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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

So, maybe you're not a runner. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the excitement and fun!

Volunteers perform a variety of key tasks essential to the success of the YMCA Turkey Trot. The majority of these volunteer positions are scheduled for race day, but volunteer activities are available prior to race day as well. The dates and times of volunteer tasks are noted below where applicable, and all volunteers will receive more detailed information and instructions after the registration process is completed. Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years of age, and all volunteers will receive a complimentary YMCA Turkey Trot T-shirt.

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* Note: We will do our best to accommodate job preferences, but reserve the right to assign volunteers as needed.

PACKET STUFFING
Packet stuffing takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Volunteers will prepare runner packets containing race t-shirts and promotional materials provided by sponsors.

REGISTRATION
Volunteers assist in runner registration and packet distribution at the Delaware Family YMCA.  See below for available shifts.

PACKET PICK UP RACE DAY
Race Day

Volunteers distribute packets, numbers & chips.

TRAFFIC/INTERSECTION CONTROLLERS
Race day, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Volunteers hold a Race in Progress sign at intersections & direct traffic along the race route.

FINISH LINE CHUTE MOVERS
Race day, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Volunteers assemble at the finish line outside the Buffalo Convention Center to help guide runners across the finish line and into the Convention Center.

FINISH LINE CLEAN UP VOLUNTEERS
Race day, 10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Volunteers assist with taking down banners and barricades, sweeping the area and loading all finish line equipment.  Some physical labor required.

REFRESHMENTS
Race day, 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon
Volunteers report to the Buffalo Convention Center to assist in the distribution of various refreshments during the post-race party.

WATER STATION AT FINISH LINE
Race day, 7:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Set up of water station and distribution of water to finishers at the race.

BUS CONTROL
Race day, 6:30 – 8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Assist with timely and orderly loading of race participants onto the shuttle busses.

 

 

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