Volunteer

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering for Fresno AIDS Walk!  We will need over 50 volunteers on Saturday, October 21st, to make the event a success.  We appreciate your contribution of time and energy! 

TO SIGN UP AS A VOLUNTEER FOR THE DAY-OF EVENT: CLICK HERE

Contact: Michael Mygind at (559) 251-4800 Ext. 20906 or michael.mygind@westcare.com for more details.

Our deadline for volunteer registration for the day-of-event is Friday, October 6th.

Want to become more involved in the planning of this year’s AIDS Walk and help guarantee its continued success?

We’re looking for energetic and passionate volunteers to fill a variety of leadership roles to assist us in the coming months:

Sponsorship Team:  Help us expand our support in the corporate and business communities.  Corporate / business sponsorships are potentially huge sources of income and help recruit participants for AIDS Walk.  Your connections and networking skills could be the key!

Registration Team:  Help us achieve a record number or walkers and teams!  We are looking to recruit schools, churches, organizations, community groups, and more to walk in this event.  We need help to make this happen, and you could be a part of it! 

Marketing Team: Help us spread the word via social media, posters, brochures, bulletin inserts, handouts, and more! In order to make this a success we must make sure everyone knows about it, help us make it happen!

Logistics Team: Help us make sure every second of this event is planned and prepared for! Our logistics team works on the details for the day-of, and we need support to guarantee success!

Entertainment Team: From music to face painting and more, we want our supporters to have FUN at Fresno AIDS Walk! Help make it possible by joining our entertainment team!

Join us on scheduled Wednesdays at 4:00 pm OR 6:00 pm at The Living Room, 901 E. Belmont, Fresno. Please contact Toni Harrison at (559) 486-1469 or toni.harrison@westcare.com to be added to the invite list.

Some Frequently Asked Questions About Volunteering Day-Of

I am the leader of our volunteer group, when do you need to know the final number of volunteers and their names?

We’ll need all of their names and contact with you on the day of the event—just bring it with you! However, we would like to know in advance at least a rough estimate of how many volunteers you will be bringing—it helps us plan!

I can arrive earlier / stay later than my assigned shift.  Is that ok?

YES!  We would love to have your help for as long as you’re able to provide it!

What's the best way to get there?

Enter Woodward Park from the Audubon Drive entrance, directly off of Friant Road. 

Where should I go when I arrive?

The volunteer tent is located at the Park View Shelter.  

What is my assignment?

Your assignment will be given to you when you check in at the Volunteer Services tent.  We will make every effort to accommodate requests regarding special needs and assignments.  We appreciate your flexibility – assignments are made based on your arrival time and the needs of the event at that time. 

When should I arrive?

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled shift so that you can check-in and get to your assigned area.

Do I get a t-shirt out of this deal?

Volunteer shirts will be distributed when you check-in at the volunteer services table at the Park View Shelter; we appreciate you then wearing them day-of the event. 

Can I take breaks during my shift?

Please do take care of yourself throughout the day.  Simply let your volunteer captain know that you’ll be taking a break.  Make sure you stay hydrated and apply sunscreen if needed.

I'm required to complete a certain number of service hours for a school or community program.  Can you provide verification of my AIDS Walk volunteer hours?

Yes!  If you have a verification form that requires a signature, please bring it with you to AIDS Walk and we will sign it at the completion of your volunteer assignment.  If you require a letter confirming your service hours, please contact us at (559) 486-1469 the week after Fresno AIDS Walk with all the details. 

I'm registered to walk.  Can I also volunteer?

Absolutely!  There is plenty for volunteers to do before and after the walk/run.  Just let us know you're a participant and we'll make sure you get to the start line in plenty of time.  This does not apply to volunteers on the route - registered participants should not volunteer for any of the route opportunities.

Thanks again for your interest and support!  We look forward to working with you and to seeing you on Saturday, October 21st!

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