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JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Charity (Walk Day of Event Volunteer Vancouver)

Organization Name: JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Charity
Opportunity Title: Walk Day of Event Volunteer Vancouver
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Commitment: One Day / Special Event
Start Date: May 10, 2022
End Date: June 7, 2022

Email: abritton@jdrf.ca
Website: http://bttr.im/r44rp
Details:
  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
Opportunity Description:

Volunteer at this year’s Sun Life Walk to Cure Diabetes for JDRF, the largest fundraising event in Canada to support type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

This year we are excited to be reuniting many T1D communities in-person through a cautious phased approach, as we are still facing challenges from COVID-19. The health and safety of our participants is our number one priority.

On Sunday, June 12th we need the support of our committed volunteers to help make the day a success!

Location: Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6G 3E2

If you’re available from 7:00 am – 3 pm that would be a great help, but we will be in touch to find out your availability and let you know shift times.

We have a variety of roles for both youth and adult volunteers. Roles will be allocated up to the day of event, here’s some example of the types of roles. We will aim to allocate to your preferred role but cannot guarantee a specific role.

Set up Crew Saturday and or Sunday

The set up crew will assist in setting up tables & chairs within the tents (note some heavy lifting required), and hanging banners. Saturday shift 11am-4pm and Sunday 6:30-10:00 am

Participant Registration 

As part of the Registration Crew you will ensure pledge forms are filled out correctly, confirm offline donations are correct and accept debit/or credit card donations. This role is for volunteers over the age of 18.

Refreshment Crew 

Become part of the Refreshment Crew and help us set up the refreshment tent.  You will distribute prepackaged snacks and drinks throughout the day, monitor their levels and replenish them as needed.  Please note: In the Refreshment Tent you will be handling prepackaged snacks and drinks – this is not a suitable area for those with food sensitivities and/or food allergies.

Kids Zone Crew

This role will assist in the kid activities space – such as temporary tattoo application, sidewalk chalk drawing, bubble creators etc.

Route Marshalls 

Assist with directing participants along the walk route. This role includes cheering on the walkers, ensuring people can navigate the site and handing out water and snacks to participants when required

Greeters and Cheer Crew 

Become part of the Greeter Crew where you will warmly greet our walkers, ensure they have completed a waiver and direct them to the appropriate registration areas.

What you bring to this role

We’re seeking reliable individuals who will ensure participants have an amazing experience at this year’s Walk.  If you have the following attributes, we want to hear from you:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • A willingness to help where needed most
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Able to problem-solve and seek support when needed
  • Able to volunteer outdoors rain or shine

Benefits

In addition to supporting an amazing event raising funds to support cutting edge research, volunteers will receive:

  • A T-shirt on event day
  • Confirmation of volunteer hours
  • Meet new people and have fun!

Physical Requirements 

There will be long periods of standing and walking involved with volunteering if you need any accommodations to comfortably volunteer please email: volunteers@jdrf.ca

Your health, safety and well-being are JDRF’s top priority.  We want you to feel safe and comfortable while volunteering for JDRF.  As such it is a policy for this event that all volunteers be fully vaccinated (having received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to attending the event).

We thank all applicants for their interest and support. JDRF is an equal opportunity workplace committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and volunteer.  If you require accommodation at any point in the recruitment process, please contact volunteers@jdrf.ca 

To apply please visit the website here: http://bttr.im/r44rp




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Lumberman’s Arch, Stanley Park, 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6G 3E2

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