Susan G. Komen® - Chicago

Susan G. Komen® - Chicago

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Administrative - Event Preparations
  • Administrative - Front Desk Support
  • Administrative - General Office Support
  • Administrative - Volunteer Training & Coordination
  • Development - Fundraising
  • Development - Grant Writing/Research
  • Key Chain Project (Groups Only)
  • Komen Ambassador's - Ambassador Trainer
  • Komen Ambassador's - Pink Ambassador
  • Komen Ambassador's - Speaker's Bureau Ambassador
  • Marathon for the Cure - Planning Committee
  • Mission - Community Profile
  • Mission - Grant Reviewer
  • Mission - Public Policy/Advocacy
  • Mission - Survivor Story Teller
  • Race for the Cure - Planning Committee
  • Social Media Virtual Volunteer
  • Special Events

CHICAGO Race for the Cure - Race Day Only

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
1 Mile Walk Marshalls

Help with the 1 mile fun walk which may include setting up, directing participants to the correct race path, and assisting with logistics.  (6:45am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago/Butler Field/Grant Park 

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 6:45am. 

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Course Marshalls

Help with directing runners/walkers on the race path.  Watch for any accidents or potential hazards on the race path.  Volunteers will be placed at a specific point on the race path.  Volunteers will be working in small groups. (6:45am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 6:45am.


More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Education Photo Station

Sharing breast health education information is one of our main goals of at the race!  We want everyone to leave empowered with the knowledge to take action in their breast health!  Education Photo Station volunteers will help guide participants to our very own "photo booth".  Volunteers should be energetic, friendly and enjoy talking to people! (5:45am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:45am.  

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Education Sign Rovers

Sharing breast health education information is one of our main goals of at the race!  We want everyone to leave empowered with the knowledge to take action in their breast health!  Education Sign Rovers will carry sandwich board type signs and walk around the race site sharing breast health information.  This is a fun way to get people to remember things like "Early Detection is Key".  Volunteers should be energetic, friendly and enjoy talking to people!  Pink Ambassadors are highly encouraged to sign-up. Volunteers will need to go through a training on breast health fast facts. (5:45am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015                                                                            
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:45am.  

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Finish Line Marshalls

Help at the Finish Line with setting up and directing participants on where to go after the race.  Also includes passing out a gift and cheering on runners/walkers who just finished! (7am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 7am. 


More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

 

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Floaters/Runners

Help where is needed at our biggest event of the year!  You will be given your assignment a couple days before the race or when you check-in at the race.  (5:30am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:30am. 


More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

 

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Food Tent

Assist in the Food tent with setting-up, distribution, and clean-up.  (7:00am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 7:00am. 


More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Ford Tent

Assist our national sponsor, Ford, at their tent.  This includes set-up, distributing give-aways, and clean-up.  (5:45am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:45am 

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

 

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Gear Check

Help in the gear check tent with collecting participant bags, organizing checked belongings, retrieving participant bags and keeping area secure.  (5:30am-11:30pm)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:30am. 

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

 

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
IATC Cureleaders/Cheerleaders

Be a Race Course Cheerleader... or what we like to call CUREleaders!  Get race participants to take action today by cheering them on on the course!  You will also receive a list of cheers you can choose from!  Or make up your own!  Pink and green pom poms are also included!  All volunteers will be given a specific cheer zone that will be in walking distance of the volunteer tent. (7am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 7am. 


More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

 

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
IATC Rovers

Get race participants to take action today!  As an I AM THE CURE Rover, you will engage Race participants and spectators by asking them simple breast self awareness and health questions.  Rovers will have bags of give-aways to distribute to participants throughout the race course.  Rovers will work individually or in pairs during the Race.  Rovers must complete a training prior to volunteering. Training will be via video.  (Approx 20 minutes for training). (5:45am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field 

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:45am 


More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

 

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
IATC Tent

Assist in the I AM THE CURE tent which includes set-up, encouraging guests to spin I AM THE CURE wheel and making a curemitment for a water bottle, and clean-up.  Volunteers interested in health education preferred.  (5:45am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:45am 

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Information Rovers

Information Rovers will assist guests with any questions such as tent locations, race times, general Komen Chicago information and other general info on the race.  Must be friendly and have good customer service. All information rovers will need to do a 30 min training about 2 weeks before Race Day (TBD on online or in-person training).  (5:30am-11:30am)

Race Info:

Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:30am 

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Information Tent

Info Tent volunteers will assist guests with any questions such as tent locations, race times, etc.  Previous race volunteer experience or Pink Ambassadors preferred.  Must be friendly and have good customer service. (5:30am -11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:30am

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Information Tent - Pink Ambassadors

Be a Komen Pink Ambassador at the Info Tents to let people know about the Komen Chicago Affiliate, sign-up for more volunteer info and much more!  (5:15am-11:30pm)

*Pink Ambassadors ONLY

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:15am. 


