Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - BC/Yukon Region

Run for the Cure - Vancouver

Advanced Registration

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Early Team Kit Distribution Team

Teams raise 70% of the funds generated by the Run. Teams who meet the minimum requirements receive special team t-shirts with their team name printed on the back. You will meet and greet with the Team Captains and help to distribute team t-shirts. As a Early Team Kit Distribution Squad member you will need to be able to make decisions, work well under pressure, excellent administrative and organizational skills are required.

10/3/2014 10/4/2014 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  

Program

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Route Entertainment Assistants

You will be the liaison between the route entertainment and the site.  Must have a cell phone.  Are to assist with ensuring the tent is manned at all times, distributing snacks and beverages to the entertainment, cheer fans along as they pass by, if possible take photos of the entertainment performing while the runners go by.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Registration

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Forms Tent

You will be manning the tables that have the donation/registration and "i'm running for bibs".  You will be assisting participants who are wishing to register that morning, answer questions, and ensure supplies are available (pens/papers/etc...)

Skills required:
Approachable
Able to answer questions and redirect people to the appropriate lines as required (orientation will be provided that morning)

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Guides

You will be monitor the flow of participants towards team package pickup or the registration/donation area to help ensure everyone end up in the right line.

Skills required:

  • Able to approach people to assist them in where they need to go
  • Able to answer questions and redirect people (you will have the information provided ahead of time)
  • Able to help move crowds out of high traffic areas

 

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Team Registraion/Donation Front End Volunteers 10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
T-Shirt Pickup Front End volunteers

You will be gather the information from the participant as to whether they have registered online, mark them off on the registration list, and provide requested t-shirt size. 

Skills Required:
- able to work in a fast paced environment
-able to meet and work with the public
-able to stand on your feet for a few hours at a time

Security may be required

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Route

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Bike Captain

This volunteer will lead volunteers along the route, to assigned positions.  Volunteer should be an avid cyclist and must provide own bike for use on run day to direct volunteers to appropriate positions on course. 

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Route Marshal - 1K

You will be providing direction to participants to ensure safety. You must be able to stand for a reasonable length of time, and walk to your 'location' on the route.

You will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the route and ensuring that all recyclable materials are placed in the appropriate bins. You may also be required to help with route take-down and clearing. Standing for the duration of the Run is required.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Route Marshal - 5K

You will be providing direction to participants to ensure safety. You must be able to stand for a reasonable length of time, and walk to your 'location' on the route.

You will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the route and ensuring that all recyclable materials are placed in the appropriate bins. You may also be required to help with route take-down and clearing. Standing for the duration of the Run is required.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Route Marshal Team Leader - 1K

You will lead a group of volunteers who will provide direction to participants and ensure safety. You should be comfortable being a team leader, able to provide directions, have strong communication skills and a loud voice would be an asset. You must be able to stand for the duration of the event, and walk to your 'location' on the route. First Aid Certification is an asset.

You will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the route and ensuring that all recyclable materials are placed in the appropriate bins. You may also be required to help with route take-down and clearing. Standing for the duration of the Run is required.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Route Marshal Team Leader - 5K

You will lead a group of volunteers who will provide direction to participants and ensure safety. You should be comfortable being a team leader, able to provide directions, have strong communication skills and a loud voice would be an asset. You must be able to stand for the duration of the event, and walk to your 'location' on the route. First Aid Certification is an asset.

