There are numerous volunteer activities that we need help with to make the walk a success. We invite you to select the task that fits your schedule and interest.
Installation and Set up (Friday Oct 18th & Saturday Oct 19th): Assist with unloading at the main site, place signage along the walk route, place tables and chairs, and help assemble lanterns. Note that there is no installation of tents or other large structures.
Info Booth: These volunteers will be in our information booth at the main entrance, and will help direct participants to their appropriate team tents, guide entertainers to their performance station and help direct walkers as they arrive on the site. They will also assist with wheelchair distribution to those with reduced mobility. A perfect position for friendly and outgoing volunteers! Billingualism is an asset in this role.
Directional Guide: Working in small groups, these volunteers will help direct walkers from the metro and parking lots and help ensure they find the main event location. Parc Jean Drapeau is a HUGE site so this is one of the most crucial roles in helping participants have a great and stress free experience!
Accounting Tent: Working in pairs, help count the donations collected at the event. No experience is required but volunteers should be comfortable handling money. Please note that volunteers in this station will not have the possibility to leave to participate in the walk activities.
Kids Zone: For the young and young at heart, our kids zone has fun games and activities for walk participants. Help serve cotton candy, supervise the carnival games and fooseball table and more! Volunteers in this zone should be 18 yrs +
Sponsor Tents: We are very thankful for our sponsors & partners, without them this walk would not have been possible! This task involves directing sponsors to their assigned tents as well as making sure that they have everything they need. Additionally, volunteers will help distribut free products provided by our partners, such as plants and other surprises to participants. Volunteers at this station must be 16 yrs+
Team Tent Host: Assist the participants who have a team tent, ensure they have all their materials and food, and make sure everything is running smoothly. This job includes picking up supplies for the teams as needed from the various tents on site (lanterns, food, etc).
Route Marshall:Guide the walkers along the route, ensure safety and direct & encourage participants.
Start & Finish Line Cheer Station : Help encourage participants as the walk kicks off and also as participants return and cross the finish line! Applaud and cheer participants with the noisemakers we provide or bring your own! We encourage you to wear red at the station!
Midnight Collection Crew: The walk is a logistics beast, with over 6,000 lanterns, hundreds of signs, lights and more! Set up for the walk occurs over 2 days but tear down happens in only 3 hours!! Volunteers are critical in this position in helping us collect all the materials and signage from the route, to ensure we reduce waste and minimize our environmental impact as well as leave the park in tip-top shape. Are you up for the challenge? Join the Midnight Collection Crew!
Volunteer Tent: Assist with checking in volunteers, and directing them to their appropriate task/area.
Lantern Tent: Assemble lanterns and distribute to participants before the walk. After the walk help collect the lanterns and repack.
Registration Tent: Verify participant registrations, register new participants and collect donations.
Food Tent: Help serve the free food and snacks to walk participants.
Mission Tent: Distribute lanterns and t-shirts to survivors, distribute information about LLSC support services and more.