Volunteer

Volunteering means taking your time to give to a cause you believe in. It means applying your skills towards helping those who need it the most. Volunteering means making a significant difference in the achievement of our mission. Young and less young, if the cause is dear to you, join our team and help us make the Walks for ALS a great success!

Your privileges as a volunteer for the walk

Volunteering for the walk means having access to:

  • The volunteer t-shirt;
  • A snack;
  • Free parking;
  • The possibility of taking part in the walk (depending on the position held).


Whether it’s providing participants with snacks or practicing your photography skills, we have something for you!

  • Set up

    Prerequisite: be an early bird!

    -Unload the delivery truck ;
    -Get
    the site ready for participants. This may involve an early start time;
    -Move tables/chairs;
    -Hang signs;
    -Set up tents.

  • Registration

    Prerequisite: be 18 or over!

    -Collect pledge forms from participants;
    -Verify pledges;
    -Ensure event waivers are signed;
    -Handle money.

  • Snack station

    Prerequisite: have strong legs!(because you’ll stand for long periods of time)

    -Set up the station;
    -Distribute food;
    -Control crowds;
    -Keep the area clean.

  • Parking Attendant

    Prerequisite: wear the orange vest with style!

    -Save
    spaces for people with reduced mobility.
    -Help people get out of their vehicle if needed;
    -Direct drivers to the closest  space available;
    -Send them to an alternative parking lot if needed;
    Show them the way to the walk site once they have parked.

     

  • Take Down / Clean-Up

    Prerequisite: be strong!

    -Assist with event clean up;
    -Move tables/chairs
    -Pack supplies;
    -Take down signs;
    -Pick up garbage and recycling.
    -Load the delivery truck.

  • Greeters

    Prerequisite: be cheerful!

    -Welcome participants;
    -Ensure that walkers have completed their pledge form;
    -Direct walkers to the registration tables if they are not already registered;
    -Give directions as needed to the participants.

  • Floaters

    Prerequisite: versatility!

    -Do any one of the volunteer positions listed here;
    -Lend an extra hand to certain areas when they’re busy.

  • Photographer/videomaker

    Prerequisite: have a good eye! (and a camera)

    -Take pictures and videos of the participants and the volunteers in action;
    -Move to strategic places of the route to take pictures of the participants;
    -Solicit teams to take their pictures.

  • T-shirts Kiosk

    Prerequisite: master the art of folding clothes!

    -Carry
    heavy piles of t-shirts (1 person in the team);
    -Set up the table and divide t-shirts by size;
    -Hand out a t-shirt to each participant who has pledged $25 or more.

  • Community manager

    Prerequisite : be connected!

    -Publish pictures and videos of the event on our social medias (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
    -Use
    the official event hashtags
    -Create ,in real time, content when required
    -Monitor social media content posted by users
    -Measure the event impact on social media with performance indicators

One of these roles makes you want to join us? For more information, please contact our Fund development coordinator.