If you're looking for a different way to participate in the Avon Walk, we have more than 25 Crew teams you can choose from! As a member of our all-volunteer Crew, you must be 18 or older and commit to the entire two days of the Walk weekend. It's no wonder Crew members return year after year — your dedication makes these events happen! (If you're unable to commit to the entire Walk weekend but still would like to help, join us as a Volunteer.)
With more than 25 Crew teams to choose from — route teams, wellness village teams, and youth crew to name a few — there's something for everyone! When choosing a Crew Team preference, please keep in mind the physical requirements of that job. Crew members work many long hours on their feet, and many jobs require lifting. Learn more below.
We recommend attending a Crew Orientation Meeting to learn the basics of the Avon Walk and all that’s involved in being a Crew member. Approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the Walk, we’ll also hold a Crew training event that's mandatory for new Crew members, and recommended for returning Crew members. This will serve as your final preparation for the Avon Walk weekend. Your Crew & Volunteer Coordinator will provide you with training day date and location details as soon as they become available.
While Crew members aren’t required to fundraise, many of our Crew members do — and we encourage you to do what you can, too! It’s a way to make your Avon Walk experience even more powerful, and we’ll provide you with the same great support and fundraising tools available to Walkers.
Click on any Crew team to learn more.
Note: All positions listed are for the entire weekend, and you must be at least 18 years old by Event Eve to register as a Crew member.
WELLNESS VILLAGE TEAMS - Help to support the Avon Walk overnight campsite
Avon Walk Shop
Gear & Tent
Security & Traffic
Wellness Village Signage, Water & Ice
These teams move ahead of the Walk on Friday, setting up the elements necessary for the next day's activities. Advance Crew members work all day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the Event.
These teams are on the route, keeping Walkers safe and well-supported.
WELLNESS VILLAGE TEAMS:
These teams keep the Wellness Village (Avon Walk overnight campsite) running smoothly
These are small teams of between one and six people, generally assigned to work in roles assisting Staff.
In addition to the duties listed below, these teams are responsible for setting up and breaking down the supplies and cots within the Medical and Specialty services tents at Wellness Village.
THE AVON WALK YOUTH CREW
The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Youth Crew allows young people (ages 10-16) to participate and experience the entire Walk. This program allows young people to contribute to the Walk in a tangible and productive way. In addition to getting an enormous amount out of their service, we’ve seen that Youth Crew members really enhance the experience of all of our Walk participants!
Application & Selection Process:
Like any other Crew Team, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Youth Crew has a limited amount of spots (this number varies by city, but is usually between 8 and 20). Potential Youth Crew members complete a formal application, including an essay describing why they want to participate, how they would contribute, and what they would get out of it. Volunteer Youth Crew Team Leaders and Avon Walk Staff review all applications, interview the candidates, and make final selections.
Youth Crew members register as Crew, but do not pay the registration fee. Each Youth Crew member does, however, commit to raising $500 to be part of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Youth Crew. This fundraising commitment is mandatory.
Interested in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Youth Crew or know someone who is? Applications are available 4-6 months prior to each Event. In the meantime, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and get on the 2015 Youth Crew interest list, so you can be the first to know once Youth Crew applications are available for the 2015 season!
Youth Crew Application Dates:
Houston, Washington DC 2015
Applications Available: Oct. 31, 2014
Youth Crew Applications Due: Nov. 24, 2014
Youth Crew Accepted by: Dec. 5, 2014
Boston, Chicago 2015
Applications Available: Nov. 7, 2014
Youth Crew Applications Due: Dec. 1, 2014
Youth Crew Accepted by: Dec. 12, 2014
San Francisco, Santa Barbara, New York 2015
Applications will become available in early 2015. Exact dates will be posted when available.
Please call your local office to check Youth Crew availability after the application date has passed.