TBBCF | Volunteer Opportunities 2017-07-12T13:40:50+00:00

Walk Volunteer Opportunities

2017 Walk Information Volunteer Jobs on Walk Day

Our Volunteer Walk Teams

The TBBCF Walk Across Southeastern Connecticut would not be possible without our team of volunteers. These volunteers are essential in helping to create a positive walking experience and are committed to its success. The teams consist of caring, diligent, understanding, and many times funny volunteers with a great deal of team spirit. Does this sound like a group you would like to be involved with?

Each volunteer is required to register and select their choice of team. Volunteers do not have to fund raise but are encouraged to do so. When registering, please indicate which assignment you would prefer. We will do our best to give you your choice and will contact you if this team is full so you can make another choice. Please note that some assignments may require heavy lifting of at least 35 pounds or more. If you have limitations on the amount of weight you can lift, please avoid those assignments.

Volunteer teams are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. We will assign you to a team based on the needs of the event first, taking into consideration your skills and capabilities. We will make every effort to assign you to the team of your choice. Each volunteer is required to register and select their choice of team. Functions and physical requirements vary from team to team. All of the teams have some lifting involved, so please let us know in advance, in the comments section of the form, if you have any physical limitations.

Once you have been assigned to a team, your Team Leader will contact you to confirm your assignment. At least one week prior to the walk, your Team Leader will notify you of your assignment and the time and location where you need to report on Walk Day.

Walk Team Descriptions

The Procurement Team is expected to liaison with all Team Leaders and will serve as the ‘go to team’ for all equipment, food, and drink. The Procurement Team is responsible for maintaining a log for tracking all equipment and rentals and retrieving from all teams at the end of the event. They are responsible for ensuring all equipment, snacks and drinks are delivered to base camp before the start of the event and ensuring coordination for pickup and delivery of food and drink to Opening and Closing Ceremonies locations. They will ensure all rental equipment is delivered to or picked up by vendor(s) at the end of the event. Procurement is available for assistance via cell throughout the event.

The Pit Stops Team are responsible for greeting the walkers, and distributing food and hydration to walkers along the marathon route.

The Opening and Closing Team will assist in setting up and breaking down the Opening and Closing Ceremony sites. This will include stages, stairs, banners, PA systems, chairs, lighting, roping, decorations, etc. Once Opening Ceremonies have concluded, the team will break it down and move on to assist in set up at Closing Ceremonies. Heavy lifting may be required.

The Pit Stops Set-up and Hydration Teams work together to ensure each pit stop is set up in a timely manner and ensure hydration and snacks for each pit stop are provided. They also ensure that  each stop has all trash/recycled containers removed, and breaks down and closes each pit stop as the last walker leaves. They ensure that the bins of walker clothing are delivered to Closing Ceremonies in a timely manner and that hydration is delivered to medical tents and Opening/Closing Ceremonies. Heavy lifting may be required.

The Cyclists Team assists walkers along the route by patrolling the route to ensure walkers’ safety during the event. In addition, cyclists identify the first and last walkers and their locations. This ensures that all walkers are safe. Cyclists also watch for signs of fatigue and/or injury that may require a walker to be picked up by a sweep vehicle for medical attention.

The Traffic Control & Safety Team controls both vehicular and pedestrian traffic at Opening Ceremonies, and traffic control and safety along the route as needed. This crew will maintain safe traffic flow, manage parking lots and staging areas, and keep an eye out for participants needing guidance, and provide an open access for emergency vehicles.

The volunteers on this team must be on their feet for long periods of time, and must be able to physically navigate and transport oneself from one point to another, often at very short notice.

Route marking is part of the Traffic Control & Safety Team. Volunteers are responsible for marking the entire Walk route with directional signs, safety cones, and clearing the signs/cones after the walkers have passed and the route is closed.

Sweep is part of the Traffic Control & Safety Team and consists of one or more vehicles, each with a driver and navigator, that patrols a section of the route between the Pit Stops and lends a hand to injured/disabled participants.

This team will set-up, manage and break down the registration areas. This includes pre-event registrations for walkers and volunteers, as well as the check-in areas on Walk day.

Medical providers must be licensed and certified in the state of Connecticut. All members of this team are expected to be capable of performing basic first aid. Other duties include triage duties, basic history taking, sports medicine (overuse syndrome, sprains). Medical problems that may be encountered include, but are not limited to, sprains, sunburn, allergic reactions, abrasions, lacerations, mild to moderate dehydration, hyponatremia, asthma, some respiratory problems, hypo- and hyperthermia, and blisters.

Massage Therapists must be licensed and provide their own table or chair for use at the Closing Ceremonies site.


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