More than thirty years ago, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything possible to put an end to breast cancer. Today, thanks to more than 100,000 survivors and volunteers/activists, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest, most progressive grassroots organization fighting breast cancer.
Volunteers play a vital role in the Susan G. Komen New Hampshire and Vermont Races for the Cure®. Their passion and commitment is what makes our Race successful. This disease has touched so many people, either through their own personal experience or that of a loved one. Will you join our passionate fight by volunteering on Race day?
Last year, individuals from all walks of life volunteered their time and talents before, during and after the Race to ensure its success. We need leaders, thinkers, movers and shakers, educators, communicators…all types of talented people. We look forward to having you join in the Race experience with us.
Thank you to the many volunteers that helped with the New Hampshire Race this past May 11!
Vermont Race Job Descriptions
Pre-Race Activities: We need people to sell raffle tickets at various locations such as Shaw's prior to the Race. Actual dates and times are TBD, but the volunteer shift is usually 2 hours long, on a weekend, and you would have a partner with you.
Site Set-Up: This involves all activities needed to get the field ready for the Race. It involves some form of physical labor and tasks such as setting up tables and chairs, hanging banners, moving boxes, skirting tables and putting up fencing.
Survivor Tent Set-Up: Some light set-up required. Main task is to stuff the "survivor goody bags." You do not need to be a survivor to volunteer for this job.
Registration: This job involves registering walk-in participants and checking in people who have registered on line. The environment can be fast paced on Saturday. To have the best experience, you should be comfortable with interacting with strangers, handling money and processing credit card transactions. Generally a "sitting" job, but you may be required to walk short distances.
Volunteer Check-in: Main tasks include checking in previously registered volunteers, distributing t-shirts, and escorting volunteers to their assigned work place.
Raffle: Selling raffle tickets at the registration tent and main tent. This is a "sitting job" and requires you to be comfortable handling money. For the more adventurous, we need "roving raffle sellers" who walk the grounds selling raffle tickets.
Parking: Direct cars coming into the lot and facilitate organized parking arrangements.
I Am The Cure Cheerleader: Show your spirit and support for the race participants by cheering them on at various points along the course and near the finish line. Group activity.
Course Monitor: Stationed at various points along the course, the Monitors are there to make sure things are running smoothly. You would be on the look out for any one needing medical attention or any incident requiring attention. Must have mobile phone.
Water on Course: Distribute water to race participants at various stations on the course.
Finish Line: This is an "inside the fence" job where you are interacting with participants as they cross the finish line. Responsibilities may include distributing water, roses to survivor participants and monitoring the entrance to keep non participants out of the area.
Kids Activity Tent: "Crafty" types or anyone who enjoys working with kids may enjoy this job which involves assisting with small craft projects and games or activities specifically for kids 12 and under.
Kids Fun Run : Assist with the Kids Fun Run one mile race. Tasks involved may include monitoring the course, distributing ribbons, and help at the finish line.
Survivor Tent: Survivors are needed to create a warm and welcoming environment by greeting survivors, distributing goody bags, offering coffee and other goodies.
Main Tent Participant's Food: Help with the preparation and distribution of bagels, coffee etc.
Main Tent Merchandise Sales: Assist with the sales of all Komen Race for the Cure merchandise. Must be comfortable handling money and credit cards.
Main Tent Sponsor Tables: Distribute informational materials or small premiums on behalf of Sponsors who are unable to be present on race day. Generally these are "sitting jobs."
Main Tent I am the Cure Education: Help distribute information and materials designed to promote the latest on what everyone can do to promote early detection of breast cancer.
Race Breakdown and Clean-up: Generally involves physical labor including tasks such as dismantling tables and chairs, taking down banners, packing boxes and
Awards Set-Up: Involves moving tables and chairs to set up for the Awards Ceremony in the Registration tent.
Whatever else is needed: If you are truly flexible, there are always things that pop up that we need help with!