Crew Team Descriptions

Each Crew team has its own specific function. When you register for the Crew, you may indicate a preference for up to four Crew teams.  We will assign you to a team based on the needs of the event and your choices. Crew teams are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so availability is limited. When registering online, please use the comments box to specify your preference for teams with multiple options.

Crew members must be at least 18 years old on or before the start date of their event.

Each Crew team will have a volunteer Crew Team Leader, who will be your main connection to the Overnight Walk in addition to the staff Crew Coordinator.

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

SPECIALTY TEAMS

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

  • An MD or RN
  • 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 team.
  • Assists pre-event with participant Medical Form review.
  • Must provide license/certification and proof of insurance.
 
  • Comprised of MDs, RNs, EMTs, paramedics, and physical therapists.
  • Provides First Aid medical support at each of the Rest Stops and Midnight Snack along the route.
  • Manages any emergency situations until local EMS arrive.
  • Must provide license/certification and proof of insurance.
 
  • Comprised of MDs, RNs, EMTs, paramedics, and physical therapists.
  • Provides First Aid medical support at the Ceremonies site, including during Check-In and supports all Walkers as they return at the end of the event.
  • Manages any emergency situations until local EMS arrive.
  • Must provide license/certification and proof of insurance.
 
  • Comprised of social workers, psychologists, and other crisis management professionals.
  • Priority is to offer extra emotional support to Walkers and Crew who need it at all route stops and Ceremony site.
  • Works as a member of the stop where they are assigned with all of the duties required (ie. setup, snack distribution, hydration, etc.).
  • Must provide license/certification and be able to lift 40+ lbs.


OPERATIONS TEAMS

Small teams between one and six people generally assigned to work in roles assisting Staff.

  • Part of a small team of people each assigned to ride one of the SAG buses along the route.
  • These buses transport Walkers from Rest Stops or Midnight Snack to the Ceremony site, once Walkers have determined that they cannot complete the route.
  • Bus Liaisons often provide moral support for Walkers who are disheartened by their inability to complete the route.
  • Members of this team should have a good sense of direction and basic knowledge of the city is helpful.
 
  • 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.
 
  • Works primarily with the Incident Response and Medical teams, providing non-emergency transportation to and from area hospitals.
  • May be called upon by Dispatch to run other necessary errands on the route.
  • Should have personal vehicle (to be used as Taxi) and valid driver’s license & insurance.
  • Should be able to lift 20 lbs.
 
  • Drive Rest Stop Closure Staff along route to assigned closure locations.
  • Work with Stop Crew teams to close individual stops according to schedule.
  • Should have personal vehicle (to be used as Rest Stop Closure vehicle).
  • Must have valid driver’s license and insurance


ROAD TEAMS

These teams work along the route to ensure participant safety.

  • Works with Road Dispatch Staff and local law enforcement to guarantee safe passage for Walkers along the route.
  • Assist at difficult intersections and other locations as requested.
  • Team members must provide own motorcycle and helmet and valid motorcycle license and insurance.
 
  • Manages set-up, food (Rest Stops only), hydration distribution, and traffic control at assigned location.
  • Midnight Snack Crew will also serve a late-night meal in addition to the above.
  • Should be able to lift 40+ lbs.
 
  • Picks up bagged trash and recyclables from each route stop.
  • Transport trash/recyclables to dumpsters at Midnight Snack the Ceremony site, or the Download Lot.
  • Should be able to lift 50+ lbs and be able to drive a 15’ truck
 
  • Assists in the distribution and replenishment of water and ice needed for each route stop.
  • Assists with pick-up of leftover water and ice as the route closes, as needed.
  • Works closely with Road Dispatch Staff to be certain that all Stops have sufficient hydration supplies throughout the night.
  • Should be able to lift 60+ lbs and able to drive a 15’ truck
 
  • Marks the physical route so that Walkers know where to go.
  • Begins early Saturday morning and works throughout the day to mark the entire route (attention to detail is critical since the Walkers will rely upon Route Marking to find their way).
  • Should be able spend long periods of time on your feet.
  • Should be comfortable driving in the city or navigating; local knowledge of the city is a plus.
 
  • Circulates along the route addressing problem areas where signage might be insufficient or need replacement.
  • Follows behind the last Walker to pick up all Route Marking signage.
  • Should be comfortable driving in the city or navigating; local knowledge of the city is a plus.
 
  • Circulates throughout the route in 12-person passenger vans or minivans.
  • Provides transportation to Rest Stops for Walkers that may not be able to complete the route.
  • Should be able to lift 30 lbs. and be comfortable driving a passenger van in city traffic.
  • Local knowledge of the city is a plus.
 
  • Rides a bicycle, patrolling sections of the route and making sure that no Walker feels “alone.”
  • Own bicycle and helmet required


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