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    2019 Mother's Day Walk Edmonton

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    **Please only select your top 2 choices.

    Thank you for joining the Breast Cancer Society of Canada's annual Mother's Day Walk volunteer team. Get ready to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of those affected by breast cancer, even just a few hours of your time will make a difference!

    A high energy event like this requires many volunteers to fill a variety of roles. Our aim is to make participants feel welcome and keep them energized throughout the entire day. Shifts are generally 5 to 6 hours in length and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't miss out, make sure to choose your preferred role today!

    Many of the shifts are completed before the walk begins making it possible to volunteer, raise funds and participate in the walk. Just let us know if you'd like to walk as well so that we can schedule accordingly.

    "Pinking it up" at the walk is HIGHLY encouraged!

    * NOTE: We will do our very best to accommodate your choice of role. Your flexibility is appreciated, allowing us to ensure all roles are covered on event day.

    **To give all applicants a chance, please remember to only select your top 2 choices.

    Thank you!

    Opportunity Roles

    Set Up: Tents, Tables & Signage

    You are the first ones on the scene! We need your muscles to help set up the tents that will give us shelter from the elements. Help with offloading equipment, tables and chairs. Post signs, arrange decorations and handle other details required to make it a day to remember! Required: strong backs, ability to lift and carry items of a moderate weight (up to 10-15 lbs) and capacity to remain cool and calm in a chaotic environment.

    Refreshment Station

    The volunteers stationed in the food area will be in charge of replenishing water and food supplies for the thirsty participants. Ability to and carry items of a moderate weight (up to 10-15 lbs) and stand for long periods of time will also be required.

    Survivor Central

    Although not necessary, volunteers who are themselves breast cancer survivors are a great fit for this activity. This is a special area that is dedicated to participants who are survivors! They can sign a banner and receive their own special swag and other surprises.

    Participant Engagement Station

    We want to make sure our participants have a fantastic experience! Volunteers at our Participant Engagement Station must be friendly, outgoing and enjoy large crowds. This area may include things like; face painting (which will require an artist with great drawing skills), a colouring station, a live mural and a temporary tattoo station. Volunteer for these roles if you are interested in making a child or grown up's day!

    Photo Booth

    The photo booth team captures memories of this fantastic day for participants. Volunteer photographers will encourage teams or individuals to strike a pose using our fun and crazy props. Friendly and outgoing volunteers are needed for this role. Ability to stand for long periods of time is required.

    Greeters

    Greeters will be posted at key locations to welcome, direct and engage participants. They will also hand out promotional Breast Cancer Society material or event information. Friendly volunteers, who are welcoming and outgoing, are needed for this role. Ability to stand for long periods of time will also be required.

    Swag & Vendor Tables

    Be the giver of cool swag or the seller of awesome Mother's Day Walk mementos. Enjoy engaging with the crowd before and after the walk. Friendly, welcoming and outgoing volunteers are needed for this role. Seating for this position can be made available.

    Directional Guards

    Outgoing individuals are needed for this role! Located throughout the route and at the start/finish line, this team keeps participants engaged and energized with cheers, songs, instruments or wild and crazy costumes.

    Tear Down & Clean Up

    As vital as the set-up, getting the event venue back to normal is just as important. After memories have been created, a group of volunteers are needed to disassemble the various tents, booths and other services of the day. Required: strong backs, ability to lift and carry items of a moderate weight (up to 10-15 lbs) and capacity to remain cool and calm in a chaotic environment.

    Volunteer Requirements

    uploadYou'll need to pass checklist

    1. I agree to attend two mandatory meetings prior to the event: an orientation session and pre-event rally
    2. I am friendly, helpful and work well with others
    3. I have transportation to and from the event
    Emily Murphy Park, 11904 Emily Murphy Park Road NW
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Breanna Brooks
    647-998-8680

    Skills & Perks

    Skills Desired

    • General Labour
    • Arts, Entertainment, Music, Design
    • Campaigning and Fundraising
    • Event Co-ordination

    Perks Included

    • Food Provided
    • Outdoors
    • Bring Your Family
    • Swag
    • Free Admission
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