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We Love Our "Valanteers"!
Thank you for volunteering at the 17th annual Valentine Run/Walk - Race for Justice!
We need YOU to make our event a success! Every year our race requires more than 130 volunteers that help us run a smooth race and ensure the safety of our participants and the community. Please see the list below for detailed information on available volunteer positions.
This annual race benefits Legal Services of Northern California, a nonprofit organization that provides civil legal assistance to low-income and vulnerable populations. For more than 60 years, our advocates help families keep a roof over their heads, food on their tables, and access to healthcare.
VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 3!
We welcome individual and group volunteers from all backgrounds and experiences. All volunteers must register and complete an event waiver. Groups/clubs/organizations that have 5+ volunteers may contact the Volunteer Coordinator (see below) to register. Please see the list below for detailed information about our many volunteer positions and shifts. Please note the following:
- Volunteers must register and complete the event waiver online
- Volunteers must be 16+ years old on the day of the event
- Volunteers under 18 years old must have their parent/legal guardian sign a Waiver and Consent form and submit it at the volunteer check-in desk.
- NO orientation required to volunteer
- All volunteer positions will require standing and/or walking
- The race will be held rain or shine. (Race organizers will provide volunteers with rain gear as needed.)
Our volunteers get to enjoy complimentary breakfast snacks, plenty of coffee/waters, and a free commemorative t-shirt. Volunteers requiring service verification should bring any necessary paperwork to the race.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Greg Dizon at 916-551-2164 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Position Duties
PRE-RACE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Packet Pick up/Pre-Registration: 9:45am-3:00pm (4 spots) Volunteer assignment located at: Fleet Feet 2311 J Street. Volunteers will have to park car on street, where available. Volunteers will distribute race packets to pre-registered runners and/or assist with registering participants. Race management staff will be assist and train volunteers. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.
Packet Pick up/Pre-Registration: 2:30pm-7:00pm (4 spots) Volunteer assignment located at: Fleet Feet 2311 J Street. Volunteers will have to park car on street, where available. Volunteers will distribute race packets to pre-registered runners and/or assist with registering participants. Race management staff will be assist and train volunteers. Lunch will be provided for volunteers.
Loading Truck: TBD (2 spots) Volunteer staff will assist Nanette with loading the supply truck. Time TBD.
RACE DAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Aid Station Attendants: 7:30am – 10:30am (3 spots) Volunteers will set-up and staff the Aid Station on 4-mile race course. The station provides water for runners around the halfway mark of the course. Volunteers will have to check-in at volunteer tent and may use their own vehicle(s) to drive to the station location. During the race, volunteers will have to pass out waters and dispose of any litter.
Awards Table: 7:00am – 11:00am (5 spots) Volunteers will unpack awards and display them at the awards table. During awards ceremony, volunteers will pass applicable awards to the host/presenter.
Best Dressed Judges: 7am -9:30am (2 spots) Volunteers will take photos of dressed participants using their phones and take their information. Recommend best dressed prize winners.
Coffee Booth Assistant: 6:45am-11:30am (2 spots) Set up coffee booth. Maintain a clean and orderly area. Clean up coffee booth once the shift is over.
Breakdown & Clean-up: 10:00am – 11:30am (10 spots) Disassemble stage/tables/tents/fencing/etc. Load rental equipment into rental truck. Load up staff cars/vans/trucks with decorations, kitchen supplies. Sweep trash, dump garbage and place trash in garbage bins.
Child Care: 6:15am – 11:15am (4 spots) Volunteers will oversee child care area. Specific duties include: collecting childcare fees and waivers; and monitoring children and childcare activities (bounce house, coloring books and other activities).
Course Monitors: 7:30am – 10:45am (36 spots) Volunteers will monitor an assigned intersection along the 1.8 and 4-mile course in a residential neighborhood. Volunteers will be authorized to stop any traffic and direct cars to pass when safe. All volunteers must check-in by 7:30am to receive safety gear and debriefing, and will need to be at their assigned intersections by 8:15am. Volunteers must be physically able to walk several blocks to their assigned intersection.
Finish Line Water Distribution: 7:30am – 10:00am (4 spots) Volunteers will set-up and distribute water bottles near finish line. Duties include setting up tables and unpacking water bottles; restocking water bottles on tables; picking up any trash to maintain a clean and orderly station. Left over water bottles will have to be packed up and brought to the Food Beverage station.
Food and Beverage Distribution: 7:00am – 11:00am (8) Volunteers will unpack station and prepare breakfast foods for distribution, maintain stock of foods laid out on tables, maintain a clean station and ensure all no litter is on the ground, and pack up station at conclusion of the event.
LSNC Info Table: at 6:45am -11:00am (3 spots) Set outreach materials out (LSNC & our programs only). At end of shift, complete cash count sheet in donation bucket. Give donation bucket to Nanette Aubut at the end of the event
Kids Race Medals: 7:30am – 8:45am (5 spots) Volunteers assisting will oversee awards given during the Kids Fun Run. Volunteers will have to record first place male/female winners of each other the three kids races and provide results to organizers. Staff will also hand out awards to kids as they cross the finish line.
Litter Patrol: 7:30am - 11:15am (4 spots) Staff will patrol parking lot and expo area for any trash or debris. Monitor garbage cans in high traffic area to replace plastic liners. Check expo area and course for any doggie droppings, scoop them into baggies and dispose in dumpster. We have a pooper scooper at the volunteer booth.
Parking Lot Monitors: 6:00am – 11:30am (8 spots) Volunteers should arrive on time to get safety vests and maps. Duties include enforcing parking rules, directing traffic to parking area at mall, and prevent cars from parking near banks or passing through expo, and hand out course fliers as needed.
Race Day Registration: 6:00am – 8:45am (12 spots) Volunteers will assist race management staff with registering participants at the event site or assist pre-registered participants picking up their race packets. Staff from CRRM will be on-site to provide instructions.
Race Day Set up: 5:30 AM – 7:00am (12 spots) Help unload rental truck full of supplies and assemble tents, tables and stage. Hang signage and decorations at appropriate locations around the Expo. Assist Capital Road Race Management as needed to set up course, fencing, signage, etc.
T-Shirt Booth Assistants: 6:15am – 11:00am (4 spots) Distribute t-shirts to registered runners and volunteers. Must have event Bib or be a volunteer to receive a shirt.