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VolunTeal Job Descriptions
Saturday Setup Crew:
We need people to help move tables, chairs, trash cans, etc. around at America the Beautiful park at 11am on Sat 9/21. This should take about 2 hours or less depending on how many people can help.
We have a beautiful TEAL balloon arch to build and banners to hang! If you love the smell of helium in the morning this gig is for you!! FYI- this job starts at 5:00am. It’s really dark at 5:00am, some folks bring headlamps. If you don't have one don't worry, it's not a deal breaker. Come out and help us build the arch and decorate the park. This is an excellent job for someone who wants to do the walk or the run.
This crew will build the TEAL balloon arch, attach helium balloons to tents and signs around the park, hang all banners and team signs, mark the course with ovarian cancer symptoms signs and race directional signs. Then after the run/walk help take down the decorations.
You know what Be Ovary Aware needs? More Cow Bell! Ring the TEAL cow bells every time you check in a survivor. The registration crew is the first point of contact for our event participants, the positive energy starts there! The registration crew meets at 6:40am for a brief training before registration begins at 7:00am. Registration crew does do pre-registration at Fallen Heroes Tattoo Shop on Saturday the 16th – some crew members can also help out on Saturday.
Registration crew jobs include: working the walk-up registration lines with registration forms and clipboards, taking payments from walk-up registrants, greeting and checking in our pre-registered and walk-up participants, chasing down specific t-shirt sizes, passing out the runner’s bags. This is an excellent job for someone who wants to do the walk or the run.
Equipment Set Up Crew:
It’s kinda like being a roadie for a rock band- just not a glamorous. This crew will set up the tents, tables, chairs and connect extension cords, hang lights, and set up equipment for our fundraising team area, survivor area, vendor area and registration area. This job also involves distributing trash cans from the parking area to the event area and then collecting and returning them to the parking lot after the event. This is a fantastic job for someone who LOVES to get up EARLY! This work starts at 5:00am. It's dark, bring a head lamp if ya have one. Everything should be set up by 7:00am. Put in your volunTeal hours early with this job and enjoy the rest of the day knowing your contribution was significant!
Help us spoil our sponsors! This team helps our sponsors set up their booth space and makes sure sponsors have water, breakfast and everything they need while they are working their booth on race day. Arrive by 5:45am. You will also stay and help sponsors tear down and load up after the event. We will provide wheeled carts and equipment to make this job fun and easy- but some heavy lifting is required. This is an excellent job for someone who wants to do the run or walk.
Enjoy a morning with the survivors and their guests in the survivor's area. VolunTeals in this area will help with getting the tables and chairs set up, decorating the area, keeping the survivor's food table neat and stocked, checking in the survivors and handing out the survivor's swag bags. We love for our survivors to feel catered to and cared for - Help us spoil them! This job starts at 6:15am. We need at least 3 people to stay in this area during the run/walk.
Feed the masses!! We serve a light breakfast after the race for the runners and walkers. Our survivors are offered breakfast as soon as they arrive, beginning at 7:00am. This crew will be cutting oranges and bananas and setting up the food on tables for the runners/walker and the food table in the survivor's tent. This job starts at 6:30am in the survivor's area. Then moves to the runners/walkers’ food table which needs to be ready by the time the runners return to the park. This position is for someone who does NOT want to do the walk/run.
Do you have all the answers? Do your friends think you know it all? Well, we have the perfect job for you! Our FAQ Crew is equipped with the answers to the Be Ovary Aware Frequently Asked Questions. This crew will walk through the crowd on race day with "Questions? - Ask Me" signs. Bring your outgoing personality and you're sure to make new friends! Meet up at the registration tables at 7:00am to get all the answers (don't worry we write them down for you!) and your signs. This is an excellent job for someone who wants to do the walk or run.
Runner’s Chip Chasers:
Help us retrieve the timing chips as the runners come across the line. We need people to help the runner's remove their own chips. We will equip you with a pair of scissors. You will collect all the chips and give them to the timing company at the finish line. This job starts at 8:40am at the finish line. This is not a job for someone who wants to do the run/walk – unless you plan on finishing first!
Water Area Crew:
Help our runner and walkers stay hydrated! Join the water area crew. Arrive by 7am. This crew will be setting up and transferring water to the water stations before, during, and after the race. This position is for someone who does NOT want to do the walk/run.
Kid's Zone Crew:
Do you have a peaceful demenor and love entertaining children? Or, do you love creating real wearable art, with small designs for children? Join the Kid Zone! Arrive at 6:15am for set up. Our face painters will create "cheek art" on your face, arms or hands. The little ones get just as big of a thrill watching as they do the final product! Parents and teens love it, too! This position is for someone who does NOT want to do the walk/run.
Door Prize Crew:
Do you love making people smile? Join the door prize crew. Arrive at 7am. This crew will help sell raffle tickets, set up prizes, and help distribute prizes. This position is for someone who does NOT want to do the walk/run.
Finish Line Cheerleaders:
Cheer Peeps Wanted! We will supply the TEAL pom-poms, you supply the positive energy! Cheer on the finishers as they cross the finish line. Some folks (without pom-poms) will be distributing water bottles, granola bars and congratulations to the runners and walkers as they finish. This job starts at 8:40 at the finish line.
Memorial Tent Crew:
An important part of Be Ovary Aware is honoring our loved ones taken by this disease. The Memorial Tent is a place where families can bring a picture of their loved one to display and pick up a packet of Forget Me Not seeds to plant. This tent will also have some of the "I Run/Walk For" bibs and teal markers. This job takes a kind heart and a good soul. Please love, honor and respect the families that come to this tent. This crew should report to the memorial tent at 7:00am.
Tear Down Crew:
The party's over but you don't wanna leave, no problem! Stick around and help us tear it all down. This crew will deflate and throw away all balloons. Remove all signs and banners, take down the tents, pack up the equipment, collect the signs from the walk and run courses, gather up the trash and recyclables for proper disposal and help us leave the park in better condition than we found it! This job starts around 10:30am.
Be A VolunTeal
Thank you for offering to help with Be Ovary Aware 2019!
You can sign up for 1 or 2 jobs on Race Day - please be sure the times of those 2 jobs do not overlap.
We have other positions available for jobs leading up to race day. Please email the VolunTeal Coordinator Mara Hagan firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan@BeOvaryAware.org if you are interested in helping before race day.
Your contribution is greatly appreciated! We can't do it without YOU!!