AVON 39 Volunteers




The AVON 39 Walk Weekend would not be possible without the support of many dedicated volunteers.  Whether you join us one night a week, occasionally for special projects and programs, or during the Event - your participation is vital to our success. 

Volunteer Shift Descriptions

The following are AVON 39 weekend shifts. We also depend on Volunteers during the months leading up to the Event to support our staff in contacting 39ers, organizing events, leading Training Walks, etc. If you are interested in volunteering before Event weekend, please contact Ali Hoffman (ali@avon39.org)


Check-In Friday

All Volunteers must be at least 16 years old at Check-In Friday.

Check-In Friday Set-Up (9:00AM- 12:00PM)

Assist in the overall set-up of tables, chairs, signage and other supplies for Check-In Friday.


Check-In Friday All Day (1:15 PM – 7:30 PM)

Help check-in all Walkers and Crew members on this exciting day! Many Volunteers will help in the check-in area by entering participants’ data into a simple laptop computer program, distribute fundraising rewards to participants who have reached certain donation levels, or by gathering the materials participants receive when they check-in. Volunteers not in the check-in area may greet participants as they arrive at Check-In Friday, work closely with AVON 39 Staff members to answer participant questions, assisting Staff with registering participants for the following year and more! Volunteers should be ready to jump in wherever needed!


Check-In Friday Medical Area (2:15-7:30PM)

Assist with medical data entry. Volunteers should be comfortable working on a laptop computer. 
Medical credential (MD, RN, etc.) required for this position.


Check-In Friday Dinner Breaker (3:30PM- 8:00PM)

Support the Volunteer Coordinator by providing breaks to Volunteers who are working the full day shift. You will be trained before taking over a position temporarily. Volunteers should be comfortable moving around in any position and be flexible.

Opening Ceremony

All Volunteers younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult at Opening Ceremony.

Opening Ceremony (4:15 AM – 8:00 AM)

Help prepare and organize the Opening Ceremony site before the Walkers arrive. Volunteers will be unloading boxes, setting up tables and chairs, moving signage & barricades, filling water bottles, assisting Crew members load participant gear onto trucks, etc. We will also need assertive Volunteers to assist with traffic duty. You will be providing direction to vehicles dropping off participants and assisting in maintaining traffic flow. Others will help the Staff manage the crowds of participants and spectators by directing participants to Opening Ceremony. Once the Ceremony ends, all Volunteers will help break down the site. Volunteers should be prepared to be on their feet all morning and be ready to help wherever needed!
Moderate lifting is involved in this shift.

Basecamp 39

Volunteers of all ages welcome at Basecamp 39!

Basecamp 39 Hospitality Support Shift A & B (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM & 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM)

Assist Staff with next year's Registrations and distributing Alumni Buttons; assist Sponsors with distribution of materials and giveaways; assist Staff and Crew with various tasks as needed.


Basecamp 39 Saturday Tent Angel Shift A & B (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM & 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM)

Assist Walkers in putting up their tents. Great project for large groups of Volunteers/Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts!


Closing Ceremony

All Volunteers younger than 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult at Closing Ceremony.

Basecamp 39 Sunday Tent Angel (6:30 AM – 8:30 AM)

Assist Walkers in taking down their tents. Great project for large groups of Volunteers/Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts!


Closing Ceremony Shift A Morning (8:00 AM – 12:30 PM)

Help prepare and organize the Closing Ceremony site before the Walkers cross the finish line. Volunteers will be unpacking boxes, lifting tables and chairs, moving signage & barricades, unloading participant gear from the gear trucks, etc. Once the site is set-up, Volunteers will assist with the following: provide traffic direction to vehicles arriving at the Closing Ceremony site; cheer participants across the finish line; distribute t-shirts, water & snacks to participants; aid the SHOP 39 with set-up & restocking items for sale; oversee the participant gear area and assist Staff with registering participants for 2017. Volunteers should be prepared to be on their feet all morning! Moderate lifting is involved in this shift.


Closing Ceremony Shift B Afternoon (12:00 PM – 4:30 PM)

Be ready to help with any of the following: providing traffic direction to vehicles arriving at the Closing Ceremony site; cheering participants into Closing at the finish line; distributing t-shirts, water & snacks to participants; aiding the SHOP 39 with restocking items for sale; managing the participant gear area; arranging participants into groups for Closing Ceremony; assisting Staff with registering participants for 2017 and more! Volunteers will also assist with the breakdown of the Closing Ceremony site and general clean-up once the Event has come to a close (towards the end of the afternoon). Volunteers should be prepared to be on their feet all afternoon and stay until the end of the shift! Moderate lifting is involved in this shift.


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Crew or Volunteer?






Crew Volunteer
Registered participants Are not registered participants
Fundraising is optional, but encouraged Fundraising is optional, but encouraged
Commit to entire Walk weekend Commit to one or more shift(s) throughout the Walk Weekend
Camping is optional at Basecamp 39 Not required to camp at Basecamp 39
Mandatory Crew training session prior to the Walk Weekend On-site training provided

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