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Daffodil Day Area Coordinators

Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society's biggest fundraising event and the funds raised in the lead up to and on the day itself help to reduce the impact and incidence of cancer through a range of activities such as funding research, education, advocacy and support for those affected by cancer and their whānau.

They are looking for area coordinators in Alexandra, Cromwell, Frankton and Roxburgh, at least one person in each area would be great but if there are more people interested then the load can be shared across the team!

The Area Coordinator role involves helping organise volunteers and collection resources in the lead up to the street collection on the 30th August and helping to lead the team on the day.

As a Daffodil Day Area Coordinator you will be:

  • Working with businesses and organisations in the lead up to Daffodil Day to promote event
  • Organising collection sites and liaising with existing volunteer collectors
  • Managing monies received (collection buckets/pre-sales/counter boxes)
  • Managing resources and merchandise
  • Submitting reports in a timely fashion
  • Implementing established systems with existing partners
  • Identifying new opportunities in the local community
  • Attending the Daffodil Day debrief/planning meetings where applicable

Benefits to volunteers:

  • Training and support provided by our team of Cancer Society staff and experienced volunteers
  • By supporting Daffodil Day you will be helping Cancer Society with its biggest fundraising event of the year
  • You can feel good in knowing that all funds raised help reduce the impact and incidence of cancer in the community
  • Meet and work with other volunteers who share your passion for the cause


  • Ability to work comfortably alongside people from varying social, religious and cultural backgrounds
  • Clear verbal/written communication skills
  • Organised and detail-oriented, great at problem solving
  • Confident to network across all community stakeholders
    ( i.e. local businesses, community groups, schools, education providers and media)
  • Commitment to following national and divisional Daffodil Day standards & complying with relevant policies & procedures
  • Ability to create a fun and vibrant event in your community

A Ministry of Justice background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Hours will vary based on your own availability but below is an indication of what might be required:

  • May: Training and communication: 2-4 hours
  • June/July: 10-20 hours
  • August: 20-30 hours (including a full day on Daffodil Day, 30 August - approx 8hrs). These hours can vary depending on your availability, the number of people in your team, and the elements of Daffodil Day you decide to activate in your community.
  • Debriefing activities: 2- 6 hours

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

Ref: 2606

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