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Barricades, Water Stations and Course Marshall Volunteers - Alive to Strive Race - April 26, 2020


Organization: Alive to Strive Kidney Fitness Project

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Weekends

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 80

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Apr 24, 2020


Set-Up and Tear-Down of the barricades blocking major intersections.  Making sure that no car is permitted to drive on the course. This is very important for runner’s safety, it is our main priority.  Barricade is one of the most important volunteer position to make sure a race goes smoothly.
Course Marshall
Our course marshals will cheer and give directional aid to athletes. You will be stationed at turns, corners and intersections along the bike/run course. You will need to have your own transportation to get to your assigned location. You will be directing and cheering athletes on the designated course – you will not have to direct traffic. This is another area where you will need a “big” voice so athletes can hear any instructions you give while the race is going on. Race time is a busy time and a loud, clear and calm voice is really important.
Major intersections will have police support to direct vehicular traffic. Minimum age is 16; youth may volunteer here if accompanied by their parent or a guardian.
Water Stations
You will be escorted to one of two locations along the course route. Once at your location, water and cups will be available for you to fill. Stock the table with filled water cups prior to race start and be sure there are enough for all participants for the duration of the race and walk. Please be sure to keep the area neat at all times.
Shifts can be up to 5 hours, 7:30am – 12/1pm  


Mireille Carriere



Volunteer Opportunity Address
2960 Riverside Drive (Terry Fox Athletic Facility)
Ottawa, ON


Good for people interested in: Event planning and participation; Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening)

You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteer hours signed, giving back to their community

How will the organization benefit?
Event is 100% volunteer run - each person helps the event, the fundraiser and the cause.

Organization category: Health

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - Youth 16-24; Groups