Charlotte Volunteer Information
VOLUNTEERING VS. CREWING: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Both Volunteers and Crew are crucial to the Avon Walk experience, but the major difference is time commitment. If you can commit to the entire Avon Walk weekend and are 18 or older, please register as a Crew Member. While Volunteers commit to shorter shifts throughout the weekend, we need hundreds of Volunteers to make each Walk possible!
EVENT VOLUNTEER FORM
To volunteer during the weekend of the Walk, you must complete the Event Volunteer form. These forms are available 8-12 weeks before each event, and will be posted on this page and in the Volunteer Newsletter.
We are always looking for Volunteers to help during various weeknights at our offices! We work on many tasks to prepare for the Walk, including local phone support, mailings, data entry, and much more. We also need help during the day! If you are available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., please let us know!
The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer has a variety of pre-event activities such as our orientation meetings and Boot Camps, where you can meet and greet other Walkers, Crew members, and Volunteers who are participating in this year's Walk (or thinking about it). These pre-events are held throughout the year. Want to learn more? Contact your local Avon Walk office.
Are you creative, know someone who is, or just like to have some paint or magic markers in your hand? Creating motivational, colorful messages of encouragement for the walkers for us to hang along the route of the Avon Walk is something you can do all year long! Get your kids involved — friends and family too — and have a "poster-making" party! These words of encouragement are a must-have component to the Walkers, and you'll feel great creating them.
TRAINING WALK LEADERS
Do you love the outdoors and leading the way? Lead regular training walks throughout your local area. We will provide training guidelines, and you should be able to walk long distances. You do NOT need to be a registered Walker or Crew member to lead Training Walks. Training Walks are a great way to build camaraderie and friendships leading up to the event.
During the Event weekend, Volunteers are needed at Event Eve (Friday before the Event), Opening Ceremony (Saturday of the Event), along the route at Cheering Stations (Saturday and Sunday during the Event), at the Wellness Village to help set up tents for Walkers (both Saturday and Sunday), and at Closing Ceremony (on Sunday). Help out for a couple of hours, or sign up for the whole weekend. It takes hundreds of Volunteers to make the Avon Walk the amazing experience that it is!
We have many group volunteer opportunities! If you are interested, please contact the local Crew & Volunteer Coordinator and they'll help get your group involved in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.