Volunteer with AIDS Walk & Run San Diego

AWSD15 Volunteers

  AWSD15 Volunteer Hoopla

AIDS Walk & Run Volunteers Rock! 

Every year, 500 fantastic volunteers help us make AIDS Walk & Run San Diego happen. Do you want to be part of that incredible team? Of course! Who wouldn't?

For an overview of all the exciting volunteer opportunities available, please view all the job descriptions below. For more information, please contact our volunteer coordinator directly, call 619.692.2077 x202 or email volunteer@thecentersd.org.


 

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Opportunities are grouped by date, please scroll down for volunteer positions the day of the event - AIDS Walk & Run.

Pre-AIDS Walk – July 1 to Sep. 30

Help before AIDS Walk weekend! These positions are for pre-walk volunteer needs. For any questions, please contact Sarah Merk-Benitez, Volunteer Coordinator, at 619.692.2077 x202 or volunteer@thecentersd.org.

Phone Bank Volunteer 

  • Volunteers Needed: As many as we can get!
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: Phone banks will be held every Wednesday evening in August and September (Aug. 10 - Sep. 14) 5 - 7 pm.
  • Where: The Center, 3909 Centre St.
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of each shift.
  • Basic Function: Call past walk volunteers, walkers and team members inviting them back to AIDS Walk & Run.

Week Before AIDS Walk - Monday, Sept. 25 - Friday, Sept. 29

Help before AIDS Walk weekend! These positions are for pre-walk volunteer needs. For any questions, please contact Sarah Merk-Benitez, Volunteer Coordinator, at 619.692.2077 x202 or volunteer@thecentersd.org.

Yellow Shoe Assembly and AIDS Walk Preparations

  • Volunteers Needed: Varies
  • Age Restriction: 16+
  • Time: Shifts are flexible and are generally during regular office hours 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • Where: The Center, 3909 Centre St
  • Basic Function: Assist with the assembly of yellow shoes and any other preparations that may be needed

Loading - Thursday, Sept. 28

  • Volunteers Needed: 11.5
  • Age Restrictions: 16+
  • Time: 11 - 2 pm
  • Where: The Center, 3909 Centre St.
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Loading trucks with water and supplies. Some heavy and light lifting involved.

Pre-Registration- Thursday, Sept.28

  • Volunteers Needed: 4
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Center, 3909 Centre St.
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Collection of funds. Giving out t-shirts to fundraisers.

Day Before AIDS Walk & Run - Friday, September 29, 2017

Pre-Registration- Friday 

  • Volunteers Needed: 4
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • First shift: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Second shift: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Where: The Center, 3909 Centre St.
  • Basic Function: Collection of funds. Giving out t-shirts to fundraisers.

Route/Site Set-up - Friday

  • Volunteers Needed: 20
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 11 am - 2 pm (Lunch will be provided)
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Assist in unloading and loading route supplies in trucks; Set-up and organization of information booths. Maintain and organize start and finish lines.

Teams Land Set-up - Friday

  • Volunteers Needed: 10
  • Age Restrictions: none
  • Time: 10 am - 2 pm (Lunch will be provided)
  • Where: The Center, 3909 Centre St.
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Set-up Teams land with yellow shoes, tables, signs and chairs

AIDS Walk & Run San Diego - Saturday, September 30, 2017 

Communications

  • Volunteers Needed: 2
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 4:30 - 10:30 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Basic Function: Set-up, charging, passing out and ultimate collection of 145 two-way radios and headsets to assigned persons.

Festival Site

  • Volunteers Needed: 6
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 5:30 - 10:30 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Basic Function: Event support 

Hoopla - Start/Finish

  • Volunteers Needed: 20
  • Age Restrictions: N/A
  • Time: 6 - 10:30 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St
  • Basic Function: Cheer on the walkers and runners!

Registration - Run 

  • Volunteers Needed: 10
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 5 - 10 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Basic Function: Collection and organization of funds Day of The Walk. Hand out T-Shirts, running bibs and timing chips  to eligible runners.

Registration - Walk

  • Volunteers Needed: 25
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 5 - 10 am
  • Where: The Center
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Collection and organization of funds Day of The Walk.  Hand out T-Shirts and incentives to eligible walkers.

Route Set-up 

  • Volunteers Needed: 15
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 5:00 - 8:00 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Check placement of street barricades, cones, street closure signs, delineators along routes (walk and run). Assist in placement of route banners; Supply and set up of Water Stations along Walk Route. Mile markers and timers for Run. Placement of port-o-potties and trash receptacles.

Route Breakdown

  • Volunteers Needed: 30
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 8 am - 1 pm
  • Where: AIDS Walk & Run Site – Normal St.
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Take down street barricades, cones, street closure signs and banners.

Health & Happiness Monitors (Route & Safety/Hoopla)

  • Volunteers Needed: 130
  • Age Restrictions: 16+
  • Time: 4:30 - 11:30 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Orientation: Morning of at the San Diego LGBT Community Center. 
  • Basic Function: Give information and directions to participants on-site and along the route; monitor road closures and direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic; cheer on the participants! 

Teams

  • Volunteers Needed: 10
  • Age Restrictions: 16+
  • Time: 5 - 10 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Orientation: Beginning of shift
  • Basic Function: Support and set-up for the 200+ teams that walk. Set-up team signs and line-up order. Movement of Teams smoothly to the start line. Light lifting involved.

Site Breakdown - AM  

  • Volunteers Needed: 10
  • Age Restrictions: N/A
  • Time: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Supervise clean-up and recycling

Site Breakdown - PM 

  • Volunteers Needed: 20
  • Age Restrictions: N/A
  • Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Supervise clean-up and recycling.

Volunteer Check-In - Early Shift

  • Volunteers Needed: 20
  • Age Restrictions: N/A
  • Time: 4:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Orientation: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Basic Function: Recruitment, support and assignment of volunteers. Volunteer check-in/check out and assignment Day of The Walk. Handling food, T-Shirts and coffee/beverages for volunteers.

Volunteer Check-In - Second Shift

  • Volunteers Needed: 8
  • Age Restrictions: N/A
  • Time: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Orientation: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Basic Function: Recruitment, support and assignment of volunteers. Volunteer check-in/check out and assignment Day of The Walk. Handling food, T-Shirts and coffee/beverages for volunteers.

Fabulous Finish

  • Volunteers Needed: 16
  • Age Restrictions: N/A
  • Time: 6am - 2pm
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Orientation: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Basic Function: Recruitment, support and assignment of volunteers. Volunteer check-in/check out and assignment Day of The Walk. Handling food, T-Shirts and coffee/beverages for volunteers.

Reasons We Remember

  • Volunteers Needed:10
  • Age Restrictions: 16+
  • Time: 5:00 - 10:00 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Orientation: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Basic Function: Set up the Path of Remembrance, Quilt area, watch over area and protect quilt. Set-up chalk walls and assist participants with chalk

Water Stations

  • Volunteers Needed: 15
  • Age Restrictions: 16+
  • Time: 5:00 - 10:00 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St. and Route
  • Orientation: AIDS Walk Site – Normal St.
  • Basic Function: Set up of water stations and monitor during walk.

 

 

 

 

 

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