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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the 27th annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run!

Over 1000 dedicated  individual and group volunteers join together to make AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run happen.  We welcome individuals and groups at various points during the campaign, which include:

Pre-Event Volunteer Opportunities: Canvassing, phone-banking, kick-off event help, mailings, Staffing information tables, and more.

AWA5K Weekend: Producing a city-wide event with thousands of people requires a lot of help the week of AWA5K.  Some areas where help is needed is in.  loading and unloading trucks, setting up tables, decorating booths, stocking check points and the refreshment stand, etc.

Post-event Volunteer Opportunities:  Everything we moved into the park, has to be unloaded, packed away, inventoried,  etc.  In addition, we have lots of  data entry, writing thank you notes, and setting up for next year's campaign.

Call 404-876-WALK (9255) for more information.

AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run 2017 has the following volunteer opportunites available:

AIDS Memorial Quilt 11am-4pm

Load in, monitor, and load out. Help set-up quilt panels. Maintain respectful environment. Provide information about the quilt. Help take down and store the quilt. Qualifications: Must have an appreciation and respect for the quilt, ability to lift and bend, and ability to stand for long periods of time. Must have the ability to be sensitive to the emotions of those viewing the quilt.

Awards Booth 11am-4pm (Full)

Distribute incentives for specific recipients.
Keep with a systematic flow.
Able to work in fast paced atmosphere.
Clean up when shift is complete and area closes.
Qualifications: Ability to lift and carry 25lbs, self motivated, ability to follow directions, ability to stand for long periods of time.

Checkpoint and Route Cheerleaders 11am-4pm  (Full)

Event Cheerleaders.
Making lots of noise for all the runners/walkers.
Breakdown checkpoint area when shift is complete and area closes.
Qualifications: Loud noise maker, great team spirit, ability to stand for long periods of time.

Crowd Control 11am-4pm

Assist in the orderly line up of participants for the start of the walk and run. Help maintain street closures and  barricaded areas on route. Cheer on walkers/runners as they pass. Periodically clean sweep (keeping route free of debris).
Qualifications: Enthusiastic, energetic, ability to stand for long periods of time.

Event Breakdown 3pm-7pm

Breakdown all areas (banners, tables/chairs, signs, etc.). Disassemble all barricades/fencing. Assist with loading supplies and items onto trucks. Miscellaneous clean-up. Leave the areas like we found it.
Qualifications: Must be able to lift and carry 25lbs and works well with others.

Event Set-up (10/21) 8am-12:30pm and 12 noon-4:30pm

Unload trucks/supplies. Set-up all areas (tables, banners, etc). Assemble fencing/barricades. Hang all banners and signs. Miscellaneous clean-up. Other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications: Must be able to lift and carry 25lbs. Able to stand for long periods of time.

Event Set-Up Sunday 7am-12 noon

Final set-up of areas.
Hang remaining signs/banners.
Unload truck.
Miscellaneous clean-up.
Help with deliveries of equipment and supplies (ice, water, etc) as each area sets up.
Qualifications: Must be able to lift and carry 25lbs. Able to stand for long periods of time.

Event Unloading (10/23) 10am-3pm AIDS Walk Storage Unit

Unloading trucks and organizing supplies from AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run.
Qualifications: Must be able to lift and carry 25lbs. Able to stand for long periods of time.

Finish Line 12 noon-4pm

End of event cheerleaders.
Making lots of noise for all the runners/walkers.
Passing out refreshments.
Passing out incentives.
Qualifications: Loud noise maker, great team spirit, ability to stand for long periods of time.

Friday Event Packing (10/20) 10am-3pm AIDS Walk Storage Unit

Inventory supplies and load trucks to be delivered to Piedmont Park in preparation for AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run
Qualifications: Must be able to lift and carry 25lbs. Able to stand for long periods of time.

Ice and Water Distribution 9am-1pm (Full)

Distribute and deliver ice and/or water during event.
Qualifications: Must be 18yrs+, have a valid Driver's License, able to lift 15lbs or more, and work well with others.

Information Booth 11am-4pm (Full)

Help AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run participants by answering questions, giving directions and whatever else might be needed.

Logistics 7am-Noon and Noon-4pm

Works with the Logistics Team Leader during event set up/break down. Help with delivery of equipment and supplies as each area sets up. Qualifications: Must be able to lift 25lbs, work well with others, valid driver's license, mature and responsible, team player, attention to detail.

Photographers 11am-4pm

Using your own equipment to capture various aspects of the event production. Photographers will be assigned specific areas to focus on. Please have some knowledge of taking "professional-grade" photographs.

Refreshments 11am-5pm

Help set-up work area.
Responsible for passing out food and refreshments.
Keep with a systematic flow.
Assist in keeping area stocked and clean.
Breakdown area when shift is complete and area closes.
Qualifications: Must be able to multi-task, work in a fast-paced atmosphere, great customer service skills, ability to stand for long periods of time.

Route Monitors 11am-3pm

Ensure safety along the route.
Communicate with Radio Monitors, to ensure safety.
Monitor flow of participants.
Motivate and cheer on walkers/runners.
Qualifications: Enthusiastic, energetic, good listening skills, ability to stand for long periods of time.

Runner T-Shirt Pickup 12 noon-4pm

Assist with passing out 5K Run Shirts at the end of the race. Keep with a systematic flow.
Able to work in fast paced atmosphere.
Clean up when shift is complete and area closes.

Runner Bag Check 11am-4pm

Store and maintain 5K Run participant items. Keep with a systematic flow.
Able to work in fast paced atmosphere.
Clean up when shift is complete and area closes.
Qualifications: Ability to lift and carry 25lbs, self-motivated, ability to follow directions, ability to stand for long periods of time.

Stage Set Up and Breakdown 7am-1pm and 3pm-7pm

Help to manage and set-up and breakdown stage area (signs, banners, etc.).
Check all credentials of anyone entering the stage area.
Maintain stage barriers.
Qualifications: Outgoing, follows directions, people skills, must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Teams Land Ambassadors 10am-3pm

Welcoming team for "Teams Land" area. Direct team members to their designated areas. Assist or answer questions from team members. Assemble team signs. Breakdown when shift is complete and area closes.
Qualifications: Self-motivated, some heavy lifting, ability to follow directions, ability to stand for long periods of time.

Team Sign Assembly (10/21) 11am-4pm

Assembling Team signs for DOE (Day of Event)
Qualifications: Must be detail oriented.

Volunteer Sign In 6am-12 noon, 7:30am-1:30pm and 1:00pm-5pm

Assist with signing in volunteers, passing out volunteer shirts and assist volunteers with directions to their assigned area.. You must be friendly, outgoing, and detail-oriented.

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