You will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the route and ensuring that all recyclable materials are placed in the appropriate bins. You may also be required to help with route take-down and clearing. Standing for the duration of the Run is required.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Route Set-up/ Canpar

You will assist the Route Coordinator with all necessary set-up for the Run Route. Heavy lifting and standing for the duration of your shift may be expected.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Spirit Squad - Bridge

This role requires enthusiasm to cheer participants along the route, all the way to the finish line. Great for groups. If you would like to volunteer as an individual spirit squad with your organization or group, please indicate this in the Note/Comments section.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
Start / Finish Line Marshal

You will be providing direction to participants at the start and finish lines. You will also be ensuring safety at these points for participants. You should be able to provide directions, have strong communication skills and a loud voice would be an asset. You must be able to stand for the duration of the event.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Start/Finish Coordinator

You will be leading a group of volunteers providing direction to participants at the start and end of the race. You will also be ensuring safety at these points for participants. You should be able to provide directions, have strong communication skills and a loud voice would be an asset. You must be able to stand for the duration of the event.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
Water Station Coordinator - Finish Line

You will be leading a group of volunteers that are providing water to participants on the route. Interpersonal skills, directing flow of people and standing for the duration of the Run are required.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
Water Station Coordinator - Route

You will be leading a group of volunteers that are providing water to participants on the route. Interpersonal skills, directing flow of people and standing for the duration of the Run are required.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
Water Station Squad - Finish Line

You will be providing water to participants at the finish line. Interpersonal skills, and standing for the duration of the Run are required.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Water Station Squad - Route

You will be providing water to participants on the route. Interpersonal skills, and standing for the duration of the Run are required.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Site

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Baggage Check Team

You will be responsible for checking in & out baggage and coats for participants. You will be welcoming and provide care with participants belongings. This role requires good customer service, an outgoing personality, and ability to provide clear directions.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Baggage Check Team Leader

You will lead a team of volunteers that will be checking in & out baggage and coats for participants. You will be welcoming and provide care with participants' belongings. This role requires good customer service, an outgoing personality, and ability to provide clear directions.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Bouncy Castle /Family Fun Zone

Help to direct and help families and kids into and out of the Bouncy Castle.  Previous experience working with Children an asset.  Position requires attentive and responsible persons (adults preferred) who are assertive with a crowd.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
CBCF Health Trivia Squad

Helps spread breast health information at the Run for the Cure! You will be part of a team that engages with Run for the Cure participants throughout the site, leading them through a simple trivia activity, handing out prizes and breast health info. During the Run for the Cure, the team will be positioned at each route marker (1K to Finish line) with breast health signage.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
CBCF Tent Team

You will be raising awareness about breast cancer and breast health and providing information about the education, awareness, and research programs of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. You will be working alongside another volunteer and a staff member, to provide giveaways to the participants at the run site. This is a great opportunity to share how the money raised through the run is benefiting the communities across BC.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Coffee Tent Team

You will be responsible for providing coffee and maintaining supplies at the station. This role can involve some lifting during set-up and tear down, customer service skills and directing flow of people will be required.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
Egg Famers of Canada Helpers

You will be assisting the Egg Farmers of Canada staff on Run day by handing our t-shirts during the Pre-Run warm up, as well as helping out with various tasks at the Egg Famers of Canada sponsor tent. You must be able to stand for a reasonable length of time, and may be required to lift heavy parcels.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
Food Tent Team

You will hand out food and refreshments to participants. This role can involve some lifting during set-up and tear down, customer service skills and directing flow of people will be required. This environment may contain products with nuts

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
Forklift Driver - Licence required

 You will be assisting with site set up and take down moving tables, chairs, pallets etc. Must be a certified forklift driver.

 

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
General Floaters

You'll be responsible for relieving other site volunteers during breaks or providing a last-minute extra hand for various volunteer teams/squads. You should have good team spirit and an outgoing personality. You may be required to stand for the duration of the Run.