More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
New Balance Tent Volunteer

Assist our national sponsor, New Balance, at their tent.  This includes set-up, distributing give-aways, collecting donations, and clean-up. (5:45am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:45am


More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Photographer

Help capture the memories as our volunteer photographer.  We need photography enthusiasts to be in all areas of the race capturing the unique and heartfelt moments that are so much a part of our race!  Photographers must use their own camera and release all rights and images to Komen Chicago following the Race. (Photographers will need to upload their photos onto a Komen laptop at the end of their shift.)  Photographers will be assigned specific areas to concentrate on throughout the event.  Post-Race photographers will be asked to submit their favorite (edited) race photos to be entered into a photo contest for a prize.  (5:45am-12pm)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:45am  


More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Pink Honor Roll/VIP

Assist in the Pink Honor Roll Tent with set-up, greeting, thanking and clean-up.  Pink Honor Roll members are the top fundraisers for the Race.  So volunteers will help us thank them for all their help! Pink Ambassadors preferred. (5:45am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:45am. 

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Pledge Tent

Assist with collecting donations from participants.  Returning volunteers preferred.  Basic experience in accounting required.  Volunteers may need to conduct a phone screening with Volunteer Programs Manager and background check.  (5:30am-11:30am)

*Volunteers are not automatically assigned to this activity.  The Volunteer Programs Manager will contact you if you have been selected for this position.

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:30am  

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Post Race Water

Help distribute water to runners and walkers at the end of the race.  This includes set-up, pouring water, distributing water, and cleaning up around the area.  This also includes cheering on volunteers as they finish the race.  (7am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 7am. 

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

 

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Pre-Registration/Packet Pick-Up

Assist in the Registration tent and process guests who have already registered.  This may include distributing bibs, answering guest questions, directing guests to t-shirt tents, etc.  Volunteers must have good customer service and trouble shooting skills, be highly organized, reliable and able to work in a very fast paced environment.  Returning volunteers preferred or volunteers with registration type experience.  Volunteers may need to conduct a phone screening with Volunteer Programs Manager.  (5:15-10:00am)

*Volunteers are not automatically assigned to this activity.  The Volunteer Programs Manager will contact you if you have been selected for this position.

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:15am

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Race Course Water

Help distribute water to runners and walkers on the race course.  This involves set-up, pouring, passing and cleaning up around the station.  Some volunteers will be driven to their station and some will have to walk.  (6:45am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 6:45am. 

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Registration Cashier

Assist in the Registration Tent as a cashier.  Volunteers must be able to work in a fast paced environment, be organized and detailed oriented.  Volunteers with experience in accounting, finance or money handling preferred.  Prior experience in the Registration tent, desired.  All cashiers must have a background check completed.  Volunteers must complete a 30min training prior to the race, which will take place about 1-2 weeks before via online training.  (4:50-11:30am)

*Volunteers are not automatically assigned to this assignment.  The Volunteer Programs Manager will conduct phone screenings of all volunteers.  Volunteers will be notified when they are selected. (Volunteers who have done this position in previous Races may not have to conduct the phone screening.)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 4:50am.  
 

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Registration Greeter

Assist at our Registration tent.  This includes standing at the front of our registration desks, helping guests in line and around the area, making sure guests are in the correct lines and have their registration forms completely filled out, and general troubleshooting and support.  We expect any where from hundreds to thousands of race-day registrants, so volunteers must be energetic and have good customer service skills.  Previous experience working in the registration area, desired.  Volunteers must complete a 30min virtual training prior to the race, which will take place about 2 weeks before.  (4;50am-11:30am)

*Volunteers are not automatically assigned to this assignment.  The Volunteer Programs Manager will conduct phone screenings of all volunteers.  Volunteers will be notified when they are selected.

