Event Planning Volunteer

Canadian Council of Muslim Women
Pay Type: 
Position type: 
Contract - full-time

Volunteer title
Event Planning Volunteer

Reports to
Project Coordinator and Chair of Women Who Inspire Committee

Type of Position
Long-term (3 months or more)

Toronto, ON

Start Date
May 2017


Description and Details

Founded in 1982, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) is a national not-for-profit organization committed to equality, equity, and empowerment of all Canadian Muslim women.

Help us celebrate Canadian Muslim women:

  • Contact and schedule vendors, entertainment and special guests.
  • Manage invitee list and coordinate ticket sales tracking.
  • Monitor event timeline to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Plan event day volunteer roles.
  • Support set up and take down of event.
  • Attend monthly committee meeting in person or by teleconference.
  • Most of the planning can be done from home, except when visiting potential venues, sourcing supplies, and on the event day.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline from a recognized academic institution; background in Business Administration, Public Relations or Event Management preferred.
  • Exceptional proficiency with MS Office and Eventbrite.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines, completing projects on time with professionalism.
  • Ability to perform independently as well as with a team.
  • Works well in a fast-paced time sensitive environment.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills.
  • Energetic, creative and resourceful leaders to organize our Women Who Inspire Awards and Brunch in Toronto.
  • Proactive and be passionate about seeing an event through from planning to implementation.
  • Agree to CCMW’s mandate and Guiding Principles.

Benefits to Volunteering:

  • Contribute your skills and time to truly make a difference in the lives of Canadian Muslim women
  • Gain experience in event planning (reference letter may be provided at the completion of the event)
  • Flexible schedule


Submit your cover letter, resume and a letter of reference by email to info@ccmw.com by Sunday, April 22, 2017 at 5 pm.


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Application deadline: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017