10/5/2014 10/6/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Green Team Ambassadors

You will be part of the team responsible for assisting the Run to become more environmentally friendly. Responsibilities will include staffing waste stations and informing event attendees on correct waste bin use. You will need to be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. Training and direction will be provided.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Information Rover

As an Information Rover, you will be positioned throughout the site to roam and help answer questions and provide directions to participants. You will be asked to assist in directing the flow of people, handling crowds, answering questions, and will require strong interpersonal and communication skills.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Lost and Found Helper

You will be responsible for guarding over lost items brought in, and overseeing their return to their rightful owners. You may also need to answer some general questions and provide directions to participants. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required for this role.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
Pre-Run Set-up Team

You will be part of the team responsible for creating the Run Day experience. The set up needs of the site may include: general construction, hanging signage, moving tables/chairs. You will need to be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. This position also requires heavy lifting and moving of materials. Direction will be provided. Please eat lunch before arriving. Snacks and water will be provided.

10/4/2014 10/4/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Site Set-Up Team

You will be part of the team responsible for creating the Run Day experience. The set up needs of the site may include: general construction, hanging signage, decorating, moving tables/chairs. You will need to be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. This position also requires heavy lifting and moving of materials. Direction will be provided.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Site Take-Down Team

You will be part of the team responsible for tearing down the Run site. The tear down needs of the site may include: removing signage, moving tables/chairs and waste management. You will need to be able to stand and walk for long periods of time. This position also requires heavy lifting and moving of materials. Direction will be provided

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Spirit Squad - Finish Line

This role requires enthusiasm to cheer participants along the route, all the way to the finish line. Great for groups. If you would like to volunteer as an individual spirit squad with your organization or group, please indicate this in the Note/Comments section.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Survivor Parade Assistant

Volunteers to assist with our Survivor Parade in a variety of duties ranging from marking parade path, crowd control of parade path, Assembling Survivors in the staging area, assisting with organizing survivors in groups, assisting Survivors if necessary during parade, cleaning up parade path and cheering for the survivors as they pass. Previous route marshaling & experience in crowd control are assets. 

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Top Team Area

We are looking for outgoing individuals who are comfortable connecting with our top fundraising teams on run day. As a host, you will be responsible for the Corporate Challenge and V.I.P. tents, making sure that the teams are comfortable, that there is enough food supplied and that the teams enjoy a good atmosphere and great service in the tents. Further responsibilities may include setting up the food and decor in the tents, greeting and meeting all the teams, as well as coordinating with CBCF staff and fulfilling any related tasks. 

 

This is a great opportunity to gain some relationship marketing experience and get to know your community. You will be raising awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure by connecting with our top corporate teams. 

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
Volunteer Station Assistant

You will be signing in volunteers as they arrive on Run Day, giving them a t-shirt and confirming the area in which they will be volunteering. You will then direct the person to their specific meeting place to meet their Team Leader. You will also help to check volunteers out after their shift. This position will require strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to make decisions, and being comfortable giving directions and answering questions.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Wall of Hope Champions

In the most emotional space on the Run site, you will be supporting participants who wish to record a special message on the Wall of Hope. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required for this position.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
Windset Farms Host

We are looking for outgoing individuals who are comfortable promoting Windset Farms and its excellent produce to run participants on run day. As a host, you will be responsible for handing out samples of produce and marketing material to run participants. Further responsibilities may include setting up the samples and replenishing them, answering questions about Windset Farms and providing great service to our run participants. 

Windset Farms is a new regional sponsor for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure and we are excited to have them onboard. 

This is a great opportunity to gain some promotional experience and get to know your community. You will be raising awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure by providing our run participants produce samples from Windset Farms. 

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  2No shifts available  
Zone Captain

As Zone Captain you will be serving as a liasion between volunteers, leaders, and the run committee. You will be responsible for a specific zone within the run site. Experience leading people is crucial, and first aid certification is an asset.

10/5/2014 10/5/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Mission Statement

Our Vision

Creating a future without breast cancer.

 

Our Mission

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is Canada's leading community-driven breast cancer charity dedicated to:

  • funding relevant and innovative research and
  • supporting and advocating for the breast cancer community

 

Visit our website www.cbcf.org for more information on our volunteer opportunities.For more information about volunteering, email volunteerbc@cbcf.org .

 

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