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 4:50am 

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Registration Worker

Assist in the Registration tent and process all day-of registrations.  This includes greeting guests, reviewing completed registration forms for completeness, determine walker/runner/survivor, obtain appropriate funds from customer, obtain appropriate bib, complete transaction with guests.  We expect anywhere from hundreds to thousands of race-day registrants, so volunteers must have good customer service skills, be highly organized, reliable and able to work in a very fast paced environment.  Returning volunteers desired.  Volunteers must complete a 30min virtual training prior to the race, which will take place about 2 weeks before.  We may conduct background check.  (4:50am-11:30am)

*Volunteers are not automatically assigned to this assignment.  The Volunteer Programs Manager will conduct phone screenings of all volunteers.  Volunteers will be notified when they are selected.

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 4:50am 

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Set-Up

Assist in setting-up for the race which may include putting up decorations and signage for the race. (5am-7am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5am.  

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Shop Komen Tent

Assist at the Shop Komen Tent which involves setting up items for sale, re-stocking, assisting shoppers, check-out, inventory management, etc. (5:45-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:45am.  
(There will be free coffee provided to volunteers by Corner Bakery at the volunteer check-in!)

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Start Line & 1 Mile Finish Line Marshalls

Help at the Start Line with setting up, directing participants to the correct areas depending on race (i.e. 5K run, 5K walk, 1 mile fun walk), and assisting with logistics.  Following the start, move to the 1 mile finish to serve as a finish line marshall which includes directing participants where to go, passing out a finisher gift and cheering.  (6:45am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 6:45am  
More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Team Tailgate

Assist in the Team Tailgate area with set-up, greeting teams and clean-up. (5:45am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Illinois

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:45am

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
T-Shirt Distribution

Distribute race t-shirts to race participants.  Also includes set-up and clean-up.  (5:15am-11:30am)

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 5:15am  

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

 

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Volunteer Check-In

Help at the Volunteer Tent with volunteer check-in, t-shirt distribution, bringing volunteers to their assignment areas, and organizing volunteer groups.  We have over 300 volunteers, so volunteers must be able to work in a fast paced environment, have customer service skills, be organized and reliable.  Volunteers will need to go through a 30 minute orientation a couple weeks prior to the race. (4:30am-12pm). 

*Volunteers are not automatically assigned to this position.  The Volunteer Programs Manager will schedule a phone interview with you.  You will be informed if you are selected.

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Chicago - Butler Field

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 4:30am. 

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Volunteer Deployment

Help with the deployment of volunteers at the volunteer tent.  This may include greeting volunteers, delivering them to their tent, orienting them in their assignment and other like tasks.   It is recommended that volunteers come to our race site walk through on Saturday afternoon (5/09).

Race Info:
Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Butter Field,Grand Park-Chicago

Check-In Info:
Check-In at the Volunteer Tent no later than 4:30am.
 

More information will be provided closer to the date of the Race.

5/10/2015 5/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

General/Open Activities

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
IL Inst. of Art - An Evening of Pink Fundraiser

The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago will be hosting an "Evening of Pink" fundraiser for Komen Chicago.  The event will celebrate their re-opening and new restaurant, Evolve Bistro. Komen will receive 100% of net proceeds from ticket sales and the auction.  

Date - Thursday, April 30, 2015
Location - 350 N. Orleans Street, Suite 136-L, Chicago
Volunteer Time - 4:30pm - 9:15pm

The event will feature food and live cooking demonstrations from their culinary school.  There will also be a silent auction with items from students in other programs (i.e. fashion).  Volunteers will help in the following areas: (Specific tasks will be assigned on the event day)

  • Set-Up / Decor
  • Greeters & Coat Check
  • Registration
  • Live Demonstration Greeters / Information Guides - standing at different areas of the event to tell guests what is featured in the different rooms.
  • Silent Auction Assistants
  • Komen Info Table
  • Event Break Down / clean-up
  • Other

Other Information:

  • Dress Code - Please dress in business / cocktail attire - Pink is suggested and encouraged.  You will have a volunteer name tag.
  • Parking - Unfortunately, we are unable to reimburse for parking. There is parking around the building/Merchandise Mart.
  • Volunteer positions will likely involve standing for long periods of time. 
4/30/2015 4/30/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Mission Statement

 At Komen, our promise is our mission!

 

We plan to end breast cancer by: 

 
  Empowering People to take charge of their health care through awareness and early detection and, if diagnosed, to survive.
 
  Ensuring Quality of Care for All, regardless of race, ethnic background, language, income or insurance status.

 

 
  Energizing Science to find the cuauses and cures of breast cancer - and, ultimately, to prevent breast cancer in the first place.
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