• Opportunity to get to know the community in a new way and develop relationships within the community
• Satisfaction of having contributed to the success of the Walk for Alzheimer’s by assisting with the extensive advertising of the event

Time Commitment:

• Solicitation and confirmation of donations from prospective donors on list provided: December – May: approximately 2 hours per month
• Attend the Walk for Alzheimer’s on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Last Updated: 11/08/2017