Volunteer With AIDS Walk & Run San Digo

Saturday, September 28, 2019​

AIDS Walk & Run Volunteers Rock!

Every year, 500 fabulous volunteers help us make AIDS Walk & Run San Diego happen.

Do you want to be part of that incredible team? Of course! Who wouldn’t?

For an overview of all the exciting volunteer opportunities available, please view all the job descriptions below. For more information, please contact our volunteer coordinator directly, call 619.692.2077 x202 or email volunteer@thecentersd.org.

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Volunteer Job Descriptions

Opportunities are grouped by date, please scroll down for volunteer positions the day of the event – AIDS Walk & Run.

Pre-AIDS Walk – July 15 to September 23

Help before AIDS Walk weekend! These positions are for pre-walk volunteer needs. For any questions, contact our volunteer coordinator directly, call 619.692.2077 x202 or email volunteer@thecentersd.org.

Hand Out Neighborhood Letters

  • Volunteers Needed: As many as we can get!
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: Times will vary
  • Where: The Center, 3909 Centre Street
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of each shift.
  • Basic Function: Hand deliver Notification Letter to our neighbors regarding street closures on the AIDS Walk & Run Route.

Phone Bank Volunteer 

  • Volunteers Needed: As many as we can get!
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: Phone banks will be held every Wednesday evening in August and September 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
  • Where: The Center, 3909 Centre Street
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of each shift.
  • Basic Function: Call past walk volunteers, walkers and team members inviting them back to AIDS Walk & Run.

Week Before AIDS Walk - Monday, September 23 - Friday, September 27

Help before AIDS Walk weekend! These positions are for pre-walk volunteer needs. For any questions, contact our volunteer coordinator directly, call 619.692.2077 x202 or email volunteer@thecentersd.org.

Yellow Shoe Assembly and AIDS Walk Preparations – Week of September 23 – 26 FULL!
  • Volunteers Needed: Varies
  • Age Restriction: 16
  • Time: Shifts are flexible and are generally during regular office hours 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
  • Where: The Center, 3909 Centre Street
  • Basic Function: Assist with the assembly of yellow shoes and any other preparations that may be needed
Loading – Thursday, September 26
  • Volunteers Needed: 11
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 11 – 2 pm
  • Where: The Center, 3909 Centre Street
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Loading trucks with water and supplies. Some heavy and light lifting, as well as walking involved.
Pre-Registration- Thursday, September 26  FULL! Sponsored by Petco Pride
  • Volunteers Needed: 4
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Center, 3909 Centre Street
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Collection of funds. Giving out t-shirts to fundraisers.

Day Before AIDS Walk & Run - Friday, September 27, 2019

Pre-Registration – 1st Shift | Friday, September 27 |  FULL!

  • Volunteers Needed: 4 
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Where: The Center, 3909 Centre Street
  • Basic Function: Collection of funds. Giving out t-shirts to fundraisers.

Pre-Registration – 2nd Shift | Friday, September 27 |  FULL! Sponsored by Petco Pride

  • Volunteers Needed: 4 
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Where: The Center, 3909 Centre Street
  • Basic Function: Collection of funds. Giving out t-shirts to fundraisers.

Site Set-up
Friday, September 27   

  • Volunteers Needed: 30 
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 10 am – 2 pm (Lunch will be provided)
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Assist in unloading and loading route supplies in trucks; Set-up and organization of information booths. Maintain and organize start and finish lines.

AIDS Walk & Run San Diego - Saturday, September 28, 2019

#BeTheGeneration Outreach Booth 

  • Volunteers Needed: 10
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 6:15am – 9:30 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Basic Function: Assist with the distribution of #BeTheGeneration campaign and be comfortable talking about sex, HIV, PrEP, etc.

Communications  – Run |  FULL!

  • Volunteers Needed: 2 
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 4:30am – 10:30 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Basic Function: Set-up, charging, passing out and ultimate collection of 145 two-way radios and headsets to assigned persons.

Fabulous Finish |  FULL! Sponsored by Tom Haman Law Associates

  • Volunteers Needed: 16
  • Age Restrictions: N/A
  • Time: 6:00am – 2:00pm
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Orientation: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Basic Function: Assist in passing out medals and runner bags as runners cross the finish line. Cheering on walkers and teams as they cross the finish line. Help break down Teamsland.

