Crew Roles

The Crew Role you are assigned to shapes your Overnight experience. We will find the best fit for you based on your skills and interests, and the current Crew needs. Space is limited, so register today to help us secure your first preference.

Crew Leaders are Crew members like you, who are a point of contact before and during to the Overnight Walk. We provide Crew Leaders with all of the material needed to guide their division or team. Are you ready to take your Overnight experience to the next level? Speak with your Crew Coordinator about available the Crew Leader roles.

For more information about the available Crew and Leader roles in your city, contact your Crew Coordinator:

Joe Polizzi, Dallas Crew Coordinator

REGISTER: DALLAS CREW
Meredith Flick, Boston Crew Coordinator

REGISTER: BOSTON CREW

 

Dallas Crew is Closed

Thanks to the enthusiasm of so many of you, General Crew registration for the Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk all-volunteer Crew in Dallas has reached capacity. 

Please note: If you are a motorcycle owner, we still need you. Please contact: Joe Polizzi, Crew Coordinator directly to register: (631) 848-4036, jpolizzi@afsp.org.

But even if you’re not, you can still be a part of the Event. Please consider registering as a Walker or supporting the Event as a Volunteer. For more information, contact the Event Office at 888-843-6837 or email coaches@theovernight.org.

Click on any Crew Role below to see a complete description.
Note: All positions listed are for the entire event.

SPECIALTY DIVISION

These roles are responsible for providing medical and emotional support to participants during the Overnight.

Licensed Medical Professional
Oversees the Ceremonies and Route Medical Teams, working closely with the Team Leaders and the Staff Crew Coordinator.

  • Acts as primary liaison between Overnight Walk Staff and the medical teams
  • Assists pre-event with participant Medical Form review
  • Must provide license/certification
 

Licensed Medical Professional
Located at Route Stops (Rest Stops and Midnight Snack) to provide basic First Aid and Care to participants.

  • Must have current MD, RN, EMT, paramedic, or physical therapist license /certification
  • Able to lift 40+ lbs
 

Licensed Medical Professional
Located at the Ceremony Site to provide basic First Aid and Care to participants.

  • Must have current MD, RN, EMT, paramedic, or physical therapist license /certification
  • Able to lift 40+ lbs
 

Licensed Mental Health Professionals
Member of each Route Stop (Quick Stop, Rest Stop or Midnight Snack) or Ceremonies Medical team fulfilling tasks (ie setup, snack distribution) with the primary duty to offer emotional support to participants.

  • Must have license/certification
  • Able to lift 40+ lbs
  • Willing to drive a car/minivan, cargo van, and/or 15’ truck


OPERATIONS DIVISION

Crew members assisting the Event Staff.

Offers moral support to Walkers being transported by our Event buses to a later Route Stop or Ceremony site.

  • Have good sense of direction and knowledge of the City
  • Able to communicate via cell phone
 

Rides bicycle along route, following last walker(s), offering assistance where needed.

  • Works in conjunction with Caboose Staff Member, who is also on a bike
  • Own bicycle and helmet required
 

On call to utilize personal vehicle to provide non-emergency transportation to and from area hospitals.

  • Able to lift 20+ lbs
  • Have personal vehicle and valid driver’s license & insurance
  • No medical license required
 

Utilizes personal vehicle to transport Staff member along Route to ensure Route Stops close in a timely manner.

  • Able to lift 20+ lbs
  • Have personal vehicle and valid driver’s license & insurance


ROAD DIVISION

These teams work along the route to ensure participant safety.

Coordinates with the Event Staff and Trail Sweep Crew members, to patrol the Route ensuring safe passage for Walkers. Assists at difficult intersections and other locations as requested.

  • Must provide own motorcycle, helmet, and valid motorcycle license and insurance
 

Sets up and packs up Stop, and distributes snack and water.

  • Able to lift 40+ lbs
  • Willing to drive a car/minivan, cargo van, and/or 15’ truck
  • Midnight Snack Crew will also serve a late-night meal in addition to the above
 

Requires heavy lifting
Picks up bagged trash from each Route Stop and unloads at designated locations.

  • Able to lift 50+ lbs
  • Able to drive a 15’ truck
 

Requires heavy lifting
Distributes and replenishes cases of water and bags of ice needed at each Route Stop.

  • Able to lift 60+ lbs
  • Able to drive a 15’ truck
 

Vital Team to the success of the Event
Places the signage along the Route so that Walkers know where to go.

  • Begins early Saturday morning and finishes mid-afternoon
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Able to lift 30 lbs
  • Able to drive or navigate in the city
 

Vital Team to the success of the Event
Addresses problem areas where signage might be insufficient or need replacement, and follows behind the last Walker to pick up all Route Marking signage.

  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Able to lift 30 lbs
  • Able to drive or navigate in the city
 

Patrols Route in event provided vans to assist Walkers who needs a little “bump” to the next Route Stop.

  • Able to drive or navigate in the city
 

Coordinates with the Event Staff and Motorcycle Safety team, to patrol the Route on own bicycle ensuring no Walker feels “alone.” Assists at difficult intersections and other locations as requested.

  • Must provide own bicycle and helmet
  • Must be able to ride a bicycle more than 17 miles

 

REGISTER: DALLAS CREW          REGISTER: BOSTON CREW

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