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JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

Ayan Alas
Community Engagement Coordinator
JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

343 Preston St. suite 1154
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1S 1N4

TEL: (343)291-1150
FAX: F: 343.291.1511

E-mail: ncr@jdrf.ca
Web: www.jdrf.ca

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Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

JDRF's mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. JDRF is the leading global oragnization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. T1D is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancrease. Over 300,000 Canadians live with T1D. T1D strikes children and adults suddenly, leaving them dependent on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected or not connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.


Volunteer Opportunities


Event Set-up Day - June 08, 10:0am- 3pm
Various jobs at Queen Juliana Park.

June 9, 2019 -- 7:30am-2pm

Fun & Games Crew(9:30am-1:30am)
Face painting, colouring, crafts, carnival and interactive games. Experience and comfort with kids and creative activities is an asset.

Support and monitor crowds, and ensure Walkers are directed to the appropriate areas.

Operations Area:
The hub of all event day activity, the Operations Area serves as an information booth; volunteers must be prepared to take charge, and ensure all event volunteers have signed in and know their volunteer role on day of event.

Parking Attendants(7:00am-11:30am)
Monitor parking lots and ensure traffic is directed in an orderly manner.

Take photographs throughout the event of individual teams, key individuals and special Walk elements (cheque presentation, etc.), and provide electronic files or film to the JDRF National Office.

Fundraising Rewards Area:
Verify the fundraising rewards earned and provided to Walkers. JDRF provides guidelines for distributing rewards.

Refreshment Area:
Ensure all Walkers and volunteers receive food and refreshments throughout the day. Monitoring and restocking of product is required.

Registration Area(7:30am-11:30am *requires training once registered*)
Process Walkers’ pledge forms accurately and quickly, following the guidelines set out by JDRF. Must be efficient and have strong attention to detail.

Route Marshalls:
Offer enthusiasm and encouragement to all walkers and ensure that they stay on the correct route. The ability to stand for the duration of the shift is required.

Set-Up and Tear-Down:(12pm-3pm)
Assist JDRF in the set-up of this event. This may take place the day before or very early in the morning. Areas for set-up includes: food, refreshments, registration, incentives, and operations. Tear-down comprises of packing up post event, and reloading the truck with materials and props.

Waiver Team(7:30am-11:30am):
Welcome walkers and ensure all participants sign a waiver form as they arrive.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities, please contact our local JDRF office for details, ncr@Jdrf.ca or 343- 291-1150
Location: Queen Juliana Park, 870 Carling Avenue
Deadline: May 1, 2019