Featured Volunteer Needs – February 2017

Party in the Park - hands

Rein in Sarcoma totally relies on great volunteers (you!) for our success. Here are some current volunteer opportunities for which we have a special need.

Volunteer Expo – Feb 18

The Volunteer Expo is February 18 at Mall of America. We are expecting a huge turnout that day as EA Sports in partnership with the Minnesota Vikings will have a special live tournament of Madden 17 at Mall. The event will bring in hundreds, if not thousands of people, thus an opportunity to expose the RISF to a huge crowd. The Minnesota Vikings will be supporting the Volunteer Expo by announcing the Expo from the Rotunda encouraging people to stop by the first floor courts. We need 1-2 volunteers to staff our table from 11:30 -1:15 or 1:15-3:00 (this shift requires tearing down and bringing the materials home with you). Contact Nancy Hendrickson via [email address=”nhendrickson@reininsarcoma.org” link_text=”email”] or at 651-487-3031 if you would like to help.

Party in the Park

We have one remaining leadership position to fill for Party in the Park (PIP) which takes place on July 24, 2017. Leaders will be responsible for pre-event planning and organization and should be present for all three PIP meetings (March, April, June) and the event. See a summary of last year’s event.

Sarcoma Garden of Hope Chair – We need a leader to bring fresh ideas and greater impact to this area. This person should secure a craft or activity for this area, take pictures on attendees’ cell phones of their group in front of the sunflower display, interact with attendees as they visit the garden, etc.

For more information about any PIP volunteer positions contact Chelsey Olafson via  [email address=”eventchair@reininsarcoma.org” link_text=”email.”]


Social Media Sub-Committee

Rein in Sarcoma is seeking a dedicated volunteer who is experienced with managing social media platforms, primarily Facebook and Instagram. This volunteer should be organized, creative and have some experience with graphic design and photo editing. As part of the Marketing and Public Relations committee, it is preferred they are able to attend monthly meetings. Social media posts should be engaging, educational and insightful. Volunteer should be willing to seek out sarcoma stories in the media, local stories of sarcoma patients, educational articles about sarcoma, it’s various treatments, recent research, articles about survivorship, caregiving etc. Volunteer should also become familiar with our website and stay updated on current Rein in Sarcoma news and events.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 [email address=”admin@reininsarcoma.org” link_text=”Email:”]

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

Red Flags Committee Volunteers

The Rein in Sarcoma Red Flags Committee is looking for volunteers who can help get the word out and educate the public about sarcoma cancers. This will include passing out literature and talking to people about sarcoma cancers. Volunteers for the Red Flags Committee will attend events and meetings throughout the year.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 [email address=”admin@reininsarcoma.org” link_text=”Email:”]

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

Patient and Family Support Committee

Rein in Sarcoma is looking for compassionate volunteers to help us better serve the needs of sarcoma patients and their loved ones. Our Patient and Family Support Committee reaches out to sarcoma patients and their loved ones by providing peer-to-peer mentoring, organizing social gatherings for those affected by sarcoma, providing gift bags for newly diagnosed and relapsed sarcoma patients, and by providing informational notebooks about sarcoma with hospital resources for sarcoma patients. This committee has monthly meetings and attends gatherings throughout the year.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 [email address=”admin@reininsarcoma.org” link_text=”Email:”]

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form

WordPress Administrator

Rein in Sarcoma is looking for volunteers with a web development or server administration background to maintain, with our volunteer webmaster, Rein in Sarcoma’s WordPress website. WordPress experience is ideal, but anyone with experience with other content management systems, or with web development in general is welcome. Familiarity with Linux server administration is necessary, as the site is hosted using Amazon Web Services (AWS). Aside from server administration, preferred candidates will be able to work with our webmaster to maintain and update content on the site. Volunteers should be local (in or near the Twin Cities for occasional meetings), but can work remotely.

For more information about this volunteer position contact Connie Dow at Ph: 844-727-2662 ext 3 or [email address=”admin@reininsarcoma.org” link_text=”Email:”]

Apply for this position at: New Volunteer Form