Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 8th annual Walk to Fight Arthritis, on Sunday June 4, 2017. Volunteer registration will open in February 2017 - please check back then.

Volunteers such as you are an integral part of our Walk to Fight Arthritis team. Your involvement makes a real difference and directly impacts the overall success of the event, which affects our ability to deliver programs and services which benefit 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis.

We offer a wide variety of exciting volunteer opportunities for you to choose from. Browse below for a list of volunteer opportunities that may be available at your local Walk.

Passionate ambassadors also have the opportunity to get their ‘Community in Motion’ by hosting their own Walk. For more information contact walk@arthritis.ca or call 1-855-825-WALK (9255)

Volunteer Roles

Mid- Route Check Point   down arrow

Check point volunteers will be stationed at rest stations along the Walk route. They will be responsible for monitoring participant health, handing out water and snacks to participants and keeping the area clean and free from obstructions. Check point volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Entertainment   down arrow

Entertainment volunteers will be responsible for helping with the activities that have been planned to enhance the Walk experience for participants. Positions may include face painting, sampling, crowd control, etc.

Floater   down arrow

Floaters might be asked to do any one of the volunteer positions listed here. Every area of the Walk will be busy Floaters will be asked to lend an extra hand in these areas at that time.

Lunch/Food Station   down arrow

Volunteers at the lunch station will be responsible for setting up the station, distributing food, crowd control, and keeping the area clean and free from obstructions. Lunch station volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Parking Attendant   down arrow

Parking attendants will be stationed in the parking areas to assist participants with parking. They will direct them to the closest free space, send them to an alternate lot if the lot they are stationed in is full and direct them to the Walk Site once they have parked. Parking attendants must be 18 years of age or older.

Registration   down arrow

Registration volunteers will be responsible for collecting donation forms from participants, verifying donations, ensuring Walk waivers are signed, issuing incentive prizes and attending a training session in advance of Walk Day. Registration volunteers will be handling money and must be 18 years of age or older.

Route Marshall   down arrow

Route marshalls will be stationed at key points along the Walk route. They will be responsible for traffic control and directing and encouraging participants.

Set Up   down arrow

Set up volunteers will assist with getting the Walk Site ready for participants. This may involve an early start time, moving tables/chairs, hanging signs, setting up tents, etc.

Team Photo Booth   down arrow

Volunteers at the team photo booth will be responsible for taking team photos and recording team information for photo delivery.

Tear Down/Clean Up   down arrow

Tear down volunteers will assist with event clean up. This may involve moving tables/chairs, packing supplies, taking down signs, picking up garbage, etc.

Cheerleaders   down arrow

Cheer at start, finish and throughout the Walk route.