Volunteer Roles: Bay Area Brain Tumor Walk

Sunday, June 23, 2019, Crissy Field in San Francisco, CA


Volunteer Duties

Volunteers are essential to the Brain Tumor Walk! Thank you for your dedication to the brain tumor cause. Training is provided when you arrive. We will do our best to match you with your preferred volunteer role; however, due to demand this is not always possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to jprentiss@braintumor.org

Street Team TODAY & Ongoing
We are looking for individuals or groups to hang posters in local stores, libraries, coffee shops, hospitals, etc. Grab some friends, have a fun few hours, and give back to the brain tumor community!

Parking: 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Responsible for giving access to those on reserved parking list and directing all others to public parking options nearby. Direct all vehicles to the drop-off area in order to unload passengers. A briefing about parking options will take place the week prior to event day. Must be able to be on your feet for long periods of time.

Volunteer Check-in 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – FULL
Checking in all volunteers for the event. Provide site maps, directions and other key items for the volunteers. Organize and pack remaining supplies after the event.

Set-Up Crew (Day of Event) 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Help with unloading and placing boxes and supplies in the tents in preparation for event. Organize tables and hang signage. Must be able to lift up to 20lbs.

Registration Tent 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Set up the Registration and Check-In tent. Check-in pre-registered participants and register new Walk-ups. You may also be responsible for collecting donations and or distributing t-shirts. Mandatory registration training will take place in the morning before registration begins.

Refreshment Tent 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Assist in setting up the food area on-site. Monitor and help distribute food to participants. Organize and pack remaining supplies after the event. Must be able to be on your feet for long periods of time.

Line Monitors 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – FULL
Assist and support registration tent with crowd direction and control in the lines. Mandatory registration training will take place when you arrive.

Team Signs 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Set up the designated team sign creation area, complete with craft supplies. Assist participants as necessary.

Honor and Celebrate Tent 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – FULL
Assist participants in writing messages and hanging photos of loved ones on the Hope and Memory banners. You will also support the remembrance ceremony by distributing poem cards, paper flowers and tissues to those who attend.

Kid’s Area 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Help set up the tent, then lead areas of play for children at the event. Jobs include face painting, bubbles, tattoos etc.

NBTS Swag Tent: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – FULL
Give out National Brain Tumor Society memorabilia item for pre-determined donation amount. Set-up tables, chairs and display items in tents.

Silent Auction Tent 8:00 AM – 12:00 p.m. – FULL
Set up the tent for use. Assist in collecting forms and auction items as teams arrive. You’ll assist in helping answer questions for participants looking to bid during the event. You’ll help process payments, distribute items at the close of the event, and clean up.

Water Stop 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – FULL
Set-up and breakdown water stop for event day. Distribute water to participants and distribute NBTS info to the general public who stops by.

Cheerleaders 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Direct walk participants from the start/finish line safely around the course and back. Volunteers will assist with road crossings, directions crowd control and information. Additionally you’ll cheer on the participants as they start the walk, along the route, and welcome them back when they return. You are encouraged to bring pom-poms and other cheer gear _ a small amount will be provided. Please NO whistles or loud noisemakers. We want to be delicate toward our communities’ sensitivities.

Breakdown/Clean-up Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Organize and pack supplies and assist with clean up. Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.