Festival Site |  FULL! Sponsored by San Diego Pride

  • Volunteers Needed: 6
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 5:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Basic Function: Event support

Health & Happiness Monitors (Route & Safety/Hoopla)

  • Volunteers Needed: 130
  • Age Restrictions: 16+
  • Time: 5:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Orientation: Morning of at the San Diego LGBT Community Center.
  • Basic Function: Give information and directions to participants on-site and along the route; monitor road closures and direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic; cheer on the participants!  Some walking involved.

Hoopla – Start/Finish 

  • Volunteers Needed: 20
  • Age Restrictions: N/A
  • Time: 6:00am – 10:30 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Basic Function: Cheer on the walkers and runners!

Reasons We Remember 

  • Volunteers Needed:10
  • Age Restrictions: 16+
  • Time: 5:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Orientation: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Basic Function: Set up the Remembrance Tent, Quilt area, watch over area and protect quilt. Set-up chalk walls and assist participants with chalk.

Registration – Run |  FULL! Sponsored by Rhodes Volunteers

  • Volunteers Needed: 10
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 5 – 10 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Basic Function: Collection and organization of funds Day of The Walk. Hand out T-Shirts, running bibs and timing chips to eligible runners.

Registration – Walk 

  • Volunteers Needed: 25
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 5:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Where: The Center (3909 Centre Street)
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Collection and organization of funds Day of The Walk.  Hand out T-Shirts and incentives to eligible walkers.

Route Set-up |  Sponsored by San Diego Pride

  • Volunteers Needed: 15
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 5:00 am – 8:00 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Check placement of street barricades, cones, street closure signs, delineators along routes (walk and run). Assist in placement of route banners; Supply and set up of Water Stations along Walk Route. Mile markers and timers for Run. Placement of port-o-potties and trash receptacles. Some walking involved.

Route Breakdown | Sponsored by San Diego Pride

  • Volunteers Needed: 30
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Where: AIDS Walk & Run Site – Normal Street
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Take down street barricades, cones, street closure signs and banners.

Teamsland 

  • Volunteers Needed: 10
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 5:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Orientation: Beginning of shift
  • Basic Function: Support and set-up for the 200+ teams that walk. Set-up team signs and line-up order. Movement of Teams smoothly to the start line. Light lifting involved.

Site Breakdown – 1st Shift |  Sponsored by San Diego Pride

  • Volunteers Needed: 10
  • Age Restrictions: 16+
  • Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Assist with clean-up and recycling. Walking between site and The Center.

Site Breakdown – 2nd Shift  | Sponsored by San Diego Pride

  • Volunteers Needed: 20  
  • Age Restrictions: 16+
  • Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of shift.
  • Basic Function: Assist with clean-up and recycling. Walking between site and The Center.

Transportation FULL! Sponsored by Stonewall Citizens Patrol

  • Volunteers Needed: 11
  • Age Restrictions: 21+
  • Time: 4:30 am – 12:00noon
  • Where: After checking in at Normal Street, report to the Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol tent in The Center’s parking lot.
  • Orientation: Volunteers will be oriented at the start of the shift.
  • Please Note:  Drivers must have a copy of their driver’s license on file prior to the date of the event.
  • Basic Function: Need drivers, drivers safety overwatch, dispatchers and information clerks to assist with delivering all route volunteers to their areas before the event and then return post-event.

Volunteer Check-In – 1st Shift

  • Volunteers Needed: 12
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 4:00 am – 9:00 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Orientation: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Basic Function: Recruitment, support and assignment of volunteers. Volunteer check-in/check-out and assignment Day of The Walk. Handling food, T-Shirts and coffee/beverages for volunteers.

Volunteer Check-In – 2nd Shift 

  • Volunteers Needed: 8
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Orientation: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Basic Function: Recruitment, support and assignment of volunteers. Volunteer check-in/check-out and assignment Day of The Walk. Handling food, T-Shirts and coffee/beverages for volunteers.

Voter Registration Team

  • Volunteers Needed: 8
  • Age Restrictions: 18+
  • Time: 6:00 am – 9:00 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Orientation: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street
  • Basic Function: Roam through the crowd and register voters

Water Stations

  • Volunteers Needed: 20
  • Age Restrictions: 16+
  • Time: 5:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Where: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street. and Route
  • Orientation: AIDS Walk Site – Normal Street.
  • Basic Function: Set up of water stations and monitor during the walk.
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