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Organization: JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 100

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: May 1, 2019



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


Ayan Alas


Ext: 2


Volunteer Opportunity Address
Queen Juliana Park, 870 Carling Avenue


Good for people interested in: Food preparation and services; Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening); Entertainment; Event planning and participation; Arts, Crafts and Photography

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?

The #JDRF Walk is a community oriented day where passionate people supporting diabetes research descend on Queen Juliana Park to enjoy a fabulous Walk with other families, engage local businesses and supporters walking together to demonstrate a desire to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D).

We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes with fun activities, refreshments and inspirational messages.

With over 2000+ participants walking and enjoying park festival activities, we invite you to join us on Walk Day! You can register a Walk team, Sponsor a family team or Volunteer to support a great cause!

We can only do it with your help!

How will the organization benefit?
We are trying to raise funds for research as efficient and cost effective as possible. Our staff numbers are small but we are able to host community programs and large campaign events by the support of volunteers like YOU.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability; Court ordered community service; Youth under 16; Groups

Public transportation available: Yes

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Suitable for community service hours: Yes