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The Chill Foundation (Volunteer for The Chill Foundation at The Color Run)

Organization Name: The Chill Foundation
Opportunity Title: Volunteer for The Chill Foundation at The Color Run
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Commitment: One Day / Special Event
Start Date: September 1, 2017
End Date: September 2, 2017

  • 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:

The Color Run is less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life! The Color Run is the #Happiest5k on the Planet!   THE EVENT: The Color Run, the world’s first COLOR 5k™ event, was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”. We are the original paint race and have created a completely new genre of COLOR DASH™ running events that continue to grow exponentially. Now the single largest event series in the world, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event.   THE CHARITY: The Chill Foundation – Chill inspires youth to overcome challenges through board sports. We provide youth development programs for at-risk and underserved youth in Metro Vancouver, using board sports as the vehicle to teach life skills, self-esteem and confidence while offering a safe and inclusive space for all to participate and grow. Chill focuses on the resiliency of our participants to help them reach their full potential. Their current situations don’t have to define them or determine their path in life; Chill helps them to realize alternatives beyond the struggles they are dealing with.     Location Cloverdale Rodeo Grounds: 6050A-176th St. Surrey, BC V3S 4E7   Dates & Times Friday Sept. 1st shifts – 10:30am-3:30pm, 3:00pm-7:30pm (includes free registration to the race!) Saturday Sept. 2nd shifts – 6:30am-11:30am, 7:00am-12:00pm, or 11:00am-3:00pm   Volunteer Positions Friday shifts – check-in party, hand out race packets at PNE (includes free registration to event!) Saturday shifts – check-in, handing out water, revving up the crowd, tossing color, cleanup crew, and more!   How to Sign-Up Please see link for detailed volunteer information and to designate yourself as a Chill Foundation volunteer:   Number of Volunteers Needed 150-200 individuals   Volunteer Requirements 4-5 hour commitment!   The Rewards The Color Run is partnering with Chill Vancouver to help support our youth development programs. If you sign up to volunteer, you will directly support our efforts to help make our programs sustainable for youth in Vancouver communities. Chill volunteers will receive a Color Run t-shirt and Chill sunglasses, and have an opportunity to either participate in the run or throw color!   For More Information Mandi Parkes – Chill Vancouver Manager 604-499-9399     Frequently Asked Question’s   Are there age requirements for volunteering? All volunteers must be at least 15 years old. What if I have a large group that wants to volunteer? Great!  Please email for more details to get your group signed up! How do I sign up to volunteer with just a few friends? Please have your friends complete the registration form above. When you arrive on race day, just let our staff know that you’re together and they’ll assign you to the same area! What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? More details to come. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be all set to receive our complete Color Volunteer guide! Expect this 1 week before the event filled with all of the nitty gritty. What should I wear? All volunteers receive our exclusive The Color Run t-shirt.  Besides this, wear something you don’t mind getting colorful! Also, feel free to add your own flair to your outfit!  Colorful boas, hats, socks, tutus etc. make things even more magical! Can I run AND volunteer? Our race day positions last the duration of the run, but volunteer at our check-in party, and you’ll receive a free race registration to run on race day! General Information Once the event gets closer all registered volunteers will get two emails, within the 10 days of the event that has more specific information on times, location and duties! Any volunteer recruited on behalf of The Chill Foundation MUST register under the custom link or select they’re volunteering for CHILL on the order form. (If not, CHILL will not get credit for their volunteer hours.) Volunteers need to stay the entire shift for it to count

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